Quiz on-campus prelims with Quiz master Mr. Kedar Sastry
Mantrana from Enspirit’13, the flagship annual entrepreneurship event witnessed a talk on the theme “Entrepreneurship Opportunities and Challenges in India” by speakers from the industry. Mr. Manish Agrawal, Director - Operations, Pilania Industries, emphasized on importance of the experience one gets on working in a start-up. He encouraged the future entrepreneurs to look for untapped markets. He told how the skills of people needed change from generalized to specialized as business grows.
Esteemed panelists launching Strive 4.0 (Operations magazine)
Mr. Pratik Singhi, CEO, Lakshya Consulting took the stage next. He focused on the significance of passion for one’s work and for fulfilling the needs and wants of the customers. He said that an entrepreneur should be ready to sustain himself/herself without profits. He laid more importance on the execution of the idea than the idea itself. He said, ”A mediocre idea executed perfectly is better than a perfect idea executed in a mediocre manner”.
Guests sharing their entrepreneurial experiences with students
Ms. Deepanjali Rao, Founder, Deepositive Foundation, stressed that at the end of the day it is you on whom everything depends. She took entrepreneurship to test the boundaries of what she could take up. She said that the 2nd year into a venture provides a reality check. Either the person becomes his/her idea or the victim of his/her idea. She laid importance on the fact that money alone should not be a driving force for a business.
Mr. Saumil Majumdar, Co-Founder, EduSports, gave his insights in the form of 10 things he wished someone told him before he started. He explained the vitality of asking Why Not? He further elaborated on the remaining things on his list which included Consumer Insight, Serendipity, Leverage, Commit, Stamina, Don’t Give up and It’s not about the money. He concluded by asking the participants to enjoy their entrepreneurship experience and gain the maximum out of it.
The session provided different perspectives and opened new dimensions for the participants.
|Students sharing their business plans and clarifying |
their doubts in entrepreneurship
Another blockbuster event was Seeker, the online treasure hunt which was back with a bang in its second season this year. The participants were to proceed across each level by solving the clues given online. The 2 day online treasure hunt saw participation from various colleges across the globe like London Business School, University of Arkansas, University of Hensilki, Finland andIIM-A, to name a few. The event tested the persistence, knowledge and smartness of the participants who were busy flexing their grey cells to crack the clues. The winner was Umang Agarwal from IIM Raipur.
The exuberance of the first day of Equinox’13 could be felt in the IIM Raipur Campus where the students had enriching entrepreneurship sessions and engrossing quizzing sessions.