Aims to provide a platform to encourage entrepreneurship amongst alumni and students
New Delhi, 07 April 2017: Pearl Academy, India’s leading institution in design, fashion and creative business announced the launch of a unique initiative, ‘Canvass’- the Incubation Cell. This platform will provide students and alumni an opportunity to nurture their business ideas and bring them to fruition. Situated in Noida Campus of Pearl Academy, ‘Canvass’ aims to provide an ecosystem that will foster and support innovation, creativity and knowledge based entrepreneurship amongst alumni and students of Pearl Academy. Shri Pankaj Singh, MLA & General Secretary BJP, Uttar Pradesh inaugurated the incubation cell.
The dedicated 625 sq. ft. facility will provide fully equipped work stations along with wi-fi, meeting rooms, storage space for resources and access to facilities such as laboratory and library. Apart from providing this vital infrastructure, Pearl Academy will also provide mentoring to its alumni through workshops, online modules by domain experts and strategic networking with investors to make these ideas – a business reality. The center is also designed to provide funding assistance to budding entrepreneurs through interactions with angel investors, seed funders etc.
To encourage the spirit of entrepreneurship amongst students, Pearl Academy hosted two panel discussions on topics such as ‘Bridging the gap between academic & startup requirements, better startup culture & responsible entrepreneurship’ and ‘Changing length & breadth of Indian economy and entrepreneurship as a new game’, with industry experts from Sheroes, ispirit,Innov8 as well as representatives from StartUpIndia. The discussions touched upon various critical aspects of nurturing and building up a startup enterprise. The knowledge sharing sessions were well received by budding entrepreneurs.
Commenting on the launch of this initiative Nandita Abraham, CEO Pearl Academy said “With the constant growth of design industry in India, more and more young designers are turning entrepreneurs. As educators, our role has also assumed a bigger responsibility by not just believing in their bold ideas, but also to take a step ahead and provide support to fuel our students’ growth as entrepreneurs. I am sure that this initiative will provide critical support and help to our young budding entrepreneurs to transform their innovative and ingenious ideas into a reality.
Sharing his thoughts Shri Pankaj Singh MLA & General Secretary BJP, Uttar Pradesh said, “India being a young nation needs more and more initiatives that encourage youth to become self-reliant. The inauguration of the ‘Canvass – Incubation Cell’ is a step in right direction by Pearl Academy. I congratulate them for having a vision to empower the young creative minds that will go a long way in supporting and realizing the dream of StartUpIndia.
About Pearl Academy
Pearl Academy, India’s leading institution in design, fashion, creative businesses and media studies has been a catalyst for success of the students across creative industries for over two decades. With a legacy of 23 years, Pearl Academy offers over 30 uniquely designed under-graduate, post-graduate and professional development pathway through its campuses in Delhi NCR (East & West), Jaipur and Mumbai. Its reputation of preparing ‘Industry ready’ professionals has been recognized by leading fashion, retail and design brands, which has helped in establishing a healthy track record of over 95 per cent placement for the last three years. Its path-breaking alliances with renowned bodies such as the Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) and Institute of Indian Interior Designers (IIID) have ensured that its faculty and students get an exclusive access to ‘industry in the classroom’.
The institution was ranked as the best private fashion college in India for the fourth consecutive year by India Today – AC Nielson survey, The Week- Hansa Survey and Outlook – Drshti Survey. Academy was awarded the ‘Best Design Institute in India’ 2016 and 2017 by industry body ASSOCHAM. Jaipur campus of the academy was ranked as one of the most beautiful college campuses in India by India Today. The institution was also awarded as ‘Best Education Brands 2017’ in Fashion Design Category by The Economic Times. Pearl Academy is a member of Laureate International Universities network, a global network that has presence in 25 countries, serving more than one million students. The Academy is also closely associated with renowned global institutions such as London College of Fashion (England), Domus Academy (Italy), Media Design School (New Zealand) and NABA (Milan) amongst many others. For more information, please visit: www.pearlacademy.com