Three days Entrepreneurship Awareness Camp was organized by Oakbrook Business School at R.C. Technical Engineering College on 16 th , 19 th & 20 th August,2016. Students from science & technology sector who were really interested to make their career as an entrepreneur has participated in the camp and were willing to know the opportunities available in the current market for engineering freshers as an entrepreneur.
Day One – 16 th August,2016:
The camp has started with great enthusiasm amongst the students. Dr. B.B. Soneji – Principal & Mr. M.N. Patel – Head of Department of R.C. Technical Institute has inaugurate the session.
The introductory session was taken by M.N. Patel -HOD Civil R.C. Technical Institute. He welcomed all the dignitaries and participants and acknowledged Oakbrook Business School for organizing such a guiding program for Engineering students and faculties.
Dr. B.B. Soneji – Principal of R.C. Technical Institute he welcomes acknowledged Oakbrook Business School for organizing such a guiding program for Engineering students and faculties. shared his experience and Motivation speech as an entrepreneur and motivate the students to grab such a wonderful opportunity and take their career up as a successful entrepreneur. He advised the students to look for information about your bright career.
Mr. Chandramauli Pathak (Director IIEDC & Entrepreneurship Expert, Oakbrook Business School)
Charms of being an Entrepreneur The camp started with an introduction of Oakbrook Business School and the pedagogy it follows. The session was then commenced by Mr. Chandramauli Pathak by a presentation on characteristics and potentials of a successful entrepreneur.
He subsequently made presentation on the topic “ENTREPRENEURIAL ECONOMY AND OPPORTUNITIES”. And explained concept of entrepreneurship and motivated students to think differently and be innovative.
He asked the students to dream and have courage to follow their dreams, “an entrepreneur is a dreamer and a risk taker”. He further stated that the economy today is an “Entrepreneurial economy” and the people today yearn for quality and luxury. They do not hesitate to pay more if served with quality products. This leads to an era where smart entrepreneurs can vouch their target clients by providing quality and innovative products which makes the customer’s life easy as well as lavish.
Mr. Chandramauli Pathak elaborately discussed about Entrepreneurship Development Cycle, Entrepreneur Challenging and Entrepreneur: Process and Stages and gene in depth clarity over the topics.
Mr. Jayant Athawale (Consultant & Faculty at EDII)
Mr. Jayant Athawale is completed his MBA from University of Poona. He is having Hodge experience of working in Govt. as well as corporate sector. He has worked with GIIC 7 GITCO in the field of entrepreneurial and industries development. He has been working as a consultant since 1990 and has played pivotal role in setting up a number of ventures. Mr. Athawale has prominent teaching experience and currently works as visiting faculty at EDI. He has also worked with NGOs and & bodies like International Labour Organisation (ILO), ICECD and many more.
On day, Mr. Jayant Athawale (Expert), had a very interactive session with the students. He started the session by asking basic questions to the students and if they had thought of plunging into entrepreneurship. The discussion made the session more interesting. He asked the students basic questions and made the session engaging and interesting. He gave many examples of Entrepreneurship and made the students understand about the impact of marketing in today’s world.
Mr. Jayant Athawale Shared personal experience and example and discussion about risk factor of business and share example few business and entrepreneur, motived to students. He gave many information Unique selling prepositions, gain to idea, Online survey and marketing he gave many example and made the students understand about the impact of
marketing in today’s world. He ended his session by asking the students about their perceptions and doubts about entrepreneurship. He happily answered the curious students and enlightened them with his prolific knowledge and experience.
The Morning session of 2 nd Day has been divided in to two parts.
Ms. Riddhi Ambavale (Faculty of OBS)
Ms. Riddhi Ambavale, Faculty of Marketing Management at Oakbrook Business School has delivered an expert session on the importance of market trend & analysis of current market for the new entrepreneur. She started the session by asking basic questions to the students and if they had thought of plunging into entrepreneurship. she shared many example of successful entrepreneur. she discussion about Developing feasibility studies and also explain few example of feasibility studies. She explained Feasibility Report and Levels of feasibility assessment,
technical feasibility & the category of a project (Manufacturing unit, service industry, web project etc.) also plays an important role while investing money. The suitable source of finance must also be taken care as per the category of a project shared many example had a very interactive session with the students. She explains how to generate data discussion about primary data and secondary data.
She ended his session by asking the students about their perceptions and doubts about entrepreneurship. She happily answered the curious students and enlightened them with his prolific knowledge and experience.
Mr. Padmin Buch – SME development expert
The next session was taken by Mr. Padmin Buch. He held an interactive session where he gave a presentation on entrepreneurs. He said that an entrepreneur is bold and faces the challenges with confidence and composure. he
discussion about Business Planning and Bankable Business Plan, Feasibility Assessment. He then listed the fundamental requirements of being an entrepreneur and laid down factors one should assess the before executing a business plan.
He discussion about business plan explained the Bankable Business Plan related issues for a new business. He Explain Source of finance Subsidy, grants, inters subsidy. he explain many example had a very interactive session with the students.
Fund – Money is primary requirement of any business. There are many options available with a businessman to get a fund but before that he/she must have to understand the requirement of a business, financial plan – cost of a business and the business cycle as well.
He then listed the fundamental requirements of being an entrepreneur and laid down factors one should assess the before executing a business plan. An entrepreneur does thorough analysis of the market, feasibility of the idea, surveying the target audience and ways to cater to them. An entrepreneur then creates a well-manicured business plan with innovative marketing strategies. Mr. Buch asked the students to do a thorough market survey before plunging into an entrepreneurial venture, along with the idea it is extremely important to test the feasibility of the idea. He concluded by saying that entrepreneurs should be risk takers but also smart risk takers.
Mr. Amit Trivedi
The next speaker was Mr. Amit Trivedi, he talked about Confidence level. He gives motivating example Pakeezah movie of Raaj kumar which was launched in 1972 and also give example our own life experience, how they start their Career and which type of problems they have facing in his career. After that he played the Game of Cubical in the group of ten students and with this game activity they conclude that how to increase our confidence level by identifying our skills and using that skills in routine life. After that they conclude his session with the best wishes and vote of thanks.
The Morning session of 2 nd Day has been divided in to two parts.
Dr. Darshana Thakkar (Social entrepreneurs and Gynecologist)
The Morning session was taken by Dr. Darshana Thakkar – A social entrepreneurs and Gynecologist. started her session by introducing herself and interacted with students. She gave session on social entrepreneurship and discussed on gender disparity and the need of gender sensitivity by sharing real life experiences. She discussion about Engineering sector challenges and action. She shares example and case study. she is working on health care project as social entrepreneur. She explained the social entrepreneurship concepts. Created interest amongst participants. The participants were motivated by her convincing speech.
He ended his session by asking the students about their perceptions and doubts about Social entrepreneurship. She very motived answered the curious students and enlightened them with his prolific knowledge and experience.
Ms. Riddhi Ambavale (Faculty of Oakbrook Business School)
In the second half session was taken Ms. Riddhi Ambavale, faculty of Marketing Management described how the advertisement impact on the consumers. To explain it in a broader way, she showed some creative ads which had hidden meaning.
She also has explained that the company logo is also important and it should be easy and catchy enough to express its meaning. She has shown some unique creative logos of different companies which shows the clear meaning of their product and the service offerings. She explained the Marketing and advertising concepts with the help of audio-video presentation which created interest amongst participants After that they conclude his session with the best wishes and vote of thanks.
Vote of Thanks
Mr. Nikshit Patel- Sr. Executive of Oakbrook business school. He has given small briefing about Oakbrook business school and Innovation Incubation & Entrepreneurship Development Centre (IIEDC). He given vote of thanks to all the dignified speakers for sharing their innovative ideas. He also expressed his sincere thanks to all the faculties and students of R.C. Technical Institute for participating and making the event successful.
The students were distributed certificates and all of them were lauded with great applause
and appreciation by Dr. B.B. Soneji, M.N. Patel and Mr. Nikshit Patel.