EVENTS OF EM17

Day1

Inaugration

Inaugration

April 2,2017

“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”. And indeed to seek this change the Marena auditorium glittered with budding aspirants as all of Sikkim had gathered to witness the Entrepreneurs’ Meet 2017.

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Panel Discussion

Panel Discussion

April 2,2017

The success of an economy depends on a number of social, economical and political conditions prevalent in the country. The first Panel discussion was hosted by ENTREPERNEUR’S MEET’17 on APRIL 2, 2017. The topic of the discussion was “IS SIKKIM READY FOR START-UPS?”

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Speaker Talk - Pankaj Thakar

Speaker Talk - Pankaj Thakar

April 2,2017

Entrepreneurship is like an explorer setting out on the voyage of the unknown. “Harvard defines entrepreneurship as the pursuit of opportunity beyond resources controlled,” began the founder of PAD-UP Ventures, Pankaj Thakkar.

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Panel Discussion

Panel Discussion

April 2,2017

Keep on going, and the chances are you will stumble on something, perhaps when you least expecting it. I never heard of anyone stumbling upon something sitting down.-Charles F. Kettering
second panel discussion for “Entrepreneurs Meet” saw the mentioned panelists discuss entrepreneurship in context to “The Road Not Taken”.

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B-Quiz

B-Quiz

April 2,2017

“The purpose of a quiz is not to shame or embarrass anyone, but to make sure that everyone is on the same page.” Sparing a thought for the knowledge seekers, the Entrepreneurs’ Meet team had organised a Business Quiz on the very first evening. With 6 teams of 2 members each who had managed to make through the prelims, the quiz had participants from SMIT, TNA, CAEPHT and ATTC School.

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Day2

Speaker Talk - Aman Kumar and Ranodeep Saha

Speaker Talk - Aman Kumar and Ranodeep Saha

April 3,2017

Failure is a part of innovation—perhaps the most important part. Day 2 started with talks from two young entrepreneurs who, still in their college days, have already established start ups that have done very well. The Guest Speakers of the day were Aman Kumar and Ranodeep Saha. After being felicitated with bouquets and khadas, they had a heart to heart talk with the audience about their life and how they came up to be where they are now.

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Speaker Talk - Vineet Singh

Speaker Talk - Vineet Singh

April 3,2017

“India is pacing rapidly toward making DIGITAL INDIA yet the card usage in India is still very low” says Vineet Singh, CBO of a Mobikwik facilitating online recharge and bill payment. He lucidly highlighted the demerit of using cash and termed it as ‘’cost of cash”. Even in today’s generation where banks resides only a mile away far, people still prefer to keep their money at home where they gain no interest at all. Moreover insecurities are also very high.

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Speaker Talk - Neeraj Gupta

Speaker Talk - Neeraj Gupta

April 3,2017

Questions from a variegated range of fields from mobile phones, brands, celebrity endorsement, cricket, Hollywood, Silicon Valley were thrown both to the audience and the ones facing the hot seat.

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Interaction with Speakers

Interaction with Speakers

April 3,2017

A single conversation across the table with a wise man is worth a month’s study of books! The interaction session between the dignitaries was a treat for the eyes. Moderated by Lalit Masta, few questions like “Where to invest? In marketing or in products?” were put before the panel.

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Panel Discussion

Panel Discussion

April 3,2017

ONLINE OR OFFLINE WHICH START-UP IS BETTER?
If one wants to establish a firm connect between E-commerce and the retail market, then we can say that the offline market is here to stay but so are the online markets, or is it not?

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Speaker Talk - Vibhore Sharma

Speaker Talk - Vibhore Sharma

April 3,2017

Sharing the invincible tale of the foundation of Naukri.com, Mr Vibhore Sharma began, “I am neither the founder nor the cofounder but have been with them for 16 years.” Naukri.com started in 1997 and its journey from a garage to the zenith of media and its story waited to inspire us. In 1999 with a bang in the ICICI venture, with 7.2 crore, the team got in place to hire people.

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Speaker Talk - Dr. Kumar Padmanabh

Speaker Talk - Dr. Kumar Padmanabh

April 3,2017

The 2nd eve of the Entrepreneur’s Meet ended with a bash as the lead scientist of Robert Bosch took over the dais. Over the many trending hot topics, he had chosen IOT or ‘Internet of things’ to speak on. Beaming with professionalism, Kumar sir was of the opinion “to be thorough with your homework before venturing out.” Talking of our nation, we were acknowledged that the first PhD in IOT was from India.

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Day3

Speaker Talk - Manish Maheshwari

Speaker Talk - Manish Maheshwari

April 4,2017

The gift of nature to this beautiful state of Sikkim never goes unnoticed by its visitors. Mr Maheshwari was no exception. Starting his speech in the local language of Nepali, he chose to quote Einstein, “education is the life-long process of learning.” Hailin from the sand-filled state of Rajasthan, his love for learning was an inheritance from his dad.

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Speaker Talk - Dekyi Gyatso and Reena Rai

Speaker Talk - Dekyi Gyatso and Reena Rai

April 4,2017

"The hands that rocks the cradle can rule the world" these aphorism have been surely proved true by many eminient women personalities who have come a long way to gain equal rights to their male counterparts .Today among these million inspiring ladies we are privileged to have the presence of Sikkim’s women entreperneurs,Reena Rai and Dekyi Yanchen D. Gyatso.

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Speaker Talk - Lalit Masta

Speaker Talk - Lalit Masta

April 4,2017

A die hard student of Manipal Institute of Technology, he began with nostalgia, “You can get out of MIT but can’t take MIT out of you, mighty, mighty MIT!”

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Deliberation of Local Entrepreneurs

Deliberation of Local Entrepreneurs

April 4,2017

“Successful entrepreneurs aren’t those who are making money! They are those who provide a new board on the street and those who looked at innovative ways to solve problems that nobody thought about!

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Speaker Talk - Sonam Wangchuk

Speaker Talk - Sonam Wangchuk

April 4,2017

Phunsuk Wangdu was a dreamer and a pioneer, rebelling against the societal standards of the system. This idolised character was inspired by Sonam Wangchuk, founding director of Educational and Cultural Movement of Ladakh. The final speaker for the Meet voices his opinion of the present education system as somewhat of a "carbon copy" left by the British. This imposed education system making little sense to the children of Ladakh, induces failures among them. Citing the system as the entity behind these failures, he was inspired to complete his engineering and yet not be another engineer in the crowd. He dreamt of an alternative world where we can start the next learning revolution.

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