XSeed, the idea and initiative cell of XIMB organized "Kickstart- Entrepreneurship Awareness Drive 2016" on July 10, 2016. The drive aims to raise awareness about entrepreneurship amongst the students to encourage them to turn their dreams into reality. The speakers for the occasion were Mr. Rajesh Panda, MD- Corporate Gurukul, Mr. Manish Harodia, Co-founder- Dream Wallets and Mr. Ankur Mathur, Co-founder- Socrates Foundation for Enhanced Living in India. Dr. Partha Sarithi Mishra, IAS and MD of Odisha Small Industries Corporation Ltd was the special guest for the event.
Mr. Rajesh Panda, the first speaker of the day spoke about the entitlement mindset of B-school students who feel it is the responsibility of their college to make sure they get jobs. He warned the students that entrepreneurship is not for everyone but once they set their mind to something they should do it. "When you think of a business plan, think globally. You are heading the world", he advised the audience.
Mr. Ankur Mathur, the next speaker said "Entrepreneurs are not risk seekers, they are risk mitigators.” He emphasized that venture capitalists want to invest in people and not in ideas. He also warned budding entrepreneurs to be flexible as they will go through a number of changes from the initial idea to the final product.
Mr. Manish Harodia motivated students by telling them that they will not learn unless they fail. "Aptitude may be homogenous but attitude is what will set you apart" he said, stressing on the importance of having the right attitude. He also said that MBA jargonizes students a lot.
Dr. Partha Sarithi Mishra, the special guest for the event encouraged the aspiring entrepreneurs of the state and spoke about the "Odisha Youth Innovation Fund", a scheme started to motivate and encourage young minds for innovative ideas and entrepreneurship.
The event concluded with a vote of thanks, given by Miss. Sakshi Julka, member of XSeed.
Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar (XIMB) was established 28 years ago. XIMB is now Flagship School of Xavier University Bhubaneshwar (XUB). XUB was established in accordance with the Xavier University Act 2013 and was inaugurated on the 7th of July 2014. The University is India’s first digital University and an institution of higher learning for imparting professional and technical education. Counted among the leading management institutions in the country, XIMB has been awarded A*** grading by CRISIL. The B school offers 2 years full time Post graduate programme in Management and Post graduate Programme in Human Resource Management.
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