would we receive any acknowledgment mail after our draft reaches IIT M??? or do we have to call the office to find out ???
This is Ranganathan , I was wait-listed and now got a confirmation mail.
I am joining the course & have confirmed my admission
Whats the last date for paying fees ...?? as there might be postal delay due to rain ....
PLease refer to Page 21 of this thread to find offer letter ... post would be by mg4u ......
hope it helps
Chennai gets to brush up entrepreneurial skills
EVEN the nationwide bandh and heavy showers on Monday did not deter R Vinod from embarking on a journey he has been planning for long. The 26-yearold from Sriperambudhur has been nursing an idea, he thinks has the potential to be the next Infosys. So, when he set out for Chennai to attend the ET-The Power of Ideas' Start-up Session, he had a rush of adrenalin just the way a younger Narayana Murthy may have had three decades ago when the idea of a software services firm struck him.
Vinod is employed with a manufacturing company in Sriperambudhur, an industrial town near Chennai where global car makers like Hyundai, Ford, Mitsubishi, BMW and Nissan, have set up their Indian units. Vinod wants to join their league - he wants to set up a solutions company that would cater to the auto industry. He has an idea. "But I don't know where to start," he said, as he queued up for the session at the IITMadras auditorium, hoping he will come out smarter after the interaction with the experts.
Vinod wasn't alone in this journey. As many as 400 young and budding entrepreneurs, who have either started up or are planning to launch their own businesses, came to participate in the PoI session which was meant to guide them, especially to prepare a business plan, as the first step.
The session started off with a motivating speech by Sequoia Capital's senior advisor, R Ramaraj. He spoke at length about the success story of Sify and encouraged the gathering to dump the fear of failure and go ahead with their business plans. "Today's youngsters have a lot of scope and opportunity. There are lots of venture capitalists around these days, and budding entrepreneurs should try to capitalise them," he said.
Saloni Malhotra, CEO of DesiCrew Solutions, shared her
views about the challenges that one has to face while starting up a new business. She stressed that one should not focus too much on the money factor and should concentrate more on the business itself. "You need to believe in what you do and find your clients," she said.
The session also saw experts from the VC space like Rama Bethmangalkar, investment manager at VentureEast Funds and Lakshmi Vaidyanathan, director-incharge of Rural Technology and Business Incubator at IIT-Madras, who elaborated on how to convert ideas into successful plan.
The audience raised questions about how ideas could be turned into successful businesses, how the panel would go about judging the business plans, confidentiality of their proposals and patenting. The experts and mentors took time to clarify each and every query.
Vanitha Vishwanathan, who was part of the audience, said, "The session was extremely useful and proved to be an eye opener for innumerable enthusiasts like me who want to be their own boss."
The event threw light on various topics, like 'how to overcome the fear of failure', 'venture capital and angel investment', operational strategy, mentorship and the funds that will be provided to the persons/team selected. Mr Viswanathan said, "I also got to hear about the challenges faced by Mr Narayan Murthy during the initial stages of his venture. 'The Power of Ideas', tried to turn the spark in each one of us, as budding entrepreneurs, in to a flame that will continue to ignite the society at large."
The event, organised by The Economic Times in association with the Department of Science and Technology and the Centre for Innovation, Incubation and Entrepreneurship (CIIE) at the Indian Institute of Management-Ahmedabad, was a part of the citywise start-up sessions being organised to groom and nurture budding entrepreneurs by connecting them with experts, mentors and potential investors.
I got GOAL but couldnt find pepsi to apple... please let me know if you have the soft copy of it........