WED was founded in 2009 by a college student Lauren Amarante of Arizona State University (ASU) which is one among the top ranking universities in USA and her mentor Troy Byrd. The first edition of WED took place on April 17 in 2009 and the second on April 16 in 2010 while the third edition was slated for April 15, 2011.
Entrepreneurs should think beyond the available resources to become a successful innovator, and this is not just limited to a particular region, the golden rule applies to all. The importance of entrepreneurship for India is best understood by the quote of Management Guru C K Prahalad "We need to connect the poor through entrepreneurship, which enables wealth creation through transparent and legitimate means. Entrepreneurship, more than subsidies or philanthropy, holds the key to poverty alleviation in India."
Shridhar University Pilani is located in the heart of the Shekhawati Region of Rajasthan famous world over as the largest open air art gallery and also as cradle of a wide array of entrepreneurs who are names to reckon with in the national and international corporate scenario. The university has taken up nurturing the entrepreneurial spirit among the students as a mission with passion and has been regularly organizing talks in which both budding entrepreneurs as well as experts share their experiences. Partnering with NIESBUD (National Institute for Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development)
Highlighting the importance of entrepreneurship and significance of WED, Prof BR Natarajan Pro Vice Chancellor Shridhar University welcomed Dr Ashok Ratra and budding entrepreneur Mr Kshitij Bhatnagar CEO Haygreev Horizons Organization – H2O Jaipur to address the students of the university. Prof Ratra in his inimitable style pointed out the reasons for successful persons to come out of the crowd and become dreamers, performers and achievers. Mr Bhatnagar giving an overview of H2O also spoke on qualities desired for being an entrepreneur and shared his own experience in becoming one.
For more details about Shridhar University see http://www.shridharuniversity.ac.in
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About Shridhar University: An initiative of the Sarvhit Trust, Shridhar University Pilani has been established under Section 2(f) of UGC Act 1956 incorporated by Government of Rajasthan vide Ordinance No. 3 of 2009 and the same ratified by the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly vide Act No. 4 of 2010 as The SHRIDHAR UNIVERSITY ACT BIGODNA, JHUNJHUNU. Further, Vide letter F.No 8-3/2010(CPP-