Students’ representatives consisting of six students along with two lecturers of Department of Commerce, DLIHE attended the 4th Tibetan Entrepreneurs’ Game Changers Conference 2018 in Bylakuppe for two days from 18thAugust- 19thAugust. The conference is an initiative of the Department of Finance of CTA, Dharamsala which aims to encourage Tibetan entrepreneurship projects by providing incubation and financing support to the deserving entrepreneurs in Tibetan Diaspora.
On the first day of conference, there were series of panel discussions conducted on diverse topic ranging from “How to Always Be Ready to Adapt Your Business to Change” to “Accelerating Women Entrepreneurship”. The panelists shared their views, personal experiences, challenges and the realities of business world to the audience. In the afternoon, we had speakers’ session wherein experts from concerned field gave an insightful talk on “Impact of GST on MSME” and “Making Money to Work for You”.
On the second day, the six finalist of the TED Entrepreneurship Investment Award pitched their business proposals and competed for the coveted award worth Rs 15 lakhs. After the final deliberation by Juries, the winners of Investment award were announced and granted the award money. The conference ended with TED entrepreneurs sharing their entrepreneurial journey (success stories) and the support received through the TED programme.
Tenzin Choedon, Lecturer, Department of Commerce says, “Attending this conference has been an enriching experience. We acquired knowledge on the nature of entrepreneurship as well as the obstacles faced by entrepreneurs along with the key skill set that entrepreneurs need to develop in order to establish a successful venture. These two exciting days of conference have instilled in us so much enthusiasm and courage to come up with innovative business ideas and implementing the same. We strongly believe that such kind of sessions and conferences provide the students much needed exposure to real business world apart from learning in the classroom
Lastly, we, the commerce department of DLIHE, would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to TED for inviting and generously sponsoring us to attend this prestigious conference. Also, we wholeheartedly thank Mr. Tenzin Norsang, Programme Coordinator of TED for his guidance and support. We look forward to more of such learning sessions and activities in future.