Raj's Lab

Strategy and Entrepreneurship

Talks

Raj is a highly sought after speaker at various corporate, not-for-profits, educational institutions, industry forums, conferences and events on areas of strategy and entrepreneurship.  Raj has delivered numerous key note addresses, pre conference workshops, guest lectures and special delegate talks across the country; in the areas of Strategy, Entrepreneurship, Business Modeling, Scaling, Excellence in Selling, Executive Effectiveness and Strategic Planning.1274783_696666003695972_527115649_o

To have Raj speak at your event, association or institution, please send a mail to ichiban.raj@gmail.com

Topics:

  • Business Growth and Strategy
  • Business Modelling and Profitability
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Excellence in Sales and Execution
  • Leadership

Forthcoming Engagements:

  • Advanced Program for Faculty members on Business Modeling and Planning at Indore
  • Facilitating a day long workshop on business modeling for international incubation managers and entrepreneurship educators at Ahmedabad
  • Leading a ‘Getting to Market’ Program for entrepreneurs at Nagpur
  • Talk on “Strategy for Non Profits” at Tiruvanamalai (Date – To be decided)

Some of Raj’s speaking engagements:

  • Conducted a 2 Day intensive workshop on ‘Tools for Growth’ for women entrepreneurs. The program was organized by National Entrepreneurship Network (NEN) in Bangalore in March 2014.
  • Facilitated a 2 Day intensive hands-on workshop on ‘Mentoring Skills’ for Entrepreneurship Educators who want to become effective mentors. The program was organized by National Entrepreneurship Network (NEN) at Pune and Indore in March 2014
  • Facilitated a 2 Day intensive hands-on workshop on ‘Mentoring Skills’ for Entrepreneurship Educators who want to become effective mentors. The program was organized by National Entrepreneurship Network (NEN) at Bangalore and Jaipur in February 2014
  • Conducted a 1 Day intensive hands-on workshop on ‘Idea to Opportunity Mapping’ and ‘Business Modeling’ for an international delegation of incubators, educators and entrepreneurs at Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDI), Ahmedabad in January 2014
  • Facilitated a 3 Day advanced workshop on ‘Business Models and Business Plans’ for faculty members teaching entrepreneurship at Indore. The program was organized by National Entrepreneurship Network (NEN) and hosted by Sri Aurobindo Institute of Technology (SAIT), January 2014.
  • Led the “Getting to Market” workshop for CEOs of early stage enterprises of Ahmedabad. The program was jointly organized by EDI (Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India) Ahmedabad and National Entrepreneurship Network (NEN) for CEOs of small businesses and entrepreneurs of emerging enterprises. The workshop was hosted at EDI Campus, Ahmedabad in December, 2013.
  • Led the “Getting to Market” workshop for CEOs of early stage enterprises of Bangalore. The program was jointly organized by GINSERV Bangalore and National Entrepreneurship Network (NEN) for CEOs of small businesses and entrepreneurs of emerging enterprises. The workshop was hosted at GINSERV, Bangalore in December, 2013.
  • Facilitated a hands on workshop on “Building a Business Plan” for aspiring entrepreneurs in the domain of embedded technology. The session was part of the their enterprise building course run and hosted at PSG-STEP. December, 2013.
  • Led a one day workshop on “Building Business Models” as part of the Faculty Development Program (FDP) on Entrepreneurship. The program was organized by PSG-STEP and was hosted on the PSG Tech Campus in Coimbatore in December, 2013.
  • Facilitated a “Managing Cash for Growth” workshop for entrepreneurs in Chennai. The program was jointly organized by TiE Chennai (The Indus Entrepreneurs) and National Entrepreneurship Network (NEN) for entrepreneurs and CEOs of small businesses. The workshop was hosted at Hotel Savera, Chennai in November, 2013.
  • Led the “Getting to Market” workshop for CEOs of early stage enterprises of Coimbatore. The program was jointly organized by CII Young Indians (YI) Coimbatore Chapter and National Entrepreneurship Network (NEN). The workshop was hosted at the Hotel Residency, Coimbatore in November, 2013.
  • Spoke on the topic “Start up or Get a Job?” to students from across India. The Webinar discussed what the real choices were, how students should find their real nature, experiment, and connect with the ecosystem, before really deciding whether to start up or not. Over 25 institutes and 350 students participated in the discussions. The Webinar was hosted by National Entrepreneurship Network (NEN) in November, 2013.
  • Facilitated the “Building better Business Models” workshop for student entrepreneurs from Kerala as part of the “Tata First Dot, powered by NEN”, India’s first mentoring and recognition platform for student start-ups. The program was hosted by Technopark TBI, Trivandrum in November 2013.
  • Facilitated the “Building better Business Models” workshop for student entrepreneurs from Jammu & Kashmir as part of the “Tata First Dot, powered by NEN”, India’s first mentoring and recognition platform for student start-ups. The program was hosted by Jammu & Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute (JKEDI), Srinagar in October 2013.
  • Led the “Getting to Market” workshop for CEOs of early stage enterprises of Delhi. The program was jointly organized by 91 Spring Board and National Entrepreneurship Network (NEN). The workshop was hosted at the 91SpringBoard, Delhi facility in October, 2013.
  • Led the “Building Technology Ventures” Workshop, a 3 Day Faculty Development Program for professors from engineering colleges. The program was to enable engineering faculty members to understand the basics of entrepreneurship, understand the tools and frameworks needed to enable a student with an idea to start-up and help establish a cohesive ecosystem for entrepreneurship on campus. The program was jointly hosted by ‘Krypton E-Cell’ at the Poornima Group of Colleges, Jaipur and National Entrepreneurship Network (NEN), in October 2013.
  • Facilitated the “Building better Business Models” workshop for more than 100 student entrepreneurs from Odisha as part of the “Tata First Dot, powered by NEN”, India’s first mentoring and recognition platform for student start-ups. The program was hosted by KIIT-TBI, KIIT University, Bhubaneswar in September 2013.
  • Led the “Getting to Market” workshop for CEOs of early stage enterprises of Kolkata. The program was jointly organized by Enterprise Development Institute (EDI), Kolkata and National Entrepreneurship Network (NEN). The workshop was hosted at the EDI, Kolkata facility in September, 2013.
  • Facilitated “Building a Value Proposition” – a one day hands-on workshop aimed at entrepreneurs of early stage ventures. It was jointly organized by Indore Entrepreneurs Network (IEN), National Entrepreneurship Network (NEN) and Acropolis Group. The program was hosted at the Acropolis Technical Campus, Indore, in September 2013.
  • Facilitated a Faculty Development Program on Entrepreneurship for trainers and researchers of JKEDI, Srinagar.  This program was hosted by Jammu & Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute (JKEDI) along with National Entrepreneurship Network (NEN) in August 2013.
  • Led a ‘Tools for Growth’ workshop for emerging entrepreneurs from Mumbai at the SP Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR). The program was conducted by National Entrepreneurship Network (NEN) in association with International Business Machines (IBM), June 2013.
  • Addressed the members of the Information Technology Small and Medium Enterprises Association of India (ITSME) on “Strategy & Growth: Some Perspectives”, at Hotel Pratap Plaza, Chennai, June 2013
  • Addressed across the nation groups of of startups, TBI/STEPs and IEDCs communities on “Do your customers know you?”, via ConnectONE platform, June 2013
  • Addressed an international delegation of Entrepreneurs and business owners on “Growing through Internationalization: Strategies & Perspectives”, in the Asia Pacific Incubation Network’s (APIN) training program for SMEs on Internationalization,  in Coimbatore . June 2013
  • Blessed to speak on the topic “Ramakrishna-Vivekananda: A Sacred Relationship” to the Chennai, Anna Nagar Chapter of the Friends on Same Wave Length (FOSWL), hosted at Natesan Institute of Cooperative Management (NICM), Anna Nagar, Chennai, during May 2013.
  • Handled the session on “Business Modeling” as part of the Faculty Development Program (FDP) conducted by PSG-STEP in association with Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDI) at PSG Tech Campus, Coimbatore, during May 2013.
  • “Tools for Growth” Workshop for Entrepreneurs on Growth for National Entrepreneurship Network (NEN), Chennai, May 2013
  • “Tools for Growth” – a 2 day workshop for early stage entrepreneurs and small business owners wanting to scale their enterprises. Conducted on behalf of “Invest Bhubaneswar” and National Entrepreneurship Network (NEN). Hosted at KIIT-TBI, KIIT University, Bhubaneswar in April, 2013.
  • “Tools for Growth” – a 2 day workshop for early stage entrepreneurs and small business owners wanting to scale their enterprises. Conducted on behalf of National Entrepreneurship Network (NEN). Hosted at Acropolis Group of Institutions, Indore in April 2013.
  • Talk on “Growth – The Why, What and How” to entrepreneurs at TREC-STEP at Trichy, March 2013
  • Addressing international delegation of incubators, educators and entrepreneurs at EDI Ahmadabad on Opportunity Evaluation and Business Modelling, March 2013
  • Talk on Creativity and Entrepreneurship at DMI College of Engineering, Chennai – February 2013
  • Pre conference workshop on “Designing a Profitable Business” for Startups at the 7th Conference of Indian STEPs and Business Incubators’ Association (ISBA) 2013speaker
  • Unconference session on Business Modeling at Tata First Dot, Powered by NEN, Chennai, January 2013
  • Workshop for “Business Modeling” at Shaastra IIT Madras, January 2013
  • Sharing thoughts on coaching and mentoring for identified faculty of entrepreneurship, December 2012
  • Speaker at Startup Saturday on ““Does your startup display purpose?”, December 2012
  • Talk on “Business Modeling and Planning” at Faculty Development Program at VIT, December 2012
  • Speaker at the Entrepreneurship Awareness Camp, PSG Tech, November 2012
  • Expert Resource for “Business Modeling” at Faculty Development Program at PSG Tech, November 2012
  • Speaker for Teaching Entrepreneurship , addressing the  faculty of M.O.P College for Women, November 2012
  • Guest Speaker on  “Valuation” at NEN-EClub Chennai, November 2012
  • Speaker on “Core Competency and Competitive Analysis” at MSME-AIHT program for small business owners and entrepreneurs, October 2012
  • Key note address at the Entrepreneurship Summit, AIHT, October 2012
  • Speaker addressing students of MBA family business, Nirma University, Ahmadabad, October 2012
  • Expert Resource for “Business Modeling” at Entrepreneurship Awareness Camp, VIT, October 2012
  • Panelist at Knowledge Community Chennai event, “Should Management be Centralized, Decentralized or Self Managed”, October 2012
  • Expert Resource for “Business Modeling” at Symbiosis Institute of Operations Management, Nashik, August 2012
  • Expert Resource for “Kick starting the entrepreneurial campus”  at Indore, Kolkatta and Pune for NEN, July 2012
  • Expert Resource for “Business Modeling and Planning” at at United Nations Industrial Development Organizations Program for West African Entrepreneurs, March 2012
  • Expert Resource for “Strategy” at United Nations Industrial Development Organizations Program for Entrepreneurs of West African Nations, February 2012
  • Panelist at Tata NEN First Dot, January 2012
  • Key note Speaker on Managerial Excellence at the conference of Zonal Head of Astra Zeneca on January 2012
  • Key Note Speaker on Sales Excellence at the conference of regional sales team of Astra Zeneca on January 2012
  • Expert Resource for “Business Planning” at Anand Institute of Higher Technology, Chennai in January 2012
  • Expert Resource for “Business Planning”  at VIT University as a part of their faculty development program in November 2011
  • Expert Resource for ”Business Modeling” at PSG Tech as a part of their faculty development initiative, in November 2011
  • Speaker at the Entrepreneurship Awareness Camp at VIT University on “Opportunity Identification”
  • Speaker at Samanvay 2011, Department of Management Studies, IIT Madras, September 2011
  • Expert Resource for NEN at “Kick starting the entrepreneurial campus”  faculty development workshop at Jaipur, August 2011
  • Panelist for a discussion on Entrepreneurship as a career option at SVCE alumni association meeting, August 2011
  • Expert Resource for “Kick starting the entrepreneurial campus”  faculty development workshop at Kolkatta, July 2011
  • Speaker in the National Conference on Information Sciences and Entrepreneurship conducted by Department of Computer Science at Dr. MGR University in March 2011
  • Speaker in the Entrepreneurship Awareness Camp held at VIT  Technology Business Incubator, in March 2011
  • Key note address at the Annual General body Meeting (AGM) of a student enterprise at M.O.P  Vaishnav College from Women, February 2011
  • Speaker during the Entrepreneurship Week celebration at GSS College for Women, February 2011
  • Opportunity Identification and Evaluation” – A one day session as a part of Faculty Development Program (FDP) conducted at PSG Institute of Technology,  Coimbatore, December 2010
  •  “Tools for Growth” – Workshop for Entrepreneurs on Opportunity Evaluation, Managing Cash, Valuation, Vision Definition and Translation for National Entrepreneurship Network (NEN) at Chennai, November 2010
  • “Entrepreneur Development Initiatives – perspectives and challenges” – a one day workshop as a part of the Faculty Development Program on Entrepreneurship at VIT-TBI, VIT University in June 2010
  • Key note speaker at “Mini Infotel” an International conference on Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Sri Lanka in February 2010
  • Lecture on “Making of a Good Business Plan” at Dr MGR University in February 2010
  • Presentation on “Small Business Strategy” at Hindustan University in February 2010 as part of the “National Level Seminar on Entrepreneurial Challenges in Developing Nations” 
  • Guest Lecture at VIT University in January 2010 on the topic of “Innovation in Business
  • Guest Speaker at CED, ALEAP, Hyderabad, Aug 2009 on “Small Business Issues”
  • “Perspectives on Motivating Students for Entrepreneurship” at the Faculty Development Program, June 2009 at BVRIT, Hyderabad
  • Guest Lecture on “Brand You”, Jan 2009, National College of Design
  • Workshop on “Entrepreneurship”, October 2008, Symbiosis Institute of International Business (SIIB)
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