To empower the entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs of the central Gujarat for their acceleration and exponential performance in start-up ventures, Parul University’s Startup Incubation and Acceleration Centre, Vadodara Startup Studio, recently initiated with ‘VADx Talk’. The first session had the king of Diamond Industry, Govind Dholakia as the guest speaker.
He is the Founder and Chairman of Shree Ramkrishna Exports Pvt. Ltd. an organization that is spread not only in Gujarat but across the globe. The talk was successful in providing a platform for the budding entrepreneurs of the University with an engaging ecosystem of innovation.
This groundbreaking session witnessed entrepreneurial stakeholders from various start-ups from different sectors and the students who aspire to establish something of their own businesses. It was a two-hour long session wherein Govind Dholakia made the audience travel through his journey of becoming successful. He shared some of the inspirational life events and experiences which inspired the audience. From being a common man, who walked away from his family, bare-feet at the age of 13, to becoming the owner of Shree Ramkrishna Exports Pvt. Ltd. consisting of over 6000 employees while famed across the globe. He narrated his journey of how a child from a small village of Gujarat, became a billionaire residing in Surat.
The students and faculties of Parul University were not only able to acquire practical insights, but they were also able to learn first hand from his rich pool of experiences.
In his remarks he further mentioned how entrepreneurs, while pioneering a venture, have to face various challenges, but the support of their employees from the beginning will make it easier to do so, and they will reach the Himalayan pinnacle. He concluded by commending Parul University-Vadodara Startup Studio for their immense efforts to raise Aatmanirbhar entrepreneurs, and gave the students & entrepreneurs his best wishes to succeed in their desired path.
VADX talks has been amongst the many entrepreneurial initiatives of the University which have been focusing on encouraging innovation amongst the students through their effective business practices. As a result of such platforms the University’s students have been securing grants from SSIP and SOIC amongst other state level bodies. The students had the opportunity of engaging with the guest speaker during the talk session.