Entrepreneurship summit at IIM Shillong

Entrepreneurship summit at IIM Shillong
Conclave on The Young Entrepreneurs underway.
SHILLONG, FEB 23 | Publish Date: 2/23/2020 12:23:20 PM IST

E-Cell, the entrepreneurship cell of IIM Shillong, conducted Emerge, the annual flagship entrepreneurship summit of IIM Shillong. Celebrating the entrepreneurial spirit of the managers of tomorrow, the eighth edition of Emerge was conducted on February 22 and 23. 

 A press release by IIM Shillong stated that, professor D.P. Goyal, Director, IIM Shillong, in his address in the opening ceremony, rekindled the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship in the participants. “As a B-School we realize that it is not enough to only develop managers, but entrepreneurs and job providers who are ready to innovate, to grasp the opportunities and remain ready to face the challenges.Entrepreneurship is a mindset,” he remarked.

The inauguration was followed by panel discussions with eminent entrepreneurs from across the country centering around the themes of “Hospitality landscape in North East” and “The Young Entrepreneurs” which gave the participants a perspective on how to counter impediments, failures and challenges and look for opportunity in their entrepreneurship journey. 

Speakers included Prashant Rao Aroor, CEO, IintelliStay Hotels, Larsing Ming Sawyan, MD, The Centre Point Group, Soumya Dutta, Founder Hatke Stays, Girish Ahirwar, Serial Entrepreneur, Amit Gautam, CEO & Founder Pasito Industries, Gursakhi Lugani, CEO Nakhrewali, Vandeep Singh, CFO & Strategic Advisor GBFK Fashion, and Ridhinil Roy, CEO NE8X.

Gunajit Brahma, a national award-winning serial entrepreneur, who conducted a workshop on ‘Essentials for Business Success,”  talked about the vital elements indispensable in one’s quiver to carve a successful business career .The event was also participated by college students  from Shillong.

On the second day , the coveted “Best Manager” competition was organized. The competition, through three phases of grueling case analysis, presentation and interview, checked the mettle of the participants. 

The two day event may be said concluded with the whole of IIM Shillong experiencing the spirits of entrepreneurship, innovation and aspiration, the release added.

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