Mumbai: Bombay Stock Exchange Institute Ltd. (BIL), the leader in financial education, today hosted NITI Aayog Shuruaat Bus’s first pit stop in Mumbai. The Shuruaat Bus is an official ‘Road to Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2017’ initiative to promote a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship in India.
The Shuruaat Bus has Atal Tinkering Labs where young minds can give shape to their ideas through hands on do-it-yourself mode; and learn innovation skills. The Bus will also have a booth where promising entrepreneurs and innovators can showcase, and pitch their ideas as part of a national pitch competition which will be held in Hyderabad from the 28th-30th of November 2017 at the GES 2017 Summit. The winners of this competition would be rewarded and supported by the NITI Aayog and the US State Department.
As part of the Shuruaat Bus’s first pit stop in Mumbai at the Bombay Stock Exchange premises, BIL organised panel discussions and hosted a platform for students to directly engage with policy makers and renowned entrepreneurs to discuss about their business ideas. BIL EntréeBee students received exclusive entry to make pitches of their business ideas at the national pitch competition.
Speaking on this occasion Ambarish Datta Managing Director and CEO of BSE Institute said “The Fourth Industrial Revolution, is unfolding around us. This is characterized by technological advancements in robotics, artificial intelligence, nano- and biotechnologies, the Internet of Things, 3D printing, and autonomous vehicles. These technologies will be increasingly wearable, embedded in the world around us, connected to other devices, and smart. At the BSE Institute we believe that the skills and traits that define readiness for further learning, career, and life will shift away from a bias toward knowledge and cognition. In place of academic content, college readiness, and near-term job-specific skills, readiness will come to be defined by a new foundation that undergirds people’s ability to develop the evolving abilities necessary to succeed in this new order. The Atal Innovation lab is great step in facilitating the transition of our school students to this future and we are proud to be a partner in this journey. Today’s event marks a beginning of this journey. ”
The Shuruaat Bus is travelling through the country, creating buzz and momentum at Road to GES Summit 2017 events, and encouraging incubators, start-up hubs, and colleges to participate before arriving in Hyderabad for GES 2017.