Each successful entrepreneur starts his or her journey at the base level.In this session, we facilitate a discussion between two industry veterans, who have overcome several hurdles and have leveraged the right opportunities to emerge as successful leaders.A public policy expert who has been contributing to policy making for over a decade.Rajendra has worked with some of the largest organizations across the world and was nominated to the Global Agenda Council of the World Economic Forum for 2012-2014 in recognition of his work.Funders provide entrepreneurs with not only money but also mentoring and access to relevant networks.In this session, entrepreneurs and funders speak candidly about forging a strong partnership, from identifying the right-fit funder, to making an effective pitch and building a strong business together.In this session, we explore the key ingredients for success for an entrepreneur by leveraging Ashok Reddy’s deep expertise in the field of skill-development and entrepreneurship.
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