ThriveNation 2024 Kicks Off in Chennai, Empowering Tomorrow’s Entrepreneurs

Chennai, India – April 2, 2024 ThriveNation 2024, the much-anticipated 7-city roadshow, commenced its journey in Chennai on April 2nd. Hosted at the esteemed Madras Management Association (MMA) and supported by the Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India Ahmedabad, Title Sponsor, the event witnessed a remarkable turnout and ignited the entrepreneurial spirit among attendees.

The attendees comprised aspiring student entrepreneurs and SMEs eager to understand the transformative potential of entrepreneurship courses for the next generation. Their diverse backgrounds and shared enthusiasm created an enriching environment at ThriveNation 2024, fostering collaborative learning and inspiration for future entrepreneurial endeavors.

K.Sarawathi, Gen, Secretary, Madras Chamber of Commerce & Industries

The event began with a warm welcome address by Saraswathi K, General Secretary of the Madras Chamber of Commerce & Industry, highlighting the significance of initiatives like ThriveNation in fostering entrepreneurial growth, particularly for SMEs and their succession planning.

Dr. Satya Ranjan Acharya, Professor & Director, Dept. of Entrepreneurship Education, Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII)

Satya Ranjan Acharya, Director of the Department of Entrepreneurship Education at EDII, captivated the audience with his insightful presentation on the transformative power of entrepreneurship education. His engaging discourse illuminated the benefits and necessity of an entrepreneurship course in today’s dynamic business landscape.

Dr.Chackochen Mathai, COO & International Business, Naturals

Next, Dr.Chackochen Mathai, COO & International Business Head at Naturals, shared invaluable insights on mitigating startup failures through entrepreneurship education. Drawing from his extensive experience in the franchising industry, Dr. Mathai underscored the role of education in paving the path to entrepreneurial success.

Ashwin Ganesh, Senior Investment Manager, Angel Investor, We Founder Circle Pvt Ltd

Ashwin Ganesh, Senior Investment Manager and Angel Investor at We Founder Circle, recounted his personal journey and how entrepreneurship education at EDII Ahmedabad shaped his entrepreneurial mindset. His inspiring narrative resonated deeply with the audience, reaffirming the importance of such educational initiatives.

Muralidharan Margabandhu, Business Growth Coach, Marg Consulting

Finally, Muralidharan Margabandhu, Business Growth Coach at Marg Consulting, fondly known as Coach Murali, delivered a thought-provoking presentation on building resilience in entrepreneurship. Through compelling examples, he demonstrated how education can equip aspiring entrepreneurs with the resilience needed to overcome challenges and thrive in their ventures.

Panel Discussion titled “

The event culminated in a dynamic panel discussion titled “Unveiling the Entrepreneurial Mindset: Bridging the Gap Between Entrepreneurship Education and Startup Success.” The panelists engaged in a spirited dialogue, underscoring the crucial role of education in shaping entrepreneurial mindsets and driving startup success.

ThriveNation 2024 Chennai set the stage for an inspiring journey of empowerment and enlightenment, leaving attendees energised and equipped to embark on their entrepreneurial endeavors.

The next 6 cities to take on the entrepreneurial roadshow will be Hyderabad, Bangalore, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Delhi, and Kolkata.

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