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

#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

#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

#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

#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

#5

223 B.Tech, BBA, MBA,
University Grads & Undergrads,
Fashion Designer, Photographer
and students from many diversified
trades participated

3-Day Start Your Business
Online Workshop

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

In Association with

Workshop

#6

850 ITI
Trainees From
all Over India

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

#7 & 8

1400 Students From
All Over India Participated
For 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

#9

200 Graduates From
Assam University,
Silchar Participated For

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

#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

#1

3-Day Workshop
from 28 to 30 May 2020

for aspiring
youth entrepreneurs

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.

Workshop

#2

5-Day Workshop
from 22 to 26 June 2020

for trainees of ITI—Malviya Nagar, ITI—Mayur Vihar & Jija Bai ITI

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

#3

3-Day Workshop
from 25 to 27 July 2020

for Students from
Ecell of IIM Lucknow
(Noida Campus)

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

#4

5-Day Workshops
from 17 to 21 August 2020

For Yuva Trainees
Of Delhi Police

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

#5

3-Day Workshops
From 26 to 28 August 2020

For B.Tech, MBA, University Grads
& Undergrads, and students
from many diversified trades

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

#6

4-Day Workshop from 14 to 17 September 2020

for ITI trainees all over India

in collaboration with FICCI Ladies Organization (FLO)
& 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

#7 & 8

Two back-to-back 4-Day Workshops
From 25 to 28 September 2020 & 7 to 10 October 2020

For Students from
All over India

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

#9

3-Day Workshops
From 16 to 18 October 2020

For Students from
North Eastern India

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.

Workshop

#10

3-Day Workshops
From 31 October to 2 November 2020

for Students from North-
Eastern Hill University

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.