CIIED hosted an interactive session with Dr. Siddhartha Sarkar on the topic “Issues and Challenges faced by Startup Entrepreneurs”. Dr. Siddharta Sarkar is the Director, Officiating, HoD & Professor of Mechanical Engineering at IILM, College of Engineering & Technology, Gr Noida, Delhi. The talk session was held on the 24th of November 2015 in the conference hall at BITS Pilani, Dubai Campus.
Dr. Srinivasa Rao and Dr. Lajwanti were the faculties present during the session. Roughly 40 people were present at the session. The aim was to educate all upcoming entrepreneurs on the challenges that would be faced while starting up their own company and how to avoid certain common mistakes that usually occur. An interactive session was held during which questions were asked to students at random so as so to have a cloud of ideas which were then explained by Dr. Sarkar. A presentation made by Dr. Sarkar was then shown to all the students which covered the issues faced along with examples of various companies that faced these issues.
Tips and methods of how to overcome such issues and successfully start up a company were provided by Dr. Sarkar through the help of his presentation. A short question and answer session was held towards the end in which students could clear any doubts or questions they had on the topics in hand.