Birla Institute Of Technology & Science, Pilani has launched its Entrepreneur in Residence Program (EIR) to provide students and faculties with an unique opportunity to meet one-on-one with successful entrepreneurs.
The programme was launched by BITS Pilani alumnus, Phanindra Sama, Co-Founder, Red Bus. Phanindra Sama after co-founding redBus.in in 2006 sold the company to Naspers in the year 2003.
“Entrepreneur in Residence Programme is a wonderful opportunity for students to engage with successful entrepreneurs. The university understands the need of creating an entrepreneurial ecosystem for its students and it is with this understanding that we have launched this initiative to provide practical learning opportunities that facilitates interaction with experienced entrepreneurs, industry experts and venture capitalists to gain insight and inspiration” says Prof. K.E Raman, Director, K.K Birla Goa Campus, BITS Pilani.
The mentoring program is aimed at supporting an entrepreneurial ecosystem that is being laid down by the University through teaching and applied research, setting up of incubators on each campus, providing seed fund opportunities and IPR support mechanisms to encourage innovation.