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.

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Smart Idea Contest

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Mr. Krish Nangegadda

Chief Innovation Officer

Prof. Gregory Collier

Northeastern University

Mr. Leben Johnson

Director – VDC

Mr. Kunal Gir

NU-IDEA Program Manager

Mr. Adarsh Chintalapati

Senior Coach

Mr. Chaitanya Sakineti

Senior Coach

Mr. Susanth Mahapatro

Senior Coach

Ms. Jagruthi Hyma


Ms. Rohitha Putsalai


Ms. Sravya Vasireddy


Mr. Vikas Kumar Srivastav


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.