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The evolving role of educational institutions in shaping tomorrow’s entrepreneurs

This National Technology Day, let’s explore the multifaceted role schools, colleges and universities play in nurturing the next generation of tech innovators.



In the heart of every burgeoning tech startup lies a spark of innovation, often ignited in the formative halls of educational institutions. As we commemorate National Technology Day, it’s essential to examine the evolving landscape of education’s influence in nurturing this entrepreneurial spirit. This year’s theme, ‘School to Startups—Igniting Young Minds to Innovate,’ couldn’t be more apt as we explore how schools are becoming the breeding ground for tomorrow’s technological trailblazers.

Gone are the days when schools were mere stepping stones to a conventional career path. Today, they are dynamic ecosystems that not only impart knowledge but also encourage risk-taking and creative problem-solving. By integrating entrepreneurship into the curriculum, offering elective courses, and establishing incubation centres, schools are equipping students with the necessary tools to venture into the world of startups.

The journey from an idea to a successful startup is fraught with challenges, but schools are now laying the groundwork for this transition. Through project-based learning and workshops on business skills, students are exposed to the realities of starting a business. This hands-on approach fosters a mindset geared towards innovation and adaptability, crucial traits for any budding entrepreneur.

In a knowledge-based society, the synergy between educational institutions and the tech industry is vital for sustained growth. Schools are increasingly collaborating with industry leaders to provide students with real-world experience and exposure to cutting-edge technologies. This partnership not only benefits the students but also the tech industry, which gains access to a pool of talented and innovative young minds.

As a result of these concerted efforts, the world is witnessing a new wave of tech pioneers emerging straight out of school. These young entrepreneurs are not just dreaming of joining big tech firms; they are creating them. On National Technology Day, Apeejay Newsroom celebrates these young innovators who are not waiting for opportunities but are creating them.

Sonam Raheja,  an Associate Professor at Apeejay Stya University, explains how Apeejay’s School of Engineering & Technology is providing a learning ground for budding entrepreneurs. She says, “It is an innovation incubator that connects the dots between theoretical knowledge and practical skills, enhances cooperation with businesses and paves the way for future technology entrepreneurs. And Apeejay offers that platform to one all.”

Meet Mahima, a Correspondent at Apeejay Newsroom, and a seasoned writer with gigs at NDTV, News18, and SheThePeople. When she is not penning stories, she is surfing the web, dancing like nobody's watching, or lost in the pages of a good book. You can reach out to her at [email protected]