From supply chain management to dealing with finance and choosing the right business model, here’s what students of St. Xavier’s College learnt from the expert sessions at 360 Degree Workshops organised by the Entrepreneurship Development Cell of the Park Street campus from March 25 to 27.
Shark Tank India participants Pratik Gadia, founder and CEO of The Yarn Bazaar, and Sagar Bhalotia, co-founder of TagZ Foods, enlightened the students about the start-up culture. The Telegraph Edugraph was the digital media partner.
360 Degree Workshops allowed us to interact with the founders of some of the most eminent start-ups who participated in Shark Tank India. Sagar Bhalotia spoke about how he started his business — TagZ Foods — from scratch with potato chips. He taught us how acting upon an idea is more important rather than just thinking about it. Gadia, on the other hand, spoke about how he ventured his way into the online B2B space. He told us that customer satisfaction is of utmost importance. We also gained insights into Supply Chain Management and Marketing. I wish to start my venture in the coming years and I’m sure these tips will help me head start.
Vanshika Saboo, second year, BCom
It was truly an amazing time listening to founders of new-age start-ups. 360 Degree Workshops gave me a holistic understanding of how to start a start-up in the present times. I aimed to gain as many valuable insights as possible from the founders who have built these renowned ventures. I was eager to know what goes on behind the scenes. A few points that stood out included building a product, dealing with finance, choosing the right business model and identifying your audience.
Utkarsh Sureka, second year, BCom
At the 360 Degree Workshops, we not only attended sessions by industry experts but also got the opportunity to interact with them on an individual basis. It was indeed insightful to get familiar with the branding, marketing and a couple of techniques from start-ups that are booming. I look forward to attending such enriching workshops soon.
Falak Bavishi, second year, BCom
The Entrepreneurship Development Cell gave me a platform where I could interact with industry experts and get guidance in all aspects of the corporate world. Among the eminent personalities were the founders of start-ups featured in Shark Tank India who gave us a detailed insight into what it takes to be successful. These sessions taught us how one can improve our entrepreneurial skills in the B2B sector, the marketing sector and the branding sector. What stood out was the fact that I could directly interact with these people without any hesitation. It helped build my confidence.
Aaryan Agarwal, second year, BCom
Pratik Gadia shared his start-up story with us, which was very inspirational. It was about how he and his co-founder built trust in the early stages of their B2B start-up journey and the important role advertising and marketing played. Sagar Bhalotia gave us a more realistic picture of starting something of our own and things we should keep in mind before leaping into the start-up world. I want to start my own thing sometime in the future and I strongly feel that these insights into their journey will help me a lot.
Avishi Tikmany, second year, Economics