Pitching session panel discussion workshops marks the day
World’s Longest Startup Summit starts on Sunday where Chiranjiv Patel, Managing Director & Vice Chairman of P C Snehal Group preside as the Chief Guest and acknowledged the audience by educating them on Rising India-Youth of Today, Leader for Tomorrow. The ceremony was then followed by the pitching session.
The first pitching session of the summit included the sectors of Automobiles, Roads & Transportation, Infrastructure and Logistics where participants present their startup plans in front of the respective investors.
A panel discussion was followed afterwards where the panelist for the day were Aaditya Baxi, Shivam Trivedi and Darshan Chandan. Aaditya Baxi talked about Plethora of opportunities, How Government has gone easy at policies to support the sector and Future in the sector for young people. He also talked about how L&T started smart city concept wherein they gave startups a chance to be a part of depending on their scenario. He added that Digitalization is high on opex (operational excellence) wherein if a startup is working on correct path they are on top.
Shivam Trivedi talked about the present scenario that Mobility solution has become important and not just manufacturing the automobiles (Core competence: Not just manufacturing automobiles but focusing on all the aspects of it from its start to the end customer and after that). He talked about how Service providers are disruptions like Uber and Ola. He gave a suggestion “: Have a mentor compulsorily from day 1 that will enhance the way people work on it. Their experience can help them establish ideas.”.
Darshan Chandan Shared his views on Young population in India and how Government has started to support majorly to the new ideas and startups in any sectors. His views on Startup are ’Startup is not only about getting funded but the idea, passion, feasibility etc.’, ‘Startups can be supported not only through funds but guidance, moral support.’ and that ‘Startup is a process.’
Like the last year summit various workshops take place later on in the day which act as a startup mentor to the participants. Rajat Singhaniya founder of SocioRAC shared his knowledge on ‘How to Ideate’. He started by explaining the ‘Basics of Identification’ like Brain Storming, Brain Dumping, Brain Writing and Brain Working.
He said that idea is a starting stage of Idea, Believe in your Idea, Let your Idea convey your goals and journey. He added that critics are what makes a product better, they make you rethink your idea and make you work it better. He gave ways upon How to Ideate Better: 1) Think out of the box don’t be trapped in within the existing thoughts and concepts. 2) Have confidence to challenge all existing assumptions. 3) Try thinking unrelative concepts. 4) Have a name – then a story. 5) Easy way is never a successful way out. 6) What you want your business to be called is the most difficult exercise, etc.
After the workshop, the summit arranged a book review session titled ‘Learning from Books’ which helped the participants to be motivated. Jigar Inamdar Senate and Syndicate member of Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda and a Member of Advisory Board of Institute of Leadership and Governance, MSU gave a review of the book ‘Minor Hints’ by Sayajirao Gaekwad III. With the completion of the book review, the first day of summit came to an end.
Shri Jigar Inamdar Elaborated the whole book “Minor Hints” in his session. He talked about how Sayajirao became a king and how he was taught through minor hints to give best to his kingdom. The whole book was linked to how it can be helpful to the ones doing business. This book would teach a lot like how business can be promoted and how important is team work for any business.
On second day the startup summit would be having a special guest Param Pujya Swami Paramatmananda Saraswatiji for the special session on topic Believe and Achieve.