Regional Entrepreneurship Acceleration Program (REAP)

Regional Entrepreneurship Acceleration Program (REAP)

India is projected to grow at 7.4% in 2018 as far as number of start-ups are concerned (as per World Economic Outlook update, released in Davos on the sidelines of the WEF,) while the global growth forecast stands at 3.9%, India has steadily strengthened its place into becoming one of the most vibrant landscapes for start-ups, and in terms of sheer volume – with around 5,200 start-ups in 2017 – stands as the third largest ecosystem for the same. It’s also benefitted greatly from an increased involvement of the government in promoting entrepreneurial ventures

India stands as an example, ranked at #40 in the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report 2016-2017. The list rounds off at the twenty best cities to consider for entrepreneurial inception, and it’s a progressively positive step to find the sub-continent among it. According to a recent report by NASSCOM’s Startup India: Bengaluru and Delhi-NCR, surged ahead in fostering vibrant entrepreneurial cultures and creating supportive environments for startups to prosper, but nevertheless, the Startups Are Moving Into Smaller, Tier 2 Cities for Sectoral Growth benefits, and Investors are ready to support, thus spreading the wealth and innovation across the country.

With nearly $3.1 billion allocated to the scheme Start-Up India, the government aids entrepreneurial initiatives with reduced inspections, tax exemptions, innovation hubs, and an improved bankruptcy code. It would be interesting to see if such ventures help India cover ground over its western counterparts.

At the end of the day, an ecosystem is far removed from the hands of an entrepreneur, no matter his or her brilliance. And that is one key to start-up success often overlooked - its foundation.

There is an urgent need to nuture Start-up founders at the college level itself and the onus lies on the ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT CELLS of institutions to fill the gap.

This workshop is aimed at equipping the college managements and the EDC torch bearers with the required tools and knowledge.

Facilitators :

Dr. R. Jayaraman was earlier Special Officer of Madurai Kamaraj University and Chairperson, School of Business Studies and Senior Professor and Head of the Department of Entrepreneurship Studies, Madurai Kamaraj University.

Dr. R. Jayaraman

Member Secretary and Director,
Centre for Entrepreneurship Development (Tamil Nadu)

Madurai Kamaraj University

Earlier he has served as the Syndicate Member of Madurai Kamaraj University as a nominee of His Excellency the Governor of Tamil Nadu during the period 1994 – 1997. He has introduced a number of innovations in Higher Education and he was responsible for introducing Entrepreneurship as a compulsory subject in Management Programmes and also in vocational courses.

He has produced 35 Ph.Ds in the Faculty of Business Administration with focus on Entrepreneurship

He is the Member Secretary and Director of Centre for Entrepreneurship Development (Tamil Nadu) since 2011, He has established an Information Technology Incubator Centre with the support of Government of India and Government of Tamil Nadu.

Sr. Vice President, Global Head of Healthcare and Life Sciences, Global Delivery Head of Enterprise Security and Risk Management (ESRM)

20 years of experience in IT industry of which 15 years with Healthcare and Life Sciences Industry

Venugopal Reddy Kandimalla

Sr. Vice President
Global Head Healthcare and Lifesciences at Tech Mahindra

Currently with Tech Mahindra and earlier with TCS and Tata Infotech.

MBA in marketing, PG Diploma in Cyber Law and IPR, Pursuing Ph.D. in Digital Marketing.

Experience with US and Europe markets besides India.

Areas of expertise - Large Program Management, Marketing and Branding, Information Technology, Business Operations, P&L management and Innovation.

VSN Raju is an electronics and communication engineer from the University of Madras and holds an extensive experience of about two decades in sales, marketing and operations. Today he is the ‘Chief Executive Officer’ of Globarena Technologies, which is one of the leading teaching, learning and examination solution providers in India

Before Raju joined Globarena Technologies, he was a successful business partner of National Institute of Sales (NIS), a division of NIIT. During this tenure, he was associated with many promising initiatives which involved both students and corporate enterprises. He also worked with Andhra Electronics Limited, leading different marketing initiatives specifically in the government and the export space.

VSN Raju

Chief Executive Officer

Globarena Technologies

Apart from being a member of several panels and boards of educational institutions and developmental forums, Mr. Raju is a trustee of the prestigious ‘Centre for Entrepreneurship Development, Tamil Nadu’ which is recognized by the Ministry of Small Scale Industry, Government of India and Industries Department, Government of Tamil Nadu.

Raju believes that technology interventions is essential to empower the teachers and student in their regular teaching-learning endeavors, and in this pursuit he has successfully collaborated with several universities, educational institutions and government educational departments to deliver turnkey ICT solutions. Globarena Technologies, under Raju’s supervision has also joined hands with NASSCOM to assess entry level talent for the IT-BPM companies.

For the various progressive initiatives undertaken under his leadership in the education enablement space Raju was bestowed the title of ‘Emerging Leader’ at ‘The World’s Greatest Brands & Leaders Asia & GCC’ summit.

A PhD in Mechanical Engineering and Masters in Computer Aided Design & Manufacturing. Has more than 25 years of experience in teaching, research and industry. Has more than 10 years experience in entrepreneurial activities

Recipient of Andhra Pradesh State Governor's award for implementing Innovative Practices in Technical Education


Advisor, APSSDC

Advisor, Technocal Institutions in Telangana,A.P, Karnataka, T.N

Adviser for A.P Govt for APSSDC ( Andhra Pradesh State Skill Development Corporation )

On the board as independent director for some FinTech and IT companies,

Adviser for some engineering colleges in the states of AP, Telangana, Karnataka and Tamilnadu

A credible thought-leader in the Entrepreneurship Ecosystem of India and an accomplished Woman Leader.

An Alumni of IIIM-Kozhikode, Oxford University, Kakatiya university, and Osmania University. She is a Chevening Rolls Royce Science & Innovation Leadership Fellow (

Ms. Sreedevi Devireddy

CEO, SR Innovation Exchange

Hyderabad/ Warangal, INDIA

In the Last 20 years she has worked in various cross functional roles. Currently she leads SR Innovation Exchange( as the CEO. Her last stint was as the Executive director of TiE Hyderabad (

She was conferred with Women Excellency Award-2018 by National Institute for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (NI-MSME), Government of India.

She is passionate about Women Entrepreneurship at grassroot level and has pioneered various initiatives and is initiating few more in SR women technology park located at Warangal. She has championed various initiatives focussed on Women Empowerment. One of the prominent initiative being U. S. Mission to India sponsored AIRSWEEE (All India Road show for Women Empowerment through Entrepreneurship) (

She is driven towards building sustainable businesses and igniting young minds to unleash their maximum creative potential.


27th October 2018

NO FEE, but Prior registration is Mandatory

For College Chairman/Principal accompanied by EDC incharge

only 2 people per institution

Venue SR Campus, Hasanparthy, Warangal

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Contact Details

+91-80080 25400

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