In an endeavor to guide and mentor the aspiring entrepreneurs and new start-ups, international development agency, Mercy Corps, under its Start-up Kashmir Youth Entreperneur (SKYE) development project in Kashmir Thursday held an awareness-cum-interactive session of start-up businesses and established entrepreneurs.
Syed Suhail Kazmi, Co-founder and Managing Partner at “Friends of Ambition”, who was the chief guest chaired the session and interacted with the young Kashmiri entrepreneurs who have or are in the process of establishing their own ventures.
Young Kashmiri entrepreneurs spoke about the challenges as well as the opportunities they faced while working on their start-ups. Many established entrepreneurs also shared their experiences with their younger colleagues. Kazmi, who has served several national and international banks in various capacities at the top management level before venturing into the field of entrepreneurship, shared how his company was helping small and medium scale business in various Indian cities expand and grow.
He also urged the young entrepreneurs to explore new opportunities as well as those of investment such angel investment and venture capitalist which could also help their businesses to grow and scale-up.
“Entrepreneurship is just about establishing a new business. It is more about sustaining it,” he said.
“As young entrepreneurs you should work hard with perseverance and passion. You have to be boringly consistent,” he remarked.
He said he was ready to help the Kashmiri entrepreneurs who he said were full of energy and passionate about what they were doing.