This Forum gathered a community of entrepreneurs, social entrepreneurs, professionals, founders of NGOs, personalities from the corporate and academic world who shared their ideas and vision of entrepreneurship.
More than 5000 young people including budding entrepreneurs, professionals, executives & students were touched upon through social network participation. They came together from across the country at a common platform to express their vision of the entrepreneurship of the future. The program comprised of conferences, panel discussions and workshops on the topic of entrepreneurship to not only create financial value through innovation, but also bring about welfare and social justice for future generations.
Dr . Ganesh Natarajan, CEO, Zensar, declared: "In these times of economic and financial crisis, where every business may or may not work, we need to be prepared to reinvent our business model at any given point of time” He further adds, “there should always be a continuous breakthrough in innovating your business."
For Sanjeev Rao, CEO G 2 I Ventures, "World Entrepreneurship Forum, internationally has not only been the driving force to provide a global stage to entrepreneurs, but also to disseminate their enthusiasm and their knowledge.
This is the reason why becoming a founding member of the World Entrepreneurship Forum seemed to be the natural continuation of our strategy and our convictions"
DM Forbes, Chairman, Forbes Marshall went on to describe the other key attributes of an entrepreneur “social and welfare justice are the other most important aspect since you take people along with you while your business grows” This was very aptly put forward by him when he concluded “Work Together and Not work Against”.
By encouraging the spirit of socially responsible entrepreneurs on the spirit of enterprise, JWEF intends to exercise a lasting influence on debate on a worldwide scale by providing political and economic decision-makers with concrete and innovative analyses and recommendations.
We at EABS, Pune are proud to host second Junior World Entrepreneurship Forum (JWEF) in India. We have designed events which would bring out all aspects of entrepreneurship and lay down foundations and guidelines for the best entrepreneurial practices.
The 2 day event brought together an eclectic mix of young as well as experienced entrepreneurs and all the enthralling session turned out to be an eye opener to the audience – as nuggets of insight flew furious debate from all the variety of people on the panel. Also present in the panel was the awe-inspiring Mona Soundankar, Founder, Mealnut, who inspired confidence in the women seated in the audience by talking about her entrepreneurial endeavours at an incredibly young age.
Dr. Nikhil Agarwal, Director EABS, officially closed the event with the comments “JWEF is a great start as it gives the budding entrepreneurs a chance to interact with likeminded people and thought leaders from across 55 countries. We can leverage this opportunity and maybe take it further by formulating a consulting firm powered by EABS students to aid micro entrepreneurs take their business to a newer level.”
The Junior World Entrepreneurship Forums initiated and coordinated from France, was simultaneously organized in over 12 countries like Ecuador, Argentina, Cameroon, Kenya, Indonesia, Pakistan, Singapore, China including India. Thousands of young people across the world had participated in worldwide gathering of entrepreneurs. The chosen junior delegates of these ten countries will meet in Singapore on 2nd November to report their conclusions and recommendations to the members of the World Entrepreneurship Forum
The Junior World Entrepreneurship Forum is the student variation of the World Entrepreneurship Forum. The Junior Forum is dedicated to young entrepreneurs and students passionate about entrepreneurship. It offers them a unique opportunity to meet main actors of the entrepreneurial world in order to think of a new model of society that supports the growth and the desire for entrepreneurship.