Andhra Pradesh

‘Don’t shy away from taking risks’

Students intending to become successful entrepreneurs should not shy away from taking risks with a ‘come what may’ attitude, said Meera Venkat, Chief Executive Officer of Bengaluru-based ‘Raise Global’.

Delivering the keynote address at the entrepreneurship awareness camp organised by Sri Padmavathi Mahila Viswa Vidyalayam (SPMVV) under the aegis of its Society for Innovation, Incubation and Entrepreneurship – Technology Business Incubator (SSIIE – TBI) here on Wednesday, she called risk-taking as the prime trait of entrepreneurs.

“In spite of finding opportunities everywhere, only one out of ten entrepreneurs emerge successful in their chosen fields. Learn the art of selling and master the skill of smart work to become a go getter,” Dr. Meera Venkat said.

She cited instances of some entrepreneurs failing to maintain enough cash flow and resorting to erratic spending, thus ending up in a debt trap.

A. Ramakrishna Rao, Director of SPMVV School of Engineering and Technology, defined an entrepreneur as a passionate entity going beyond just a business provider or job creator. “Entrepreneurs are some of the world’s most powerful transformers,” he said, referring to Madam Bachendri Pal, the first woman to climb the Mount Everest.

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