Date: November 4, 2017
Venue: ITM Business School, Kharghar
ITM Business School in association with Higher Education Forum (HEF), Indian Merchants Chamber (IMC) and National Entrepreneurship Network (NEN) organised an Entrepreneurship Summit (E Summit) on 4th Nov 2017 at ITM Kharghar campus. It provided unique opportunity for the local business leaders and potential entrepreneurs to come together on a common platform. It hosted discussion opportunities for the participants to share and learn about the new age challenges of doing business.
E Summit 2017, a brain child of Dr. A. K. Sen Gupta – Founder HEF, hosted a plethora of opportunities for the budding entrepreneurs to understand the process of creating, developing and communicating the business ideas in to operational realities. The Summit also intended to facilitate development of a healthy ecosystem which in turn can boost essential factors like Innovation and New Business Idea, Financing and Sourcing Resources, Marketing and Promotion, Managing Growth and Succession Planning among others.
The Summit was inaugurated by Dr. Lakshmi Mohan- Deputy Director & Campus Head, ITM Business School, Kharghar. Dr. A. K. Sen Gupta – Founder HEF, highlighted the need and importance of the youth to pursue entrepreneurship. Dr. Lalit Kanodia– President – Indian Merchants Chamber, gave the keynote address and shared his valuable insights about the skills that are imperative for budding entrepreneurs to become successful.
This was followed by Panel discussions on ‘Idea Generation’ which brought successful entrepreneurs like Ms. Preeti Sharma Menon – Director – Vira Cabs, Mr. Anshu Jalora – Founder- Sciative Solutions, Ms. Bindu Menon – Alumni of ITM – Managing Partner of Pointblank Advertising Pvt. Ltd. And Mr. Raghunandan Jagdish – CEO – Nandan GSE Pvt. Ltd. on one platform. These stalwarts shared their stories of struggle and glory with the audience and guided the future entrepreneurs on building business ideas, goals and have a clearer vision of attaining the same. The Session Moderator was moderated by none other than Mr. R. K. Jain from Indian Merchant Chambers, Navi Mumbai.
The ‘Entrepreneurial funding’, Panel discussion was the next logical deliberation where the experts shared their experiences and views on the same and responded to audiences’ questions. The Panel comprised of Mr. Sachin Karnik- Finance Controller -ITM Group, Dr. Shariq Nisar- Head Centre for Alternative Finance- ITM Business School, Ms. Smedha Sarkar- Country Lead- Headstart and Dr. Jyotirmoy Das Gupta- Professor and Mentor (Financial Market- ITM Group). The Session was Moderated by young and dynamic entrepreneur – Mr. Nazim Sawant who is also the Founder of India Entrepreneurship Club
The Summit culminated with the workshop on “Idea Generation to B – Plan Workshop” for the students. It was conducted by esteemed master trainers (NEN Certified) Prof. Rakhi Sharma – Jai Hind College- Mumbai, Dr. Rashmi Gopinath- D Y Patil Institute of Management- Navi Mumbai. Prof. Dipanjay Bhalerao – Indira Institute of Business Management – Pune and Prof. Ismail – Symbiosis Institute of Technology, Pune.
The workshop was well received by 180+ audience comprising of cross section of students from various institutes / colleges across Mumbai.