X-SEED, the Entrepreneurship Cell of Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar (XIMB), hosted its first annual National Entrepreneurship Summit- Ignite 2013 here on Sunday.
The summit saw enthusiastic participation from students of XIMB and other local Institutes as well as Local entrepreneurs.
Speaking on the occasion, Prof. Rajeev Roy, Associate Professor at IIM Raipur, talked about the country’s need for entrepreneurs and the numerous opportunities that are about to come the students’ way in the next two decades. “We are always hearing stories of entrepreneurs with no formal education, who have made it big in the world”, Roy said adding one should acquire the basics of business education and skills to think and analyse situations in a business context better.
Ms. Sanghamitra Jena, a local entrepreneur and Founder of Eastern Treasure India Tours, spoke about confidence and idea as the key for one in making him/her as a good entrepreneur. “One has to be determined and willing to stay the course no matter how hard the journey is and how many obstacles one faces. A good entrepreneur learns how to create demand for their product or service but success takes time and patience is a virtue that we must all cultivate in ourselves,” she said.
The event ended with a rousing question and answer session where speakers answered questions on the kinds of difficulties faced by young entrepreneurs, the scope of various sectors and even the choice between completing education and dropping out to chase one’s dreams.
Rajnish Menon, Director of Start ups-DPE, Microsoft, and Ayaskanta Mohanty, Managing Director, TATWA Technologies Ltd,were present on the occasion.