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Genesis Incubator & Quantum University host 2nd Annual Start-Up Award Ceremony

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Roorkee, 20 May: Genesis Quantum University Innovation Council, an Incubator of Quantum University, Roorkee, recently organised its 2nd edition of Start-Up Award Ceremony 2024 as a part of its commitment to promoting entrepreneurship. The ceremony was designed to recognise and celebrate the exceptional achievements of various startups that have excelled in their respective domains. The Award Ceremony was hosted by Genesis with an initiative to equip students with the skills, knowledge, and resources needed to thrive in the dynamic world of entrepreneurship. The event brought together a diverse audience consisting of distinguished guests, industry professionals, investors, and some of the brightest minds in the startup world.

The event also welcomed Vasishta Chary, a highly successful entrepreneur, a seasoned Go-to-Market (GTM) strategy consultant, and founder of Thybookbox, who awarded the top 6 startups of the day. Of the 6, 3 startups are led by women, namely Sania for Eidetic, Taruna Mondal for Munchy Cereal Puffs, and Dimple Kumari for Sanitary Pads. Other startup winners were Akshay Choudhary’s Smart Home Security, Mukund Dev’s Roof Garden, and Ritik Raj’s Speed Pe, who all presented their innovative ideas to a distinguished panel after going through a rigorous selection process. Each of the winning start-ups received a grant cheque of Rs 50,000 from the university’s startup fund.

The initiative provided the business aspirants the opportunity to demonstrate their talents and ideas to industry experts. Amit Dixit, Registrar of Quantum University, said, “I believe this initiative will significantly enhance students’ learning experiences, equipping them with the skills to create their own businesses and drive economic growth.”

Additionally, the event introduced the upcoming initiative, the “Young Innovators Challenge 2024”- an event for school students from age 13 to 18 years that will provide them with a platform to showcase their business ideas in front of the jury.

The university also organised a cultural fest, Dharohar-24, featuring the Prototype Expo and Prototype Demo Day under Srijan-2024. This event saw participation of over 30 start-ups from various universities, showcasing their innovative prototypes.

Quantum University’s incubation cell, Genesis, is recognized by Startup Uttarakhand, Department for the Government of Uttarakhand and MSME.