Mysuru, 11/09/2023 — A landmark initiative was unveiled today as Bherunda Foundation, in association with MYRA School of Business, launched the Centre of Excellence for Entrepreneurs and Family Business. This groundbreaking venture aims to be the linchpin for entrepreneurial growth and development in Mysuru. The initiative was made even more remarkable by the presence of eminent personalities and experts in the field of business and entrepreneurship.
The Centre of Excellence was inaugurated by Padma Vibhushan N. R. Narayana Murthy, Founder & Chairman Emeritus of Infosys. Dr. Sridhar Mitta, Founder & Managing Director of NextWealth Entrepreneurs was the keynote speaker and His Highness Sri Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar and Her Highness Smt Trishika Kumari Wadiyar, presided over the event. Sri Kantharaj Urs, Managing Trustee, MYRA School of Business delivered the opening remarks and Dr. Ramasastry Ambarish, Dean & Chairman, Board of Governors, MYRA School of Business delivered the closing remarks.
An insightful and candid Fireside chat with Padma Vibhushan N. R. Narayana Murthy was conducted by alumni entrepreneurs of MYRA School of Business – Shrinkhala Kushwaha, (Founder & CSO, InsideOut), Sanjana M. S. (Director, Ovobel), Ananth Srinath (Director, Sri Shankara National Centre for Cancer Prevention and Research) and Adarsh Ramesh (Founder & Managing Partner, Desiadda).
Two insightful panel discussions enriched the proceedings. The first panel on venture capital featured Sri Sudhanva Dhananjaya, Founder & Managing Director of Excelsoft Technologies, Sri Achutha Bachalli K., Chairman, Infopine, and Sri Naganand Doraswamy, Managing Partner & Founder of Ideaspring Capital, and was chaired by Dr. Ramasastry Ambarish, Dean & Chairman, Board of Governors, MYRA School of Business.
The second panel focused on family businesses and featured Sri Arjun Ranga, Managing Director of N Ranga Rao and Sons Pvt. Ltd., Sri Ashirwad Agarwal, Managing Director of Triveni Enterprises, and Sri S S Gopala Rathnam, Chairman of Sadashiva Financial Services Holdings Pvt. Ltd. and was chaired by Dr. Sampath Dorairajan, Visiting Faculty for Entrepreneurship at MYRA School of Business.
About the CoE
We stand on the brink of a transformative era, one that calls for innovative solutions and dynamic leadership. Recognizing the ever-growing need for entrepreneurial spirit and capability, the Centre of Excellence aims to be more than just an institution; it aspires to be the catalytic force that fuels dreams, cultivates talent, and shapes the future of entrepreneurship in Mysuru and beyond.
The CoE’s mission is guided by four cornerstone objectives.
WEAVING A UNIFIED ECOSYSTEM
One of the most vital aspects of any successful entrepreneurial endeavor is the environment in which it thrives. Today, Mysuru is home to an array of innovation centers, incubators, and accelerators. However, what we have been missing is a centralized platform where these entities can collaborate and grow together. This CoE aims to bridge that gap, fostering a unified ecosystem that thrives on shared knowledge, resources, and visions.
HARNESSING THE POWER OF EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES
The world is transitioning at a speed we have never witnessed before. Emerging technologies like artificial intelligence and cybersecurity are not just sectors; they are the bedrocks upon which the future will be built. Our CoE will be a hub for pioneers in these fields, helping them to turn their innovative ideas into reality.
PROVIDING MENTORSHIP & GUIDANCE
Mentorship plays an irreplaceable role in the entrepreneurial journey. Through our CoE, we aim to provide a solid platform for mentorship, offering guidance and support to all entrepreneurs who seek it.
Entrepreneurship is not confined to the boundaries of big cities or industrial zones; it is alive in the hearts and minds of people everywhere. Our aim is to democratize entrepreneurship, to make it accessible not just to a privileged few but to anyone with a vision and the determination to realize it.
About Bherunda Foundation and MYRA School of Business:
Bherunda Foundation has a longstanding history of community engagement and social innovation. On the other hand, MYRA School of Business has spent a decade crafting a boutique PGDM program, setting high academic standards and a unique curriculum tailored for future business leaders.