To have the leaders of University, Industry, Government (TASK) and students on one platform and all of them EXCITEd !!! isÂ EXCITE 2k16.
After the First version of EXCITE 2015,Â
- EXCITE 2k16 started with a Hackathon on day3.Â
- Sreekanth Rangavajhala (UI/UX Maestro and an excellent human being) conducted a two-day Design Thinking Workshop.
- Demo days that started with Ramesh Loganathan validating prototype approach, Ayyappa Nagubandi talking about his inspiring journey and introducing the World’s First Status changing T-Shirt
- This is followed by a one-one interaction and one-one interaction of teams with IdeaLabs R&D HeadÂ Pradeep Polavarapu
- On day 2 it was a blessing indeed to get huge support from the ecosystem. Â Anthony Vipin Das, Viiveck Verma, Ravi Warrier, Sunil Shetty and Madhu VadlamaniÂ spent their time and inspiring the participants of EXCITE 2k16
- AtÂ EXCITE not just serious prototyping but also there is lots of fun where team encouragedÂ students to perform dances, guitar performances, our own EXCITE Band, RAP, Mimicry, Skit with so much awesomeness and fun. This uncovered so much talent of the students.
- Thank you Jignesh Talasila (also gave a talk about his latest work on AR/VR), Samatha Vamsee Krishna, Vamshi Mangu and of course the powerhouse Radhika Meenakshi Shankar.
Participants final pitches reviewed by mentors who gave their feedback and inputs to make super awesome pitches on the Jury day.Â (JurythonÂ !!! – 4days, 9 sessions, 36 hours of demos!) Â They came in as Jury, went back as Role Models!!!
- A big gratitudeÂ to the awesome Jury who spared their precious time took a keen interest in the prototypes demonstrated by participants.They grilled them, encouraged them, offered connections / mentoring / internships and enthralled them with their insights and perspectives.
- Rama Iyer, Pradeep Polavarapu, Ramesh Rao, Tom Thomas, Mukesh Marodia, Ramesh Swaminathan, Vijay Bawra, Pankaj Muley, Vivek Kiran, Satish Chandra SeshuKumar Loka Ravi Chandra Paritala all of then took up the duty of curating the final pitches.Â
- Vaishali Neotia, Ekta Viiveck Verma, Â Sanjay Enishetty, Swati Vaddi Divya Sharma,Â Radhika Meenakshi Shankar, Samatha Vamsee Krishna, Vamshi Mangu, Jignesh Talasila, Sri Charan Lakkaraju, SaiKiran Gunda, Rajat Shahi, Madhu Parvathaneni,Â S K Rajasekar, Sreekanth Rangavajhala areÂ seasoned mentors who came throughout EXCITE 2k16. Indeed, it is the result of their inputs and polishing, the students came out as shining champs!.Â
- All the MakerSpace SPoCS, Professors came and encouraged all the participants without any college considerations.
- At the valedictory of EXCITE 2k16had a great surprise by havingÂ Ramana Gogula – Renowned Music Director and Head Investment team as the chief guests along withÂ Smt Shailaja Ramiyer -VC, JNTUH, , Unitus Seed Fund, Sujiv Nair-CEO, TASK-Telangana Academy for Skill and Knowledge, Ranga Pothula – President, HYSEA, Ravi Chandra Paritala– SPoC, TASK and Ramesh Loganathan, Pankaj Diwan