Pitchers: Episode 2
4th March 2022
SIOM conducted the second episode of its entrepreneurial alumni webinar series- Pitchers, on the 3rd of March, 2022 with two of our distinguished Alumni, Mr. Aditya Balaji, CSCP, from the batch of 2009-11 and Mr. Shounak Totade, from the batch of 2017-19.
Mr. Aditya is the Co-Founder of “Cognitive Bubble” and an accomplished business consultant with nine years of experience assisting clients in analyzing, implementing and evaluating business projects to meet superior supply chain performance utilizing varied business practices and IT-enabled solutions.
Our second panellist, Mr. Shounak, is the CEO of Nikhil Furnitures. They are one of the top manufacturers and suppliers of display fixtures extensively used in supermarkets, hi-tech shops and shopping malls. Their finest quality products are much appreciated for their utility, designs and durability. The conversation was moderated by Dr. Prasad Joshi, Faculty at SIOM.
The session consisted of a panel discussion where Alums discussed their entrepreneurial journeys, including the obstacles, hardships, failures, and successes that led them to where they are now. They also shared how SIOM, with its dynamic curriculum, played a role in shaping their mindset towards entrepreneurship. Their vision of aiming big and working hard with perseverance left the students utterly inspired and motivated to get into the field of entrepreneurship.