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Venture Center Trainees

Venture Center would like to encourage under-graduate and graduate students to get involved with our activities. We are looking for "Trainees" who are interested in technology innovation, commercialization, incubation & entrepreneurship.


  • These are informal roles; Trainees will not be considered Venture Center employees/staff. Trainee positions are not paid positions; however monetary awards may be given for outstanding performance.
  • Trainees get to decide how much time they can commit to Venture Center. Trainees can work off-site most of the time.
  • Trainees can work throughout the year; there is no fixed duration.
  • Trainees get to choose from a range of projects such as primary & secondary market research, technology due diligence, sales & marketing, intellectual property analysis, valuation & fund-raising, event management, etc.

The Trainee role offers a unique view into the world of science & technology entrepreneurs. Depending on the duration, Trainees can expect to gain a broad range of exposure and skills related to identifying business opportunities, incubating startups and launching technology spin-offs.

Sample projects for Trainees to work on:

  • Develop a comprehensive marketing plan for Venture Center
  • Develop a network of angels/mentors in Venture Center's focus areas
  • Identify international sources of funds for Indian entrepreneurs
  • Identify international sources of funds for Venture Center
  • Develop & launch a course on technology commercialization
  • Market Venture Center's infrastructural services
  • Design and manage large-scale events at Venture Center (eg. NCL showcase)
  • Research and write market/industry reports
  • Conduct market surveys on specific/focus areas and identify and work with potential partners
  • Perform preliminary technology evaluations/due-diligence for NCL technologies
  • Assist in consulting projects with the industry/government projects


  • BE / BTech / MBA students or graduates
  • Strong interest in various aspects of technology entrepreneurship

Those interested can email, with the following details:

  • Latest resume/CV
  • Specific area/project of interest
  • Time commitment to VC

Venture Center will call selected candidates for interviews.

Upon successful completion of the assigned project(s), Venture Center will give a Certificate, and also mentor Trainees on career opportunities.

(19 Feb 2018) Half-day Seminar on Patent Filing and Prosecution in USA: Tips and Pointers for Startups and Inventive Companies (including Get-together of the Pune Inventors Network) by Arjun Bala, Managing partner, Metayage IP Strategy Consulting LLP New

(19 Feb 2018) A seminar on Recent Developments in EP and UK Patent Law and Practice by Ms Punita Shah (Patent Director , HGF Intellectual Property Specialist) New

(9-10 Feb 2018) 2 Days Workshop on Taking Med-Tech Startups Beyond Prototyping:Regulations, IP monetization & Funding New

(22 Jan 2018) Interaction with CTO of (International Health NGO): Praveen Raja, PhD, Vice President for Technology Development and Introduction

(20 Jan 2018) The Biotechnology Ignition Grant (BIG) Awareness Talk on Understand more about funding schemes and incubation facilities

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(13 May 2017, Dainik Jagran) CSIR - IITR: Technology Day New

(6 May 2017, Pune Mirror) Pune-based startups win big at Startup Bio event in Bangalore | Sakaal | Sakaal New

(29 April 2017, Pune Mirror) ENTER IRON MAN ORIGINAL

(March - April 2017, BCIL Newsletter) Workshop on Technology and Innovation Management: Key to Effective Commercialization

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  • Announcements

(1 Jan 2018) NIDHI Seed Support Scheme at Venture Center, Pune - Round 1 New

(1 Jan 2018) Current & recent openings New

(6 Dec 2017) BIRAC SEED Fund at Venture Center, Pune - Round 3

(5 Aug 2017) BIRAC SEED Fund at Venture Center, Pune - Round 2