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JKEDI starts webinar series for entrepreneurs, startups amid Covid-19 crisis

Institute to start 3-month course for start-ups in collaboration with Start-up India, various venture capital firms

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SRINAGAR, MAY 13: Jammu and Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute (JKEDI) has initiated a webinar series to help the entrepreneurs to reduce and overcome the impact of the ongoing Covid-19 crisis.

The first webinar, organized today, explored the strategies, practices and measures to adopt in the uncertain business environment in this current crisis.

Professor Satyajit Majumdar from Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) was the chief speaker of the webinar, where he shared his insights on developing a secure support system for the entrepreneurs and as well as the need to re-write business plans keeping in view the current scenario. He delved into various questions which should help build these new strategies for smaller businesses.

The world is facing an unprecedented crisis, and it is a crucial time for aspiring entrepreneurs wherein they have to alter their strategies and cater to the new opportunities in the post-Covid-19 world, he added. 

Director JKEDI, G M Dar chaired the webinar and stressed on creating opportunities locally. “We have to focus on local aspects of our economy like agriculture and horticulture. Innovation and use of technology will certainly help our entrepreneurs in this new reality,” he added.  

The ongoing webinar series will focus on the changing business environment as the post Covid-19 world will be different from what it was before the crisis. The next webinar of this series will be on May 16 (Saturday). This webinar will focus on the challenges the startups are facing in this ongoing crisis. The Institute has also collaborated with various venture capital firms and Startup India for a 3-month long program for startups of J&K. The program is expected to begin in the next week.

The faculty members and the entrepreneurs supported by the Institute attended the webinar.  The Institute will continue to communicate with the stakeholders on various platforms to mitigate their problems effectively created by this ongoing pandemic.

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