A word from the Director General, EDII

Well-groomed and trained entrepreneurs have opportunities galore and immense options to make it big. So for anyone who decides to pursue entrepreneurship in the present times, it would be a rewarding decision. The prospects for first generation entrepreneurs are indeed brilliant. And for this it is important to create awareness about learning entrepreneurship like any other discipline and adopting it as a career. It is important to understand that pursuing entrepreneurship is easy with the environment more conducive today and with support from Government, associations, venture funding and educational institutions.

Today, there is certainly good awareness in people about the advantages of entrepreneurship as a career. The myth that people with a strong financial and business background can set up own enterprises are fast getting replaced by facts that entrepreneurship can be learnt like any other discipline.

Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII) is the first National Resource Institute in entrepreneurship training, research, education and institution building. It has successfully brought about a change in the way entrepreneurship is perceived and functions in an exclusive space.

What I feel is that the entrepreneurial fervour is experiencing an upsurge, more so; with certain new initiatives in place, such as those of; Make in India, Start Up India, Start Up Village, Smart cities, Swachh Bharat and Digital India. EDII intends to give a boost to the start-up wave by intermediating creatively among stakeholders such as; new age potential entrepreneurs, existing entrepreneurs, incubation centres, and venture capitalists.

My advice to all wannabe entrepreneurs that ‘let your dreams soar and see what others are unable to see. But before taking the plunge, be prepared. See that you have an ethical business mindset, knowledge and competencies of an entrepreneur. EDII is always there for you, so if entrepreneurship is your passion, go for it’.

-Dr. Sunil Shukla