"Hackers, designers, and young entrepreneurs gathered Wednesday in a conference hall usually reserved for dignitaries and diplomats at the United Nations in New York. The occasion? A kick-off for World Entrepreneurship Day, an event conceived of by college junior Lauren Amarante and her mentor Troy Byrd last year when they realized recognized days existed to honor everything from toilets (Nov. 19) to turtles (May 23) to tin cans (Jan. 19), but none existed to celebrate the people who make the U.S. economy tick.
World Entrepreneurship Day is the internationally recognized day for the celebration of entrepreneurship. It is celebrated on the second Friday of every April (this year being April 16th). YourStory organized the India leg of this event through an event in Bangalore yesterday.
The panelists ranged from first-time business-owners, such as Lev Ekster, who decided to abandon his legal training to sell cupcakes on the streets of New York, to serial entrepreneurs and investors, such as Esther Dyson and Marc Ecko. They shared fresh ideas, wisdom from their trades, futurist visions and investment dreams.