The Entrepreneurship vertical instils entrepreneurial spirit in young people, harness enthusiasm, energy and ambition. Eventually we hope to inspire participants towards economic development of India
The entrepreneurship & innovation vertical looks to create a significant impact in the entrepreneurial ecosystem by encouraging entrepreneurship among our next generation. The focus this year would be towards support and encouragement of women entrepreneurship and build a supportive ecosystem for social enterprises. We would endeavor to create an ecosystem to entrepreneurs within our membership.
Aligning with the Yi National programme of “Navonmesh” – where innovation would need be showcased , we look to collaborate with various innovation centres across Bangalore , and organise learning expeditions for our members and also offer mentorship to those being incubated at these centres.
“Udayam” – the entrepreneurship enhancement programme would see us conduct our Annual Entrepreneurship Summit. Follow this page to receive updates on the theme and the dates for the same. The chapter would also conduct the third YuStart – Student Start Up Challenge. In the past students have been offer incubation at the NSRCEL (IIM Bangalore) and with Axilor Ventures apart from a prize money and seed capital of Rs 10 Lakhs.
Farook A Azam
Hari P K
Karthik Kittu, is an entrepreneur & change maker. Karthik has 10+ Years of Experience having worked with many Fortune 100 Clients & for Infosys, Dimension-data and most recently KPMG before he decided to turn entrepreneur. His focus at Passionconnect is to create interest groups and advocate to people to live their Passion. Gifted with a high restlessness quotient he has dabbled in varied fields. He constantly tries to bring his interests in travel, technology, mythology & psychology to impact societal change.
He has served Rotaract, the Youth wing of Rotary International for 13+ years and was President of South Asia for 2010-11 leading and mentoring about 50,000+ volunteers. He also served as Chairman Emeritus of the Board for 2011-14. He has delivered leadership lectures at many places in the world and also served as a cultural & Vocational Ambassador to USA as part of the Rotary Foundation.
He also is a member of Data Security Council of India, Information Systems Audit and Control Association, IEEE, Rotary Club of Bangalore South West, is a Startingbloc Fellow, Paul Harris Fellow and a Traffic Warden with Bangalore City Traffic Police. Karthik has been recognized by the Hon’ble Governor of Karnataka, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Karnataka for his social entrepreneurship projects & from the Hon’ble Governor of Odisha for his yeomen service to society. He also was awarded the ‘Service above Self’ Award (The highest honor given to a Rotaractor in Asia) from the Chairman of the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International and ‘Lead the Change’ award from the President of Rotary International for his self-less leadership & service.
Karthik holds a Bachelor’s in Science and a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from Bangalore University and a Certificate in Mythology from the Center for Theology, Berkeley, USA. He also is a Checkpoint Certified Security Administrator and a Bluecoat Certified Professional.
He is married to Dr. Raksha, a Dental Surgeon and Bharatanatyam Artist; who runs a dance school for regular and differentially abled individuals and also choreographed the dance for the visually impaired and hearing impaired and has performed with them in USA, Europe & Asia.
Farook A Azam
Farook A Azam has a dream to build INDIA as the Economic Power house of the world with the sustainable development. Currently a step is taken towards realizing his dream with two ventures in Infrastructure consulting and Construction firms BIG (www.bignfra.net) and FCC (www.fcconstruction.in). Also run’s the family owned Trust named Saltanate-e-Khudadad (SEK) ® Karnataka, INDIA. And a Member of the NGO called “WISH” (world Indians Society for Help)
Farook A Azam is also a Visiting Professor where he is handling subjects i.e. Services Marketing in Infrastructure, Project Management, Real Estate Development and Land Management, along with that is work as a Quality Improvement Specialist at Institute for Certification and Quality Mark. ICMQ (Institute for Certification and Quality Mark), is a leading Italian certification body and also a consultant and expert in Coleman Research global expert panel for Real estate Industry, HQ-New York, USA. Farook A Azam has done his master’s in Business Administration in Infrastructure Management from VTU Belgaum, PGD in Infrastructure Management form Belgaum, and bachelors in Industrial Engineering and Management from Dayananda Sagar college of Engineering-Bangalore affiliated to University of Belgaum. Certifications in Infrastructure Development and Investment Planning (IDIP) and Project Mgmt.
Volunteer Presence as Master Coach @ Indian Youth Congress, the Indian Youth Congress is the youth wing of the Indian National Congress party. Life time member of “INDRIYAS”, Bangalore, INDIA. Farook A Azam got married to Rubeena. She is a graduate in Information Science from HDM Dharwad & has done her masters in Masters in Business Administration
Hari P K
Co founder of Big Foxx – A Branding & Technology unit of Blu Dacnis Business Solutions Private Limited, Hari has worked with over 80+ brands ranging from Fortune 500 companies to Regional brands across 11 sectors. Under his guidance the Blu Dacnis team has built multiple technology products, with two chief ones being Radio Bull – A Customized Brand Radio Channel & Go Analytik – A Business Intelligence System.
Big Foxx won the “Gold” for Radio services category in an advertising awards competition – Maddy’s 2015. Also won National level Gold, Silver & Bronze awards for Digital Marketing Designs at FUCA
Regular Guest speaker in a Live Call-in Program aired on Raj News Channel. His specialty topic is Job Opportunity, Entrepreneurship and New-Age Branding & Advertising.
Featured in a Live Program for Captain TV channel and presented his perspective on the topic “New Age Branding & Advertising.”
Frequent speaker at several educational institutions and specializes on the topics Entrepreneurship, Branding & Advertising.
Was instrumental in setting up the ‘Entrepreneurship Cell’ in a few premium Engineering Institutes in Chennai and also hosted 40+ Entrepreneurship Programs.
Core Team Member of the Head Start Network- Chennai Chapter (2011-2013) – A Non Profit Entrepreneurship network which organizes monthly entrepreneurship events across 8 cities in India
Advisory member of the Innovation & Entrepreneurship Development Cell (IEDC) at RMK Engineering College, Chennai .Won the Dare Magazine’s Business