GITAM (Deemed to be) University Institute for Development of Entrepreneurship(GUIDE)
Venture Development Centre(VDC)
A Short Snippet About Entrepreneurship
Introductory Video Of VDC


Partnership between GITAM (Deemed to be university) & Northeastern University Boston

As part of building this entrepreneurial ecosystem, GITAM (Deemed to be university) has partnered with Northeastern University, Boston to harness their globally renowned expertise in Venture Development.

Their “Ready-Set -Go” process is what we would like to replicate in GITAM(Deemed to be university), details of which can be obtained from

Venture Development Centre is an abode for various entrepreneurship activities on campus. The center helps student entrepreneurs to incubate their ideas and develop them into business plans by providing immense guidance. It tries to create an urge in students to work towards their entrepreneurial skills. Various events like entrepreneurship, workshops, boot camps on design thinking, idea competitions, speaker series and many such planned events build the entrepreneurship eco system where students, faculty, staff and community are active participants.

VDC as an incubation platform fosters the development of entrepreneurs in the university through the educational module “Ready-Set-Go” in developing business from conceptualization to launch. We aspire to provide a holistic experience for our ventures through support in resources and opportunities to engage in experiential learning opportunity.

Smart Ideas Recieved
Coachable Ideas
Actively Working

Program & Offerings


Principals of Entrepreneurship is a program that is aimed to deliver the basics of Entrepreneurship and its ecosystem.

Venture Discovery

Venture Discovery is a course that will be introduced as subject in the curriculum for students across all streams from the next academic year (2020-21). The subject would deal with various aspects of entrepreneurship and ventures in general.

Principles of Entrepreneurship - APPLY HERE

SmartIDEAthon - 2021


  • Mr. Krish Nangegadda

  • Prof. Gregory Collier

  • Mr. Leben Johnson

  • Mr. Kunal Gir

Senior Coaches

  • Mr. Adarsh Chintalapati

  • Mr. Chaitanya Sakineti

  • Mr. Susanth Mahapatro

  • Mr. Prahasith Gandi

  • Mrs. Shruti Dhawan Singh

  • Mr. Adv. Madhav Sharma

  • Mr. Justin Joseph

  • Mr. Ashutosh Tewari


  • Ms. Rohitha Putsala

  • Ms. Sravya Vasireddy

  • Mr. Vikas Kumar Srivastav

  • Mr. Vanchidharan S

  • Ms. A. Swetha

  • Ms. Evangeline Chowdhury

  • Mr. Diyanesh

  • Mr. Kari Somasekhar

  • Mr. Hari Gowtham

  • Mr. N. Satya Kishan Kumar

  • Ms. Debalina

  • Ms. Mytri Penta


  • Mrs. Rajeswari Gurumoorthy

  • Mr. Mahesh Varier

  • Dr. G N P V Babu

  • Mr. Abhinandan Banik

  • Dr. Vikram Basava

  • Dr. Raghu Yelavarthi

  • Dr. Rajeswara Reddy Resapu

  • Prof. P. Raja Pappu

  • Prof. Balkumar Marthi

  • Reema Gupta

Venture Development & Entrepreneurship News


Speaker Series: An entrepreneur, a business executive or a prominent personality is invited to speak and share his or her professional or life experiences and inspire members of the campus community.

Workshops and Boot camps: A series of workshops and boot camps on topics of entrepreneurship are conducted for general education and awareness among students, alumni, faculty and staff.

SmartIDEA Contests: Business idea competitions to encourage and recognize innovative thinking.

Chai Chats: Periodic informal events to meet like-minded people interested in common topics, such as, technology, food, sports, etc.

MySOIL (Societal Outreach for Individual Learning): It encourages students to develop an awareness of problems and challenges faced in the communities around them, and help solve them collectively with innovative and entrepreneurial approaches.

WISE (Women Initiated Social Entrepreneurship): It promotes entrepreneurship among women, including assistance to self-help groups.

FUEL (FUture Entrepreneurs and Leaders): Through this initiative, students reach out to schools and colleges in the nearby communities, and conduct programs to encourage entrepreneurship and innovative thinking among students of middle schools, high schools and junior colleges.






Thrinay Potta

Won 1st price, direct entry into TiE Global in US


Abhishikth Chandaka

First runnerup in SMARTIDEATHON with the idea DELTANOW


Anik Panja

Second runnerup in SMARTIDEATHON with the idea Hydrograviticity


Abhishikth Chandaka

First Runnerup in GSEA (won $1200 dollars as cash price)


Chaitanya N

Finalist in Global students entrepreneur awards


Thrinay Potta

Won by idea hearing through teeth

TiE Andhra Pradesh At IIT-Tirupati

Anik Panja, P. Sashikanth, T. Prithvi

WON Tirustava B-PLAN contest organized by TiE AP chapter at IIT tirupati, won cash prise of 1000+ and student membership of TiE worth $50 each