Union Minister for State External Affairs, Govt of India Dr.Shashi Tharoor flagged off the ‘I am an Entrepreneur Campaign’ from Technopark on August 21, 2009. Ms. Sheela Thomas IAS, Principal Secretary, Kerala State presided over the official inaugural session. Prof. Jyothi John, Hon Chief Editor, TechnoFIRST and Mr.Haroon, Business Head- AIRCEL, Mr. Sanjay Vijayakumar, CEO , MobME were present for the function. Technopark CEO- Mr. Mervin Alexander welcomed the Chief guest and Mr.KCC Nair, CFO and Programme Co-ordinator New Initiatives Technopark gave away the vote of thanks.
The campaign, initiated by Technopark-TBI/TUC, in association with Department of Science and Technology (DST) and Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR), executed by TechnoFIRST Magazine and sponsored by AIRCEL will be visiting all the engineering colleges and selected arts and science colleges across Kerala. The campaign has its sole intention as to identify and promote entrepreneurial talents in the state, especially from student level.
Dr.Shashi Tharoor after lighting the lamp pointed out the fact that Non Resident Malayalis has shown extraordinary success as businessmen. He urged that more and more Keralites to emulate this and stand up and say that ‘I am an Entrepreneur’. He pointed out that failure as an entrepreneur is not something unacceptable, but it’s only a learning phase for budding entrepreneurship. He lauded the efforts of Technopark TBI for creating a fertile eco-system for budding entrepreneurship in the state.
Ms. Sheela Thomas presided over the function and also read the wishes from Chief Minister Sri. V S Achudanandan that the Govt is very happy with the ‘I am an Entrepreneur Campaign’ because of the fact that the Campaign is addressing the Arts and Science Colleges and Rural Innovators along with the Engineering Colleges and Polytechniques and she offered to extend all possible support for the success of the campaign.
“To encourage budding entrepreneurship we provide a fantastic system called Technopark TBI. The Campaign will be give the required motivation for the students to take up the entrepreneurial route” says Mr.Mervin Alexander, CEO-Technopark
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