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For all things entrepreneurial, E-Summit 2018 is the place to be at!
“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”
If you are someone who holds similar thoughts and believe in seizing the opportunities that lay
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E-Summit 2018 : A Zenith of Innovation is a platform where technologies of tomorrow will be
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It will demonstrate how startups of tomorrow will contribute towards building a better society,
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For Budding Entrepreneurs: Immerse yourself in competitions involving business cases,
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The facility is to cost around $300 million and will incubate 5,000 startups in five years.
Saundarya Rajesh has helped more than 8,000 women get back to work.
Her inspiring story, and advice to women who want to take a mid-career break:
First, a few startling statistics.
No wonder then when someone like Dr Saundarya Rajesh helps women restart their career after a break, the effort is considered significant.
Saundarya was recently selected for the #100Women Initiative started by the Union ministry of women and child development, in collaboration with Facebook, to recognise and acknowledge women who are making a difference in their communities across the country.
These 100 women will meet President Pranab Mukherjee and Union Minister for Women & Child Development Maneka Gandhi in Delhi on January 22.
Saundarya’s journey as an entrepreneur began in 2000 when she co-founded Avtar with K Umasankar. Avatar then had five employees.
In 2005, she started Avtar I-Win to help women find a second career after a break. Ten years later, they have 42,000 women professionals in their network.
More than 8,000 women have re-entered the workforce because of Saundarya and her team.
In the meantime, she completed her PhD on women’s work force participation. In her own words, Saundarya shares her story of how she decided to help women find a career after a break.
Microsoft is interested in working with entrepreneurs on building last mile technological connectivity with India’s rural areas, CEO Satya Nadella said on Monday.
Addressing a gathering at T-Hub, a technological incubator promoted by the Telangana government, Nadella advised the start-up community to learn from the failures.
“Whatever technology you use, like white space technology, it is important to get the last mile connectivity to rural areas. We are interested to work with entrepreneurs in that space. The idea should have marketability,” he said.
Microsoft recently launched a pilot project in Kenya to deliver low-cost, high-speed wireless broadband and create new opportunities for commerce, education, healthcare, and delivery of government services across the African country.
It is the first deployment of solar power-based stations together with TV white spaces, a technology partially developed by Microsoft Research, to deliver high-speed Internet access to areas currently lacking even basic electricity, Microsoft had said.
Nadella said people celebrate failures only when they learn lessons from them and correct mistakes.
“Failure plays an important role as it gives an opportunity to learn from it. Celebration of failure comes only when we learn lessons from it,” he was quoted as saying by a government official in an interactive session where media was not allowed.
Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka, Nasscom Chairman B V R Mohan Reddy and Dr Reddy’s Laboratories CEO G V Prasad were also present during Nadella’s visit at the T-Hub.
T-Hub is a technology incubator with collaborative efforts from Indian School of Business (ISB), International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT-Hyderabad) and NALSAR University of Law besides various other organisations.
An entrepreneur, who was present during the interactive session, said it was a great inspirational and thought provoking speech by Nadella who said concept, capability and culture are the mantra of success.
“When we asked about the focus of Microsoft, Nadella said they would focus more on product development rather than services,” he said, adding that entrepreneurs should come up with ideas which will have marketability.
A senior government official said Microsoft would help build a start-up ecosystem in Hyderabad.
A senior official had earlier said that Nadella was expected to unveil some government policies, like IT Policy, during his visit on Monday. However, it could not take place as the election code of conduct is in force in the state.
Nadella’s visit was kept a low profile affair as his tour was strictly personal.
Earlier in the morning, he met Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu at the latter’s residence.
Srikanth Bolla is standing tall living by his conviction that if the “world looks at me and says, ‘Srikanth, you can do nothing,’ I look back at the world and say ‘I can do anything’.”
When he was born, neighbours in the village suggested that his parents smother him.
It was better than the pain they would have to go through their lifetime, some said.
He is a “useless” baby without eyes… being born blind is a sin, others added.
Twenty-three years later, Srikanth Bolla (pictured left) is standing tall living by his conviction that if the “world looks at me and says, ‘Srikanth, you can do nothing,’ I look back at the world and say ‘I can do anything’.”
Srikanth is the CEO of Hyderabad-based Bollant Industries, an organisation that employs uneducated disabled employees to manufacture eco-friendly, disposable consumer packaging solutions, which is worth Rs 50 crores.
He considers himself the luckiest man alive, not because he is now a millionaire, but because his uneducated parents, who earned Rs 20,000 a year, did not heed any of the ‘advice’ they received and raised him with love and affection.
“They are the richest people I know,” says Srikanth.
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