UKEM Aug 2017
Introduction to UttaraKarnataka Entrepreneur Meet (UKEM)
In the year 2016, UKSL team thought of conducting something different and unique event. They conceived an idea of bringing together some of their friends who are Entrepreneurs from North Karnataka on one stage, help them talk to each other on what business they are into, establish new connections and thus help their businesses grow in North Karnataka. I had this privilege of designing the complete program and anchor the same on final day.
The initial thought was to gather about 15-20 friends with entrepreneurial background, meet for dinner and have a discussion. But as the team brainstormed the idea and detailed out each item, the final list of items in the event went on growing..!
A dedicated organizing team was formed. Two business talks were included, Morning Break Fast, Key Note addresses, Retrospective Sessions, Tea Break and Lunch were included and at the end it turned to be one full length corporate program of 6 hours!
The net result was, corporate style, business meet and greet event “UK Entrepreneurs Meet – 2016” which was hosted at Hotel Paraag, Bengaluru on 18th Sep 2016!
As many as 75 delegates including 3 women members with North Karnataka background attended the event We had two wonderful speakers R. K Patil(RK), CEO of Vayavya Labs Pvt Ltd, Belagavi and Bengaluru and Mr. Chandrashekar Kakal ,Founder TotalKarnataka.com, Former Sr. Vice President and Global Delivery Head at Infosys and Former COO of L&T Infotech to grace the occasion.
While RK spoke on “Demystifying the Startup Journey “ , Mr. Kakal spoke on “The Spirit of Entrepreneurship in the Corporate World”. Both the talk sessions were very insightful and thought provoking and encouraged the audience to ask lot of questions. The quantum of questions was so high that, people for a moment forgot that it was already late for lunch! After the lunch, a retrospective discussion was conducted with all the members and the event ended with high tea.
The whole event was very well planned, executed, received, and hugely appreciated by the audience. Everyone felt it was high on quality and content and they are looking forward for more of such events from UKSL team.
With such a great success story behind us in the last year, we hosted UK Entrepreneurs Meet 2017, on 6th Aug 2017, Sunday at the same venue, i.e Hotel Paraag, C/o Hotel Capitol Campus, Raj Bhavan Road, Bangalore.
Uttara Karnataka Entrepreneurs Meet 2017 was a full house event and a great success and helped us move forward in achieving the objectives we had set forth.
THANKS a lot everyone who supported, helped and participated us in achieving this big success.
UKSL Organizing Committee