Audience at Invest  Bhubaneswar Closing Ceremony

Invest Bhubaneswar – Odisha Symposium 2013 Concluded, ‘Young Odisha Entrepreneurs Club’ inaugurated

Bhubaneswar, 22 Dec 2013: The three day-long event connecting entrepreneurs and investors – Invest Bhubaneswar – 4th Odisha Symposium came to an end here on Sunday. The valedictory function of the event was organized in Hotel Crown with the power packed motivational talk by Akash Gautam.

The concluding day of Invest Bhubaneswar opened with plenary session on “Innovation, Start up and Incubation” with three motivational speakers in the panel.

IMG_6962Dr. Arindam Dutta, Expert, Innovation and Incubation spoke about the various setbacks an aspiring entrepreneur may face while starting up a venture and how to overcome them.

Mr. Anil Khatod, Managing Director, Argonaut Private Equity and a venture capitalist from United States said on what industries an aspiring entrepreneur can bank on. He also listed the qualities an investor looks for while investing in an organization or a start-up. “Team work, technology assessment, market assessment, business model assessment, capital efficiency and Exit assessment are the six IMG_7121key items to look to invest in a company” he said.

The key attraction of the day was renowned motivational speaker Mr. Akash Gautam. With his characteristic humor and quick wit, he kept the audience engaged. Focused on the basic attitude one has towards his work life, this session clearly forced to have a different outlook towards life. “Motivation lies in one’s self, it just needs to be found” he said. With the one liner “one life- rise and shine” he emphasized on making the best out of the life one has. Mr. Akash kept both young and veteran entrepreneurs mesmerized with his IMG_7133presentation. The plenary session was moderated by leadership trainer and member of Invest Bhubaneswar Mr. Sibasish Mishra.

The next level of B2B session was also carried out. A lot of young aspiring entrepreneurs turned up and registered and shared their business ideas with prospective investors in the lieu of setting up new businesses in the state. A student business council, “Young Odisha Entrepreneurs Club” was also inaugurated on this occasion.

In the valedictory ceremony of the event Mr. Ayaskanta Mohanty, member, Invest Bhubaneswar delivered the vote of thanks to the delegates and organizers behind the event. Mr Annada Padhy, Mr. Debasish Patnaik, Mr. Sahadev Sahu, Mr. Priyadarshi Mishra, Mr. Pradeepta Panigrahi were on the dais.

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