Entrepreneurship Inst gets ‘encouraging response’ from women

SRINAGAR: Women in Jammu are entering a “seemingly-daunting task” of running entrepreneurial ventures, with the institute receiving an “encouraging response” from them, Jammu and Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute (JKEDI) said on Saturday.
In a release issued here, JKEDI  said its fresh batch of 47 aspiring entrepreneurs that completed three-week training programme included 11 women.
“The women opted for manufacturing sector, and are ready to take entrepreneurship as their career. Other trained candidates have chosen services and agri-allied sectors as their lines of activity, but women seemed to do something uncommon,” it said.
The participants, it said, were trained at Jammu campus of JKEDI under Seed Capital Fund Scheme (SCFS) and Youth Start-up Loan Scheme (YSLS), which are being implemented by the institute.
Under SCFS and YSLS the unemployed educated first generation entrepreneurs are provided financial as well as non financial support for start-ups, it said. The participants were exposed to a “comprehensive training course”—Entrepreneurship Development Programme (EDP)—including that included industrial field visits, it said.
“On the valedictory function the participants were enthusiastic to start their entrepreneurial ventures. Rajeshwar, one of the aspiring entrepreneurs with 10 years experience in the corporate sector said he joined JKEDI with 30 per cent motivation but left with eagerness to start his business venture,” JKEDI said.
Another young entrepreneurship enthusiast Aashish Gupta, as per the statement, hoped that EDP would help participants in all walks of life.
He requested for continuous support from the institute after establishment of his business, it said.
The unemployed youth, who are all set to start their own business ventures now, were exposed to comprehensive training course to equip them with what they need to start a profitable business, it said, adding the trained aspirants would also get financial linkage from JKEDI to start their entrepreneurial ventures.