Date: 13th August, 2016.
Venue, Innov8 Coworking Space, Chandigarh.
Job seekers can be job creators, and for that you don’t need any financial investment, but a brilliant idea. If you have that one idea, it can do wonders for you, and can make your journey towards becoming a successful entrepreneur a smooth sail.
Prominent startups of city and other experts came together for a free mentoring of wannabe entrepreneurs. Over 100 college and university students from city, and Punjab today got lessons in a day-long workshop, ‘Entrepreneurship Vibes‘ held at Innov8, a co-working space for startups in Industrial Area Phase I here.
The students came from Chitkara University, Chandigarh University, Panjab University and GGDSD College, Sector 32 here. Students of different colleges of Ludhiana were also a part of the day-long mentoring sessions at the co-working space.
Key speakers were Akshay Ahuja, Founder, RoboChamps, Ajay Deep, Founder, Chandigarh Metro, Divya Kothari & Heema Singla, Co-Founders, Techcronies, Manish Kumar, Founder, MobiProbe, Sulakshna Bramta, Media Strategist and Motivational Speaker. Vineet Khurana, VP, Operations at Chandigarh Angel Network (CAN) and Dr Madhuri Sharma, Associate Director at Chitkara University – Centre for Entrepreneurship Education and Development (CEED) were guest speakers and also held sessions with the students.
Akshay Ahuja, Founder Director RoboChamps India, while interacting with students said, “The Prime Minister Narendra Modi initiated Startup India, and we should take it forward by promoting the initiative and build a community of entrepreneurs. There is hexagonal topography, a study done by the World Bank shows that if we go back by 20 years, people were making use of products made in the US and this trend shifted to Made in China but the study further adds, it will shift to Made in India in the coming 2 to 3 years because 60 percent of population in India is youth and there not as many jobs and the only way is to become entrepreneurs.”
This 23 year old engineer has an ambition is life, not to be a successful professional, as any one of his age would have, but to bring about a change in the education system of the country. Akshay Ahuja who had come up with a robotics training startup last year, wants slum children to also get an experience of startup culture.