“Entrepreneurship Workshop”

AKGIM organized a two day Entrepreneurship workshop on 17-18 Oct 2014.

1. Title of the Workshop: Fundamentals of New Venture Creation



2. Objectives of the Workshop:

(i) To enable students to generate ideas for creating a new venture

(ii) To enable students to identify an opportunity for creating a new venture

(iii) To make students learn about the basic resources needed to start a new business.

(iv) To know the basics of writing a business plan

(v) To make students learn about the problems and challenges in the process of taking a new business from start-up to growth stage.

(vi) To make students learn about identifying and attracting highly talented individuals in the process of forming a well balanced team for a new business.

(vii) To make students learn about evaluating the various sources of funding that are most suitable for a new business.

3. Duration of the work shop: Two Days



4. Outline of the Workshop: The Workshop was aimed at imparting the basic knowledge and skills to students for analysing ideas and business opportunities that can result in the creation and growth of new ventures. The workshop had different components of instruction and training including lectures, role play and team exercises. Most importantly, the self-assessment of students was done before starting the workshop. The one day workshop started with administering various instruments to the students, which encompassed entrepreneurial assessment for them. This was followed by a lecture on the basic aspects of individual entrepreneurship. Next students were formed into teams to come up with a few ideas and opportunities, which were followed by a role play aimed at testing the potential of ideas and opportunities. There was question & answer and / discussion session of 15 minutes duration between each activity of the work shop.

5. Presenter: Dr. Chivukula Venkata Ramana, B.E., M.B.A. (USA), Ph.D. (JNTUH)

6. Biography of the Presenter: Chivukula Venkata Ramana graduated from Osmania University, Hyderabad with a bachelor of engineering in electronics and communication in 1993. He worked for six years in the I.T. industry as a marketing executive in India. Later he went to USA and obtained his Master of Business Administration degree from Loyola University New Orleans in 2002. Chivukula Venkata Ramana gained work experience in the hospitality and telemarketing industry for five years in USA. He has a special interest in aviation and wrote three papers on aviation industry. He received his doctorate in entrepreneurship from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad in 2009. His main areas of interest include entrepreneurship and airline management. He has published six articles in national and two articles in international journals. Also he has presented eight papers in national conferences and four papers in international conferences. He has also given seven guest lectures at various institutions including engineering colleges, universities and business schools in India. He has also conducted one workshop and two training programs in the areas of entrepreneurship and human resources management. Chivukula Venkata Ramana has five years of teaching experience at different categories of business schools. He has earlier worked as Assistant Professor, Senior Assistant Professor and Associate Professor at ICFAI University, VJIM, and SNIST respectively where he taught a variety of courses including Business Strategy, Services Marketing, Retail Management, and Entrepreneurship. Chivukula Venkata Ramana is the Founder & CEO of Unique Media Enterprises.