Seminars and Webinars

Seminars and Webinars

We conduct ‘Thinking Social’ seminars and webinars at various institutes to promote social entrepreneurship.

Thinking Social Webinar- WEAVING MEMORIES – KNITTING LIVES

Thinking Social Webinar- WEAVING MEMORIES – KNITTING LIVES

August 15, 2020

IIM Calcutta Innovation Park organized a “Thinking Social Webinar” on WEAVING MEMORIES – KNITTING LIVES. The speakers were: Nand Kishore Chaudhary: a globally acclaimed Social Entrepreneur and Founder of Jaipur Rugs, India’s largest manufacturers of hand knotted rugs.
Abhishek Pathak, Founder of Greenwear, is on a mission to create 5000 jobs for women in rural India by 2025.Dhruba Jyoti Deka is the founder of Brahmaputra Fables, Northeast India’s largest tech-driven integrated platform for handloom & handcrafted products which connects artisans & weavers to end consumers. Major discussion in the webinar: The main objective was to carry & living values and striving to achieve our aspiration every day , every company should ensure the legacy of the business & that they are working with. The key takeaways of the Webinar: Business can also be done by playing close connects with our grassroot and flourish. The art should be known clearly and value must be there for everyone.

Thinking Social Webinar- LEADERSHIP IN SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Thinking Social Webinar- LEADERSHIP IN SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP

July 30, 2020

IIM Calcutta Innovation Park organized a “Thinking Social Webinar” on LEADERSHIP IN SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP. The speakers were: – Sucharita Eashwar- Founder & CEO of Catalyst For Women Entrepreneurs (CWE) CWE is a comprehensive ecosystem for women entrepreneurs to start up and scale up their businesses. Prarthana Kaul- Founder of Giftabled. It is a social enterprise that strives to create an ecosystem of like-minded individuals to collectively build an inclusive society. Manisha Sharaf – Co-founder & CEO SuperProcure, SuperProcure helps to bring efficiency, transparency and simplicity to the logistics sector through automation and digitalization. The major discussion in the webinar was- Leadership In Social Entrepreneurship was to know that there’s an opportunity to create a robust ecosystem for women and to enable a significant growth in the local and national economy. It is observed that entrepreneurs may be employing more than a million people in the next decade. Importantly, as studies show, women typically employ more women; therefore, we will have more women coming into India’s workforce as a natural consequence. The key takeaways of the Webinar: Women should have financial knowledge once they plan to start their own start up or else its very difficult in the long run to sustain.

Thinking Social Webinar-DARR KE AAGE JEET HAI

Thinking Social Webinar-DARR KE AAGE JEET HAI

May 15, 2020

IIM Calcutta Innovation Park organized a “Thinking Social Webinar” on DARR KE AAGE JEET HAI. Satyarup Siddhanta – An ace mountaineer, the youngest India to have climbed the Seven Summits, the only Indian to have climbed the Seven Volcanic Summits and a Guiness World Book Record Holder. The motive of discussion was – Mountaineering and Entrepreneurship are similar in a lot of ways – you have to look at the ultimate goal, be determined, go through every weather condition, but still reach the goal. The key takeaways of the Webinar was: traits of a successful entrepreneur, attitude of fighting back, skills to overcome obstacles and struggle.

Thinking Social Webinar-DECODING STARTUP CHALLENGES IN COVID TIMES

Thinking Social Webinar-DECODING STARTUP CHALLENGES IN COVID TIMES

May 6, 2020

IIM Calcutta Innovation Park organized a “Thinking Social Webinar” on DECODING STARTUP CHALLENGES IN COVID TIMES. . The speakers were Amit Antony Alex – India Country Director of Upaya Social Ventures. Mr. Hamant Borah-Head Ecosystem Development, IIM Calcutta Innovation Park. The major discussion in the webinar were :

– Entrepreneurs now need to assess situations more closely and include a lot more short term planning at least in the next 2 years.
– Consumers in general will become more ecologically conscious which can impact your business.
– Entrepreneurs should immediately improve their cash flows.
– Entrepreneurs need to think about how to address uncertain situations like glitches in supply chain
– Entrepreneurs should look at collaborations and partnerships in these unprecedented times. You get a larger pool of contacts and collaboration is the way forward.

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