Meet the visitors we’ve interacted with during the past two months at NSRCEL!

Pitching and Selling to a Global Audience with Tal Catran

Here’s looking back to when we hosted Tal Catran – Accelerators Guru, International Keynote Speaker, and Startup Ecosystems Builder, from Israel at NSRCEL, IIM Bangalore along with Tammy Ben-Haim, Consul General of Israel to South India.

Embodying the spirit of Atmanirbhar Bharat with Honorable External Affairs Minister of India, Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar 

We also hosted the Honorable External Affairs Minister of India, Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, during his visit to IIMB where he interacted with the faculty, staff, and students at IIMB. The interaction celebrated the spirit of Atmanirbhar Bharat. Further embodying this spirit, Dr. Jaishankar interacted with some of our entrepreneurs reinventing the face of modern Indian business.  

Exploring ecosystem perspectives with the students of the London School of Economics   

This month, we welcomed students from the ongoing Executive Global Masters in Management Program at the London School of Economics to NSRCEL for an Interaction that aimed at acquainting them with our efforts towards strengthening the entrepreneurial ecosystem through our various programs that support entrepreneurs across sectors and stages. The team also interacted with alumni ventures from sectors such as sports tech, food, B2B services, and education and learned more about the key areas that these ventures address.   

Interacting for Impact with the students of HEC Paris  

We also hosted the students of the ongoing Executive MBA program from HEC Paris at NSRCEL. The students pursuing a specialization in Social Business met with startups from the Social Incubation Program and learned of the key problem areas they impact through in-depth interactions and field visits.  

In addition to this interaction, the participants also tuned into a host of sessions addressed by the expert IIMB Faculty and other dignitaries that helped the participating teams navigate through the Emerging Market for Innovation and Impact, Inclusive Business Models, the importance of going digital for Impact and also the opportunities for impact across rural India. 

Meeting the man himself!

This month, the NSRCEL team met and interacted with NS Raghavan, Chairman of the Advisory Council at NSRCEL and Founder of Infosys, earlier today. Through NSRCEL, NS Raghavan sowed the seeds towards building a well-rounded center that fosters early entrepreneurial innovation and learning, encouraging entrepreneurial talent from across India. Through the visit, our ever-growing team finally interacted with the man himself. With discussions on the ongoing programs and future scope of all activity at NSRCEL, the interaction molded into a sounding board with ideas and insights being bounced across, all boiling down to one common cause – strengthening NSRCEL’s presence and impact across the ecosystem. 

Bridging ecosystem perspectives with Northeastern University, Boston 

Coming from vast backgrounds along with subject-area concentrations across marketing, finance, data science, and much more, we were glad to host the students and faculty from Northeastern University, Boston at NSRCEL! 
The students met with startups of NSRCEL from across various cohorts of Launchpad – a program that supports early-stage entrepreneurs across sectors in the idea/prototyping stage. The interaction with the NSRCEL ventures and team was driven towards exploring and understanding the varied problem statements and perspectives prevalent among startups across the ecosystem. 

Building the Bengaluru 2047 Vision 

Further, during the founder-focused, engagement-driven month of July, we also hosted a roundtable conversation in collaboration with the office of the Honorable Member of Parliament, Tejasvi Surya, along with some of the leading startup founders and investors from across Bangalore.  

Coming from sectors such as education, mobility, wellness, technology, and much more, Tejasvi Surya moderated the conversation, where we discussed and deliberated on a list of high-priority policy recommendations that could further develop Bengaluru’s and India’s startup ecosystem as a whole.