Success mantras for startups

The Chancellor’s Challenge is a unique opportunity provided by the chancellor of NMIMS, Mr. Amrish Patel, for budding entrepreneurs to set up and build their start-up. The idea is to invite all students of NMIMS and SVKM institutions to think of an idea, to innovate, and to eventually work towards making this dream come true.

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Dr. Rajan Saxena – A critical thinker, an analyst, a strategic planner, an inborn leader who was a director of SP Jain Institute of Management and Research and today is a Vice Chancellor of SVKM’S NMIMS and a distinguished Professor.


It’s not the money which can bring up amazing Industries, It’s the mind which can bring the idea into this real life. In this fast moving world, you can always find technology which goes with your ideas and enables you to conquer the world; You just need to grab an opportunity.Dr. Jayant Gandhi

Dr. Jayant Gandhi, Hon. Joint Secretary-SVKM – One of the best ENT specialists across the city like Mumbai to the founder of Josh foundation which is focused on supporting hearing impaired children.


“It’s important to be popular but for the right reasons” is my only remark for the young minds. Visualize the work, get an experience of it, let it fail, you can still have a reason to celebrate. You can do it if you become a chief of everything officer, Just be focused than being focus – Mr. Anurag Batra

Mr. Anurag Batra – An engineer interested in marketing, worked as an editor in chief for exchange4media group, wrote columns on entrepreneurship for 8 years in magazines and now known as an entrepreneur, Chairman and editor in chief for forming Business World, a market of media space.


It’s never easy to compete in a well established market, but your hard work and your perseverance will take you to the top. World will demotivate you but you can prove others wrong – Mr. Neeraj Bhukanwala

Mr. Neeraj Bhukanwala – An Engineer by profession, a passionate business administrator, an associate of McKinsey and Company, a strategic investment manager of Intel Capital and from a managing director to the executive director of Bhukhanvala Industries Pvt Ltd build by him itself.


I would like to see the success achieved rather than seeing the Failure Bin, it’s always the idea which fails not the person! You will see more downs than ups, but the important thing is to start working on your passion again, avoiding the mistakes done before – Mr. Rajesh Jain

Mr. Rajesh Jain, Founder & Director- Netcore – A person, who started an Indian world, a digital portal 6 months before actual internet was launched, is never afraid to wear his risk shoes. He started over with different ideas, many failed but few succeeded.


When you have him on board, he will give you a mantra to start an entrepreneurial career which is – Explore. Ideate. Meet. Build. Launch. It’s always better to be your boss rather than working under someone leading to rotten your life..!  – Harshal Shah

Harshal Shah – A CA, a lawyer, an associate of international tax team, a senior manager of ernst and young and now an entrepreneur as a CEO and Co – founder of Awarathon which seeks to revolutionize assessment of trainings.

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