• Pilani Innovation & Entrepreneurship Development Society (PIEDS)


    PIED Society actively encourages nation’s entire entrepreneurial ecosystem to flourish!

    The Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL) was setup with a mission to promote entrepreneurial thinking among the BITSian community and create business leaders in all spheres of life.

    Seeded by the BITSAA Center for Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital (CEVC), CEL was setup in record-time in 2003 with the concerted efforts of the institute, alumni and students. The CEL chapter in Pilani co-founded theNational Entrepreneurship Network (NEN), along with the Wadhwani Foundation; while being funded and recognized by the Foundation as one of the Top 5 Entrepreneurship Centers in India, in the very first year of its inception.

    The key initiatives of various chapters of CEL include:

    1. Entrepreneurship Lecture Series in Silicon Valley and Bangalore.
    2. Entrepeneurship resources repository/wiki
    3. Conquest - an International Business Plan Competition (at BITS Pilani)
    4. Sparks - a Product Development Arena (at BITS Pilani)
    5. "Summer in a Startup" Program (at BITS Pilani and Goa Campuses)