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Sambhav 2014 : Youth Entrepreneurship


The Entrepreneurship Cell @ SCMHRD held its annual entrepreneurship event ‘SAMBHAV’ on 12th January, 2014. The event, powered by DNA, had the theme ‘Youth Entrepreneurship’. Sambhav’14 was a grand success and received enthusiastic response from over 60 business schools across the country.

Some of the eminent speakers at the event were:

Varun Agarwal: Co-Founder, Alma Mater. Varun is a filmmaker, entrepreneur and a bestselling author. Alma Mater is an E-commerce company dealing primarily in student memorabilia for schools and colleges of India.

Sunder Nookala: Founder, 'Kwench/ Library Solution '. kwench/ is a library solutions provider, bringing a paradigm shift to the concept of corporate libraries, addressing the need for convenience and choice, it enables companies to provide its employees access to thousands of titles.

Swati Maheshwari: Co-founder, Rustic Arts. Rustic Arts is a brand of Organic, Natural & Handmade products which has a range of creations that are of everyday use and are free from chemicals.

Anup Tapadia: Founder at TouchMagix. A Microsoft-certified programmer at 14, startup entrepreneur at 16, and a millionaire at 23, Anup is a child prodigy and a technopreneur.

Also joining us and motivating us was our very own alumni entrepreneur Prakash Mundhra, founder, Sacred Moments.

‘Don’t Think Just Do’ was the mantra of the day, inspired by Varun Agarwal’s talk. Another quote by Anup Tapadia,”If your idea can be copied very easily, then it might not be a very good idea!”, caught on quickly with the students.

Apart from the E-Talks, we had the grand finale of our flagship events: Inception, a business plan and model competition which was won by Team Jolly Rogers from SCMHRD. The team comprised of Sujit Jilludimudi and Sonam Agarwal. The next event ‘The Next Young Turk’, the quest to find the next startup maniac was won by Hemant Bhatt of NMIMS, Mumbai.

The event also marked the start of the ambitious project, 100 Projects Startups which aims to target 100 startups from our campus entrepreneurs in the years to come. Sambhav’14 received both pre and post event coverage in DNA newspaper and also on websites like

SCMHRD has always believed in nurturing the spirit of entrepreneurship amongst its students by providing them with the right resources, the right attitude and the right skills for the challenges that entrepreneurs face, in order to create a successful business and events like Sambhav bear testimony to the very same initiatives.