Adianta School of Leadership and Innovation today organized ‘Pecha Kucha’ night in collaboration with Pearl Academy of Fashion, With focus on “Social Media Entrepreneurs” as they key theme, the event saw a bunch of young and dynamic professionals as speakers who are successful entrepreneurs of today.
This ‘Pecha Kucha’ night initiated a conversation around the business model of Social Media Entrepreneurship by bringing together a range of representatives from India’s online entrepreneurial community. Speakers included entrepreneurs who work in fields as wide ranging as design, fashion, music, organic farming, wedding photography, cultural artifacts, and food, and much more. The evening saw leading mentors, advisors and curators of India’s online entrepreneurial culture like Sunil Kumar, President, Exchange4media group; Ipshita, Founder, CakesMammaBakes; Neha Chopra, Strategic Planning Director at Ogilvy & Mather; Sanchit Vir Gogia, CEO, Greyhound Knowledge Group; Surbhi Mittal, Fashion Designing Professional and a Start up Enthusiast; Nikhil Paul, CEO & Founder, We Make Love and Amit Grover, CEO, Nurture Talent Academy.
Delighted on the association with Adianta School for Leadership and Innovation, Nien Siao, Director, Pearl Academy, Noida said, "Pearl Academy is delighted to collaborate with Adianta School for Leadership and Innovation and we are glad be a part of the Pecha Kucha Nights. This indeed is an innovative way to bring creative and progressive minds together to share their work and experiences. Our constant endeavour is to stay dynamic and incorporate new and exciting trends in our teaching practices. With Pecha Kucha, we are a part of the larger inclusive learning society where students, faculty and professional experts showcase, chat and converse in an open environment."
Dr. Aditya Dev Sood, Founder & CEO, Center for Knowledge Societies (CKS) said, “At the Adianta School for Leadership and Innovation we promote a bold new approach of Learning by Doing to teach skills of Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Leadership. Our aim is to bring about a transformation in higher education and skills training. We've worked with designers, entrepreneurs and innovators of all kinds on PechaKucha here in the Delhi region, and we're very happy for this collaborative event tonight with the Pearl Academy. We've found PechaKucha to be an interesting way for young professionals to interact with our students. In 20 slides for 20 seconds each you've really got to think and speak clearly in response to visual imagery.”
This time ‘Pecha Kucha’ was organized around the Social Media Entrepreneurs keeping in mind the fact that over the last few years, the potential of the social media based network society has grown by leaps and bounds. The discussions crafted a clear picture of a world where consumers hardly go offline and all identities are global. This explained why increasing number of individuals have taken up the task of investing time, energy and money to launch sustainable online enterprises which have grown by the internet minute.
The speakers threw light on aspects like how a virtual click means real money in today’s scenario and one’s next idea may be worth millions. In the current scenario, the Indian economy needs innovation to grow and succeed, and Facebook is one of the best mediums through which this is being made possible. Dialogues reflected that our society is slowly but surely beginning to become less risk-averse and more willing to accept innovative online startups as ‘real jobs’.
Some criticalities also came to light in the form of questions deep diving into the model that separates online entrepreneurs from the offline ones, what tools the online entrepreneur wields confidently, how do entrepreneurs navigate through entrepreneurial hurdles and achieve the coordination needed to start and run a full-fledged business and how easy or problematic is it to be working for yourself.
About Pecha Kucha:
Pecha Kucha is the Japanese sound for 'chit chat', and is a unique presentation format that originated in Japan as an informal forum for young designers and architects to show and talk about their work, network with others, and have a conversation about art, design, architecture and more. The immense success of this format has made Pecha Kucha a global event, and it is now in over 600 cities. Its openness and inclusiveness makes it an excellent way to share information, meet new people and interact in meaningful ways with other passionate people.
The Adianta School for Leadership and Innovation promotes a radical and empowering educational approach that promotes Learning by Doing. It is a collaborative effort between some of the world’s leading innovation organizations, including the School of Design at the Technische Universiteit Delft (Netherlands), NESTA (UK), The Social Innovation Exchange (Global), and the Center for Knowledge Societies (India). With a distinguished team of advisors, international faculty and a global network of over 100 mentors, the Adianta School provides an unprecedented quality of international education right here in India.
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