IILM Institute for Higher Education organized the Entrepreneurship Conference on 4th December, 2015 at New Delhi. The conference focused on the theme “Start Up India”. The Conference was aimed at highlighting how entrepreneurship is becoming bolder and more dynamic than ever before and the growing numbers of young innovative minds who want to start ventures of their own.
Some of the eminent speakers included Dr. Ritesh Malik, Founder – Innov8 Creatives, Alive App; Mr. Sandeep Oberoi, General Manager - Philips Healthcare; Mr. Raghav Verma, Cofounder – Chaayos; Mr. Rahul Sethi, Founder – ladybush.com.
The Conference started with lighting of lamp by Dr. Ritesh Malik, Founder – Innov8 Creatives, Prof. Rakesh Chaudhary, Senior Director IILM; Prof. Shivani Teckchandany, Director IILM Gurgaon; and Mr. Sandeep Oberoi, General Manager, Philips Healthcare.
Welcoming the delegates, guests, students and faculty members, Dr. Smitha Girija, Director, IILM Institute for Higher Education, highlighted IILM’s role in promoting entrepreneurship. She spoke about “Ignite” – IILM’s Incubation Centre in IILM campus at Golf Course Road, Gurgaon. With an area of 30,000 square feet, this Incubation Centre is the largest in North India. IGNITE offers excellent support infrastructure, office back up, conference facilities, cafeteria, auditorium and ample parking. She highlighted that IILM makes every effort to serve as a platform which acts as an enabler in the promotion and commercialization of viable ideas of the budding entrepreneurs.
Speakers of the opening Plenary Session were Dr. Ritesh Malik, Founder – Innov8 Creatives, Alive App and Mr. Sandeep Oberoi, General Manager, Philips Healthcare. Dr. Ritesh Malik highlighted that Entrepreneurship is about passion and perseverance and encouraged them never to give up even if the start up fails in the few initial attempts. Mr. Sandeep Oberoi stressed that it’s not just innovative ideas that bring success to an entrepreneur but also the commercial packaging of the ideas. He mentioned that entrepreneurial skills are inbuilt in a person and with proper support and initiative, one can become a successful entrepreneur.
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