Deepak Ghaisas, the first Indian to receive the CFO Asia Award in 2001, launched the 'Startup India, Standup India' programme in Thane. The Thane arm of the ambitious flagship programme, which was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Independence Day last year, was inaugurated at the campus of Vidya Prasarak Mandal, an eminent city-based educational institution.
On the occasion, Ghaisas, who is the Chairman of Gencoval Strategic Services, guided the students on a number of aspects of entrepreneurship. He said that an entrepreneur must ask himself questions like whether his idea is noble, how it is better than those of others, if it is going to be of any use to the society, and whether there is a difference in his approach.
He also shared his views on disruptive innovation and delved in the meaning of 'going global', besides highlighting the need of introspection, saying it should not be an imposed quality. Vijay Bedekar, the Chairman of the VPM Trust, presided over the programme.
He stressed on the need of startups to create the right set of values in the market, and on multi-dimensional thinking. He opined that the current industrial and economic scenario in India makes it imperative for entrepreneurs to have a more dynamic and pragmatic approach.