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Road to Entrepreneurship Session at BMS College of Commerce and Management

Road to Entrepreneurship bmsccm On June 20th, 2024 BMS College of Commerce and Management in collaboration with The Times of India successfully hosted an impactful session "Leaders on campus”, a leadership series titled “Road to Entrepreneurship" in the college seminar hall. This event featured the esteemed Dr. Geetha Manjunath, the founder of NIRAMAI Health Analytix renowned for pioneering innovative breast cancer detection technology.

The session commenced with a warm welcome to the leaders on campus series by Dr. Preethi Stanley, HOD of Management and Corporate Communication. Principal of the college Dr. Pankaj Choudhary presented Dr.Geetha Manjunath with a hamper as a token of gratitude.
Distinguished dignitaries from The Times of India were also warmly welcomed by various faculty members. The event began with the traditional lighting of the lamp, creating an atmosphere of spiritual vibrance and positivity.

Road to Entrepreneurship bmsccm Dr. Geetha Manjunath took the stage to share her inspiring entrepreneurial journey, discussing her experiences, challenges, and the obstacles she overcame.
Her narrative was both compelling and educational providing invaluable insights into the world of entrepreneurship.

Dr. Geetha Manjunath's discussion emphasized her groundbreaking work in breast cancer detection through her company, NIRAMAI Health Analytix which has made significant strides in healthcare technology.

There was a fireside chat with Principal, Dr. Pankaj Choudhary and Ms Nithya, Editorial team of TOI.
Road to Entrepreneurship bmsccm Dr. Geetha Manjunath delved deeper into topics such as her motivation to become an entrepreneur, the hurdles she encountered, and her overall journey.
The students were thoroughly engaged and posing numerous questions about her experiences and the development of her innovative technology reflecting their curiosity and enthusiasm.

Some of the questions included, "Are there any ethical concerns in AI?" and "Could you narrate the story of any patient whom you could save?" Dr. Geetha Manjunath addressed these queries thoughtfully providing deep insights and real-life examples.

Road to Entrepreneurship bmsccm Principal of BMSCCM Dr. Pankaj Choudhary remarked on the success of the event, stating, "This has been a phenomenal experience for us. With this initiative by Times of India, students have had a great learning experience. You are listening to an entrepreneur who has gone through all the challenges in the journey and finally found success. Listening to Dr. Geetha Manjunath, the students would have greatly benefitted".

The event also featured the distribution of prizes by Times of India to the winners of their recent contests, adding an element of celebration to the proceedings.
Following the formal session, Dr. Geetha Manjunath engaged in personalized discussions with a few students, offering them tailored guidance and inspiration, which was highly appreciated by the attendees.

Two BBA students asked about their startup in event photography expressing concerns about not getting enough clients.
Road to Entrepreneurship bmsccm Dr. Geetha Manjunath advised them to find a unique selling factor and to reach out to event managers who could provide them with events. This personalized guidance was highly valued by the students.

Overall, the "Road to Entrepreneurship" session was a resounding success offering a wealth of knowledge and motivation to all participants.

It provided a platform for students to interact with and learn from a pioneering entrepreneur equipping them with the insights needed to navigate their own entrepreneurial paths.

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