Entrepreneurial Summit ‘Unaruka – Now or Never’ at IIMK on October 29

Unaruka - Now or Never

Kozhikode: Calicut Management Association will organise a one-day entrepreneurial summit titled ‘Unaruka – Now or Never’ at Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode (IIMK) on October 29. The summit is being organised in association with IIMK-LIVE (Laboratory for Innovation, Venturing and Entrepreneurship), a business incubator and entrepreneurship development centre of IIM Kozhikode with the support of Department of Science and Technology, Government of India.

Elias George IAS, Managing Director, Kochi Metro Rail Limited; Rajesh Nair, President, TiE Kerala; Sumesh Govind, Chairman, CEO and President, Paragon Group of Hotels; Balagopal C, Senior Advisor, Terumo Penpol; and Dr. Krishnakumar P R, Managing Director, Arya Vaidya Pharmacy, Coimbatore will be keynote speakers at the function. There will also be a startup talk session which will be addressed by Gopi Krishnan, Co-founder and CEO, Build Next Construction Solutions Pvt. Ltd; Chitra Krishnan, CEO, Mayden Treats; Vimal Govind, Founder and CEO, Gen Robotics Innovations Pvt. Ltd; Rina Vivekanandan, Senior Consultant, Aradhya Consulting; and Parveen Hafeez, Managing Director, Sunrise Hospital. Dr. M Beena, IAS, Managing Director, KSIDC will be the chief guest at the valedictory function.

According to organisers, the programme is meticulously designed for honing the entrepreneurial skills to the next level, to tap the opportunities, discuss and deliberate on the current scenario.  “Business models world over are getting disrupted due to exponential changes fuelled by technology innovations,  opening up new windows of opportunities for entrepreneurship. The challenge is to have the skill to sense, understand and unbundle the possibilities that the fourth industrial revolution has opened up. Entrepreneurship has to move beyond disruption with grit to disrupt the status quo and it is the appropriate time to wake up. The summit will see experienced entrepreneurs and successful startups presenting their life lessons and discuss the challenges faced by the business community today,” said Ananda Mani K, Chairman, Centre for Entrepreneurship. ‘Destination Kerala’ is the Magazine Partner of the summit.