Referring to the quote, “Entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like most people won’t, so that you can spend the rest of your life like most people can’t”, Dr. Anil Kumar Kaza stressed on the qualities of an entrepreneur and the various aspects of professional ethics. Dr. Kaza highlighted the importance of mechanical engineering and its contribution to innovation.
A member of Vishwakarma Institute of Technology’s alumnus, Mr Hanmant Gaikwad shared the story of his journey from a two-room house to building a 1,200 crore empire. He spoke about how eight members began working to develop a locality and now, an army of 55,000 workers towards the betterment of the nation. He explained how he contributed to humanity by running a fleet of ambulances and emergency services.
Stressing on risks in the world of entrepreneurship, Mr. Mahesh Manjrekar, a distinguished actor, writer, director and producer, spoke about how he had to fight his way through to carve a niche in the industry, on his path to set standards which veterans in his industry find hard to match.
Being an engineering student, he was disinterested and spoke about how he wanted to do something different, how he stopped overthinking .He directed a short movie, dropped out of college after which he and friend came up with the idea of selling sweatshirts customized for alumni of various colleges. This spawned Alma Mater and also a couple of startups.He was inspired by AR Rahman who told him that “life is short.
Enthusiastic, Exuberant, she talked about the importance and mechanics of branding, how it has helped powerful people gain influence like Narendra Modi and how corporates capture market share with it.Also gave helpful pointers on how we can create a succesful brand with descriptive examples.
The executive talked about how he faced challenges and the general opportunities you can get. Inspired the crowd to dream on and face life head on. His personality and aura enthused the audience. He formed Bhate & Raje in 1992 with Mr. Ajit Bhate. Over the years, his enterprise has expanded its horizons. He is a name of repute in the construction industry.