To inspire the aspiring entrepreneurs at Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune, the Innovation Council introduced a novel event called ‘StartupVerse’ on 28th July 2023 with an aim to provide first-hand insights about entrepreneurship. The event took place in two panels, both featuring stalwarts from different industries discussing topics relevant to today’s startup landscape.

The first panel discussion of StartupVerse 2023 was graced by Mr. Arjun Deshpande, the founder and CEO of Generic Aadhaar. Guided by the skilled moderation of Prof. Arjun Panchal, the discussion delved into the theme ‘Zero to One’, focusing on the art of building brands from the ground up. Mr. Arjun Deshpande shared his extraordinary journey of establishing a successful startup at a young age, shedding light on the challenges he confronted and the strategies he employed to overcome them.

The second panel discussion featured two more luminaries - Mr. Shivam Shahi, the co-founder and COO of Blue Tokai Coffee Roasters, and Mr. Poojit Jain, the co-founder of Eaglewings Ventures. Together, they explored the fascinating theme of 'Creating Iconic Brands’, sharing their unique perspectives and experiences in the realm of entrepreneurship.

StartupVerse achieved remarkable success during its inaugural year. Showcasing the power of determination, passion, and a willingness to learn and adapt, the panel discussions featuring these top entrepreneurs renewed the audience’s belief in the potential of entrepreneurship.