Webinar held on funding opportunities for early stage entrepreneurs
Chandigarh: The Institution Innovation Council (IIC) of Mehr Chand Mahajan DAV College for Women, Chandigarh organised a webinar on the topic ‘Angel Investment and Venture Capital Funding Opportunities for Early Stage Entrepreneurs’.
The resource person for the event was Mr. Dinesh Duggal, a former banker.
The webinar sought to acquaint the participants with the role of venture capitalists and angel investors in the innovation ecosystem. Various sources of venture capital like venture capital firms, investment banks and high net-worth individuals were discussed by the expert.
Further, the process of venture capital funding highlighting its reliance on human relationship, pattern recognition and judgement was also deliberated upon, resource person also elucidated the lucrative return incentives earned by venture capitalist and investors from the start-up.
Mr. Duggal also shed light on the advantages and disadvantages of venture capital funding and the reasons for interest and increased activity in venture capital space. Finally, he shared success and failure stories of various start-up ventures. The students found the session very interesting and informative.
Principal Dr. Nisha Bhargava lauded the consistent efforts of the IIC to introduce the students to newer concepts and promote a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship among them. She added that an ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ can become a reality through such meaningful initiatives that equip the youth with the know-how of innovation and entrepreneurship.