E-next 2015-16 brought out the emerging trends in the entrepreneurial world with a
grand two-day event. Four interactive sessions, two panel discussions and not to forget the
games, simulating real business environment were all part of the schedule. It fulfilled its
objective in the way of inspiring and educating young minds.
Mr. Rajesh Kalyanaraman is the eldest son of T.S Kalyanaraman, and is also the director of
Kalyan Jewellers. His story was about the paradigm shifting family business. He focused on
the challenges faced by him as a young entrepreneur managing his family business.
PADAMASRI ARUNACHALAM MURUGANANTHAM
Mr. Arunachalam Muruganantham was a common man who went on to create pink
revolution in India. He invented machines to make low cost sanitary napkins, thus enabling
poor women to afford sanitation. He is being hailed as a champion who fought for women’s
cause and is celebrated by millions of poor Indian women. This social entrepreneur was
awarded Padma Shri in 2015 to appreciate his effort. The biopic “PADMAN” is based on his life story
Mr. NELSON VASANTH, HONEY TECHNOLOGIES,BANGLORE.
Mr. Vasanth being the CEO of a startup focused on the environment available for the
startups. He heads the facebook developer circle of banglore. previously he has worked with
Yahoo, EMC and Microsoft. He is also well experienced in the fields of operation strategy
adn technology management.
A panel consisting of Mr. Aravind Srinivasan, Director-project and expansion, Aravind eye
care systems,Mr. S.V.Krishnamurthy, Advisor at Keiretsu Forum, Chennai & Singapore.
Mentor & Investor,Mr. Sena Palanisami, Founder – ViSolve, Inc was constituted to inform
people about what investors look for in a startup.
Mr. ALOK MEDIKEPURA ANIL, FOUNDER, BLUEBOOK.
Inspired by coupon books, The BlueBook, which today is a mobile app, initially started out as
a book of discounts. 27-year- old Alok Medikepura Anil, Co-founder and COO of The
The BlueBook innovated with the offerings and after thorough market research, was as
designed a whole new product to meet the needs of Indian market that needs something that
can give awesome discounts to people.
Mr.NAGARAJA PRAKASM,ANGEL INVESTOR.
Nagaraja (Naga) Prakasam is a versatile and passionate leader with 2+ decades of global
experience (decade in the USA and a decade+ in India). As a full time angel investor,
invested in 21 start-ups and seen 4 exits. Spearheaded Impact thinking in Indian Angel
Network and co-founded IAN Impact. His personal mantra is “Start-ups should focus on
India’s strength – people, problems, Tech (PPT)”
Mr. BHARATH KRISHNA SANKAR, MD, APARAJITHA CONSULTANCY.
Dr. Bharath Krishna Sankar, Chairman of Aparajitha Corporate Services Ltd, is a
postgraduate in Commerce, a national gold medalist (topper in both Inter and Final) in
Chartered Accountancy and an Associate of the Institute of Cost and Management
Accountants of India. His doctoral thesis is on “Determinants of entrepreneurship and its
impact on MSME sector sustainability in Madurai district”.