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Ideation - Innovation - Incubation

Established in 2013, Entrepreneurship Development Cell (EDC) is one of the creative hubs of Parul University formed to support students and aspiring entrepreneurs in their entrepreneurial endeavors. EDC was established with an aim to foster the culture of Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in students and faculty members of the university. In 2015, the university registered a Section 8 company, Parul Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research Center (PIERC) as an incubator to formally extend its services and support to start-ups; from Idea Stage to Growth Stage. PIERC comprises a dedicated team of Incubation Managers and staff members that work towards developing the start-up and entrepreneurship ecosystem of the university and region. With the support from PIERC, a large number of entrepreneurs have successfully taken their startups to new heights.

Our Vision

To create a Startup Support System that enables 5% of our students to follow an entrepreneurial career and join the ranks of job creators, thereby contributing to the social and economic development of India.


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What we do at PIERC

Startup Counselling & Handhold Support

To ensure that whatever entrepreneurial idea is in the mind of the student directly meets the current needs of the world.

Access to Pre-Seed & Seed Grants & Funding Opportunities

Grants/Schemes, Private Seed, Angel & VC Funding, Short-term & Long-term Loans.

Co-working Space & Allied Resources

Flexi & Dedicated Work Desk, Meeting Lounges, Seminar Hall & Allied Resources.

Startup Programs

Uniquely designed programs to help students in their entrepreneurial journey - from idea to growth stage. Some programs are Incubation Program, Growthpad Program and Need-Based Support Program.

Product Development

Access to FABLAB and other prototyping facilities to help innovators bring their ideas into the real world.

Mentor Connect

Facilitating easy connection of vast & experienced pool of startup mentors and domain experts.

Startup Community Connect

Networking opportunities to connect with ecosystem stakeholders.

Startup Events

Access to various Startup Events, Startup Festival, Demo Days, Startup Expo, Idea pitching and E-Talks.


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Vadodara Start-up Festival


Vadodara Start-up Festival is here to achieve just that by providing a platform to network and learn from the leading Entrepreneurs and Mentors. It empower the entrepreneurship qualities as well as knowledge about start-ups in Students and give opportunities to new entrepreneurs.

A few people of integrity can go a long way.

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