Mr Pradeep Karambelkar has Entrepreneurship in his blood. Son of a Retired High Court Judge ,Mr Pradeep is Entrepreneur by choice. He has recently started an Incubation Centre at Bhopal, as Entrepreneurship and Start-Up is catching up in the Capital City of Madhya Pradesh. Mr Karambelkar is MD of Vision Advisory Services and Charter Member of TiE Madhya Pradesh. Mr Shiv Harsh Suhalka talked to this Most Promising Entrepreneur recently:
Our Correspondent, 7 December 2017
MetroMirror:Why have you started Incubation Centre?
Pradeep Karambelkar :This is our Exclusive Entrepreneurship initiative under the Govt. of MP's Incubation Policy to help and Mentor the Start-ups and growing Entrepreneurs
MetroMirror: How are you helping Promising Entrepreneurs? Do you charge from the StartUps for the facilities provided to them?
Pradeep Karambelkar :Yes the facilities of the Incubation Centre are chargeable so that the StartUps should work very sincerely. I personally provide Seed Capital to the promising
MetroMirror: What are your future plans.?
Pradeep Karambelkar : We want to add more StartUps to our Incubation Centre. Already 35 StartUps have enquired about the Incubation Centre. We are also planning to have Angel Capitalists on Board. Winner of the Jarkhand StartUp Contest in association with Us Consulate, Mr Vivek Jhoot is also having office at our Incubation Centre.
MetroMirror: Please tell us about your family ?
Pradeep Karambelkar : My father Sh N G Karambelkar is Retired High Court Judge, Mother is Housewife , while my wife is managing Online Handicrafts business-Shagun Sampada.
We have a Daughter and a Son
MetroMirror: Your suggestions to the Govt. for Entrepreneurs and StartUps ?
Pradeep Karambelkar : I am happy that now Govt. is seriously thinking about StartUps and Entrepreneurs. I suggest that successful Entrepreneurs from various Manufacturing , Services and Knowledge Sectors should be included in the Govt.'s various initiatives/ programs so as to help StartUps to understand the intricacies of the Business and challenges before the Entrepreneurs.
I would give 7.5 Marks out of 10 to the Central and MP Governments efforts to promote Entrepreneurship
Mr Venkatesh Shukla, NIT Bhopal and MIT (USA) educated Dynamic Entrepreneur, Ex Global Chair, TiE, recently inaugurated the TiE Madhya Pradesh Chapter. He Exclusively talked to Mr Shiv Harsh Suhalka, Editor in Chief, MetroMirror.com
Our Correspondent, 2 December 2017
MetroMirror:Do you think unemployment problem could be solved only through Entrepreneurship ?
Venkatesh Shukla:Yes. Only through promoting Entrepreneurship. It is not the job of the Government to run Hotels,Airlines and other Commercial activities. Government should focus on primary Education, Health, Law and Order, Defence and other Non-commercial activities.
MetroMirror: What are your suggestions to the India and MP Government to create strong atmosphere for Business and Entrepreneurship in all areas-Manufacturing and Services.
Venkatesh Shukla:I am happy that we have achieved a lot in Ease of Doing Business rankings.
India should improve Legal and Court related Systems and Procedures. It should be very fast and Transparent to help Entrepreneurs focus on their main Business activities without losing Time and Money.
Also, Entrepreneurs and Start-Ups should have good Mentoring and Networking opportunities to learn from the successful Entrepreneurs and grow in their venture
MetroMirror: Are you satisfied with the Ease of Doing Business in India ranking? How it could be improved.?
Venkatesh Shukla: Govt has Big Role to play- Focus should be on Small Entrepreneurs and Start-Ups. For Government procurements there should not be Turnover conditions for MSMEs and Start-Ups, both for Products and Services.
To promote Entrepreneurship in Big way government should start Entrepreneurship/ Start-Up Awards and various Entrepreneurship related Forums/ Initiatives specially for the MSMEs.