National Start-up Day was celebrated on 16th January 2024 at the Sai Hira Global Convention Centre, Prasanthi Nilayam. Organized by the Institution’s Innovation Council (IIC), SSSIHL, the event commenced with Vedam chanting followed by the ceremonial lighting of the lamp and saw several Industry and academic experts on Innovation and Start-ups, alumni entrepreneurs, and seasoned professionals come together to share their thoughts on various topics with the young minds in the audience.
The august gathering was welcomed by Prof. B Raghavendra Prasad, Vice-Chancellor of SSSIHL setting the tone for an insightful day dedicated to fostering innovation and entrepreneurship.
Prof. Reddanna, an Emeritus Professor from the University of Hyderabad, captivated the audience with a thought-provoking keynote address on the “Role of University in Promoting Start-ups” Dr. R. Venkataramanan, the Founder and CEO of Karkinos Healthcare, shed light on SSSIHL’s pivotal role in cultivating entrepreneurial skills. Mr. Naveen Lakkur, Chief Innovation Coach, shared profound insights into the inseparable nature of technology and innovation, drawing from his book “The Inseparable Twins”.
The event further featured a dynamic panel discussion moderated by Sri Lakshmikant, Co-Founder of Value Craftz Advisors, with esteemed panelists exploring diverse facets of entrepreneurship. Dr. Anshuman Das, CTO, and Co-founder of Labby Inc., shared his captivating “Startup Journey”. Later the IIC Magazine “SRISHTI”, was released by the Revered Chancellor & Vice-Chancellor.
Two exemplary faculty members of SSSIHL, Dr. Murli Ravi from the Department of Physics and Dr. B. E. Pradeep from the Department of Biosciences, were recognized for their outstanding contributions toward innovation. A panel discussion, skillfully moderated by Mr. M Sainath, Executive Director of ICFAI, delved into crucial topics such as adaptability, innovation, sustainability, and more, featuring insights from industry leaders.
The event drew to a close with a heartfelt vote of thanks delivered by Dr. Swetha T, Assistant Professor in the Department of Management and Commerce, followed by the Maha Mangala Aarati, symbolizing the culmination of a day dedicated to the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurial excellence.