IdeaKon ’15

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XLRI Jamshedpur, 1st November 2015: Entrepreneurship Cell, XLRI a student run body dedicated to promoting entrepreneurship among the masses organized Ideakon’15, a Speaker Series cum networking event on 1st November with the aim of bringing the real life stories of startup founders to the campus. The primary purpose was to give an exposure of the life of entrepreneurs to students and give them a platform to interact with them to encourage entrepreneurship as a possible career option.

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The speaker series started off with the opening ceremony at 2 PM with abrief introduction of the speakers, a panel of successful start-up entrepreneurs who have already made an impact in the world of entrepreneurship. Speaker panel included Ayaan Chawla (Founder & CEO – Asian Fox Developments), Ravi Shankar Mishra (Co-Founder & CEO, Medinfi Healthcare), Sharad Kumar (Co-Founder & Director at Fashionove.com), Dr. Dhaval Shah (Founder – PharmEasy) and Jaspreet Singh Saluja (Founding member of housing.com). Prabal Sen, the faculty advisor of E-Cell, XLRI welcomed the speakers and triggered a start to an insightful talk and speaker-series on entrepreneurship. The session had a broad spectrum of topics and variety of subjects, aimed at enlightening the audience about their exciting journeys from the seed stage to the growth stage and the difficulties they faced and how they dealt with it. The speakers represented diversified background like ecommerce, agriculture, pharmacy etc.

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Speakers covered questions like why one should chose entrepreneurship and why one shouldn’t. Most of them gave the message of learning from failures and adding value to the society. The speaker series spanning 2 hours, ended with the felicitating the speakers with a token of appreciation. This was followed by an audience to speaker networking event where audience members had a discussion with speakers on their journeys, or to validate their idea or to ask for the right direction and starting steps.

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