This national level conference will be an exclusive platform for highlighting the major aspects of entrepreneurship in India and an opportunity for bringing together the entrepreneurial passion of the country.
The two-day mega event would focus on the entrepreneurial growth and new business opportunities in a wide range of domains. Giving insights about the event, Franchise India’s President Mr. Gaurav Marya said,“This is the century of entrepreneurship in a way the history of the world has never before seen. All the forces, including a global economy, advancements in technology and 24X7 communications, are aligned for a massive explosion of entrepreneurship. I can think of thousands of projects across various industry verticals which will go on to become global businesses. However, moving from idea to implementation necessitates a fundamental understanding of what it takes to get a business off the ground. Thus, we have launched Entrepreneur India 2011 as a platform which will draw on entrepreneurial leadership across multiple disciplines to deepen the understanding of innovation in entrepreneurship. Through this event, budding entrepreneurs will learn about the basics of creating a company or a product and how to take full advantage of various opportunities to make their initiative a success.”
The fabric of the conference is woven around 7 I’s which are critical to the lifecycle of entrepreneurship right from a startup to becoming a world-class organization. These 7 I’s are Inspire, Ideate, Individual, Incubate, Innovate, Invest and Internationalize. At Entrepreneur India 2011, discussions will be held on vital topics like From Idea to Launch: Getting Product Development Right; From Corporate Intra-preneurship to Entrepreneurship-Equating for Return on time & Return on Investment; Social Entrepreneur: The new catchphrase in business-“do well by doing good”; Early Stage Hand Holding & Funding–What it can do for young business; Fostering a culture of innovation & Execution in a growing organization; How investor networks operate and how they put deals together; Building cross-cultural competence: Global & Glocal strategies; Challenges in family businesses–Managing Generation shift; The legal Fabric of Alliances, M&As & JV’s, etc.
The key speakers for this interactive forum include Mr. R. Sriram (Co-Founder, Next Practice Retail & Charter Member, TiE Mumbai), Mr. Harish Bijoor (Brand–Expert & CEO, Harish Bijoor Consults Inc.), Mr. D.K. Jain (Chairman, Luxor Group), Mr. Ashutosh Garg (Founder & CMD, Guardian Pharmacy), Mr. Yogesh Bansal (Founder & CEO, ApnaCircle.com), Mr. Pavan Vaish (CEO, IBM Daksh), Ms. Ameera Shah (CMD, Metropolis Healthcare Ltd.), Dr. Chandan Chaterjee (Chairman, Centre for Entrepreneurship Development) among others. Entrepreneur India 2011 will create opportunities for entrepreneurs to network, build alliances, and learn about new products, services and future trends that can be put into action. The event will consist of interactive sessions, leadership round-tables and career workshops bringing together the top Management of Retail, FMCG, Education, IT, F&B, Healthcare & Wellness companies, women entrepreneurs, corporate professionals looking at entrepreneurial ventures, business management & financial consultants, business analysts & rating firms, banks & financial institutions, technology firms catering to SME businesses, business growth solution organizations, trade commissions and business associations.
An important part of this occasion, whose knowledge partners are Entrepreneur India Advisors and NASSCOM Emerge Forum, will be the country’s most prestigious awards in the Entrepreneur sector - Entrepreneur India Awards 2011. These awards aim to recognize and felicitate achievers, innovators and suppliers who have contributed significantly towards the development of entrepreneurship in India. In all, there are 17 award categories spanning across different business sectors. The event will also comprise of an exhibition where entrepreneurs will showcase their brand to the world of business.