Start-Up Weekend Aurangabad


Start-Up Weekend Aurangabad

The Startup Weekend in Aurangabad last week was more than just an event; it laid the template for future engagement between academia and industry to foster entrepreneurship and innovation in small towns in India. Here’s the story straight from the ground.

Making ideas work

CMIA and GIZ with YourStory had arranged for a Startup meetup in Aurangabad. The meetup witnessed many students, entreprenuers, and startup enthusiasts, which made the event successful.

It is the first time that Aurangabad has witnessed a Startup Weekend. An initiative by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), a German federal enterprise that strives towards international cooperation, and CMIA’s incubator Marathwada Accelerator for Growth & Incubation Centre (MAGIC), the Startup Weekend was intended to foster entrepreneurship and innovation in small towns of India.

As many as 50 students and aspiring entrepreneurs had signed up for this intensive three-day workshop, from December 1 to 3, where they received hands-on mentoring and guidance on how to put their business ideas to work. Among the 50 young participants, it was heartening to notice a fair amount of girls at the workshop. In the three days, they patiently heard speakers give them an overview of the entrepreneurship world at large, inspiring them to think big.

Nurturing Aurangabad as an innovation & Entrepreneurial hub
 Aurangabad was an important destination in ancient trade and commerce. Aurangabad has not lost its charm even in today’s modern commerce and has immense faith that the place will soon become the most sought after destination for startups, says Prasad Kokil, President CMIA



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