About Us

Why MITAOE Entrepreneurial Development Foundation (EDF)?

We encourage and support students to opt entrepreneurship as a career opportunity and strengthen the student’s start-up at campus.


To be a leading contributor in the field of Incubation to cultivate, foster and stimulate the entrepreneurial aspirations and provide an ecosystem to create innovative, sustainable, profitable and job creating startups.


  • To encourage and support students and youngsters to opt for entrepreneurship as a career opportunity
  • To strengthen the students, alumni and local entrepreneurial ecosystem by providing the necessary information, knowledge, support, facilities and organise community-level programs and summit to develop the start-up culture
  • To connect the start-up aspirants with the respective domain experts, entrepreneurship mentors, consultants and investors
  • To work and network with various organizations in the field of entrepreneurial development

The journey of MITAOE Entrepreneurial Development Foundation started in 2018-19 with an objective of inculcating entrepreneurship and innovation culture amongst students at MITAoE campus. We are proud to share the achievements received just within 1.5 years, like Winner at NEC-2019, Startup Club Award, 'Band B Rank 26-50th' under the Self Finance Private Institute Category, in the ARIIA rankings, 11 teams have won ''Certified Potential Real Venture'' MITAOE got approval as a host institute for setting up Business Incubator under MSME-BI scheme, 4-Star performance in year 2019-20 at Institute Innovation Council (IIC) an Initiative of MHRD-GOI.

We act as an Incubation Center within the campus for the student start-ups, Currently 19 startups are working on their ideas and identified problems. Faculty Advisor and CEO, Mr. Tukaram Sonawane along with Incubation manager, Mr. Shailesh Bhokare is looking after the incubation and overall activities.

Under our entrepreneurship (e-Cell) umbrella, We have organized workshops, competitions, webinars, seminars on Innovation, IPR and startup to inspire students for entrepreneurial journey and startups. Programs such as Practice Venture (PV), Institution’s Innovation Council (IIC) and participation in competitions such as the National Entrepreneurship Challenge are a part of the functioning of e-Cell. Besides PV and IIC, e-Cell also conducts its own events with the support of Wadhwani Foundation. With collaboration of Wadhwani Foundation we have offered two courses for BTech programs such as a Basics of Entrepreneurship and Business Strategies.