Entrepreneurship as a Career Option: A Global Perspective
Date: 30th November 2021 Venue: Online
A Webinar on “Entrepreneurship as a Career Option” was conducted on 30th November 2021 online via zoom.
Dr. Deependra Sharma welcomed the guest Speaker, Ms. Marlina Ramchandran, Program Officer, ELLA Accelerator, Innovation York, York University, Canda.
The session started with Ms. Ramchandran briefly explaining the Startup landscape in Canada and how startups have survived the ups and down of the market and climate condition in Canada.
Then the guest speaker touched upon the fact that the biggest challenge anybody faces is the fear of starting. The first step towards entrepreneurship is very hard and takes a lot of courage and determination. Once someone brings themselves to take the first step, then the subsequent journey becomes a habit.
Ms. Marlina then gave a few examples of the challenges faced by Startups and entrepreneurs alike, the fear of rejection, the fear of failure, the fear of not taking bold decisions and so on. She then told that an entrepreneur should not focus their mind on these aspects and must focus on their innovation and way forward and she also stated that failure is very important in the field on startup and it teaches what not to do.
She then concluded her talks with the fact that students should take the first step towards entrepreneurship as soon as possible as it will give them ample time to judge for themselves, if entrepreneurship is a career option for them. If you fail the journey no issues, move on but one must take the first step.
The event was attended by 120 students and 10 faculty members.