TiE Entrepreneurial Summit 2007
Though I missed the first day of the Summit, I was lucky enough to catch the rest of the Summit and it made up for the loss. On Day 2, C.K. Prahalad’s Keynote Address on ‘Entrepreneurship-Essence of Development’. Mr. Prahalad spoke on development of India, and strived to find answers for questions like ‘How to develop India?’ on the subject of ‘economic development’ he said that solutions to the answers lied well within the society itself and took the example of ‘AMUL’ movement, which not only about ‘Milk Revolution’ in the society but also led to upliftment of the society itself.
Mr. Prahalad spoke my mind when he said that the answer to many problems in the society does not lie in providing employment, but by creating Small and Medium Entrepreneurs who could exist within their surrounding itself and don’t find the need to shift base and this in turn would help in solving problems like that of Urbanization. Mr. Prahald also stressed the need and the importance of education saying that the society could change for better only through education. I could so much relate to his speech as I could relate this to ‘Great Indian Dream.Org’.
The other eminent personalities who chaired the Summit were Mr. P. Chidambaram-Hon. Finance Minister,Ms. Rama Bijapurkar-Strategic Marketing Consulting, Mr. Kris Gopalakrishnan-CEO and Managing Director, Infosys Technologies, Shekher Gupta-Group CEO Indian Express Group, Russell Parera-CEO, KPMG India.
After the first session was over, it was time for some socializing and networking, which lead to a lot of interactive sessions with eminent VC’s and fellow entrepreneurs to share ideas, and was aware of the presence of many angel investors. On our Part we Stressed and showcased the Platform on which Market Simplified was built, this I must say was very well received.
Coming back to the Session I was quite impressed by the Speech of Mr. Gopalswamy, the Chief Election Commissioner on entrepreneurship.
Some of the most impressive session were ‘Small is Big’ by the Keynote Power Panel which consisted of dignitaries like V. Vaidyanatha- ICICI Bank, Sanjeev Bikhchandani-Naukri.com, Balram Garg-P.C. Jewelers, Sanjeev Narula-Lilliput, S.K. Jindal-Jindal Dyechem. Another session which I could relate to was the ‘Scaling Up’ session held on the Second Day of the session.
With such eminent dignitaries and powerful speeches it is hard not to get influenced and relate ourselves to those present in the Summit. The Summit on a whole was a successful affair for both the Organizers and for Entrepreneurs like me.