At our 2015 convocation last spring, Tata Group Chairman and Universita Bocconi International Advisory Council Member, Mr. Ratan Tata urged graduates to pursue entrepreneurial opportunities as opposed to simply managing for others. At MISB Bocconi, we couldn’t agree with Mr. Tata more.
Let’s take a closer look at what makes entrepreneurs so important, along with why the PGPB offers the perfect opportunity to position yourself for entrepreneurial success.
Why Entrepreneurs Matter
Entrepreneurs power the economy through the introduction of new sources of work and wealth. But it’s more than just about money. Entrepreneurs also drive change: They possess the unique ability to make the world a better place through the rare combination of vision and action. In this sense, they’re not just essential to economic growth, but they’re also an invaluable resource.
India and Entrepreneurs
India is known for its entrepreneurial spirit and rich history of entrepreneurship. This is perhaps no better exemplified than by the vibrant city we call home, Mumbai.
In addition to being home to numerous leading multinational corporations and organisations across a breadth and depth of industries, this bustling commercial capital is also well-known for the cosmopolitan suburb of Powai, described by The Hindu Business Line as “Mumbai’s answer to Silicon Valley.” Truly amazing things are happening within this fascinating startup ecosystem, and MISB Bocconi students get a firsthand view.
Cultivating Entrepreneurship at MISB Bocconi
There’s an ongoing debate in the business world regarding whether entrepreneurs are born or made. At MISB Bocconi, we’re not entirely sure it matters. Why? Because regardless of how students come by their entrepreneurial goals, we work hard to cultivate in them the skills, talents and drive to create and pursue opportunities for innovation.
From an entire department devoted to Strategy and Entrepreneurship helmed by entrepreneurial guru (and student favorite) Mikkel Draebye to activities like our recent Sundowners With Startups event, MISB Bocconi is alive and well with opportunities not just for students to learn about entrepreneurship, but also to interact with the region’s entrepreneurs to glean actionable insights and even make strong connections in the process.
With India on the verge of economic superpower-dom, the role of entrepreneurs will be more vital than ever. Who will be India’s next generation of innovators, big thinkers, and global stewards? We’re betting on you, and it all starts right here at MISB Bocconi.