NCU Students shine in Startup Competition of Happening Haryana
The Happening Haryana Global Investors Summit 2016, organized by Government of Haryana in association with the Startup Accelerator Chamber of Commerce, culminated at Hotel Leela Ambience, Gurugram on 8 March 2016. The students of NCU performed excellently and bagged two of the top three positions in the Startup Programme of Happening Haryana. Team ‘Tag on’ comprising Shubham Gupta, Shubham Dawra, Shubhashree Das and Sughosh Pandey (all from Dept. of CSE&IT) stood first in the competition, while Team ‘Bloodline’ comprising Vineet Gupta, Pranav Jain, Palash Chhabra and Artika Manchanda (also from Dept. of CSE&IT) stood third. Finance Minister of Haryana, Capt Abhimanyu awarded the winners with cash prizes, certificates of recognition and trophies.
The budding entrepreneurs pitched their innovative and fresh ideas which were appreciated by one and all present. The event aimed to encourage students to realize their dream of becoming entrepreneurs. The final day of the Summit was graced by the presence of the Chief Minister of Haryana, Mr Manohar Lal Khattar, Education Minister, Mr Ram Bilas Sharma, Finance Minister, Capt Abhimanyu and many senior dignitaries from Govt of Haryana and industries. In the preliminary rounds, over 300 students from about 50 colleges and universities from 22 districts of Haryana participated and pitched their ideas for startups. In the semi-finals held at The NorthCap University from 4-6 March 2016, 10 teams were selected for the final round, out of which 5 teams were from NCU. The Executive Director of Startup Accelerator Chamber of Commerce, Mr Sumeer Walia was highly impressed with the students’ enthusiasm performance and complemented the Vice Chancellor for taking a lead role in this direction.