“Entrepreneurship is more of a trade, a character than it is a job profile,” says Rahul Bhagchandani, GUSEC Group CEO.
Encouraging a risk-taking mindset and sensitising individuals to the nitty-gritty of innovation and the startup ecosystem of the country, Gujarat University’s on-campus startup incubator GUSEC concluded its five-day eCourse on Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Startup Ecosystem earlier today.
The eCourse was organised to facilitate remote learning among individuals and introduce students, faculty members and scholars to the innovation ecosystem. Various experts and stakeholders of the startup ecosystem took to describing and simplifying the essentials of starting up to the participants of the eCourse. The speakers for the eCourse comprised Rohit Swarup (Founder, Explorra), Neerav Dad (Partner, PKD Associates), Rahul Bhagchandani (Group CEO, GUSEC), Dheeraj Bhjwani (CEO, AIC GUSEC), Yash Shah (Founder, ClientJoy) and Namrata Trivedi (Partner, Raval & Trivedi Associates) and Bhavin Bhagat (Founder, IndiaBizforSale).
Group CEO Rahul Bhagchandani, speaking about the need for sensitising people to innovation and entrepreneurship said, “Anybody can be an innovator. Entrepreneurship is more of a trade, a character than it is a job profile. If only we can introduce more individuals to the possibilities of innovation, we can turn the innovation scene around.”
About 45 participants consisting of startup founders, startup enthusiasts, researchers, faculty members and students from 23 cities around the country registered for the eCourse which talked about aspects ranging from developing an entrepreneurial mindset to crucial pillars of innovation viz. Problem identification, taking one’s idea from ideation to launch, building a great team and structuring one’s startup from the ground up, along with taking care of its intellectual property, legal recognition and financial statements. The eCourse also discussed elements of a pitch deck and the dos and don’ts of pitching to investors.