Our challenges are myriad – we started the new decade with pressing challenges that we have inherited over the past years such as climate change and inequality to name a few. The year 2020 has given us a challenge that has demanded our immediate attention in no uncertain terms. If the need for new solutions to old problems was not evident or seemingly urgent, the pandemic has been a shot in the arm. Being entrepreneurial no longer remains a buzzword for standing out but a necessity to move forward.
Recognising this changing landscape, IIM Nagpur has set up the IIMN Foundation for Entrepreneurship Development through which we endeavour to catalyse, create, and grow an entrepreneurial ecosystem that encourages, enables, and empowers changemakers to bring their entrepreneurial ideas to fruition. We do this by learning through research, teaching, and entrepreneurship practice; by sharing and collaborating with different stakeholders regionally, nationally, and globally; and through our incubator built on best practices to mentor and launch entrepreneurial solutions.
InFED is deeply committed to viewing challenges as opportunities and strives to build a community and space that sustain and share this ethos.
Prof Vidhula Venugopal
Chairperson, Center for Entrepreneurship, IIM Nagpur