VELLORE: The Technology Business Incubator (TBI), attached to the VIT university, is organising a six-week long entrepreneurship development programme in food processing technology next month.
According to VIT Chancellor G Viswanathan, the objective of this programme in food processing technology is to expose the participants to the key steps in start-up venture process and equip them with adequate knowledge to initiate a venture in food and agro processing sector. It aims at equipping them with requisite skills, knowledge and competencies to convert their start-up into a viable business entity, he added.
VITTBI is a joint initiative between the VIT University and Department of Science and Technology, government of India. The VITTBI provides incubation support to start-up ventures. It periodically organises capacity- building and training activities to address the needs of early stage entrepreneurs and individuals planning to start a business venture.
This six-week non-residential training programme would cover essentials of entrepreneurship, basics of marketing, finance, human resource development, business modelling and business planning in the business module.
The technology module would provide exposure to various facets of food processing techniques, quality control, certification processes, hospitality industry and packaging and will include some industry visits.
The programme would also equip the participants with writing skills and present a project report. Qualifying projects would be considered for business incubation and seed funding at the VIT Technology Business Incubator.
The sessions on entrepreneurship and basic business inputs would be provided by resource personnel from VIT Business School, VITTBI, entrepreneurs and industry experts.
Further details can be availed from www.vittbi.com.
Graduate/diploma-holders in engineering/those with exposure to food processing technologies and planning to start a venture in food domain can apply for the programme.
The programme would be conducted from July 2 to August 8. Participation is free. The last date for applying for the programme is June 25.