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Entrepreneurship Contest

  • 1.  Entrepreneurship Contest

    Posted 13 days ago
    Hi, I am Chamuditha, an undergraduate at department of Chemical and process engineering, university of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. My team is planning on executing a guided entrepreneurship program to develop and support emerging products related to chemical, process and production engineering among university community. This is the first time we are trying this out. I want to know if this kind of contests/programmes are already there in your Universities because we can get your help in structuring our program. I am grateful if you can give your ideas on this. You can contact me by repling to this thread or emailing me bvchamudithamb@gmail.com

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    Chamuditha Benaragama

    University of Moratuwa
    Veyangoda
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  • 2.  RE: Entrepreneurship Contest

    Posted 12 days ago
    Hello Chamuditha, how are you? I hope you're well and safe!

    Personnally, I've never seen anyone do this inside the university, from students to students. I believe the idea your team has is AWESOME and in advance I wish you all the luck in the world!

    As I've never done anything like this either, I definitely am not the best person to help structure it, but I can think of a few things you could think about to make it happen:
    • Have a well-structured notice so there are no doubts or problems in the future;
    • Get in contact with companies from these areas, if possible from your region. I believe they are important to make the final product viable.
      • The best way to do this, in my humble opinion, would be through people who already work for the companies, like friends who may do an internship etc;
    • Get in contact with people related to innovation, so they can help you structure everything you may need related to this area. Also, this is very important since it's the core of the program.
    • I think it would be incredible to create some kind of "mentoring program". You will allow professionals to connect with students. Not only you can look for professionals who are experts in these two areas I mentioned above, but also for other people who can help a lot in other ways.
      • It's also a nice opportunity to create the first interaction between projects and company.
    • Think really well in the stages of the program. Make sure you know what you want from your candidates, what you expect them to deliver and how you will help them accomplish their goal, or if you won't.
    • Search for management project tools. Don't sin for lack of organisation. I think that the main thing which will differentiate your project and make a good first impression will be how organised you are. If you succeed on this, I'm sure you'll find support for future programs from your university and maybe companies! You can search for Asana, Clickup, Kanban, Scrum, Sprint etc.

    I think that these are the main things I can think so far that may help you in your project. I'm not really sure how useful they are, but if only one of them give you a different thought you didn't have before, I'll be more than happy. Again, I wish you all the best and hope you're extremely successful!

    Also, don't hesitate to message or email me if you have any doubts, I'll be more than glad to try to help.

    Best regards,

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    Bruno Neves
    People and Management Intern at Ambev
    Student Chapter President at AIChE UFRJ
    Latin America RL and Student Central Coordinator - AIChE ESC
    Chemical Engineering Undergraduate - UFRJ
    brunofra@eq.ufrj.br
    Rio De Janeiro - Brazil
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