Mangaluru, Nov 30, 2021: Nitte - KBL Kaun Banega Udyamapati (KBU) Competition 2021, a reality TV show that provides a unique platform for future entrepreneurs and promotes entrepreneurship was inaugurated on 28th November 2021 at 6 pm by Dr. Satheesh Kumar Bhandary, Vice-Chancellor, Nitte Deemed to be University. Shri Vinaya Bhat, General Manager, Karnataka Bank and Dr. Ashok Alur, Director, Center of Excellence for FPO’s Govt. of Karnataka were the Chief Guests.
Chief Executive Officer of AIC-Nitte Dr. A.P Achar in his introductory remark gave a brief background of Kaun Banega Udyamapati Contest and welcomed the guests.
More than 500 start-ups have registered their names with KBU and top 20 have been shortlisted. The shortlisted start-ups will present their innovative ideas which will be telecast live on Namma Kudla 24x7 channel every Sunday, between 7pm-8 pm, beginning from 28th November 2021. Each episode will feature 5 shortlisted young entrepreneurs, one of whom will be selected as the winner.
Dr. Satheesh Kumar Bhandary in his inaugural address opined that KBU program is designed to create future entrepreneurs in the country and entrepreneurship is supported by several government funding agencies. In this direction, Nitte University through AIC-Nitte has structured this Innovative Program for the benefit of young entrepreneurs in coastal Karnataka.
The chief guest, Shri Vinaya Bhat said that Karnataka Bank also supports such initiatives which create the future entrepreneurs not only in coastal Karnataka, but across the country.
Addressing the gathering, Dr. Ashok Alur mentioned that AIC-Nitte has created a new history in promoting & supporting entrepreneurship in Karnataka through KBU. The Karnataka Government’s Startup Policy also supports entrepreneurship in Karnataka. Shri. Murugesh Nirani, Hon’ble Minister for Large & Medium Industries, GoK, has extended his support in launching this contest and has plans of launching KBU at the state level in 2022.
Mr. Leelaksha Karkare, Head, Namma Kudla and Mr. Tilak, Director, Vignahartha Hindustan Agro Technologies participated in the program.
Mr. Puneeth Rai hosted the event and Ms. Deeksha Rai concluded the program with the vote of thanks.