Reviving the timeless wisdom of the great Indian thinker and diplomat Chanakya (also known as Kautilya) and his seminal work on state craft, economic policy and military strategy – ‘Arthashastra’, The Mentorpreneurs, a Mumbai based company, focused on mentoring startups in building sustainable businesses, has roped in Dr.Radhakrishnan Pillai, author of the book – ‘The corporate Chanakya’ for the startup event ‘scheduled to be held on 13thAugust 2016 at Workloft, Bhandup in Mumbai. This event will also feature industry stalwarts namely Dr.Prashant Nair, Nikhil Shyam Gujar, and Girish Korde, who will sit on the panel discussion on ‘Dynamics of Business Management’.
Dr. Radhakrishnan Pillai, popularly known as ‘Chanakya Pillai’ is the author of two best-selling books on corporate management based on Chanakya’s teachings, namely ‘Corporate Chanakya’ that has been on the best-seller list on Amazon India since its launch in 2010 and ‘Chanakya’s 7 Secrets of Leadership’ (co-authored by Mr. D. Sivanandhan). Being the founder-director of Chanakya Institute of Public Leadership (CIPL), Radakrishnan is a certified management consultant from the International Institute of Management Consultants and director at Atma Darshan, a spiritual tourism firm, and SPM Foundation.
What’s in for the startup community?
When quizzed on the reason behind organizing the Startup based event, Shraddha Patil, one of the co-founders& chief mentors at The Mentorpreneurs, says,“There are many startups mushrooming in India. But not all succeed. The reason is quite simple – there is lack of clarity, planning and action.” She further adds, “Most important is the lack of mentoring and sound advice. This event will help startups with some age old tips of Arthashastra and Business Management by Chanakya.”
Bhavesh J Kothari, co-founder of The Mentorpreneurs, chips in,“Managing funds and attaining sustainability with the right business management skills would be the focus areas of the event which would add lot of value to the startups/SMEs and help the ecosystem with more knowledge in these domains.”
The paid event has attracted Explara, online event ticketing platform; the Work loft and Z Nation Lab, startup co-working spaces based in Mumbai; IBG, business networking organization; Leads Clue; Catapooolt, crowdfunding and community engagement platform; and several online startup community based platform websites including By The Startups, Storified. Me and Bolte Raho as partners.