Staff Reporter

CHANDIGARH: The fifth mega IT event eRevolution-2009 concluded here over the weekend with many successful business icons inspiring local entrepreneurs on the theme of “Building Eco-system for Entrepreneurship” spearheaded by Indian Angels Network and TiE Chandigarh-Punjab. Sridhar Iyengar, Global Head of TiE, Silicon Valley, U.S., and Partner Bessemer Venture Partners advised the entrepreneurs to focus on opportunities not threats in these times of financial turbulence, adding that some of the world’s best companies were founded during difficult times.

Sanjeev Bhikchandani of naukri.com fame added that it is time to “work hard, work smart and get lucky”. Sunil Kant Munjal, Chairman of Hero Corporate Services emphasised the need for the entrepreneurs to excel through quality and meeting the customer expectations, which is a challenge in a highly diverse market like India. Karan Thakral of Thakral Computers, Singapore, commended the way the governments were assisting and encouraging the entrepreneurs.