Ambedkar Centre for Tech Startup (ACTS) – The Startup Cell
The goal of ACTS – The Startup Cell is to stimulate the growth of tech
startups in the institution. ACTS facilitates business growth by forging partnerships at the
national and global level. ACTS consists of Dr.AIT (Dr.Ambedkar Institute of Technology)
faculty, alumni and other individuals and partners from like-minded organizations to foster
student entrepreneurship through incubation, ecosystem development and academic initiatives.
The ACTS startup cell helps student entrepreneurs to convert their ideas in
becoming successful and profitable ventures by supporting them in project development and
implementation, business planning, mentoring, commercializing their technologies, getting early
seed funding, advice on intellectual property, training and development.
To contribute towards economic development of the nation by attracting studententrepreneurs to
create jobs and promote social changes.
Building an environment where entrepreneurship can thrive through sustainable and real
businesses at scale.
Contribute to society by finding innovative solutions to practical, financial and social
Aligning businesses with the goals of the government and the nation to encourage economic
development and develop a sustainable entrepreneurship ecosystem.
Ensure that student entrepreneurs receive all the support they require to develop India as a
Student Entrepreneurs who are willing to apply for Incubation/Startup should download
the document from the below link
Student Entrepreneurs who want to take their novel ideas from ideation stage to Commercialization stage should contact the below Startup Coordinators of their department.
Dr. Prabha R.
Computer Science and Engineering
Mr. Naveen Kumar M
Electronics and Communication Engineering
Ms.Arpitha Raju B.
Electronics and Electrical Engineering
Industrial Engineering and Management
Ms.Hamsa Rekha S. D.
Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering
Ms.Asha K N.
Computer Science and Engineering
Dr.Shruthi P. C.
Information Science and Engineering
Ms.Nayana R Shenoy
Dr.Dharani N. V.
Dr.Leela M. H.
Roles and Responsibilities of Institution Startup Coordinator
Promotion and Communicate materials on Startup Cell and facilities to students and faculty.
Call for Quarterly meeting of all the department Startup coordinators. Maintain documentation of
the proceedings like meeting photos, Minutes of Meetings, Meeting Video has to uploaded to YouTube and the link has to be shared with competent authorities and any other proof.
Keep a track of Startup Activities / Progress of all the departments.
Encourage Department Startup Coordinators to organize seminars, webinars, workshops and other academic activities related to Startups, Incubation, entrepreneurship and IPR.
Organize Hackathons, Innovation Contest, Ideation, Exhibitions at regular intervals.
Provide details to NISP/MoE/AICTE/IQAC about Startup activities in the institution.
Setup an Expert Pool for Advisory Services on Innovation & Start-up
Establish Networks: Network of Start-up Cell, Mentors Network, Network with Incubators and Research Parks, Venture capitals, Regional, State and National Angel Investors.
Organize Inter department Session and encourage student Start-up team and program coordination team with interdisciplinary, and representatives from diverse departments
Leverage Govt. Schemes and Programs
Organize, host and participate in Network events and Linkage programs
Encourage students and faculty to pursue Skill development Training programs related to IPRs, Business Modeling, Venture development and others.
Motivate students to realize their dreams starting from ideation to implementation.
Help students through different phases of Incubation / Startups like procurement, setup committees and others.
Organize webinars, seminars, workshops and other academic activities related to Startups, Incubation, Entrepreneurship and IPRs.
Organize Motivation Talks from Alumni Entrepreneurs and Industry Leaders.
Sign MoUs with Industries and Research Centers.
Arrange exposure visit programs to Incubation Centers, Research Parks, Software Technology and Innovation Park, SME Clusters, SME Centers, Innovation Societies, Fab Labs, Hackers Space, Tinker Labs, Exhibitions, Market, Society etc.
Apply for Government schemes and other funding agencies.