Objectives of the seminar:
To equip participants with the necessary knowledge and skills to start and run a successful business.
To inspire and motivate participants to pursue entrepreneurial ventures and to help them overcome common barriers to entrepreneurship such as fear of failure, lack of resources, and limited access to networks.
Outcome of the Seminar:
At the end of the seminar, the students were able to:
To gain the necessary knowledge and skills to start and run a successful business.
To understand the barriers that can occur during the starting of a business and overcome the challenges such as fear of failure, lack of resources, and limited access to networks.
Detail report of the seminar:
The Entrepreneurship Development Avenue of RCDGMC organized the entrepreneurship development seminar – Break Out of Your Shell on 16th July 2021 on google meet platform. Mr. Jaydeep Mandal, the founder of Akaar, an enterprise comprising Aakar Innovations and Aakar Social Ventures. Through Aakar innovations, they enable women to produce and distribute affordable, high quality, 100% compostable sanitary napkins within their community. 76 students of DGMC attended the seminar.
The stage was taken by Mr. Jaydeep, who began by giving a presentation delineating how Aakar was started more than a decade back when Mr. Jaydeep used to work with NGOs during his school & college days in West Bengal and how commercialisation helped in the process to set up sanitary pads machines and the challenges they faced in making the perfect sanitary pad. He also talked about what Aakar is currently indulging in. Aakar does not just sell menstrual hygiene products through Aakar Innovations, but also creates awareness on menstrual hygiene, sexual education, maternal health, gender, etc through Aakar Social Ventures. Aakar also keeps a balance of financial sustainability and environment in the manufacture of their products and other services. Mr. Jaydeep also gave a business perspective to the audience by introducing the basic business model, schemes, the accolades and recognition given to Aakar. The seminar then proceeded to a question & answers round. In the end, Rtr. Shubham Gosai proposed the vote of thanks and a group picture of the webinar was taken to end the meeting.