New Delhi, November: The much awaited National Entrepreneurship day was successfully celebrated at MSME-DI, Cannaught Place on November 9. The event was organized by MSME-DI, New Delhi in collaboration with Indian Entrepreneurs Club (IEC) in an effort to supplement the startup ecosystem.
National Entrepreneurship Day was celebrated to recognize and felicitate the outstanding efforts by entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship ecosystem builders. The celebration was held to bring together young minds and encourage more of entrepreneurship amongst the youth. Eminent personalities like Dr. H.P Kumar, Chairman, MSME Committee, PHD Chamber & Author “Startup India Tool Kit”, Shri Vijay Kumar, Director, MSME, Shri Arun Bhardwaj, Author- The Xtraordinary Entrepreneur graced the event.
‘The Government has taken a lot of initiatives to promote entrepreneurship amongst the people and particularly youth.However youth is not aware of such schemes therefore this event has been organized to create awareness ’, said Vijay kumar, Director, MSME DI.
‘A large number of young people generally remain unaware about the possibilities of starting new business enterprise as a career option for lack of suitable ideas and wherewithal. They need mentoring and information about choosing a business project and completing all required procedures to start a new business enterprise. Therefore such interactive awareness programs need to be organized regularly said Dr H P Kumar, Former Chairman NSIC & Author of ‘The START UP GUIDE’’. He also shared the features of The STARTUP GUIDE which has 101 profitable business ideas and renders complete mentoring to new entrepreneurs for preparing a business plan and giving all required information about a project including marketing potential, infrastructure, plant machinery and equipment, capital investment, working capital and financial outcomes etc.
‘The entrepreneurship ecosystem has grown by leaps and bounds in the past few years and will continue to do so in the near future. IEC plays an important role in connecting college youth with important stake holders in startup eco-system said Raj K Pathak, Chairperson, Delhi-NCR, India Entrepreneurs Club.
Satyam Sikarwar, Managing Director, SAP Infra Technologies and one of the speaker shared his entrepreneurial journey on how he started with just Rs 20,000 nine years back and today his group companies has an annual turnover of Rs 25 Crores. He has never taken a bank loan nor has applied for any Govt scheme. He felt that such awareness programs can help startups take advantage of attractive schemes and grow their business faster.
The event was attended by 70 young men and women coming from different walks of life including college students, Heads of Entrepreneurship Cell of select Colleges and even few startups.
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