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SREC Entrepreneurs Summit with Alumni

The Prize winners of SREC Hackathon

The Prize winners of SREC Hackathon

“SREC Entrepreneurs Summit” (SES) was organized by Sri Ramakrishna Engineering College. SREC Alumni Association jointly organized the event with SREC Business Incubator and SREC Centre for Innovation.

Mr.Ranganath Thota, Founder & CEO, Fueladream.com from Bangalore inaugurated the summit and spoke about the importance of Crowd Funding in market place for people and organization that aim to raise funds for creative ideas, causes, charities etc. He also shared the business categories in the B2C space and steps involved in launching new products. He shared the creative solutions to complex issues and to ramp new business.

Mentoring support was provided by Mr.S.Manikandan, MD-Miltex Engineers, Spero E-Bike, Coimbatore and Mr.Karthikeyan Jawahar, Director, Karma Innovation & Solution Pvt. Ltd, Coimbatore. Mr.S.Manikandan shared the thoughts on e-mobility thought process and the opportunities towards the natural fibers, renewable energy & storage. Mr.Karthikeyan spoke about the key skill sets on strategic planning, product development, quality, reliability and financial wellness Entrepreneurship.

During the interaction, the mentors shared their views regarding the importance of having a Vision and the need to have thirst of scalability of business operations.

Sri.R.Vijayakumhar, Managing Trustee, SNR Sons Charitable Trust presided over the function. Dr.N.R.Alamelu, Principal outlined the importance of Alumni Interaction and the steps taken by the Alumni Association, Centre for Innovation and Business Incubator for contributing the entrepreneurial spirit among the students. Ms.J.S.Shanthini, President/SREC Alumni Association, welcomed the gathering.

The event was mainly organized for bringing together the alumni entrepreneurs and the students aspiring to become entrepreneurs under single platform. 75 alumni entrepreneurs participated in the event. The alumni entrepreneurs have showcased their products in stalls. Around 2000 student visitors visited the stalls. The alumni entrepreneurs provided a two minutes introductory pitch about their ventures. This provided the platform for the students to understand their business and also enabled networking interaction among the alumni entrepreneurs. One important outcome of the introductory pitch was understanding the requirement of alumni entrepreneurs resulting in project/product internship opportunities for the students. The students also listened to the success stories which provided additional motivation and inspiration to become entrepreneurs.

During the summit, the students of SREC proposed their ideas “Spark the Fire-Students Ideation Contest” to the Entrepreneurs. Finally Mr.B.Mohankumar, Joint Secretary/SREC Alumni Association & the Coordinator of the programme, thanked the gathering with his closing remarks.

Jayachandran S

Jayachandran is a digital and visual media strategist and has been a producer for SUN TV group in his earlier stint. Presently leads Account Planning and Digital at Happily Ever After Design, a boutique Advertising agency in Coimbatore.

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