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My Response for The Bank Who Rejected Me

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A few months back, I had a meeting with the higher management of one of the Sri Lankan Private Bank. The agenda of the meeting was to discuss project funding as well as another business proposal.
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I myself and GM Amirthanathan Nivethan, we met them and explained everything about our project concept and functionality.

Almost instantly we were discouraged by the bank officials for some irrelevant reasons! The reasons they gave were entirely irrelevant with respect to my business concept. I would have accepted their reasons if they were anywhere close to my project concepts.  Having said so, they gave completely different explanation from unacceptable angles.

The reasons that they gave are as follows:

The project concept came from a Vavuniya based company and most importantly we proposed unrivaled innovative world class start-up concept. The person asking for the fund (Me) doesn’t hold any traditional Degree and yet plans to conduct the business in a professional manner.The third reason is totally unacceptable and most Sri Lankan Tamil entrepreneur’s start-up proposals are rejected for this reason.

We let them talk and they said lots, but none the reasons they provided are related to our project concept. Normally, I love people who discourage me and my strength!  I take their words seriously and try to work out my weaknesses.

A few weeks back, I received an Award from the Asian Pacific Entrepreneurship. The award was given to me for being the “Emerging Entrepreneur of The Year 2013 “and every Colombo based Sri Lankan daily newspaper had my photo and company name on it.  Today, I received a letter from the top management of the same bank; saying that “Hi Sharanyan Sharma , We wish you all the very best for your success and if you need any financial support please contact us we are ready to help beyond our boundaries “.

 

But all I can say now is,” Sorry’ it’s too late “! Because, the project is already executed and launched with different source of funding. And YES! Still I’m from Vavuniya, the very same uneducated guy and still having the third common reason. What has happened to you now? Why are you guys looking at me?

I’m not complaining about the Bank or the Management, I’m trying to say “To run a business or to launch a product, education and ethnicity is not important; you need to have a clear vision and confidence about your concept “   Prepare to die for your concept!

 

I would like to say to this Bank is, “Thank you very much for your wishes, Still I’m living in Vavuniya and I didn’t get my degree yet, most importantly I’m still a Tamil! According to your “Bank policy”, “I am not eligible for your financial support and I’ve decided to NOT to learn more about your offers and I’m also not going to move from Vavuniya and I can’t change my ethnicity. So, choice is yours……..

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Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards (APEA) Srilanka 2012

The Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards (APEA) awards are conferred by Enterprise Asia an NGO based in Kuala Lumpur. This Non Governmental Organization is developed by a group of political and industry leaders. This organization strives to promote entrepreneurship amount budding entrepreneurs and to encourage them for

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Equal and balanced development of this community. Established in the year 2006 the main aim of the organization is to strive for development of entrepreneurs and reduce disparities such as labor exploitation, disparities in income and ensure these socio-economic issues are addressed collectively as a union. Some of the other awards conferred by the committee are the Asia Responsible Entrepreneurship awards (AREA), Entrepreneurs Success Circle (ESC) and other constructive programs for budding entrepreneurs.

 

Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards

 

Constituent Countries.

The APEA is held in around 16 countries spread across Asia, the main participant countries to name a few are India, China, Hong Kong, South Korea, UAE, Australia, Malaysia, Pakistan, Brunei etc.

 

Main Objectives -APEA

Benchmarking of best practices for entrepreneurs, Publicity attention, Recognition of past and present efforts.

 

THE APEA awards hold high significance considering its awarding barometers and the high prestige for getting such an award to the entrepreneurs. The winners of various categories of these awards are automatic invitees to the Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Forum and represent their countries for this annual gathering. The APEA was first held in Malaysia and subsequently held in different member countries. The awards are based on the parameters of the outstanding achievements of entrepreneurs on their strategies, accomplishment of particular brands, and high acclaims received for their brands. This award gives motivations for entrepreneurs. Further it also helps in building their competitiveness, take new initiatives,

 

Some of the categorization of awards is here

Outstanding Entrepreneur awards: - Awarded to entrepreneurs who have come up and achieved success in diverse markets, shown perseverance in their growth, worked in adverse environments and have emerged a clear leader in their respective domains. The criteria for receiving awards is the entrepreneur should be doing any Registered business (Listed or unlisted) and have an annual turnover of USD 10 billion for the last two years.

 

Most Promising Entrepreneur Awards: - This award is given to Entrepreneurs who have shown outstanding achievement in the recent past and have top billing as entrepreneurs in their respective domains. The criteria for receiving this award is the entrepreneur should be doing any registered business for past 1 year and should have a minimum turnover of USD 1 million in the past one year.

 

Special Achievement Awards (By Invite):- Awarded to the most sock-economic friendly entrepreneur who has set an example how industries and environment co-exist. The entrepreneurs must set the best example for environmental concerns.

Lifetime Achievement Award: - The entitlement of this award goes to the most successful entrepreneur who has demonstrated leadership, come up the hard way and has an impeccable track record of establishing his enterprise in their particular regions.

 

Investment in People Award: - Awarded to the most people friendly entrepreneur for creating employment opportunities or other people friendly measures.

 

Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award:- Awarded to the most performance oriented woman entrepreneur of the particular region countries.

 

Nomination Process:- Is analyzed in the simple process of identifying entrepreneurs with not only a good track record, but also who have identified risks, taken initiatives of developing their businesses or enterprise in the capacity of company advisors, subject matter professionals etc. Anyone who is successful in their ventures or work can submit the nomination form in the prescribed manner which is available online. There is also a nomination fee to be paid through a crossed check along with other details like PAN card, SWIFT code of the banker etc.

 

Eligibility:- Another important area of this award is the eligibility criteria, these awards have certain qualifications such as the CEO's of the company can only apply for these awards with a holding of not less than 20% of equity in their company. The CEO should also must have been in the business for no less than 3 years and must have made a large impact in increasing the revenues of the company significantly is another major criteria.

 

Sponsorship program:- These events are principally sponsored by the following corporate to ensure the success of these awards like NDB Bank is one of the principal sponsors of these events, Audit Partner being well known audit and finance giants KPMG, Media Partners are being Daily News, Sunday Observer.

 

Jury Process:- These awards are carefully parameterized by experts in the industry from areas of Total Quality Management, Political bigwigs with vast experience and political expertise in the area of foreign affairs, external affairs, etc. Heads of finance corporations of premium banks, etc.

 

CONCLUSION

The APEA awards have been a source of motivation and have been striving for higher performance of entrepreneurs across various countries. Available statistics have reached around twenty thousand companies in the domains of Banking, Automotive, Engineering, Logistics, Service, Media, Manufacturing with equal emphasis. With its sound organizational structure, sound judgement, and varied awards for different categories the APEA is truly a huge encouragement to successful entrepreneurs.

 

By : Sharanyan Sharma

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Pssst: 6 things VCs want to see (and don't want to see) in your pitch

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Why Lean Startups Turn Into Innovative Firms « Innovation Leadership Network

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20 Startups of Sri Lanka That are disrupting the Sri Lankan economy

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There are hundreds of startups popping up in Sri Lanka, out of the hundreds we have chosen 25 fastest growing startups in Sri Lanka to talk about.
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Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards (APEA) Srilanka 2012

The Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards (APEA) awards are conferred by Enterprise Asia an NGO based in Kuala Lumpur. This Non Governmental Organization is developed by a group of political and industry leaders. This organization strives to promote entrepreneurship amount budding entrepreneurs and to encourage them for

Sharanyan Sharma's insight:

Equal and balanced development of this community. Established in the year 2006 the main aim of the organization is to strive for development of entrepreneurs and reduce disparities such as labor exploitation, disparities in income and ensure these socio-economic issues are addressed collectively as a union. Some of the other awards conferred by the committee are the Asia Responsible Entrepreneurship awards (AREA), Entrepreneurs Success Circle (ESC) and other constructive programs for budding entrepreneurs.

 

Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards

 

Constituent Countries.

The APEA is held in around 16 countries spread across Asia, the main participant countries to name a few are India, China, Hong Kong, South Korea, UAE, Australia, Malaysia, Pakistan, Brunei etc.

 

Main Objectives -APEA

Benchmarking of best practices for entrepreneurs, Publicity attention, Recognition of past and present efforts.

 

THE APEA awards hold high significance considering its awarding barometers and the high prestige for getting such an award to the entrepreneurs. The winners of various categories of these awards are automatic invitees to the Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Forum and represent their countries for this annual gathering. The APEA was first held in Malaysia and subsequently held in different member countries. The awards are based on the parameters of the outstanding achievements of entrepreneurs on their strategies, accomplishment of particular brands, and high acclaims received for their brands. This award gives motivations for entrepreneurs. Further it also helps in building their competitiveness, take new initiatives,

 

Some of the categorization of awards is here

Outstanding Entrepreneur awards: - Awarded to entrepreneurs who have come up and achieved success in diverse markets, shown perseverance in their growth, worked in adverse environments and have emerged a clear leader in their respective domains. The criteria for receiving awards is the entrepreneur should be doing any Registered business (Listed or unlisted) and have an annual turnover of USD 10 billion for the last two years.

 

Most Promising Entrepreneur Awards: - This award is given to Entrepreneurs who have shown outstanding achievement in the recent past and have top billing as entrepreneurs in their respective domains. The criteria for receiving this award is the entrepreneur should be doing any registered business for past 1 year and should have a minimum turnover of USD 1 million in the past one year.

 

Special Achievement Awards (By Invite):- Awarded to the most sock-economic friendly entrepreneur who has set an example how industries and environment co-exist. The entrepreneurs must set the best example for environmental concerns.

Lifetime Achievement Award: - The entitlement of this award goes to the most successful entrepreneur who has demonstrated leadership, come up the hard way and has an impeccable track record of establishing his enterprise in their particular regions.

 

Investment in People Award: - Awarded to the most people friendly entrepreneur for creating employment opportunities or other people friendly measures.

 

Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award:- Awarded to the most performance oriented woman entrepreneur of the particular region countries.

 

Nomination Process:- Is analyzed in the simple process of identifying entrepreneurs with not only a good track record, but also who have identified risks, taken initiatives of developing their businesses or enterprise in the capacity of company advisors, subject matter professionals etc. Anyone who is successful in their ventures or work can submit the nomination form in the prescribed manner which is available online. There is also a nomination fee to be paid through a crossed check along with other details like PAN card, SWIFT code of the banker etc.

 

Eligibility:- Another important area of this award is the eligibility criteria, these awards have certain qualifications such as the CEO's of the company can only apply for these awards with a holding of not less than 20% of equity in their company. The CEO should also must have been in the business for no less than 3 years and must have made a large impact in increasing the revenues of the company significantly is another major criteria.

 

Sponsorship program:- These events are principally sponsored by the following corporate to ensure the success of these awards like NDB Bank is one of the principal sponsors of these events, Audit Partner being well known audit and finance giants KPMG, Media Partners are being Daily News, Sunday Observer.

 

Jury Process:- These awards are carefully parameterized by experts in the industry from areas of Total Quality Management, Political bigwigs with vast experience and political expertise in the area of foreign affairs, external affairs, etc. Heads of finance corporations of premium banks, etc.

 

CONCLUSION

The APEA awards have been a source of motivation and have been striving for higher performance of entrepreneurs across various countries. Available statistics have reached around twenty thousand companies in the domains of Banking, Automotive, Engineering, Logistics, Service, Media, Manufacturing with equal emphasis. With its sound organizational structure, sound judgement, and varied awards for different categories the APEA is truly a huge encouragement to successful entrepreneurs.

 

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Startup Genome Ranks The World’s Top Startup Ecosystems: Silicon Valley, Tel Aviv & L.A. Lead The Way | TechCrunch

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15 Of The Sharpest Up And Coming CEOs In Silicon Valley

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Here's the Tech CEO best of the best list via Business Insider. Tech startups CEOs give a great view of what's next.

 

Here's two from the full list that were quite fetching in ingenuity and business style.  It's also an easy to browse, via click, article. ~  Deb

 

Excerpts:

 

Jamie Wong speaks multiple languages and has spent her life traveling the world. Now she's building a startup that makes it much easier for everyone to do the same.]

 

Vayable basically shortens the process of planning a vacation from 30 hours down to about 5 minutes. It makes it easy to plan "experiences," like touring the Louvre with a French student instead of riding a tour bus around town.

 

Patrick Collison's Stripe has become the go-to provider for accepting payments online. It makes it dead simple to add a way to pay for things on just about any app.

 

That's great for other founders, because payments are typically the most tricky part of building an application, and can take months to finally get off the ground. With Stripe, it's just a few lines of code.


Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/25-hot-ceos-of-silicon-valley-startups-you-cant-afford-to-ignore-2012-8?op=1#ixzz258nSrsMH


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What It Takes To Be A Great Entrepreneur

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Entrepreneurship is not something everyone is born with, like most skills this is something that can be refined with training over time. Everyone has the ability to become an entrepreneur however there are factors that must be dealt with. 

The first challenge is understanding there will be obstacles along the way. No one goes all the way to the top with their very first try in business it is a process of trial and error. There are things that you can do to mitigate the risks and one of the most effective is finding a mentor or someone who is successful in business coach you along the way. 

The most expensive mistakes are the ones that you need to learn yourself so by getting professional advice from someone who has already gone through what you are embarking on will make it much easier.

You must also select something that you are passionate about which is not always easy. If you are not passionate and “just in it for the money” you will not have the tenacity needed to see the fruition of your goal."

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