The 3rd Entrepreneur Summit 2016 was organized at Dr. Gaur Hari Singhania Institute of Management & Research, in collaboration with TiE-UP (The Indus Entrepreneurs- Uttar Pradesh Capter). The theme of the summit was “Empowering Young Entrepreneurs for Growth” which Focussed on making young Entrepreneurs stronger and confident for doing business.
Dr. (Prof.) Rakesh Premi, in his welcome address delivered by Mr. Devendra Jaiswal "on his behalf", commended the association between TiE-UP and GHSIMR- and association which is seeing its third summit being organised today. He said that the TiE’s mission is to nurture entrepreneurship globally through networking, mentoring, and education. The role of GHS-IMR is to mentor future managers through quality education and guidance. The similarity of the interest has seen the partnership between the two grow in leaps and bounds, over the years and will continue to flourish ever.
The program started with inaugural speech of Mr. R.K. Agarwal.In his speech he told that “Youth entrepreneurship is high on the political agenda, under “make in India” program as a means to boost competitiveness and employment. Young entrepreneurs have potential to build a new economic dynamics, generating growth and jobs.
The inaugural session was followed by speech of Mr. Sumit Agarwal, Director, MLA Group of Industries. Mr. Agarawal who is an activist and crusader for nation building and the founder of Kasauti (a consortium of NGOs formed to clean and answerable politics). He, in his speech talked about the role of a common man in nation building, multi-tasking, work life balance and pursuing one’s dreams. The message was delivered through slide presentation which was based on his book titled “The Four Patriots”. After that there was speech of Ms. Kristen Kagetsu, Co-Founder, Saathi Pads gathered attention of the audience..
The pre-lunch session was for panel discussion with Mr. Amit Tiwari, CEO, M.K.T Software Pvt. Ltd., as the moderator, Mr. Om Shanker Dubey, Director, Nadine Healthcare, Mr. U.C. Shukla, Director, MSME, Mr. Amit Gupta, Fonder, Inertial Elements. The theme for Panel Discussion was “Opportunities and threats for start Ups in Tier 2 Cities”. The panel discussed that the smaller cities have smaller talent pools, thus scaling up of the business scope can be challenging. The discussion saw an intelligent dissemination of ideas from Panel experts, and an equal participation from the audience.
The post lunch session started with introduction of Young Entrepreneurs Ms. Rohini Vij Khattar, Founder, NutSpace EdTech Pvt. Ltd. and Ms. Vandana Mathur, Co-Owner, Perfect Point. They shared their experiences, problems faced and how they had overcome the hurdles. The young audience were all ears for them.
The evening session was inaugurated with the lighting of ceremonial lamp by Chief guest Dr. B.V. Phani, Professor IIT Kanpur, Mr. R. K. Agarwal, President TiE-UP, and Dr. (Prof.) Rakesh Premi, Director.
The evening session saw speech by the Chief Guest, Dr. B. V. Phani. According to him it is the right time to engage in business/start-ups as entrepreneurs are the ‘spark plug’ which will transform the economic scene of growing economy like India.
The program ended with the vote of thanks by the Prof. Monika Srivastava, Faculty, GHS-IMR.
Shrestha, student of 1st year, said she was very much motivated by the thoughts shared by the entrepreneurs and now wishes to become her own boss by starting her business.