Event Highlights

SASTRA-TBI successfully organized an Introduction and Orientation program on “Pitch Deck preparation & Art of Elevator Pitch” on 24th April 2021 & 1st, 8th, 15th May 2021 exclusive for FIRST Incubatees. The session was conducted by Mr. R. Anantharaman, CEO of FIRST TBI and Mr Rangarajan Sriraman – Industry expert& Mentor, FIRST TBI.  This program was conducted to provide training & also skilling the incubatees with the concept of Pitch Deck Preparation and elevator pitching. This will help the Incubatees to be prepared in re-validating their startup ideas, fine-tune it and communication to potential investors.  This program was conducted over 4 weekends (from 24th April to 15th May 2021). 15 of our incubatees participated in the program and at the last day, all of them presented their pitch deck in an elevator pitch format.  Mentors assessed their presentations & provided critical feedback for improvements.
SASTRA-TBI launched clubs 3Dprinting, Internet of Things, and Virtual Reality on Vijayadasami day, October 26. The club was inaugurated by our eminent industry expert Mr Sridharan Venkataramanan, AVP at Global Logic, who explained the objectives of the Club and encouraged the students to take part in the upcoming events to get more benefit. He also added, a brief talk about Virtual Reality and its applications in different fields. Mr Aashik Rahman, CEO & Founder at Propeller Technologies, displayed the proficiency of his company which grown within a few years. It aims to nurture the future generation of entrepreneurs through various services like Consultancy, Training, Education, and research. At the end of the Session, Mr Deepak, Founder of Tilt, shared his experience with the students and had a better interaction.
Mr. Venkatesh Vijayaraghavan, Director and CEO, Cavinkare, the keynote speaker of Startup Weekend shed his insights on business models and innovative processes in different brands ranging from telecom to personal care. Dr. Chandrasekhar U, Program Director – AddWize Wipro3D delivered the domain address in 3D-Printing and Additive Manufacturing and Mr. Manickam Loganathan, Global Head – NextGen Design to Mfg CoE, Engineering & Industrial Services at TCS on IoT-VR. Panel discussion on Securing early-stage funding consisted of Mr.S. Rangarajan, Mr. Ramakrishnan K, Mr. Arun Natarajan and Mr. G. Ramasubramanian who are venture capitalists and investment stalwarts.
Daksh, SASTRA University’s techno-management extravaganza, entered its fourteenth edition with the theme being ‘smart living’. The first day began with powerful speeches by prominent speakers – Shri Dushyant Shridhar, renowned speaker and thought leader, Mr. Kovaichelvan from TVS Institute, Mr. Chandramoulishwaran from Paypal, and Ms. Yamouna David of the International Happiness Observatory. Eight hackathons with students working on smart solutions of value to society and the industry with the problem statements given by prestigious companies and the collector of Thanjavur himself. Nearly fourteen winning teams walked away with SASTRA TBI’s promise to support their endeavors, and a substantial cash prize as well.
Facebook Hackathon (Mentor + Build Day) – 16.9.19 – 17.9.19 – Facebook Build day 2019 was organized by SASTRA TBI and held at SASTRA University, Thanjavur. It was great success and ended with 150+ Developers, 30+ Women Developers and 34 Product build and submitted for the International level. The technologies for the Hackathon were around SPARK AR, React360 & HTML5GAMES. All participants from SASTRA University and other Colleges stayed for the event for two whole days and had the successful completion of their products. Top three teams from all three categories were awarded with cash prize by SASTRA TBI.
Startup Weekend & Pitchfest – Industrial experts delivered power talks on the emerging technologies, developing industrial use cases with collaborative opportunities and Panel discussion on securing funding for Innovators and Incubators. A session on Innovation Voucher Program (IVP) for early startup Technopreneurs was delivered by EDII TN. Many techno startup ideas were presented by the students from various colleges and the ideas were evaluated by the mentors of SASTRA TBI.
Catch Them Young: Entrepreneurship for STEM students – SASTRA arranged for 3D printing, IoT and Virtual Reality Lab tour for STEM students from Velammal Bodhi Campus, Thanjavur. More than 900 students have been covered. Students were given brief introduction to the technology and startup eco system followed by facility tour.
South India Dev Fest – 4.10.19 – South India Developer fest brings together the world’s leading thinkers, global trendsetters and Visionary Speakers, who share their new ideas of our digital future. We had around 8+ speakers with Techtalks and workshop on Alexa, Machine Learning, Blockchain and Google Cloud. We had attendees from engineering domain of SASTRA University and other nearby colleges.
Entrepreneurship and Technology Business Incubation – An Awareness Program on Innovation and Tech Entrepreneurship for the First year students of SASTRA Deemed to be university to foster their Innovation and Ideation process. All students were given the facility visit of 3D printing, IoT and Virtual Reality Lab and a brief introduction to all projects.
Exposure Visit – 3.7.19 – Engineering students from colleges around Trichy and Thanjavur visited SASTRA TBI for an exposure to emerging technologies such as 3D Printing, Internet of Things and Virtual Reality. Projects and on-going researchers on these technologies were discussed.
PoC Mentoring session at Coimbatore – 29.7.19 – MHRD’s Innovation Cell and AICTE organized national PoC contest. Selected Ideas such as Smart Irrigation, E-Catalogue, Agri UAV and AR Interior designing had regional mentoring sessions at Kumaraguru College of Technology, Coimbatore to take the innovations forward. All team members presented their Idea with the product prototype.
Smart Agriculture with Farmers – Farmers from Trichy and Thanjavur visited SASTRA TBI to explore the technologies on IoT and Drones for Smart Agriculture
Google Cloud Study Jam – 9.8.19 – Google’s leading edge, enterprise-ready curriculum and learning resource helps students achieve industry recognized Associate Cloud Engineer Certification. Phase 1 of the course had a great response among students of SASTRA and they had hands-on live session on Google Cloud. Six course curriculum has been offered at Coursera for students from various engineering domains.