Jamshedpur, Nov. 1: The Students’ Entrepreneurship Cell at XLRI organised “IdeaKon,” a speaker series-cum-networking event on entrepreneurship on Sunday to motivate students to know the challenges of the field and take up the ‘road not taken’.
IdeaKon, an interactive event comprised speaker sessions conducted by entrepreneurs, wherein enlightening the audience about their exciting journeys, with an audience-to-startup networking session, followed by a “Startup-to-Startup Networking Session.”
The purpose behind this is to bring variety to the platform and facilitate healthy discussion. To encourage the student fraternity at XLRI, the rounds also have an elevator pitch session that will be running parallel to the aforementioned networking sessions.
“The objective behind Ideakon which is on its second year is to bring variety to the platform and facilitate healthy discussion. To encourage the student fraternity at XLRI and whoever may be interested in starting their own business,” said Ankit Mittal, an XLRI student from the Student Entrepreneurship Development Cell.
The speakers for IdeaKon included Dhaval Shah, Pharmeasy; Jaspreet Singh Saluja, founder, Housing.com, Ravi Shankar Mishra, founder, Medinfi healthcare; Sharad Kumar, founder, Fashionove and Ayaan Chawla, founder and CEO of Asian Fox Developments.
About 40 students have already shown an interest in being part of the process. They would be looking forward to a structured and guided internship with challenging work.
“Our initiatives have always had an enthusiastic response from the batch. Students believe in contributing to society. Most have volunteered for and worked with NGO’s in the past. Many actually plan to work for or start social organizations in the future.
Their fields of interest range from education and women’s welfare to community development and the environment. They are interested in seeing how their managerial skills can be applied in the social context in these sectors,” noted an official of XLRI.