Kochi Hears ‘The Talk’ for the First Time

The Talk

Kochi: ‘The Talk Big Ideas’ – the noted thought leadership platform – organised ‘The Talk’ for the first time in Kochi at Hotel Le Meridien. The sixth edition of ‘The Talk’ aimed to provide right insights to budding entrepreneurs and startups and focussed on the importance of ‘Connecting India, Entrepreneurs and Innovation’.

Satheesh Kumar, Founder and Director of ‘The Talk’, said that similar workshops will be organised at other places in the State also. C K Kumaravel, co-founder and chief executive of Naturals Beauty Salon, delivered the keynote address in the first session of ‘The Talk Big Ideas’. He urged young entrepreneurs to have faith in themselves for excelling in their venture and stressed the need to remain focused on a single main idea, while brushing aside the need for a ‘Plan B or C.’

“The purpose of entrepreneurship is not just to create wealth. But it is an opportunity to do things which are beneficial to the society as well,” Kumaravel said. He also underscored the fact that women have to be financially independent. “The country will no longer require an external support in becoming a super power, if Indian women are financially independent,” he added.

Govinda Rajan Babu, Executive Search Recruitment Consultant at Gowin Coaching LLP, spoke on the reasons for the failure of startups. “In 98 per cent of the cases, they fail because of lack of proper mentorship,” he said. Paritosh Sharma, CEO, UNCV who spoke on ‘Business success, master class for SMEs and startups’ stressed the importance of meaningful communication for the growth and success of businesses. “Incredible business happens when you establish powerful, honest, sincere and meaningful relationships. Stop marketing and start communicating,” he said.

Mohammad Nassar, Director and CEO, E2E, spoke on ‘Disruption in Talent Building’. Anurag Batra, Chairman & Chief Editor, BW Business World and Exchange4Media, delivered the keynote address at the session on ‘Growth story of an innovative and successful entrepreneur’.

Innovation specialist Ranjan Malik, Co-founder and Managing Director of STORM the NORM talked about the book ‘Storm the Norm’, written by Anisha Motwani. Radhesh Kunumury, Venture Advisor to Blume Ventures, spoke on ‘Technology trends that will drive business success’.

The event ended with an investor-entrepreneur interaction. As part of adding more value to the event platform, for the first time, ‘The Talk’, in association with Growth Enabler, published a report shortlisting the top 15 startups from Kerala. Two among them won the best startup award. Destination Kerala business magazine was the magazine partner of the event.