Our Vision

To facilitate an active and thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem on the campus.

Our Mission

To co-create activities focussing on student's active participation in the entrepreneurial ecosystem from various other clubs in the University, which in turn contributes to the vibrant functioning entrepreneurial ecosystem on the campus.

Think big,Start small,Learn fast!

-Eric Ries

About Us

The Venture Development Centre (VDC) was launched in collaboration with Northeastern University, Boston, to roll-out its flagship NU-IDEA program in Entrepreneurship. The NU-IDEA program is a tried & tested start-up ecosystem model at Northeastern, which has evolved over the past ten years aiming at making student ideas and ventures market-ready. The NU-IDEA program officially kicked-off on 28th January 2020 at the GITAM Visakhapatnam campus.

The growing significance of entrepreneurship and unprecedented support extended by the Governments for the development of the culture of Entrepreneurship,The E-club under the aegis of Venture Development Centre aims at delivering for students beneficial programs. And with versatile experience of our mentors in the domain of Entrepreneurship, provides for comprehensive insights on how Entrepreneurship influences and shapes the economy and its potential contribution to the economic growth & prosperity of a country.


Past events

Chai-Chats with M. Sri Bharat, President, GITAM(Deemed to be University)

February 14 2020

Speaker Series-A brief about LIfe journey, Mr Sai Prasad vishwanathan, Consultant, Deloitte

April 17 2020

Speaker Series-Building an Innovation Ecosystem in Academic Institutions, Dr.Unnat Pandit, Program Director, Atal Innovation Mission

May 12 2020

Speaker Series-How to Survive and Thrive in the New Economy, MR. RAHUL NARVEKAR, Founder - The India Networks

June 4 2020

Speaker Series-Ideation to launch phase of a startup, Mr Avelo Roy, MD,Kolkata Ventures

July 22 2020

Workshop-One step towards Entrepreneurship, Dr. Raja Phani Pappu, Director for Research and Development, GITAM

July 18 2020

Workshop-Excellence in Excel, Mr Leben, Director of VDC, GITAM

September 5 2020

My SOIL-Webinar on Social Engineering-Innovating for Collective Good, Mr Bollem Rajkumar, GITAM Alumni

September 12 2020

Bootcamp-Myths about Data Science vs Machine learning, Mr Thammi Reddy, Hod(CSE),GITAM

September 26 2020

Chai-Chats with Dr Subrahmanyam, Dean of Sciences, GITAM-Vizag

October 5 2020

WISE-Orientation session for GITAM-VCCI Live Project Support(Entrepreneurship through Experiential Learning),Mr Leben, Director of VDC, GITAM

November 13 2020

Workshops & Bootcamps-Cyber Security - A Realm, Mr. Shadab Syed, Information Security Specialist

October 5 2020

E-Club Orientation

January 28 2021

Webinar on Traits of a Successful Entrepreneur by Mr. Ramesh Loganathan

January 28 2021

Session/Workshop on Business model canvas

February 15 2021

Workshop on Intellectual Property Rights(IPRs) and IP Management for Start-up.

February 26 2021

Future events

Business Plan/Protoype Competition to Invite Innovative Business Models from Students

Date to be revealed soon

Workshop on Protoype/Process Design and Development- Prototyping

Date to be revealed soon

Field/Exposure visit to Incubation Unit/Patent Facilitation Center/Technology Transfer Centre/Co-working spaces

Date to be revealed soon

Our Portfolios

Workshop & Bootcamp

This functions of E-Club plans and delivers a series of workshops and boot camps with the motive to foster skill-based education and awareness on entrepreneurship amongst the campus community.

Event Management

This function of E-Club handles all the events of E-Club and VDC, as the success of any event depends largely on its planning and executing by timely obtaining all the necessary resources.

Creative Design

This function of E-Club handles all the designing- both graphic and video stack. Also, they do the photo & video shooting, editing and releasing all the media of those programs or events on the campus by both E-Club & VDC.


This function of E-Club creates an informal setting(s) to meet like-minded people interested in common topics, such as technology, food, education, sports, etc.

Content Writing

This function of E-Club is responsible for everything you read and all the communications you get on the social media or otherwise regarding any events or programs of both the E-Club and VDC.

Marketing & Publicity

This function of E-Club aims to achieve the primary goal of any initiative taken by E-Club and VDC by spreading the awareness of those initiatives, tasks and programs.

Speaker Series

This function of E-Club plans and executes speaker series events that hold the reputation as a platform where the GITAM fraternity can both gain the knowledge, and as well as get inspired by the life experiences and stories of successful personalities in the field of business i.e entrepreneurs, innovators, business executives, business-men and business-women.


Women Initiated Social Entrepreneurship.

This function of E-Club primarily promotes the idea of entrepreneurship among women, especially in economically backward communities through collective goal-orientation groups, self-help groups, cooperatives, etc by offering all the skills needed through learning and development of these women. This directly impacts the GDP of the country, while delivering some of the greatest microcosmic innovations.


FUture Entrepreneurs and Leaders.

This function of E-Club focuses on the K-12 category of schools and colleges in the surrounding communities. It conducts programs to encourage entrepreneurship as a career choice for the eager young minds of today and the future leaders of tomorrow by promoting innovation and critical thinking concepts.


This function of E-Club is responsible for designing contests to encourage idea building, idea pooling and idea execution amongst the university fraternity and to recognize the innovative thinking and fostering the culture of building successful businesses.


Societal Outreach for Individual Learning. This function of E-Club provides opportunities and encourages students of the university to recognize, develop and work on bringing awareness on innovation and entrepreneurship in the communities around them, collectively with innovative, sustainable and entrepreneurial approaches.

Get In Touch

Feel free to contact us in case of any queries