PROFICORN 2023: Dr. A Velumani, Raj Shamani, Indiamart’s founder Brijesh Agrawal, and a surprise session by Faye D’Souza wrapped up a powerful event for MSMEs in Bangalore!
Proficorn 2023, held at the Sheraton Grand in Bangalore, was a testament to the vibrant spirit of entrepreneurship. Over two days, more than 1200 business owners gathered, bringing an electrifying energy to the massive auditorium.
Day one started with Raj Shamani, whose masterclass on branding shared seven powerful principles, garnering thunderous applause. His insights offered a fresh perspective on establishing and nurturing a brand in today’s competitive market. This was complemented by Rujuta Diwekar’s nostalgic journey into creating her unique nutrition brand in the 90s, underlining the importance of conviction in one’s value addition.
The event also celebrated the local flavors of entrepreneurship with Raghavendra Rao & Divya Raghavendra Rao of Rameshwaram Cafe. They shared their philosophy of treating their cafe as a temple and their customers as gods, a heartwarming analogy that underscored the importance of customer-centric business models.
The Business Success Awards, recognizing 43 MSME business owners, were a highlight, showcasing the remarkable achievements within the community. The recipients’ passionate speeches reflected their journey and the event’s impact on their entrepreneurial spirit.
Proficorn 2023 wrapped up with a DJ night, a fitting end to a day full of learning, inspiration, and celebration.
Day 2 commenced with Dr. A Velumani of Thyrocare, whose oratory skills and insightful advice on focus and frugality captivated the audience. His memorable punchline, “If your business model is powerful, you don’t need any model to advertise it,” resonated with aspiring entrepreneurs. Brijesh Agrawal, the co-founder of Indiamart, followed with a powerful narrative, emphasizing humility as a key to success. His journey illustrated simplicity’s power in driving the entrepreneurial world forward.
A surprise session by Faye D’Souza, a renowned journalist, added depth to the event. In a fireside chat with hosts Rajiv Talreja and Karan Hasija, she uncovered the challenges and visions behind championing MSMEs, providing a unique perspective on business development.
Day 1 wrapped up with a DJ night, a fitting end to a day full of learning, inspiration, and celebration.
The 2 days culminated not just in an event but a journey through the minds of those who have shaped the entrepreneurial landscape.
With promises to return next year, Proficorn left everyone in eager anticipation, standing as a beacon for MSMEs and a showcase of the endless possibilities in entrepreneurship.