Developing an entrepreneurial spirit

Profex Institute of Technical Education, a renowned professional institute of technical education in Kolkata launched a new platform through “Enteenpreneurs Expo 2018”. “Enteenpreneurs” is a platform, an ecosystem for Entrepreneurship Development, starting from searching the talent, giving them a platform to showcase, nurture, train and develop their skills and finally facilitating them to create a business portfolio of their own and guide them with funding and other requisites so that they can finally become a real entrepreneur and get success with their business model. This great initiative is supported by Dreamzone, Park Street & Concern for Calcutta, an NGO working tirelessly for the betterment of Kolkata.

During the inauguration at ICCR, Mr Mr. Navender Singh (DC, Combat & Disaster Management, Kolkata Police) said, “I am overwhelmed with such an initiative and will be by their side in whatever way they want me. I want Bengal to be the next Entrepreneurs hub.” Mr. Debasish Kumar (Mayor-In-Council, Kolkata Municipal Corporation) said, “We really appreciate such initiative where so many people are benefited. We are always there to extend any help for such wonderful effort of entrepreneurship development”. Mr. S. K Selvan, MD, Cadd Centre Group said “I am really feeling great to be a part of this initiative. The hidden talents are seen in their creations, I hope this young generation can really bring a great difference.”

This initiative has been taken to encourage talented Teens/Students with a creative bend of mind and provide impetus to their latent entrepreneurship spirit based on their creations in a simulated market scenario.  The various categories where the participants have developed their exhibits are Wall Arts (Painting, Photograph, Glass Paintings, Murals, Wall Clock, Wall and Door Hangs, Fabric Painting Framed, Wind Chime, Dream Catchers etc), Corporate Gift items (made of eco friendly and waste materials. Like Photo Frame, Pen Stand, Files, Folders, Table Clocks, Storage etc), Garments (Men, women, Kids, Regional & traditional Garments item, embroidery, Sarees etc), Jewellery ( Quelling, Bead, Terracotta, Leather, Metal etc), Furniture (Foldable, Collapsible, Small, Decorative and Light Weight, Space Saving, Eco Friendly, and made of Waste Product), Accessories (Shoes, Chappals, Anklets, Silk Thread Bracelet, Hair Bands, Head Gears & Handmade Accessories Bags etc), Lighting Accessories(Decorative Lamps, Wall Brackets, Table Lamps, Floor Lamps), Other Lifestyle products(Decorate Pots, Flower Vase, Dry Flower, Artefacts, Gel Candles, Table Mats, Cushions Covers, Coasters, Fruit Baskets etc). These Exhibits were mentored and judged by experts from respective fields like Mr. Animesh Nandi (Famous Artist), Mr. Debdutta Gupta (Famous Art Critics), Mr. Debashish Mullick Chaudhury(Famous Sculptor),Mrs. Nilanjana Chakroborty(Famous Jewellery Designer), Mr. Debarshi Dutta Gupta (Famous Photographer), Ar. Somali Sinha (Architect, Interior Designer & Academician), Mr. Tejash Gandhi (Famous Fashion Designer), Mr. Ajay Baldewa (EMD, Century Ply).

There was also a Panel Discussion on Skill Development & MSME, Creative & Applied Arts as Main stream Career, Performing Arts Career Challenges & Scope in presence of dignitaries from various fields.Also bags made up of Jute were displayed to stop the harmful effects of plastic bags.