Startup Workshop for Rural Students at ASBM
Asian School of Business Management (ASBM), Bhubaneswar conducted Entrepreneurship Skill Development Workshop on 10th 11th and 12th Dec 2015 at ASBM Campus in collaboration with Utkal Chamber of Commerce and Industries and WTC, Bhubaneswar. The Bhubaneswar chapter of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE), mentor
partner associated with ASBM in guiding the startups for future venture with institutional partners Entrepreneurship Cell of IIT Kharagpur and Centurion University. It was the sincere effort from the Coordinator of EDC cell Prof.Dr.Saikat Gochhait in designing the workshop to assist students with rural background from different institutes like Centurion
University, Affinity B School, KIIT and ITER and Startups considering starting their own business or have started and are looking to connect with like-minded entrepreneurs and ways to improve on their business plans. It covered three basic themes on Tourism, Agri-Business and Service as a major plus for the workshop attendees of rural At the inauguration of the workshop with floral speech by Shri.Debasish Biswas , Country Head of Chartered Institute of Accountant Management focused on “Students need to focus on the out of box thought process in creating long term enterprises”
followed by welcome speech by ASBM, EDC-Chairman Prof.Dr.Biswajeet Pattanayak to all 72 Students with rural background from Agri Business department of Centurion University, Affinity Business School, KIIT, ITER along with the NGO’s ,Startup group from Bhubaneswar and ASBM startup alumni’s. Followed by Shri.Sandeep Agarwal, MD
of Swadist Group sharing the experiences as an entrepreneur needs to be having passion and attitude in opting the next career option as Entrepreneurship. The speakers in the technical session for the theme on Tourism on 10th Dec 2015 were, Ms. Sanghamitra Jena, Founder of Nature Camp only women entrepreneur in Odisha in tourism motivated the student participants on Entrepreneurship as career never talks on gender inequality and shared the experiences that made her to be successful Women-prenuer. Post lunch session interaction with Shri Srikant Mishra, Director of Travel Club India with words of inspiration for budding student entrepreneurs: “small initiatives from tour operators can show that if you have the will power and passion, then you can actually win over the hearts of international tourists and they would certainly come to Session followed with speech by Dr.Sibasish Mishra joint secretary of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) Bhubaneswar, on the draft Startup policy for providing funds for youth entrepreneurship those who want to start their own business in Odisha. Last Session of the day one on managing finance with Shri Raja Narayan Tripathy, CA,
Founder of Tripathy & Co, how an youth rural entrepreneurs need the prepare their business ideas with formulated budgeting for final approval for venture funds.The speakers in the technical session for the theme on Agri-Business on 11th Dec 2015 were Shri Sushanta Khutia, IIM Ahmadabad Alumni, is a new age entrepreneur shared his passion in taking up Agri-business venture in Odisha as best career option in life.The post lunch session workshop followed with an intensive Business Model Canvas training programme conducted by Prof.Dr.Saikat Gochhait for rural students who want to start their own enterprise. Last Session of the day two on managing finance with Shri Santanu Sarma Barua, from SIDBI on the initiatives undertaken for promoting youth entrepreneurship in the state for starting a business with website link (http://smallb.sidbi.in/).The Speakers in the technical session for the theme on Service on 12th Dec 2015 were Shri, Subhra Subhangini Swain from Dishaapro on the role of the digital marketing in the enterprises in promoting their business online.The post lunch session speech by Shri Saumyajit Guha, CEO of Calcutta Angels Network on how rural youth startups can be outsourced to the right investors for startup funds in establishing a enterprises. Followed with an inspirational speech by Local youth Startup and ASBM’s Alumni Startup with 22bikes venture in Bhubaneswar.
Last session of the day three concluded with prize and certificate distribution to the best startup ideas based on the technology, social and service based propositions selected by Calcutta Angels Network our venture partner.
The workshop with Dishaapro, SC Next, Swadist, TATWA and Nature Camp were official partners. Entrepreneurship Cell of IIT, Kharagpur and Centurion University were Institutional partner where as LEDMAC as international Incubator Partner. Kaivalya Vichar Seva Samiti and Back to Village were NGO Partner. Ennovent, TiE Bhubaneswar and the Mentopreneurs were mentorship partner with Unitus Seed Fund and Calcutta Angels as Venture Partner and the Media partner was Prameya News7.