Nagpur: The Vishveswarya National Institute of Technology (VNIT) is organizing the annual summit on entrepreneurship “Consortium – Despite Adversity” from Friday. It includes events such as the Startup Conclave, National Entrepreneurship Olympiad (NEO) and many other exciting activities. Also this year, VNIT organized the summit in cooperation with The Times of India as a printing partner. The consortium is a three day virtual event that ends on Sunday.
The activities of the consortium attract more than 10,000 students, entrepreneurs and professionals each year. The summit aims to promote student entrepreneurship through healthy competition and exciting challenges. The summit is organized by the Entrepreneurship Cell (E-Cell) of the VNIT. The purpose of E-Cell is to nurture a community of contemporary and seasoned entrepreneurs and mentor new and emerging startups in the country.
The cell aims to harness the entrepreneurial spirit of young leaders to get them to turn their ideas into reality with the right guidance and resources, and consists of two outstanding speakers who guide our audiences towards creativity and value creation.
ConsoX, the opening event of the Consortium 2021, starts on Friday at 6.30 p.m. The event will be attended by guests from diverse business backgrounds who will share their fascinating stories on the talk show about how they made it to the height of success, starting with a dream. For this year, the special guests of the opening session are Farrhad Acidwala and Taanya Khatpal, who are self-made entrepreneurs.
The next event, “Zero to One”, will take place on March 27th and will be a panel discussion. It starts at 6.45pm where founders and directors share their ideas, mainly talking about the key points and their experiences in the corporate industry. The talk show will feature key speakers such as Alok Saraogi, former county manager of Amazon, Arun Malhotra, former executive director of Nissan, Satish Krishnan, former executive director of Standard Chartered Bank, and Kapil Kapoor, chief technology officer of Loylogic INC to motivate them on their further path.
The closing event ‘Townhall’ will take place on March 28th at 6.15pm. In this case, participants will have the opportunity to interact directly with the speakers and follow their journey. This is usually the most anticipated part of the consortium among the participants. This year Ashok Lohani, former chairman of Air India and Railway Board and currently CEO of GMR Group, will be in attendance to have a one-on-one interaction with attendees.
Rajat Patni, event manager of the consortium and student at VNIT, told TOI: “Since we are in the middle of a pandemic, it is difficult to say that the event will be as good as it was before, but physically we are all trying to do it to do as well as possible. “Patni and his partner Archis Bhodke, Head of Corporate Relations, have high expectations of the virtual event.