Elevator Pitch Presentation – The Mentees prepared an elevator pitch the previous evening as a home assignment and presented the same based on the training given during the workshop. This session was video recorded for the purpose of comparing the improvement and further learning
US Mentor Seema Chaturvedi handled the session on Business Plan Preparation.
Panel Discussion by Women entrepreneur including Charter Members – Mrs. Swathy Rohit, Mrs. Ranjana Singhal, Mrs. Hemalatha Annamalai and Guest Women panelists from Social entrepreneurship– Ms. Vinu Aram along with US Mentors, Seema Chaturvedi and Komal Goyal. Mrs. Hema moderated the panel discussion bringing out some of the most important social and career issues faced by Women during initial stages of entrepreneurship.
Local Resource Person, Mrs. Shajeevana, Additional Director, Entrepreneurship Development Institute of Tamil Nadu addressed the mentees on various Government schemes for women entrepreneurs.
The final closing ceremony of the event witnessed a very powerful, impactful and emotionally vibrant audience. The Valedictory Ceremony was conducted in the presence of TiE Coimbatore President Mr. G. Karthikeyan, Secretary Mr. Rameshkumar, US Consulate Generals Mr.Craig Dicker, Mr. Eric Lund, and the US Mentors Seema Chaturvedi and Komal Goyal. Certificates were issued to the 25 Mentees. A few family members of the 25 Mentees also participated in the event.
The US Mentors, India Mentors and Representatives from the US Embassy addressed the Press and appraised them on the project AIRSWEEE, its importance, benefits, Process and methodology. They also summarized on the three day workshop which the mentees underwent. Mentees also gave their positive and valuable feedback to the press on their three day journey.
The US Mentors and the India Mentors visited Shanthi Ashram, an NGO by Ms.Vinu Aram which provides shelter and training to many small sized women entrepreneurs in Coimbatore.
More than 800 plus Women students from Avinashilingam University participated in the session. Mrs. Akhila Rajeshwar and Mrs. Hemalatha Annamalai motivated the students to consider entrepreneurship as an option. Mrs. Seema Chaturvedi the Chief Guest of the event addressed the gathering and gave them a wider exposure to what women in the world are up to while women from India are still contemplating with the thought of entrepreneurship. The Vice Chancellor of Avinashilingam University gave the presidential address.