Book our Mentors and speakers for all EDC Events

By The Startups (BTS) Community forum works closely with several higher education institutions, including colleges and universities in Tamilnadu, South India, in the areas of mentoring and training student/institution/campus startups. We have a range of experienced and expert mentors in different areas of startup entrepreneurship and business who can mentor the students right from the ideation (idea/concept) phase, and lead them to the next phase –designing and prototyping, testing, and refining the product idea.  The best part is that we are well equipped with technical mentors including academicians in emerging high-tech and innovative areas of research. All our mentors run their own successful firms and are passionate enough to mentor startups in their expert domains for accelerated growth from a practical perspective. This is also our USP as the required theoretical knowledge is provided by the technical institutions themselves.

How can we help Institution EDCs and NEWGEN IEDC?

The mentor pool of By The Startups Community forums helps student startups in the area of startup mentoring, thereby effectively closing the gap between the ideation and creation of startups. We can help induce and enhance the culture of entrepreneurship in institutions through planned events including entrepreneurial talks, awareness camps, mentor chats, hackathons, ideathons, conferences, webinars, and tailored events that would bring out the entrepreneurial spirit in startups. Furthermore, we can help students interact with startup founders either in their college or at startup networking events we host regularly. If any institution is planning to start an EDC cell, and looking to configure an expert team of mentors for operating the cell on a consultative basis, we can help establish the framework for the smooth functioning of the institution’s EDC cell.

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New Generation Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Centre (NEWGEN IEDC)

New Generation Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Centre (NewGen IEDC) is a new programme launched by the National Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board (NSTEDB), Department of Science & Technology (DST), Government of India. Our mentor and subject matter expert pool is trained and well-equipped to handle the various requirements of NewGen IEDC through professional guidance, mentorship, and support. We would like to associate with any University/Deemed University or premier Institute/College offering Engineering, Technology, and Science courses at the degree level. Get in touch with us for resource persons for all NewGen IEDC programmes.

Note: Neither our founder nor BTS Mentors would work for free in any of the EDC activities under any circumstances. Institutions need to ensure they allocate the required budget, discuss the remuneration/honorarium before the start of any EDC/Skill development event and clear the commmercials post completion of the event without fail. We are ready to help institutions providing our mentors are suitably paid as agreed upon by the parties. Also note all services below require consultation charges which will be dealt with in person by the parties.

How can we help Startup Incubators?

The TBIs in our country play an important role in fostering the entrepreneurial passion of startups. Our team can help establish TBI in institutions by arranging seed funds (finance), developing the startup ecosystem, and linking the community resources to them. Our consultative services for setting up institutional TBIs include understanding the market challenges, recommending and building the appropriate service suite and networking community, writing the business plan (including the required documentation process for establishing and running the TBI), and developing the value proposition model and monetization model.

 We help increase the capability of existing incubators by offering networking, mentoring, and investment opportunities through startup boot camps, investor meets, mentor guidance, and corporate connects.  The Ideation boot camps that we had organized over the years in various TBIs are widely appreciated and generated positive results contributing to startup growth, especially in the pre-seed, seed, and early startup stages.  Looking for a proven pre-incubator program? Yes, we have one, before you start your dream TBI.  We’re ready to help startup incubatees with our pool of mentors for mutual benefit. Our overall objective is to promote startup entrepreneurship and build a conducive climate for startups to grow, succeed, and excel through a powerful startup ecosystem that enables results and fuels growth.

Shameer StartupTN TANSIM Community Circle Head CBE

 Shameer receiving the StartupTN (TANSIM) Community Circle for North Kovai from the respected CM of Tamilnadu, Thiru MK Stalin

Ideation Bootcamps

Our Ideation Bootcamps cover the fundamentals of starting a startup including business modeling and planning, design thinking, startup cycle, and product development, to mention a few. Participants will be introduced to various central and state government schemes and incentives currently available for startups, such as tax benefits and funding opportunities handled by seasoned entrepreneurs and active investors. We also invite a few successful entrepreneurs to participate in these boot camps and interact with potential student startups to clear all their doubts about creating a startup, while at the same time dispelling their hidden fears and apprehensions. The participants leave the boot camp with a deeper understanding of the opportunities and challenges of creating a startup, as well as the support apparatus available to them from the government and private sources.

“Our Vision is to create 1,00,000 entrepreneurs and 10,00,000 skilled professionals who are industry-fit and ready to drive the economic and social growth of our country.”


Our team of mentors can fit into any accelerator programme wherein their collective wisdom and understanding of startup entrepreneurship can help push the startups steadily into the mid/growth and later/growth stages. We can also help TBIs design accelerator programmes for incubatees, mapping the needs and wants of today’s highly competitive investment space.

Centre for Excellence (CoE)

BTS can also set up Centre for Excellence, or Excellence Centres, in all institutions that are either fully funded by their management or partly funded by any company, corporate, or industry looking for total technology transfer and skill development. We can initiate the process of establishing the Centre of Excellence through industry connects or the support of the management. We’ll also formulate the process for the smooth functioning of the Centre of Excellence through planned calendar activities and mentor programmes.

We, therefore, invite corporates, industries, companies, brands, and even mature startups passionate about setting up Centres of Excellence to collaborate with us for the benefit of the institution and the transformation of society as a whole through the adoption of the right technology, resources, and skills (stack).

Innovation Cell/Hub

As a social-based community/organization group, it becomes our duty to transform society through technology and innovation. Institutions looking to establish Innovation Cell/Hub can collaborate with us to install a mentor pool and plan calendar activities to promote an innovation culture in an institution. Again, we can initiate the process of establishing an Innovation Cell/Hub through industry connects or the support of the management. Interested industries, corporate companies, and startups that are passionate about nurturing and promoting innovation are invited to set up innovation cells or hubs through the BTS community.  

How can help with AICTE/IIC/YUKTI/MoU/IEDC Cell and KAPILA calendar events?

We collaborate with Entrepreneur Development Cells (EDCs), Pre-Incubators, Technology Business Incubators (DSTE, Government of India–funded) Atal Incubation Centre (AIC), and Innovation Cells to nurture student’s startup ideas, build startups (Pre-seed to Early Stage) and Accelerator programmes. We also work with the Institute Innovation Council (IIC, launched by the Ministry of Education (MoE) through MoE’s Innovation Cell, MIC, YUKTI – National Innovation Repository (NIR), and KAPILA committee (for filing novelty/patent).

Faculty Development Programme in Startup Entrepreneurship

We have helped institutions develop Faculty development programme in Startup Entrepreneurship through our mentor pool. Through entrepreneur talks-cum-discussion and case studies, curriculum development, opportunity guidance, and practical insights, our faculty development programme that we frame is aimed at creating awareness of entrepreneurship among the faculty members of various Colleges/Universities, transforming the way they view startup entrepreneurship at the academic and research level. Our core objective is to make faculty members drive the students towards startup entrepreneurial culture and train them accordingly in a highly professional and formal way.

Mentor & Resource Persons

BTS Community forum can arrange mentors and resource persons for various entrepreneurship-related events in institutions including entrepreneurship talks, mentorship, training workshops, hackathons, ideathons, idea camps, boot camps, industry conferences, webinars, symposiums, certification, incubation and accelerator programs, entrepreneurship drives, interviews, research activities, building case studies, B-plan, challenges and competitions, exhibitions, product expos, pitch sessions, orientation and business studies department inauguration.  We’re ready to help you in whatever we can.

Workspace/Plug-and-Play/Coworking office spaces

We’re ready to work with institutions that have a decent space with the required tech infrastructure to create workspaces, plug-and-play, and coworking office spaces to accommodate business ventures including startups and corporates on a lease or a rental basis or any other contract models. This arrangement can also be a source of a decent revenue model for the institutions, while at the same time accommodating their campus-grown startups. Another advantage is that they can recruit their students for either jobs or internships. That’s a double-win situation

Institution Industry Cell 

To align the standard of education with the present demands and requirements of the industry, it is essential to synchronize the quality.  We want to collaborate with institutions and industries to prepare students for the workforce. We aim to cultivate individuals who are ready for the industry in terms of placement and entrepreneurship.  We help develop suitable resources and methodologies to enhance the expertise of professional engineers and technologists to address the evolving requirements of the present industry. Students’ development is enhanced by integrating industrial training and various other inputs. We facilitate the exchange of knowledge and skills between academic institutions and businesses to achieve mutual benefits and enhance students, faculty, infrastructure, and pedagogy to align with the demands of the industry. We help organize industrial visits, and internships for students, and invite guest faculty from industry professionals.

Startup Tours

BTS Team can arrange Startup tours in the form of Industrial Visits (IVs) wherein we take students to startup companies to interact with founders who share their success stories and allow them to take a 360-degree view of their business operation. These tours have been proven to spur students to learn more about startup entrepreneurship.  We also arrange tours to startup incubators and accelerators to understand how they support startups, promote entrepreneurship, and trigger growth.  We can also organize tailored industrial visits in collaboration with different industries to provide students an insight into the real working environment, depending upon the institution’s needs.

PR—Profile & News Submission

BTS is equipped with a PR team that can cover profiles of Incubators, Accelerator programs, Innovation Centres/Hubs, EDCs, Placement Cells, Alumni/Institute Industry Association Cells, and related News (12 per year) or single news on a subscription basis. Not many web platforms cover profiles and news related to institute-industry connect, still we provide an excellent opportunity for institutions to connect instantly with the wider industry ecosystem through our platform. Check the site for more details on submission.  Also, check our exclusive website which covers all news and events related to startup incubation, acceleration entrepreneurship, placement, industry-institution relations, innovation, skill development, alumni, and technology. 

Exclusive Free Community

BTS has an exclusive community forum and WhatsApp group for heads (CEOs/COOs/Coordinators, Managers) of Incubators, Accelerator programs, Innovation Centres/Hubs, EDC, Placement Cells, and Alumni/Institute Industry Association Cells of any institution. Kindly get in touch with us to get a membership in our community and WA group. The membership is completely free.

New: Leadership, Communication & Networking Society

Centre of Excellence for Leadership & Development

A society with a difference. Yes, that is how we define our Communication, Leadership & Networking Society. The objective of this initiative is to nurture and build leaders in the areas of technology, innovation, and management.  Needless to say, communication and networking are the two important traits of leadership, or even entrepreneurship and business for that matter. Our mentors can work round the clock to develop the latent leadership skills of students in any institution, including communication and networking skills, through tailored, planned calendar activities for a year or even semester-wise as required by the institution. This will be our primary activity soon after establishing the ‘BTS Thought Accelerator’. We are ready to work with institutions through a commercial agreement that allows our mentors to work for a stipulated period and build leaders strong in the areas of communication, leadership, and networking for the future of the community and society.

We invite corporates, industries, companies, and brands passionate about establishing Centres of Excellence for Development & Leadership to collaborate with us for the benefit of the institution and the transformation of society as a whole through the right training, education, and development techniques.

Startup Exhibitions & Product Expos

BTS Community forum can set up startup exhibitions and product expos in institutions with the joint effort of the institutions and sponsors. This is a great way for any institution to enhance its branding status whilst linking it to the wider industry ecosystem.  We will be glad to associate with institutions in this regard in any way possible.

Customized Event on Business/Entrepreneurship/Startup Theme

We can organize customized events on any business/entrepreneurship/startup theme such as the above-mentioned programmes with the support of the institution and sponsors interested in promoting such events. This is also an effective way to link firms dealing with educational products (especially IT-based or technical) and training (placement/entrepreneurship) with the institutions.

Business or B-Quiz Fest (Contest)

A quiz contest can enthrall one and all,  both the young and old alike. Team BTS is equipped with quizmasters including its founder who can dazzle the crowd with his acumen and quest for knowledge and powerful delivery. We are ready to associate with business and commerce departments of institutions and universities and organize Business or B-Quiz in a professional format. We also invite sponsors to be a part of this exciting opportunity and bring out students’ cognitive abilities, while also branding their products/services at the same time—a definite win-win situation for both the parties involved.

Book me as a Speaker

Founder of the By The Startups platform, Shameer.S is an acclaimed speaker, mentor, and trainer in the areas of Digital Marketing, Tech Leadership, Building Startups, Scaling Businesses,  Business Model Canvas, Lean Canvas Model, Value Proposition Model, Design Thinking, Mental Thinking Models, and Business Networking and Communication, who has featured himself in over 500 offline and online sessions, training, and boot camps donning different roles. He has been featured in leading newspapers and online media.  As a community leader, he works very closely with both startups and campus startups, and helps them in every phase and at every turn for their success. His vision is to create 10,000 innovative and startup leaders from the state of Tamilnadu where he hails from. He ensures he offers value in whatever he does, and if any institution, business, social organization, forum, group, or community is looking to book/hire him as a speaker, trainer, or mentor, please contact us.

Mentor Charges

We’ll be happy to work with any institution with decent remuneration and conveyance charges. While guest talks, FDPs, and webinars (conducted by EDC/IIC/ NewGen IEDC/NISP/MoU/Innovation Hub) entail honorarium payment as per the government norms or institution standards, all other services such as organizing boot camps, ideathons, hackathons, industry visits (IVs), B-Quiz, startup tours, startup training, mentoring programs, seminars, conferences, workshops, forums, founder fire-side chats or theme-based tech talks and other institute-industry events involve professional charges (negotiable) for execution. Just get in touch with us to know more about all our institute-industry connect services.

CSR Funds & Association with Institutes

We invite CSR Funds and technology funds from companies and corporate brands to partner with us in scaling up our operations related to institution-industry connects (refer to all the events above for association). Upon receiving CSR funds, we will associate with institutes to use the funds in a constructive way that can benefit the student community as a whole.