Chandigarh, February 9, 2015: Entrepreneurship Development Cell UIET, Panjab University (PU) organised a three day entrepreneurship summit from 6 to 8 February, 2015.
PU Vice Chancellor, Prof Arun Kumar Grover presented the keynote address. He talked about the idea behind such an initiative, that is, to create a toolkit for the budding entrepreneurs for successful start-ups.
The Chief Guest, Dr. Yogesh Chawla, Director at PGI, Chandigarh, gave an inspiring speech on how the young innovators can lead the world to new horizons by giving many examples of young doctors and engineers working really hard in this field. Speakers like Sofi Zahoor, Yogesh Chawla and Peter Shaju discussed the necessary tools
in order to be a successful entrepreneur in their interactive sessions. The founders of Zupiterg (Avi Jain), Slum Soccer (Abhijeet Barse), Step Up Placements (Abhishek Updhayaya), Global success Foundation (Adwait Date) also shared their success stories with the audience.
Despite them, personalities like CP Vohra, Sukhmeet Singh and Pramod Lamba helped the audience learn a lot from them. While Avi jain had a webinar, the first day had one panel discussion and competitions like ‘Crowdothon’, ‘Get Them All’ and ‘Bid Your Own Company’ in which participants performed very enthusiastically.
On the second day, two panel discussions took place on the topics ‘Innovating
Healthcare’ and ‘A Tool for Successful Startups’. A webinar by Akhil Malik, Co- founder Zostel helped the participants to learn how age is no bar for realising one’s dreams.
Entrepreneurs like Monica gave participants the inspiration to make it large by following their passion. Sameer Guglani and Kunal Nandwani, founders of Morpheus and Utrade respectively, talked about ‘Product vs Team’. Competitions like ‘Run a Park’, ‘Extemplan’, ‘Wise Miser’ and ‘Creatour’ helped the participants win many cash prizes.
On the concluding day of the summit, DIG of Punjab Armed Forces Naunihal Singh shared his success story of being an entrepreneur in the police department. The talk sessions ended with the speech of the founder of SantaBanta.com, J.D. Ghai and after which Anirudh Balakrishnan led the session towards the closing ceremony by talking about 10,000 startups, an initiative of NASSCOM.
PU Vice Chancellor, Prof Arun Kumar Grover concluded the summit by giving a vote ofthanks to all those who helped organising the summit. The final day also had adeclamation contest in which students shared their views on the topic ‘Use of Technology and Innovation in Promotion of Good Governance’ and the flagship competition ‘Problemania 2.0, where people shared the ideas of having an extensive search of problems that require utmost attention’. (SK Vyas/Jalandhar)