With the aim of promoting entrepreneurship in the city and to make Mysuru the first choice for Start-Ups, Young Indians (Yi) Mysuru Chapter conceptualised and organised an entrepreneurship summit #WhyNotMysuru at Hotel Radisson Blu here recently.
Deputy Commissioner D. Randeep, who inaugurated the event said, “It’s time that we harness the potential of this growing city and converge the resources like education, market opportunities, growing real estate sector and ensure we have a pool of entrepreneurs who can proudly say that they are from Mysuru.”
He also added that Mysuru was the first city to have public bicycle sharing system. He suggested that Start-Ups must concentrate more on technology, idea, innovation and networking.
The speakers invited for this event were first generation entrepreneurs who have started from scratch, making a mark in India and are exploring global waters.
U.S. Mahendar, Founder, Hatti Kaapi, P.C.Musthafa, Founder, ID Fresh Food, Bharathram Lokkur, Lokkur Investment Advisors Private Limited, Deepak Natraj, Aarin Capital, Yashasvi Shankar President & COO, Saanvi Technologies LLC, shared their journey with a 400-plus audience.
Dr. N. Muthukumar, CII Chairman, suggested that Start-Ups should mainly focus on customer and product quality. Arjun Ranga, CII Vice-Chairman, spoke on product innovation and aggressive global marketing. Renu Srinivasan, Executive Director, BNI Mysore, spoke about the importance of networking.
Ramya Bopanna, Chair of Yi Mysore, addressed the gathering about Yi, its objectives and next steps. Akshara Kumar, Co-chair Yi Mysore spoke about the idea, objectives and concept behind #WhyNotMysore.