CHM Incubation Centre


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About CHM Incubation Centre

HSNCB’s Smt. CHM College, one of the prominent colleges affiliated to the University of Mumbai, is proud to establish “CHM Incubation Centre” (CIC) to enable learners with entrepreneurship and innovation driven activities. The centre was officially launched on 31st august, 2019. The centre aims at developing business acumen among the learners, staff and community in general. The centre also endeavours at launching successful startups with industry linkages. Today, it’s not possible to imagine an educational institution without laboratory, library or sports ground. In the fast changing competitive world, incubation centre has the same relevance. CIC helps the students in creating a business idea and converts them into actual application i.e. a business solution through innovation.

Mission and Vision

  • To create an entrepreneurial mindset among the students.
  • To facilitate creation, transfer and application of knowledge and ideas.
  • To incubate and support innovative ideas to enact wealth and employment action through successful startups
  • To provide a platform for speedy commercialization of products or services developed by new entrepreneurs.

Designing a platform for fostering innovation and facilitate budding entrepreneurs to convert their innovative ideas through business acumen into viable business solutions along with creating the synergy between academia and industry to create the entrepreneurial culture and the ecosystem.

Broad thrust areas of functioning:

CIC works in following domains to promote entrepreneurship and start-up culture in the institution.

(1) Creating Entrepreneurial Mindset: through Seminars and Talks on Entrepreneurship Development

(2) Business Planning Framework: Conducting Sessions on Writing Business Plans and Competition on Business Plan making

(3) Interaction with Industry Experts

(4) Forming Startups, Encouraging institutional innovation projects and implementing Students’ Learn & Earn Projects

Incubation Centre Team

The Core Team

Dr. Sunil LalchandaniCoordinator
Dr. Kajal BhojwaniMember
Dr. Hitasha RohraMember
Dr. Nilanjana KarMember
Ms. Sitara MenonMember

Screening & Evaluation Committee for Evaluating Startups Proposals

Dr. Sunil LalchandaniChairperson
Dr. Bhavna BinwaniMember
Dr. Kajal BhojwaniMember
Mr. Umesh TayadeMember (Industry Expert – Manufacturing) (Chairman, AAMA)
Mr. Vicky ShivnaniMember (Industry Expert – Retail & E-Commerce Operations)
Mr. Hitesh AswaniMember (Industry Expert – Marketing)
Mr. Anil RochlaniMember (Industry Expert – Funding & Banking Operations)

Broad categories of the activities:

Following Activities were conducted in the Academic Years 2019-20 and 2020-21:

Year 2019-20

(1) Entrepreneurship Development Workshop in association with ISME Business School, Mumbai on 21st August, 2019

(2) Formal Launching of CHM Incubation Centre on 31st August, 2019

(3) Bootcamp on Business Plan and Business Model Canvas 15th January, 2022

(4) E-Summit 2020, 29th February, 2020

Year 2020-21

(1) Bootcamp on Entrepreneurial Thinking in association with ISME Business School, Mumbai, 24th February, 2021

(2) Seminar on Women Entrepreneurship: Journey from Kitchen to Corporate, 8th March, 2021

(3) Business Plan Competition on 31st March, 2021

(4) E-Summit 2.0 on 22nd May, 2021

Year 2021-22

(1) Skill Development Workshop on Entrepreneurship, 1st December, 2021

(2) Seminar on Start-ups & their Success, 4th December, 2021

(3) Boot-camp on Entrepreneurial Thinking, 15th January, 2022

(4) E-Summit 3.0 on 5th February, 2022

(5) Women’s Day Celebration with Women Entrepreneurs, 8th March, 2022

Projects Executed under CHM Incubation Centre:

Business Projects

1. Buns & Wraps: A food joint launched by Mr. Sanjay Holani at Colaba Causeway, Sotuh Bombay.

2. Meher Foods: Manufacturing Unit producing confectionery products, involved in B2B segment; launched by Akash Jashnani

3. Amore Events: Event Management Startup launched by Ms. Tanya Motiramani

Institutional Innovation Project

1. Online Teachers’ Log book conceptualized by Ms. Tanya Motiramani

Learn & Earn Projects:

1. CHM Nursery, executed by students of Botany department

2. Mushroom Cultivation Centre, executed by students of Botany Department