SOCIAL CHANGE THROUGH SKILL DEVELOPMENT

In Rebuilding the Economy
and The Nation

How to Start a Business

Series of Online Workshops

For aspiring Entrepreneurs

The economic and social impacts of the pandemic are reverberating globally: amid great uncertainty, we can all foresee a very different world for a long time to come.

At the same time, the challenging times is creating opportunities for many as more people are going towards entrepreneurship. Contrary to normal times, in a crisis, the dynamic of risk / reward shifts dramatically – the real risk becomes doing nothing, especially when people’s jobs, or livelihoods, are at stake. A crisis pushes people out of status quo and makes them innovative. A crisis shifts people towards business.

For most of the people, starting a business is the way out but don't know what to do next.

Starting a business entails understanding and dealing with many issues—legal, financing, sales and marketing, human resources, and much more, besides the commitment and challenges involved.

Feedback of highly motivated
ITI trainees from Kolkata after
attending the workshop

WE BELIEVE this crisis will no doubt cause many difficulties for people, but it will also create opportunities for innovation across many industries, giving birth to many enterprises in rebuilding the economy and the nation.

HARNESSING
THE POWER
OF CRISIS

HOW TO START A
BUSINESS ONLINE

Workshop

PROACTIVE COVID-19 RECOVERY RESPONSE

Sleepwell Foundation, in collaboration with MacLead Certifications, conducts 'HOW TO START A BUSINESS' ONLINE WORKSHOP for youth who have ideas but not the know-how to set up their business.

The workshops gives a clear perspective and a detailed guidance from getting started to trends entrepreneurs need to know for a business to be successful. Guest speakers, Industry experts and start-up bigwigs interact with the participants sharing their insights and mentoring them.

Workshop

#17

110 Graduates and
Undergraduates from
Sanskriti University
registered for

3-Day Start Your Business
Online Workshop

From 6 – 8 May 2021
Conducted Free of Cost by Sleepwell Foundation

In Association with

Workshop

#16

110 Students from
AKGIM University
Ghaziabad Registered for

3-Day 'How to Start A Business'
Online Workshop

From 30 April – 2 May 2021
Conducted Free of Cost by Sleepwell Foundation

In Association with

Workshop

#15

410 Graduates, BBA and
MBA students from Amity
University registered for

3-Day 'How to Start A Business'
Online Workshop

From 15 – 17 April 2021
Conducted Free of Cost by Sleepwell Foundation

In Association with

Workshop

#14

150 Management Trainees
from Rukmini Devi Institute
of Advanced Studies (RDIAS)
registered for

3-Day Start Your Business
Online Workshop

From 22 – 24 February 2021
Conducted Free of Cost by Sleepwell Foundation

In Association with

Workshop

#13

130 Students from Keshav
Mahavidyalaya & other
Institutes from across India
Registered for

4-Day National Workshop
'How to Start A Business'

From15 – 18 February, 2021
Conducted Free of Cost by Sleepwell Foundation

In Association with

Workshop

#12

130 students
from IIM Shillong
registered for

4-Day 'How to Start A Business'
Online Workshop

From 11 – 14 February 2021
Conducted Free of Cost by Sleepwell Foundation

In Association with

Workshop

#11

226 Youth, predominantly Yi
Members comprising of MBAs,
BBAs, Businessmen, Engineers,
University Graduates from all over
India registered for the workshop

3-Day Start Your Business
Online Workshop

From 29 – 31 January 2021
Conducted Free of cost by Sleepwell Foundation

In Association with

Workshop

#10

598 Students from
North-Eastern Hill
University, Shillong
registered for

3-Day 'How to Start A Business'
Online Workshop

From 31st October – 2nd November 2020
Conducted Free of Cost by Sleepwell Foundation

In Association with

Workshop

#9

200 Graduates From
Assam University,
Silchar Participated in

3-day ‘How to Start a Business’
Online Workshop

From 16 – 18 October 2020
Conducted Free of Cost by Sleepwell Foundation

In Association with

Workshop

#7 & 8

1400 Students From
All Over India Participated
in Two back-to-back

4-day ‘How to Start a Business’
Online Workshop

25 – 28 September 2020 & 7 – 10 October 2020
Conducted Free of Cost by Sleepwell Foundation

In Association with

Workshop

#6

850 ITI
Trainees From
all Over Participated in

4-day ‘How to Start a Business’
Online Workshop

From 14 – 17 September 2020
Conducted Free of Cost by Sleepwell Foundation

In Association with

Workshop

#5

223 B.Tech, BBA, MBA,
University Graduates, Undergraduates,
Fashion Designers, Photographers,
and Students from diversified
trades Participated in

3-Day Start Your Business
Online Workshop

From 26 – 28 August 2020
Conducted Free of cost by Sleepwell Foundation

In Association with

Workshop

#4

77 Yuva Trainees of
Delhi Police Successfully
Completed the Workshop

5-Day to Start A Business
Online Workshop

From 17 – 21 July 2020

In Association with

Workshop

#3

105 IIM
Lucknow Students
Registered for

3-Day Start Your Business
Workshop

From 25 – 27 July 2020
Conducted by Sleepwell Foundation

In Partnership with

Workshop

#2

115
ITI Trainees
Took Part in

6-Day ‘How to Start a Business’
Online Workshop

From 22 – 26 June 2020
Conducted by Sleepwell Foundation

In Association with

Workshop

#1

70 Aspiring
Entrepreneurs
Participated in

3-Day ‘How to Start a Business’
Online Workshop

From 28 – 30 May 2020
Conducted by Sleepwell Foundation
 

Workshop

#17

ENTREPRENEURSHIP TO SHAPE
OPPORTUNITIES FROM THE CRISIS

3-Day “How to Start A Business” Online Workshop
From 6 – 8 May 2021

In Collaboration with Sanskrity University Mathura,
CII and Maclead Certifications

110 Graduates and Undergraduates

from Sanskriti University registered for the workshop

The workshop was inaugurated by Ms. Romira Roy, Co-founder, and Executive Director, SEED, Prof. Dr. Ambrish Sharma, Dean, SOMC Sanskriti University, Dr. Jitendra Kr. Singh, Associate Prof. SOMC Sanskriti University, Mathura and Ms. Namita Gautam, Convenor - CII Delhi State on CSR and Managing Trustee Sleepwell Foundation.

The workshop was tailored to meet the expectation of participants.

Topics Covered in the workshop were: Introduction to Business, What is Business, How to do Business, When to do Business, Types of Business, formation of a Business Entity, Functions of Business, SWOT analysis of Self and Business, Market Research, Business Plan, How to get Funds for Business, Digital Marketing, and Labour Laws, Insurance & Bank Schemes.

The workshop was conducted by Trainers from Maclead Certifications.

Several eminent Guest Speakers joined the workshop and shared their knowledge and experiences with the participants. Among them were: Ms. Rinki Dhingra, Immediate Past Chair CII IWN Delhi Chapter, Mr. Anil Chaudhary, Joint Director (Retd.), District Industries Center, Mr. Ravi B Sehgal, Senior Chartered Accountant, S K Mittal & Co, Mr. Anil Sareen, Deputy General Manager (Retd), State Bank of India, Shri Chinmay, Vice President - Corporate Development, Apothecaries Clinical Research, Mr. Harsh Vardan Bansal, Co-Founder of Unity Group, Mr. Mudit Choudhary, CEO, Career Launcher Franchisee and Mr. Digital Mathur, Entrepreneur, Digital Marketing Consultant, Trainer, & Public Speaker

The workshop concluded with a Valedictory Ceremony on 8th May 2021. The Chief Guest, Ms. Sunieta Ojha – Partner, TRS Law, awarded certificates to the successful participants. She, as well as Dr. Rana Singh, Vice-Chancellor, Sanskriti University, present on the occasion— lauded the efforts made by Sleepwell Foundation in organizing these workshops for the benefit of the youth in looking for entrepreneurial opportunities.

In offering a vote of thanks, Ms. Vaishali Srivastava, Head CII Delhi, congratulated the participants, and also thanked Sleepwell Foundation for coming up with such an opportunity to help the youth in difficult times.

Businesses play a key role, both in helping society get through an economic crisis and in creating innovations that shape society after a crisis. It also enhances Emotional Wellness in society.

Workshop

#16

ENTREPRENEURSHIP TO POWER
THROUGH TOUGH TIMES

3-Day “How to Start A Business” Online Workshop
From 30 April – 2 May 2021

In Collaboration with AKGIM University, CII and
Maclead Certifications

110 students

from AKGIM University registered for the workshop

Ms. Talish Ray, Partner, TRS Law Offices, Dr. T.R. Pandey, Professor & Director AKGIM, and Ms. Namita Gautam, Managing Trustee, Sleepwell Foundation inaugurated the workshop.

The workshop was well received by the participants, as it addressed their requirements and concerns & queries practically in light of the hurdles and hesitations faced by new entrepreneurs.

Topics discussed and analysed in the workshop were: Introduction to Business, What is Business, How To Do Business When to do Business, Types of Business, the formation of Business Entity, Functions of Business, SWOT analysis of Self and Business, Market Research, Business Plan, How to get Funds for Business, Digital Marketing, and Labour Laws, Insurance & Bank Schemes.

The workshop was conducted by Trainers from Maclead Certifications.

Several eminent Guest Speakers; Mr. Mudit Choudhary, CEO, Career Launcher Franchisee, Dr. Sameer Kumar, Founder, QSZ Certification Services, Mr. Ravi B Sehgal, Senior Chartered Accountant, S K Mittal & Co, Mr. Anil Chaudhary, Joint Director (Retd.), Mr. Anil Sareen, Deputy General Manager (Retd), State Bank of India, Mr. Sandeep Maitraya, Director, Crimson Hotels and Mr. Dhruv Agarwal, Managing Director, Paramount Wires & Cables joined the workshop and shared their knowledge and experiences with the participants.

The workshop concluded through a valedictory ceremony on 2nd May 2021. The Chief Guest, Mr. Jyoti Prakash Gadia, Convenor, CII Delhi Panel on SMEs, and Managing Director, Resurgent India Ltd. awarded certificates to the successful participants. He spoke highly of the initiative of Sleepwell Foundation to show the educated youth a way for live and livelihood, especially in these turbulent times.

The Special guest for the occasion, Prof. Pankaj Chauhan, Professor (Strategy and International Business) AKGIM, Ghaziabad, in his speech congratulated the participants. He also expressed happiness and thanked Sleepwell Foundation for their effort in organizing the workshop.

C.A. Neeta Sahu, Professor (Corporate Finance and Taxation) AKGIM, gave the Vote of Thanks. She too was very happy about the workshop and thanked Sleep Foundation for it as she hoped the participants be immensely benefited from the learning as entrepreneurship would power through the tough times the world is facing.

Workshop

#15

CREATING SPACE FOR ENTREPRENEURS

3-Day “How to Start A Business” Online Workshop
From 15 – 17 April 2021

In Collaboration with Amity University, CII and Maclead Certifications

410 Graduates, BBA and MBA students

from Amity University registered for the workshop

Dr. Balvinder Shukla, Vice Chancellor Amity University, along with Ms. Namita Gautam Managing Trustee, Sleepwell Foundation inaugurated the workshop.

The Topics were: Introduction to Business, What is Business, How To Do Business, When to do Business, Types of Business, the formation of Business Entity, Functions of Business, SWOT analysis of Self and Business, Market Research, Business Plan, How to get Funds for Business, Digital Marketing and Labour Laws, Insurance & Bank Schemes.

Many Guest Speakers inspired the participants. Among them were; Dr. Sameer Kumar, Founder, QSZ Certification Services, Mr. Ravi B Sehgal, Senior Chartered Accountant, S K Mittal & Co, Mr. Anil Chaudhary, Joint Director (Retd.), Mr. Anil Sareen, Deputy General Manager (Retd), State Bank of India, Mr. Sandeep Maitraya, Director, Crimson Hotels and Mr. Sushil Agarwal, Chairman, Avro India Ltd

In the Valedictory Ceremony on 17th April 2021, the Chief Guest, Mr. Kanwal Jeet Jawa, Chairman – CII Delhi State and MD & CEO, Daikin Airconditioning India Pvt. Ltd., awarded certificates to the successful participants.

He was appreciative of the role of the Sleepwell Foundation in empowering the youth. Dr. Sanjeev Bansal, Director, Amity Business School, Amity University, also present on the occasion, too, shared similar feeling.

Ms. Vaishali Srivastava, Head CII Delhi, in her vote of thanks, congratulated the participants, and also thanked Sleepwell Foundation for coming up with such an opportunity to help the youth in difficult times.

Workshop

#14

MAKING TOMORROW’S ENTREPRENEURS.
TODAY

3-Day “How to Start A Business” Online Workshop
From 22 to 24 February 2021

In Collaboration with RDIAS, CII and Maclead
Certifications

150 management trainees

REGISTERED FOR THE WORKSHOP

The workshop was inaugurated by Prof (Dr.) Raman Garg, Director, Rukmini Devi Institute of Advanced Studies and Ms. Namita Gautam, Managing Trustee, Sleepwell Foundation.

The workshop was full of learnings with students participating with high enthusiasm. The modules of the sessions were insightful and kept the participants engaged throughout. Many videos were shown to participants to give them knowledge and clarity.

Topics discussed and analysed in the workshop were: Introduction to Business, What is Business, How To Do Business When to do Business, Types of Business, the formation of Business Entity, Functions of Business, SWOT analysis of Self and Business, Market Research, Business Plan, How to get Funds for Business, Digital Marketing, and Labour Laws, Insurance & Bank Schemes. The workshop was conducted by Trainers from Maclead Certifications.

Several eminent Guest Speakers; Mr. Mudit Choudhary, CEO, Career Launcher Franchisee, Mr. Shyam Prakash, Founder of Wafi Media Marketing Solutions, Mr. Ravi B Sehgal, Senior Chartered Accountant, S K Mittal & Co, Chartered Accountants, Mr. Anil Chaudhary, Joint Director (Retd.), District Industries Center, Faridabad, Mr. Anil Sareen, Deputy General Manager (Retd), State Bank of India, Shri Chinmay, Vice President - Corporate Development, Apothecaries Clinical Research, Mr. Sreevats Gopala krishnan, Chartered Accountant, Partner KV Aiyer & Co and Mr. Varun Chaudhary, Executive Director, CG Corp Global (Wai Wai Noodles Co) joined the workshop and shared their knowledge and experiences with the participants.

The workshop concluded through a valedictory ceremony on 24th February 2021. The Chief Guest, Mr. Aditya Berlia, Chairman, CII Delhi and Co-Promotor Apeejay Satya & Svran Group awarded certificates to the successful students.

He, along with Dr. Sunil Kumar Yadav, Associate Professor & President, Institution Innovation Cell, Rukmini Devi Institute of Advanced Studies (RDIAS), present in the occasion, lauded the efforts made by Sleepwell Foundation in organizing these workshops for the benefit of the youth in enhancing their knowledge and their emotional wellness.

In offering a vote of thanks, Ms. Vaishali Srivastava, Head CII Delhi, while congratulating the students for their participation, also thanked the Sleepwell Foundation for coming up with such an opportunity to help the youth in difficult times.

And to improve their Emotional Wellness.

Workshop

#13

ENTREPRENEURSHIP — CREATING
BOUNDLESS BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

4-Day “How to Start A Business” Online Workshop From 15 to 18 February 2021

In Collaboration with Keshav Maha vidyalaya & Maclead Certifications

130 Students from Keshav
Mahavidyalaya & other
institutes from across India

REGISTERED FOR THE WORKSHOP

The national workshop was inaugurated by Mr. Pankaj Gaur, Chairman, Governing Body of Keshav Mahavidyalaya, University of Delhi and it was graced by Dr. Rubina Mittal, Organizing Head, Convenor ENACTUS, Prof Madhu Pruthi, Principal, KMV, Dr. Subodh Pandit, Convenor, Placement Cell of KMV, and Ms. Namita Gautam, Managing Trustee, Sleepwell Foundation.

The workshop was conducted by trainers from Maclead Certifications. Topics discussed during the workshop were— Introduction to Business, What is Business, How To Do Business, When to do Business, Types of Business, the formation of Business Entity, Functions of Business, SWOT Analysis of Self and Business, Market Research, Innovation in Business, Business Plan, How to get Funds for Business, Digital Marketing, Labour Laws, Insurance & Bank Schemes.

A host of Guest speakers joined the workshop and shared their wisdom. Among them were— Mr. Vaibhav Sharma (Management Professional & Founder of Vaibhav9, New Zealand), Mr. Mudit Choudhary, Entrepreneur, Ms. Iram Mirza, Country Manager, Business Insider India, Mr. Tushar Mittal, Managing Director, SKV, Mr. Ravi B Sehgal, Senior Chartered Accountant, S K Mittal & Co, Dr. Sameer Kumar, Founder QSZ Certification Services, Mr. Anil Sareen, Deputy General Manager (Retd), State Bank of India, who graced the workshop.

The workshop concluded with a Valedictory Ceremony on 18 February 2021. The Chief Guest, Prof. Madhu Pruthi, Principal, Keshav Mahavidyalaya, awarded certificates to the students. In her speech, she appreciated the efforts made by Sleepwell Foundation in organizing these workshops for the benefit of the youth and urged the participants to benefit from the learnings of the workshop.

Dr. Priti Sehgal, Associate Professor, Dept. of Computer Science, Keshav Mahavidyalaya, in her speech, motivated the students and lauded this effort.

The participants gave a very positive feedback about the workshop.

Ms. Namita Gautam, Managing Trustee, Sleepwell Foundation, in her speech thanked everyone and encouraged participants to make the most out of this workshop.

Dr. Rubina Mittal, Organising Head, Convenor ENACTUS, thanked Sleepwell Foundation for coming up with such an opportunity to help the youth in such times. She said this effort would go a long way in instilling Emotional & Intellectual Wellness in the participants.

Workshop

#12

INNOVATION FOR ENTREPRENEURS—
FROM IDEA TO MARKETPLACE

4-Day “How to Start A Business” Online Workshop From 11 to 14 February 2021

In Collaboration with FICCI FLO, IIM Shillong & Maclead Certifications

130 students from IIM Shillong

REGISTERED FOR THE WORKSHOP

Ms. Jahnabi Phookan, National President FICCI Ladies Organisation, Ms. Aastha Grover, Head, Start-Up India Hub, Prof Sanjeeb Kakoty, Chairperson IESC, IIM Shillong, and Ms. Namita Gautam Managing Trustee Sleepwell Foundation joined the workshop on the inaugural session to motivate the participants.

The workshop focused on topics and tools necessary for the planning, development, and launch of entrepreneurial ventures.

During the workshop, Eminent Guest Speakers shared knowledge and their valuable experiences with the participants. Among them were— Mr. Vaibhav Sharma (Management Professional & Founder of Vaibhav9, New Zealand), Mr. Mudit Choudhary, Entrepreneur, Ms. Shalini Beriwal (Owner MAPP & Magnificence), Mr. Ravi B Sehgal (Senior Chartered S K Mittal & Co), Ms. Meenakshi Ghai, Relationship Manager SBI, Ms. Gayatri Jolly (Owner of MasterG India & Creative Director of Heimat) and Ms. Ritu Sehgal (Director, TWU Travel With Us Pvt. Ltd.)

The workshop concluded with a valedictory ceremony on 14th February 2021. The Chief Guest, of the ceremony, was Mr. James Sangma, Minister, Government of Meghalaya. He awarded certificates to the successful participants.

Ms. Jahnabi Phookan and Prof Sanjeev Kakoty, in their speeches during the ceremony, were all praise for Sleepwell Foundation for conducting this workshop to benefit the youth.

Workshop

#11

IN MAKING YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS

3-Day 'How to Start a Business' Online Workshop
From 29 to 31 January 2021

in collaboration with CII, Young Indians (Yi) &
MacLead Certifications

226 PARTICIPANTS

REGISTERED FOR THE WORKSHOP

The workshop was inaugurated by Mr. Sreevats Gopalakrishnan, Chair, Yi Delhi, and Partner KV Aiyer & Co, Ms. Vaishali Srivastava, Head CII Delhi, and Ms. Namita Gautam, Managing Trustee, Sleepwell Foundation.

The 3-Day workshop was engaging and interactive. The modules of the sessions were insightful and kept the participants engaged throughout.

Topics discussed and analyzed in the workshop were: Introduction to Business, What is Business, How to Do Business, When to do Business, Types of Business, Formation of Business Entity, Functions of Business, SWOT analysis of Self and Business, Market Research, Business Plan, How to get Funds for Business, Digital Marketing and Labour Laws, Insurance & Bank Schemes.

Eminent Guest Speakers joined the workshop and shared their knowledge and experiences— Dr. Sameer Kumar (Co-Founder & Regional Director, QSZ Certification Services, Dubai, USA and CEO – Universal Consulting FZC), Mr. Anil Chaudhary, Joint Director Retd District Industries Center, Faridabad, Mr. Vaibhav Sharma (Management Professional & Founder of Vaibhav9, New Zealand), Mr. Mudit Choudhary, Entrepreneur, Mr. Ravi B Sehgal (Senior Chartered Accountant, S K Mittal & Co), Ms. Khyati Sawhney, Yes Bank, Mr. Sandeep Maitraya, (Director, Crimson Hotels) and Mr. Sushil Agarwal (Chairman, Avro India Ltd.)

The workshop concluded with a valedictory ceremony on 31st January 2021. Chief Guest, Mr. Rahul Chaudhary, Past Chairman CII Delhi State, President, and Chief Executive, Serval India, awarded certificates to the students. He encouraged participants to benefit from this opportunity. Mr. Chaudhary while giving a motivational speech appreciated the efforts made by the Sleepwell Foundation in organizing these workshops for the benefit of youth.

All the participants gave a very positive feedback about the workshop.

Ms. Namita Gautam, Managing Trustee, Sleepwell Foundation, in her speech, thanked everyone and encouraged participants to make the most out of this opportunity in fulfilling their dreams.

To conclude the session, Ms. Vaishali Srivastava, Head, CII Delhi State in her speech thanked Sleepwell Foundation and all others for coming up with such an opportunity to help the youth in such times. The workshop was successful in giving the participants an insight into themselves. It also explained how to improve their worthiness and usefulness; how to function professionally at their workplace and in all walks of life.

Workshop

#10

Entrepreneurship — In Creating
Emotional Wellness FOR STUDENTS
FROM NORTH-EASTERN HILL UNIVERSITY

3-Day 'How to Start a Business' Online Workshop From 31 October to 2 November 2020

In Collaboration with NEHU, CII and Maclead Certifications

598 PARTICIPANTS

REGISTERED FOR THE WORKSHOP

Eminent people like Prof. L Joyprakash Singh, Dean, School of Technology, NEHU, Shillong, Mr. Aditya Berlia, Chairman CII Delhi, Prof S.K. Srivastava, Vice-Chancellor, NEHU, Shillong and Ms. Vaishali Srivastava, Head CII Delhi joined the sessions and encouraged the students.

The workshop was engaging and very interactive. The modules of the sessions were revealing and kept the participants engaged throughout. Domain Experts shared their real-life stories with participants that gave them clarity as they could correlate with them. Many videos were shown to participants to motivate them.

Topics discussed and analyzed in the workshop were: What is Business, How To Do Business, When to do Business, Types of Business, the formation of Business Entity, Functions of Business, SWOT analysis of Self and Business, Market Research, Business Plan, How to get Funds for Business, Digital Marketing and Labour Laws, Insurance & Bank Schemes.

Guest Speakers joined the workshop and shared their knowledge with the participants. Among them were: Dr. Sameer Kumar (Co-Founder & Regional Director, QSZ Certification Services, Dubai, USA and CEO– Universal Consulting FZC), Mr. Nikhil Agarwal, CA, Mr. Vaibhav Sharma (Management Professional & Founder of Vaibhav9, New Zealand), Mr. Mudit Choudhary, Entrepreneur, Mr. Sankalp Sanjay Goyal, COO, Moti Packaging Industries Pvt Ltd, Mr. Anil Sareen, SEBI, Mr. Sushil Agarwal, Chairman Avro India Ltd., Mr. Sandeep Maitraya, Founder of Crimsons Hotels Ltd.

The workshop concluded with a valedictory ceremony on 2nd Nov. 2020. The Chief Guests, Prof H. Lamin, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, NEHU, Shillong and Mr. Rajnish Bhardwaj, Vice-President, Corporate Planning & Strategy, Daikin Air-Conditioning India Pvt. Ltd. awarded certificates to the students.
They appreciated the efforts made by Sleepwell Foundation for the youth and encouraged students to benefit from this opportunity.

The participants shared positive feedback about the workshop.

Ms. Namita Gautam, Managing Trustee, Sleepwell Foundation, at her speech thanked everyone and encouraged the participants to make the most out of this opportunity in fulfilling their dreams.

The workshop concluded with a speech by Ms. Vaishali Srivastava, Head, CII Delhi State, thanking Sleepwell Foundation and all others for organizing the workshop in helping the youth in difficult times.

Our initiative, “How to Start A Business” Online Workshop intends to serve a broader meaning of Entrepreneurship, educating and empowering youth in understanding and embracing the real sense of the purpose.

Entrepreneurship can play a significant role in taking on important societal challenges and in creating social value for the public good.

And Entrepreneurship can instill Emotional Wellness throughout.

Workshop

#9

Entrepreneurship — In Creating
a Means to Sustainable
Livelihood For Students from
Assam University, Silchar

3-Day 'How to Start a Business' Online Workshop
From 16 to 18 October 2020

In collaboration with CIIand Maclead Certifications

200 PARTICIPANTS

REGISTERED FOR THE WORKSHOP

Prof. Dilip Chandra Nath, Vice Chancellor, Assam University, Prof. H. Ramananda Singh, HOD, Department of Business Administration, Assam University, Mr. Aditya Berlia, Chairman CII Delhi, Ms. Vaishali Srivastava, Head CII Delhi graced the inaugural Ceremony of the workshop to encourage and motivate the participants.

Students participated with full enthusiasm. They had a lot of queries and the workshop as a whole was full of learnings.Our guest speakers shared their real life stories with participants which gave them more clarity and they could correlate with them. Many videos were shown to participants to give them more knowledge and clarity.

Topics discussed and analysed in the workshop were: What is Business, How To Do Business, When to do Business, Types of Business, the formation of Business Entity, Functions of Business, SWOT analysis of Self and Business, Market Research, Business Plan, How to get Funds for Business, Digital Marketing and Labour Laws, Insurance & Bank Schemes.

The workshop was conducted by Trainers from Maclead Certifications. Several Domain Experts - Dr. Sameer Kumar (Co-Founder & Regional Director, QSZ Certification Services, Dubai, USA, and CEO– Universal Consulting FZC), Mr. Nikhil Agarwal, CA, Mr. Vaibhav Sharma (Management Professional & Founder of Vaibhav9, New Zealand), Mr. Mudit Choudhary, Entrepreneur, Mr. Anil Choudhary, Joint Director (Retd.) District Industries Centre, Ms. Meenakshi Ghai, Relationship Manager SBI, & Mr. Sushil Kumar Agarwal, Chairman Avro India Ltd. joined the workshop and shared their knowledge.

The workshop concluded with a Valedictory Ceremony, whereby the Chief Guest, Prof Abhik Gupta, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Assam University, Dr. Debomalya Ghosh, Associate Professor, Assam University & Mr. Madhav Singhania, Co-Convenor, CII Delhi Panel, appreciated the efforts made by Sleepwell Foundation for the youth and encouraged students to benefit from this opportunity and move towards a successful path.

Some students who successfully completed the sessions like Mr. Abhik Nath, Mr. Bishwa Ranjan Chanda, Mr. Bijoy Das, Ms. Antara Kar, Ms. Deeba jyoti Dey, Ms. Ishita Dutta, Mr. Ahitosh Bhattacharjee and many more received Certificates for Completion. Others' certificates were emailed to them. Participants offered positive feedback about the workshop.

Ms. Namita Gautam, Managing Trustee, Sleepwell Foundation, in her closing speech thanked everyone and encouraged the participants to make the most out of this opportunity in fulfilling their dreams.

To conclude the workshop, Mr. Suman Nath, Executive Officer, CII Delhi, in his speech thanked Sleepwell Foundation and all others for coming up with such an opportunity to help the youth in such times. He also congratulated all the successful participants.

Post Covid, in rebuilding the economy and the nation, Graduates from Universities have a responsibility to lead in the path for recovery. To provide a direction in a sustainable source of livelihood to these youth of this country by becoming entrepreneurs, this workshop was intended.

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#7 & 8

Entrepreneurship — In Helping
Youth from ALL OVER INDIA Get
Through the Economic Crisis

Two back-to-back 4-Day 'How to Start a Business' Online Workshop
From 25 to 28 September 2020 & 7 to 10 October 2020

In collaboration with FICCI Ladies Organization (FLO)
and Maclead Certifications

1400 PARTICIPANTS

REGISTERED FOR THE WORKSHOP

In finding gainful source of livelihood to the youth, post Covid, by becoming entrepreneurs and start-ups, these workshops were intended.

As always, these workshops were interactive, participative, and full of learning. Real-life experiences were shared by experts.

Topics discussed and analysed in the workshop were: What is Business, How To Do Business, When to do Business, Types of Business, the formation of Business Entity, Functions of Business, SWOT analysis of Self and Business, Market Research, Business Plan, How to get Funds for Business, Digital Marketing and Labour Laws, Insurance & Bank Schemes.

Mr. S. K. Manocha & Ms. Priya from Maclead Certifications conducted these workshops.

Several Guest speakers joined the workshop and shared their knowledge. — Dr. Sameer Kumar (Co-Founder & Regional Director, QSZ Certification Services, Dubai, USA and CEO– Universal Consulting FZC), Mr. Nikhil Agarwal, CA, Ms. Sajani Sutaria Dua (Social Entrepreneur, CEO, Action Party Sales), Ms. Shalini Beriwal (Owner of Magnificence & MAPP), Mr. Pratik Bishen (Social Entrepreneur & Founder of OLAR), Mr. A K Pachauri (Management HR Consultant), Ms. Ruby Garg (Director, Imex Group of Companies), Mr. Vaebhav Sharma (Management Professional & Founder of Vaevhav9, New Zealand), Ms. Ankita Garg (Founder of MAATI), Mr. Mahesh Kumar Menon (MD, JRMT), Mr. Mudit Choudhary (Entrepreneur) & Ms. Ritu Saigal (Director TWU Travel With US Pvt Ltd)

The workshop concluded through valedictory ceremonies, held on 28 September and 10 October respectively. The Chief Guests, Dr. Avinash Choudhary, Zonal Manager (NER), National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC) and Dr. R M Pant Director, National Institute of Rural Development awarded certificates to the successful participants. They, in their speeches appreciated the efforts made by Sleepwell Foundation for the youth and encouraged students to benefit from this opportunity and move towards a successful path.

Ms. Namita Gautam, Managing Trustee, Sleepwell Foundation, in her speech thanked everyone and encouraged the participants to make the most out of this opportunity in fulfilling their dreams.

The workshops concluded with speeches by Ms. Jahanbi Phookan, National President, FLO & Director, JTI Group & Ms. Jayanti Dalmia Vice President, FLO. They appreciated our effort in organising these workshops for benefiting the youth.

Sleepwell Foundation wishes all the participants good fortune in their new ventures and Emotional wellness to all.

Workshop

#6

Entrepreneurship — the New
Framework for Life and Livelihood
FOR ITI TRAINEES ALL OVER INDIA

4-Day 'How to Start a Business' Online Workshop
from 14 to 17 September 2020

in collaboration with FICCI Ladies Organization (FLO)
and Maclead Certifications

More than 850

participated in the workshop,
although around 400 could complete it

Post Covid, with the global economy dwindling, finding a job is becoming increasingly rare. To provide a direction in alternative sources of life and livelihood to the youth of this country by becoming entrepreneurs, this workshop was intended.

The workshop was interactive, participative, and full of learning. Real-life experiences were shared by experts successful in their respective fields; their interaction with the participants helped in giving clarity of thought to the participants and in eliminating fear. Many videos were shown to make participants correlate and gain knowledge from real-life experiences.

Topics discussed and analyzed in the workshop were: What is Business, How To Do Business, When to do Business, Types of Business, the formation of Business Entity, Functions of Business, SWOT analysis of Self and Business, Market Research, Business Plan, How to get Funds for Business, Digital Marketing and IT and Social Media in Business.

The workshop was conducted by Prof. Chander Sekhar from Maclead Certifications.

Guest speakers

Mr. Mudit Choudhary (CEO, Career Launcher Franchisee), Ms. Geeta Seth, Dr. Sameer Kumar (Co-Founder & Regional Director, QSZ Certification Services, Dubai, USA and CEO– Universal Consulting FZC), Mr. A K Pachauri (Management HR Consultant), Mr. Anil Choudhary (Joint Director Retd., District Industries Center), Ms. Ruby Garg (Director, Imex Appliances), Mr. Sanjay Kumar (AGM, Punjab National Bank) and Mr. Vaebhav Sharma (Management Professional & Founder of Vaevhav9, New Zealand) — joined the workshop and shared their knowledge.

The workshop concluded on 17th September 2020, through a valedictory ceremony, whereby the Chief Guest, Shri Jaikant Singh, Head of Strategy and Programme Development team at National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) awarded Certificate of Completion to the successful participants.

Participants offered positive feedback about the workshop.

There were speeches by the Chief Guest who was very appreciative of the efforts of Sleepwell Foundation.

Ms. Namita Gautam, Managing Trustee, Sleepwell Foundation, at her speech encouraged the participants to make the most out of this opportunity in fulfilling their dreams.

To conclude the session, Ms. Jahanbi Phookan, National President, FLO & Director, JTI Group, in her speech thanked the Sleepwell Foundation and all others in coming up with such an opportunity to help the youth in such times. She also congratulated all the successful participants.
Sleepwell Foundation wishes all the participants good fortune in their new ventures and Emotional wellness to all.

Workshop

#5

Entrepreneurship — For Vulnerability
Reduction & Livelihood Enhancement
FOR B.TECH, MBA, UNIVERSITY GRADS &
UNDERGRADS, AND STUDENTS FROM MANY
DIVERSIFIED TRADES

3-Day 'How to Start a Business' Online Workshop
From 26 to 28 August 2020

In collaboration with CII and Maclead Certifications

223 PARTICIPANTS

REGISTERED FOR THE WORKSHOP

Poverty, vulnerability and inequality appear to be emerging issues found in developing countries. Furthermore, the effect of the pandemic has compounded the issue. Without doubt, many developing countries have been experiencing a high level of material deprivation and wide dispersion of individual well-being. Therefore, alleviation of poverty and reduction in inequalities has been at the top of the agenda amongst all developing countries, and India in particular, as well as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) of the United Nations.

To recover from the economic shock the pandemic has created by becoming Entrepreneurs, Sleepwell Foundation has envisioned this workshop, thereby aiding technocrats and MBAs to set a firm footing in the new post-covid era.

The workshop was interactive, participative, and full of learning. Real-life experiences were shared by experts. Many videos were shown to make trainees correlate and gain knowledge from real-life experiences.

Topics discussed and analyzed in the workshop were: What is Business, How To Do Business, When to do Business, Types of Business, the formation of Business Entity, Functions of Business, SWOT analysis of Self and Business, Market Research, Business Plan, How to get Funds for Business, Digital Marketing and Labour Laws, Insurance & Bank Schemes.

The workshop was conducted by Mr. S K Manocha & Ms. Priya from Maclead Certifications. Several Guest speakers — Mr. Sushil Aggarwal (CII Delhi State Council Member & Chairman Avro India Ltd), Dr. Sameer Kumar (Co-Founder & Regional Director, QSZ Certification Services, Dubai, USA and CEO– Universal Consulting FZC), Mr. Nikhil Agarwal, CA, Mr. A K Pachauri (Management HR Consultant), Mr. Vaebhav Sharma (Management Professional & Founder of Vaevhav9, New Zealand), Mr. Mudit Choudhary (Entrepreneur) & Ms. Meenakshi Ghai, Relationship Manager (SBI) — joined the workshop and shared their knowledge.

The workshop concluded with a closing ceremony, held on 28 August. Chief Guests, Dr. Rajendra Dhar, Additional Labour Commissioner Cum Additional Secretary – Labour, Govt. of NCT of Delhi and Dr. Shankar Goenka, Managing Director, WOW Factors India Pvt. Ltd. distributed certificates to the participants. They appreciated the efforts made by Sleepwell Foundation for the youth and encouraged students to benefit from this opportunity.

Ms. Namita Gautam, Managing Trustee, Sleepwell Foundation, at her speech thanked everyone and encouraged the participants to make the most out of this opportunity in fulfilling their dreams.

Sleepwell Foundation wishes all the participants good fortune in their new ventures and Emotional Wellness to all.

Workshop

#4

Entrepreneurship — Creating
livelihood opportunities FOR YUVA
TRAINEES OF DELHI POLICE

5-Day 'How to Start a Business' Online Workshop
from 17 to 21 August 2020

In collaboration with Delhi Police, CII & Maclead Certifications

77 SUCCESSFULLY

COMPLETED THE WORKSHOP

The opening session of the workshop was joined by Shri S.K. Srivastava, Commissioner of Delhi Police, Shri Devesh Shrivastava IPS, Jt. Commissioner of Delhi Police, Mr. Aditya Berlia, Chairman-CII Delhi & Co-promoter Apeejay Stya & Svran Group, and Ms. Namita Gautam, Managing Trustee Sleepwell Foundation & Convenor Panel on CSR CII Delhi State. They assessed the need for these workshops and motivated the participants urging them for full cooperation and participation as the workshops were intended to benefit them immensely.

The workshop was interactive, participative, and full of learning. Real-life experiences were shared by experts successful in their respective fields; their interaction with the participants helped in giving clarity of thought to the participants and in eliminating fear. Many videos were shown to make participants correlate and gain knowledge from real-life experiences.

Topics discussed and analyzed in the workshop were: What is Business, How To Do Business, When to do Business, Types of Business, the formation of Business Entity, Functions of Business, SWOT analysis of Self and Business, Market Research, Business Plan, How to get Funds for Business, Digital Marketing and IT and Social Media in Business.

Several Guest speakers joined the workshop sharing their knowledge on subjects of their expertise. Mr. Mudit Choudhary (CEO, Career Launcher Franchisee), Ms. Gita Seth, Dr. Sameer Kumar (Co-Founder & Regional Director, QSZ Certification Services, Dubai, USA and CEO– Universal Consulting FZC), Mr. Aftab (Entrepreneur), Mr. A K Pachauri (Management HR Consultant), Ms. Meenakshi Ghai(Relationship Manager, SBI), Mr. Anil Choudhary (Joint Director Retd., District Industries Center) and Mr. Vaebhav Sharma (Management Professional & Founder of Vaevhav9, New Zealand)— enlightened the participants offering a first-hand experience of the path to entrepreneurship.

The workshop concluded on 21st August 2020, with a speech by the Chief Guest, Prof. Bejon Kumar Misra (Founder Jago Grahak Jago, Advisor Institute of Medical Science-BHU, and Government of Odisha) and address by Shri Devesh Shrivastava IPS, Jt. Commissioner of Delhi Police and Ms. Namita Gautam, Managing Trustee, Sleepwell Foundation & Director of Sheela Foam Ltd.

Today’s youth is beginning to believe in self-employment. If those who go by self-employment can get a boost, encouragement, assistance, and the right direction at the beginning of the journey, it may ensure getting success in good quantity, and by emulating them, a large section who keeps looking for government jobs may veer towards self-employment. A startup is not an easy path to tread, but the current generation is ready to invest their years into entrepreneurship.

Through these workshops, Sleepwell Foundation is creating a conducive boost for a prosperous economic condition and form the foundation for an emotionally well generation.

Workshop

#3

Entrepreneurs Vital for Economic
Recovery— FOR STUDENTS FROM ECELL
OF IIM LUCKNOW (NOIDA CAMPUS)

3-Day 'How to Start a Business' Online Workshop
from 25 to 27 July 2020

in collaboration with IIM Lucknow & Maclead Certifications

105 participants

registered for the workshop

The workshop was inaugurated by Prof. Kaushik Bhattacharya, Dean, IIM-L, Noida Campus, along with Prof. Anita Goyal, Students Affairs Chair, and Ms. Namita Gautam, Managing Trustee, Sleepwell Foundation.

Teaching the first steps to take to start a business, was the intent for this workshop.

The workshop was interactive, participative, and full of learning. Real-life experiences were shared by experts successful in their respective fields; their interaction with the participants helped in giving clarity of thought to the participants and in eliminating fear. Many videos were shown to make participants correlate and gain knowledge from real-life experiences.

Topics discussed and analyzed in the workshop were: What is Business, How To Do Business, When to do Business, Types of Business, the formation of Business Entity, Functions of Business, SWOT analysis of Self and Business, Market Research, Business Plan, How to get Funds for Business, Digital Marketing and IT and Social Media in Business.

The workshop was conducted by Mr. Chander Sekhar from Maclead Certifications.

Guest speakers joined the workshop sharing
their knowledge on subjects of their expertise.

Prof. Kaushik Bhattacharya (Dean-IIM Lucknow-Noida Campus), Prof. Anita Goyal (Students Affairs Chair-IIM Lucknow-Noida Campus), Mr. Mudit Choudhary (CEO, Career Launcher Franchisee), Ms. Ritu Saigal (Director, TWU Travel With Us Pvt. Ltd., IMC of ITI Jijabai for Girls, IATA & Air India qualified and certified ticketing agent), Dr. Sameer Kumar (Co-Founder & Regional Director, QSZ Certification Services, Dubai, USA and CEO–Universal Consulting FZC), Ms. Harjinder Kaur Talwar (MD & CEO, Comvision India Pvt. Ltd.), Mr. Nikhil Agarwal (Chartered Accountant), Mr. A K Pachauri (Management HR Consultant), Ms. Meenakshi Ghai (Relationship Manager, SBI), Mr. Anil Choudhary (Joint Director Retd., District Industries Center), Mr. Vaebhav Sharma (Management Professional & Founder of Vaevhav9, New Zealand), Ms. Archana Garodia Gupta (Owns & Runs Gems Jewellery business and a pioneer of Indian costume jewellery, Board member of Noida Women Entrepreneurs Association, President FLO, the women's wing of FICCI, 2015-16); they all spoke during the sessions.

The workshop concluded on 27th July 2020, with a speech by the Chief Guest, Dr. Girdhar Gyani (Director General – Association of Healthcare Providers, India, and Former Secretary-General – Quality Council of India) and Ms. Namita Gautam, Managing Trustee, Sleepwell Foundation & Director of Sheela Foam Ltd. They encouraged the participants to make the most out of this opportunity by following the right path in fulfilling their dreams. We are thankful to Mr. Rishi Raj & his team from IIM Lucknow, Noida Campus, for his coordination and full support and enthusiasm towards the programme.

In reinvigorating the economy post-pandemic, IIM students, the privileged intellectuals, should take the lead as they are endowed with capabilities to think differently. Our endeavour in empowering them with the thrust for the first step with these workshops is what we think is the right step and may go a long way in rebuilding our nation.

A new business has a knock-on effect: more jobs, more competition, and more long-term stability. And it has Emotional Wellness for all.

Workshop

#2

Road Towards Self-reliance
FOR TRAINEES OF ITI—MALVIYA NAGAR,
ITI—MAYUR VIHAR & JIJA BAI ITI

6-Day 'How to Start a Business' Online Workshop
from 22 to 26 June 2020

in collaboration with Maclead Certifications

115 trainees

participated in the workshop

The workshop was interactive, participative and full of learning. Real life experiences were shared by experts. Many videos were shown to make trainees co-relate and gain knowledge from real life experiences.

Videos related to Loan and small business ventures were also shown to give an insight to the trainees about the facts related to starting a business.

Trainees were thrilled to share their ideas and eager to enter a new world of aspirations.

The topics discussed and analyzed in the workshop

  • What is Business
  • How To Do Business
  • When to do Business
  • Types of Business
  • Functions of Business
  • SWOT analysis of Self and Business
  • Market Research
  • Business Plan
  • How to get Funds for Business
  • Digital Marketing and
  • IT & Social Media in Business

The workshop was conducted by Mr. Chander Sekhar and Mr. S.C. Sharma, trainers from Maclead Certifications.

A galaxy of guest speakers shared their views
& enlightened the participants.

Ms. Geeta Seth (Founder - Metropolis Vaults)
Mr. Aftab Alam (Entrepreneur, Nawab Iron Crafts)
Mr. Mudit Choudhary (CEO, Career Launcher Franchisee
Dr. Sameer Kumar (Co-Founder & Regional Director, QSZ Certification Services, Dubai USA and CEO – Universal Consulting FZC)
Ms. Gayatri Jolly (Founder - MasterG India& Creative Director of Heimat)
Mr. A. K. Pachuri (Management HR Consultant)
Mr. Nikhil Agarwal (Chartered Accountant)
Ms. Meenakshi Ghai (Relationship Manager, SBI)
Mr. Anil Choudhary (Joint Director Retd., District Industries Center)
Mr. Vidya Sagar (IT & Cyber Security Expert)
Mr. Vaebhav Sharma (Management Professional & Founder of Vaebhav9, New Zealand)

The trainees were made a ware of The right opportunities ahead About Government schemes available to help them progress ahead and How to take forward their ideas with a realistic approach

The workshop was concluded with a speech by our Chief Guest Mr. Avik Mitra, Former Principal Advisor NBQP Quality Council of India and Ms. Namita Gautam, Managing Trustee, Sleepwell Foundation who encouraged trainees to follow the right path for fulfilling their dreams and make the most out of this opportunity.

We are thankful to

Mr. Vijay Kumar, Principal of Jija Bai ITI for Women
Mr. Sebastian Augusthy, Principal of ITI, Mayur Vihar
Mr. Virendra Kumar, Training Officer, ITI Malviya Nagar
and all others involved directly and indirectly to make this endeavour a success.

We must adapt, move out of our comfort zones and become self-reliant, Atma Nirbhar, to ensure that we are productive, and emotionally well, as well.

Workshop

#1

Providing a path to those who want to start a business— FOR ASPIRING YOUTH ENTREPRENEURS

3-Day 'How to Start a Business' Online Workshop
from 28 to 30 May 2020

In collaboration with Maclead Certifications

More than 70

participated in the workshop thru an App-based
platform from the safety of their homes,
maintaining social distance

The topics covered in the workshop:

  • Choosing Right Business
  • Knowing Yourself
  • Market Research
  • Making Business Plan
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Getting Loans
  • Basic Accounting
  • Taxation & Laws
  • Using IT and Social Media in Business

The workshops were interesting & interactive. Detailed discussions were held with participants and key issues were explained. Many videos were shared to give an insight into how people started off with small ideas and now are making it big. The success story of Mr. Nitin Saluja of Chaayos was shared through a video, Sleepwell Presents 'Zindagi with Richa' which was very inspiring. A Motivational video of Capt Raghu Raman was also shared to give a real-life example. The participants were able to gain maximum knowledge from the workshop.

A host of Guest Speakers like Mr. Vaibhav Sharma (Digital Marketing, New Zealand), Mr. Sameer Kumar (Motivational Speaker, Dubai), Mr. Rahul Raj (Entrepreneur), Mr. Uday Pal Sharma (Entrepreneur), Mr. Anil Kumar Pachori (Factory Act & Employment Laws), Mr. Mudit Chaudhary (Franchise), Mr. Nikhil Aggarwal (Accountant), Mr. Sunjay Kumar (MSME Loans), Mr. Anil Kumar (DIC Faridabad), Mr. A K Pachori (Law), shared their views & enlightened the participants. The main trainers were Mr. Chander Shekhar & Mr. S. C. Sharma of MacLead Certifications.

Sleepwell Foundation believes that the growth of entrepreneurship & business, especially from rural and hinterland, will lead to a reduction in poverty & migration of labour and growth of slums in cities. It will also help in improving literacy rate and improving standard of people. But most strikingly, it will help in enhancing Emotional Wellness of all those people who are engaged in some form of business activity of producing, distributing and exchanging goods and services in rural as well as urban India.

We want to reach to many more youth.