Path of Entrepreneurship is a path of love, which however many times you get jilted you cannot give up as it is an intrinsic need for the ones who have once tread the path. Just like you have fallen in love once, and you cannot stop seeking love and you carry on until you get it. And as we know love keeps you satiated for a while, and then you seek for new love, maybe in the same relationship or in a new one. For a chemically brain driven entrepreneur it is mostly the same. He/she either finds out new ways of doing things within his or her enterprise, by exploring and expanding, or seek new opportunities and new adventures in creating new ventures, new enterprises. The driving force behind a true real entrepreneur, the chemically driving substance institutionalized in ones brain is the continuously dynamic super-active DNA of Creativity, of creating something new, something which challenges one more than the last one. An entrepreneur aspires to feel like a God in ones pursuit of creativity and creation. The God Feeling (without really realizing for oneself) is the ultimate self realization of an entrepreneur, his/her Moksha, Moksha in creation and creativity.
Innovation and Incubation Centers for Machine Learning (IICML)
A Deep Tech Innovation & Incubation Networked Centers Initiative
25th. November 2017 was a special day on the annals of East and North East India’s History where we soft launched the first Innovation and Incubation Center for Machine Learning (IICML). On 4th. May 2018, from 10 am.-1 pm., we are hard launched it at Kolkata at Software Technology Parks of India – Kolkata, WEBEL STP II, 2nd Floor, BN-53, Sector 5, Salt Lake, Kolkata 700091. We will not limit it by defining it structurally either physically or conceptually. It should take its own shape, same way as a Machine Learning Entity Learns with time and evolves. We are launching IICML as a Networked Centers Approach where we are opening one physical center in each state capital in East and North East India wherever there is an IIT, NIT, IIIT or any Technology Institute of Excellence and with strong collaboration with the local State Government and the R&D of the Technology Institutes and any Govt. R&D Labs. The first one hard launched in Kolkata on 4th May 2018 is happening with the guidance from the State Govt. of Bengal’s IT&E Department, Dept. of Science and Technology, Govt. of India and with Software Technology Parks of India, Kolkata as a Strategic & Supporting Partner and with strong engagement with IIT KGP, IIT Delhi, WBUT, IIEST Shibpur, Jadavpur University, Calcutta University, ISI Calcutta, IIM Calcutta, IIM Shillong, IIT Patna, IIT Guwahati, IIT Bhubaneshwar, Manipur University, IISER Kolkata, JNU New Delhi and select others and most importantly with steering of several AI and Machine Learning Leaders nationally and globally. IICML is part of the vision of Catalyzing Curating and Incubating Deep Tech Innovation in India across R&D Labs and Technology Institutes of Excellence – through Innovation and Incubation Networked Centers Initiative.
New Session Application for 2018-2020 started in April 15th. 2018 for our TSFE Gangtok and Kolkata Centers! Open to all aspiring students passing out from any degree college who wants to make entrepreneurship a career choice! Take on the challenging but rewarding path of becoming an entrepreneur! Be a job giver and not a job seeker! TSFE – The School For Entrepreneurs www.tsfe.in
Each Center has max 30 seats each in two of the running centers: Gangtok and Kolkata, but prefer to run a batch of 20 for their 2 year program. If interested in getting an admission to TSFE – The School For Entrepreneurs, Please send a facebook friend invite to Cornelia Heinen the Director of TSFE or whatsApp to 7003625771/72 or email your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org or APPLY ONLINE
TOTALSTART‘s FLAGSHIP PROGRAM the annual hunt for the 10 to 20 groomable micro or small but scalable district level entrepreneurs or prospective startupreneurs for each of the three countries of Bangladesh, Bhutan & Nepal has been NEWLY LAUNCHED for the Years 2018 – 2020 through a series of 3-4 seminar / workshops in each country as a part of TotalStart Bangladesh / Bhutan / Nepal’s Startup BootCamp Series 2018-2010 program for those countries. The district level startupreneurs (also prospective ones) will be mentored and hand-held to be successful and made to become VC or large investment fund investible in the 2 year TotalMentor Business Mentoring Program. The boot camps in each country will be on for next 4-6 months till 30th. September 2019 with 3 to 4 Start-Up BootCamp workshops in each country to be conducted by the country’s local TotalStart Innovation and Incubation Center or TotalStart Partner with the support of the TotalStart International District innovation & Incubation Unit Programs. To apply one should reach out to TotalStart at email@example.com or register below on links given.
9th and 10th March 2017 – Fintech Valley Vizag Spring Conference 2017. Stepping Stones towards creating a Fintech Hub in India in Vizag. TotalStart #TotalStart is engaged as an Advisor and Strategic Partner to the initiative of Andhra Pradesh Government.
On the request of an young entrepreneur from Guptipara, Hooghly West Bengal, we carried out the first scaling and funding workshop for the plastic flower manufacturing cluster’s entrepreneurs, followed by a tour of the facilities and process of the 50+ odd entrepreneurs, but selectively of 5 of them to understand the process. Lot can be done here along with the cluster development efforts of MSME&T Department of Government of West Bengal.
13th. Jan 2016: “TotalStart Blind Youth Entrepreneurship Development Initiative’s 4th. workshop” at “TotalStart Blind Youth Innovation & Incubation Center” in collaboration with the “Society for the Welfare of the Blind”:
Very focused very action driven workshop was conducted. Ensuing visits to Jeerat in Hooghly District for reviewing the possibility of opening a scalable Piggery/Goatery in Jeerat for the team lead by a Santhal Blind Youth from our Blind Youth Entrepreneurship Development Center and a scheduled visit to Malda, North Bengal for exploring the possibility of opening a Mango Pulp Processing Unit by a Malda Blind Youth.
2nd. Workshop – TotalStart Blind Youth Entrepreneurship Development Initiative: TotalStart Bengal the local operation of TotalStart Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Developers, a section 25 not for profit company focused on developing entrepreneurship ecosystem in entrepreneurially less developed regions in the country is organzing at Sheoraphuli-Rajbati, 125 N C Ghosh Sarani, Sheoraphuli, Hooghly, West Bengal, INDIA 712223 on 23rd of September 2015 the “TotalStart Blind Youth Entrepreneurship Development Initiative’s 2nd workshop” at “TotalStart Blind Youth Innovation & Incubation Center” in collaboration with the “Society for the Welfare of the Blind”. For details go to event page!
TotalStart TotalIncube Program for IIT Kharagpur, Rajendra Mishra School of Engineering Entrepreneurship was kick-started on 29th. August 2015 at Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. 100 students enrolled in the program of Entrepreneurship in the Rajendra Mishra School of Engineering Entrepreneurship, IIT Kharagpur will be going through a series of 4 one day intensive workshops and a 6 month long online and offline mentoring session through this program. This program is result oriented. Expected after this program, we will be able to get a few scalable micro or small startups or startup ideas which can get a seed investment for these startups to kick off!
TotalStart Bengal launched at Sheoraphuli-Rajbati, 125 N C Ghosh Sarani, Sheoraphuli, Hooghly, West Bengal, INDIA 712223 on 23rd of August 2015 the “TotalStart Blind Youth Entrepreneurship Development Initiative” and inaugurated “TotalStart Blind Youth Innovation & Incubation Center” in collaboration with the “Society for the Welfare of the Blind”. This new initiative is a call from the Blind Student’s staying at the Blind Student Hostel at Rajbati, Sheoraphuli, Hooghly, West Bengal, India being supported by an initiative taken up by the Society of the Welfare of the Blind (an NGO started by Swami Lokeshwarananda of Ramkrishna Mission), supported by South Suprayas (an NGO started by pass-outs from RKMV, Narendrapur from 1979 batch) and Sheoraphuli Rajbati Barataraf Trust. About 15-20 blind students are selected annually to stay at this blind hostel at Sheoraphuli Rajbati. They are either studying for their grade 12 exams in local schools and/or undergraduate programs in local colleges in and around Kolkata. After graduation there is very less possibility for these blind students to get a job.
TotalStart Bihar Innovation & Incubation Unit Initiative – 1st. Workshop on Scaling & Funding for Micro or Small Scalable Enterprises: TotalStart is working towards opening/supporting an Incubation center in Bihar and carrying out District Level Mentoring for District Level MSMEs with District Industries Centers of Bihar Goverment’s Industry Department. With all these activities of TotalStart Bihar getting initiated, the Mentor & Governance Board of TotalStart decided to organize a teaser wrt TotalStart’s Bihar’s programs and initiatives in Bihar with a workshop on Scaling and Angel / Venture Capital Funding for startupreneurs in Patna and surrounding Districts of Patna on 21st. August 2015 hosted by Bihar Industries Association (www.biabihar.com) at their premises in Patna with strategic support from Bihar Entrepreneurship Association (www.beabihar.com). It was well participated by select entrepreneurs from BIA and BEA.
TotalStart Blind Youth Entrepreneurship Development Initiative has been initiated with the support from Society for the Welfare of the Blind, an NGO supporting the welfare of the blind youth in Bengal; South Suprayas, an NGO supporting the well being of ex-teachers, staff and poor students of Ramkrishna Mission Vidyalaya, Narendrapur, West Bengal, India and Sheoraphuli Raj Debattar Trust (Barataraf).
CLICK for details on the 2nd. TotalStart Bengal Startup Boot Camp 2015 on 30th & 31st July 2015 at District Industries Center, Bankura for Scaling and Funding MSMEs in Bankura with Dept. of MSME&T, Govt. of West Bengal. Program Agenda and Past Event Photos.
TotalStart is working towards kick-starting TotalStart Uttarakhand District Innovation & Incubation Unit starting off at the Districts of Nainital, Haldwani, Kashipur & Rudrapur. Tentatively in July 2015 the first Bootcamp for 2-3 days will be carried out for 25-30 small scalable entrepreneurs for scaling and funding.
CLICK for details on the 1st. TotalStart Bengal Startup Boot Camp 2015 on 30th & 31st MAY 2015 at Synergy MSME North 24PGNS & Nadia at Panihati with Dept. of MSME&T, Govt. of West Bengal. Program Agenda and Past Event Photos.
CLICK for details on the 4th. & 5th. TotalStart Sikkim Startup Boot Camp 2015 on 26th & 27th MAY 2015 at Hotel Rangeet Valley, Jorethang, Sikkim and at TotalStart Sikkim Innovation & Incubation Center, STPI Gangtok, Sikkim Jewel Complex, NH 31A, tadong, Gangtok, Sikkim. Program Agenda and Past Event Photos. Buy Tickets for the workshop event!
CLICK for details on TotalStart Bengal Startup Boot Camp 2015 launched on 13TH MAY 2015 at Williamson Magor Hall, Bengal Chamber of Commerce & Industries, 6 N S Road, Kolkata 700001. Program Agenda and Event Photos
SPEAKERS & PANELISTS @ launch of DISTRICT INNOVATION & INCUBATION UNIT
TotalStart‘s annual hunt for the 20 groomable small scalable district level entrepreneurs or prospective startupreneurs for each of the four states of Bengal, Bihar, Sikkim & Tripura has been launched through a series of 6-12 seminar / workshops in each state as a part of TotalStart Bengal/Sikkim/Tripura/Bihar‘s Startup BootCamp 2015 program for the states. The district level startupreneurs (also prospective ones) will be mentored and hand-held to be successful and made to become VC or large investment fund investible in the 2 year TotalMentor Business Mentoring Program. The boot camps in each state will be on for 4-6 months till 30th. September 2015 with 6 to 12 Start-Up BootCamp workshops in each state to be conducted by the state’s local TotalStart Innovation and Incubation Center with the creation of the TotalStart (State) District innovation & Incubation Unit. To apply one should reach out to TotalStart at firstname.lastname@example.org or register below on links given.
TOTALSTART LAUNCHES DISTRICT INNOVATION & INCUBATION UNITS IN BENGAL, BIHAR, SIKKIM & TRIPURA. HUNT FOR 20 SMALL SCALABLE ENTERPRISES IN EACH STATE IS ON TILL 30 SEPTEMBER 2015. REGISTER BELOW: