IFMR, Chennai to hold entrepreneurship summit ‘Strides 09’ on Oct 30

27th Oct 2009
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The Institute of Financial Management Research (IFMR), Chennai, is holding its inaugural national-level entrepreneurship summit ‘Strides 09’ on 30 October. The event is a unique initiative by The Entrepreneurship Club and The Colloquium Committee of IFMR. This event at the MBA school will consist of panel discussions and talks, featuring young and seasoned entrepreneurs, social entrepreneurs and other personalities who have made their mark in their areas of expertise.


The following eminent personalities from the business world would share their thoughts with the students of the MBA school: Manish Tripathi, Honorary Director, Mumbai Dabbawalas; Akhila Srinivasan, Managing Director, Shriram Investments Ltd; Richa Pande Mishra, CEO and Founder, eJeevika; Prof. Bobby Srinivasan, President, IFMR; Shreekant Jha, MD, PJ Commodity Ventures; Venkat Subramanian, Matchbox Solutions; Vijay Kamalakara, Director, Story Trails; Rama Rao, Managing Director, Spark Capital; Jayadev Gopalkrishnan, Senior VP - Retail Education, Manipal K12 Education; Venugopal Sanjeevi, Director, e-logistics; Sriram Ayer, CEO & Founder, Nalandaway Foundation; C. R. Rajan, President-Strategy, Murugappa Group.


Every successful entrepreneurs journey as a business leader is indeed an inspiring one. At the same time there are many young minds who want    to to make a difference and be job providers, at a time where the mass heads to be job seekers. Strides aims at bringing together these two groups and provide a forum for knowledge transfer and discussion. This daylong event consists of panel discussions and talks featuring young and seasoned entrepreneurs, social entrepreneurs and other personalities who have made their own mark.


This is an initiative to inspire young people to embrace innovation, imagination and creativity; to think big, to turn their ideas into reality, to make their mark.


Following the objective of encapsulating journeys to success, the day long summit will comprise of 3 sessions, divided based on the following;


1. Choose: When is the right time to be an entrepreneur and which field/sector should one choose?


2. The Big Idea and the Start (Panel Discussion): What efforts are needed to start up, difficulties one can face, and most importantly identifying the spark to form the flames entrepreneurship?


3. Developing and Sustaining (Panel Discussion): Insights on importance of innovation, planning for growth, difficulties one may face and certain innovations that companies are presently carrying out. Also the importance of sustaining the aforementioned.

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