“Realising Poorna Swaraj through Entrepreneurship” 

Dear Participants,

We are glad to invite you for our upcoming seminar on“Realising Poorna Swaraj through Entrepreneurship” on 5th October 2017 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at Seminar Hall 2, Kamaladevi Complex, India International Centre, Max Mueller Marg in New Delhi.

We would also request if you can come personally & nominate delegates from your side for attending this session.

Below is the Mailer for your information only. Session will starts with High Tea at 06:00 PM followed by the discussion.

Ms. Hanna Ruddies, Global Growth and Onboarding Coordinator, Impact Hub, Mr. Rewaj Chhetri, Founder, Startup Harbour (Online entrepreneur hub), Ms. Bhairavi Jani,Chairperson, IEF Foundation & Executive Director, SCA Group and Board Member, Ananta Centre, Mr. Nitin Pradhan,National Bureau Chief, Dainik Jagaran (TBC) will be joining at the Seminar.

Looking forward to your joining.


Amit Joshi

Ananta Aspen Centre


Ananta – IEF  Entrepreneurship Series 

Realising Poorna
Swaraj Through Entrepreneurship
DATE Thursday, October 5, 2017
TIME 6:30 PM  – 8:00 PM (Registration and High Tea: 6:00 PM )
LOCATION   Seminar Hall 2, Kamaladevi Complex, India International Centre, New Delhi
SPEAKERS   Mr. Rewaj Chhetri, Founder, Startup Harbour (online entrepreneur hub)
  Mr. Nitin Pradhan, National Bureau Chief, Dainik Jagaran (TBC)
  Ms. Hanna Ruddies, Global Growth and Onboarding Coordinator, Impact Hub
 MODERATOR   Ms. Bhairavi Jani, Chairperson, IEF Foundation & Executive Director, SCA Group and Board Member, Ananta Centre
This year, as we celebrate Gandhi Jayanti, the context of “Startup India” and “Make In India” emerge aptly to the foreground. How are we, as fellow citizens of this country, enabling complete economic freedom through self-reliance for those in India’s Tier II towns and rural areas? After all, 60% of India’s population resides in them.

Helping rural industries grow and develop, therefore, directly facilitates self-employment, resulting in more economic and industrial activity within rural areas. It also helps utilise locally available resources and labour more effectively. But due to limitations pertaining to land and seasonality, many agricultural outliers migrate to the closest towns and cities for a regular source of livelihood. India’s towns are, in turn, becoming stepping stones for budding entrepreneurs. In fact, they are abuzz with entrepreneurial activity.

State Governments across India have actively carried forward the mantle of the Start-up India initiative introduced by the Central Government in 2016. And while State policies have been comprehensive and are addressing a large percentage of youth, the question still remains about how they are reaching small towns and rural populations.

The fourth session of the Ananta-IEF Entrepreneurship series discusses how everyone – whether at the level of policy creation, among corporations, as torch-bearers of community creation, individual entrepreneurs, and media – can reignite this spark of self-reliance in India’s entrepreneurship ecosystem, and help achieve Bapu’s dream of Poorna Swaraj.

Panelists include experts from the field of entrepreneurship education, and those who understand the physical space as well as the milieu in which entrepreneurs and start-ups thrive.

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  Mr. Rewaj Chhetri, Founder, Startup Harbour (online entrepreneur hub)

Rewaj Chettri, 23, hailing from the mountain state Sikkim believes in building communities and aggregates vehicles in North-East India. Other then that he loves meeting new people and learning from them.
Ms. Hanna Ruddies, 
Global Growth and Onboarding Coordinator, Impact Hub

Born and raised in Hamburg (Germany), Hanna’s background is in International Business, Design Thinking and Event Management. Passionate about social change, Hanna leads the global presence strategy for the global Impact Hub Network. Hanna mainly lived in Germany, Australia, The Netherlands, Serbia, Belgium and Portugal – living her passion to travel and to learn about other cultures. Hanna supports founding teams from across the globe through the process of building their Impact Hubs. She guides teams through all the stages by helping them access the Network’s global know how, people and resources. Moreover, she creates capacity building infrastructures for early stage Impact Hubs in order to help them become sustainable.
Ms. Bhairavi Jani, 
Chairperson, IEF Foundation & Executive Director, SCA Group and Board Member, Ananta Centre

Bhairavi is a fourth generation entrepreneur, developmental enthusiast and an avid venture philanthropist. She is the Executive Director at SCA Group of Companies founded in 1896 by her great-grandfather. SCA Group of Companies undertake activities in port, shipping, customs clearance, warehousing, service contracting, freight forwarding, logistics infrastructure building and management, air cargo, supply chain consultancy and IT. Bhairavi is a firm believer in the creation of an entrepreneurial ecosystem to create livelihood opportunities. She is a Director on the Board of the Meghalaya Institute of Entrepreneurship, a Govt. of Meghalaya undertaking.

She is a Fellow of the Third Generation Class of Ananta Aspen’s Kamalnayan Bajaj Fellowship and a member of Aspen Global Leadership Network. Bhairavi graduated in 1999 from Miami University, Ohio, USA with a Bachelor of Science in Business with Magna Cum Laude. Post her graduation in 1999, she worked with KPMG Consulting in Washington D.C.

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