The Entrepreneurship Club flagged off its Inaugural Townhall. Rishikesh S R, an alumnus of PES institution, who featured in Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia 2019, shared interesting insights about working of his company Rapido. Rapido is a platform where you can book a bike ride through a mobile app while traveling solo. Rishikesh touched upon the subject of startup culture in India, the problems and challenges he faced in setting up the company, and his vision for the company. Talking about his time in PES, Rishikesh recalled sitting down with friends to discuss new ideas for a start-up every day. Balaji Viswanathan, founder of the robotics company Invento, Humanoid robots for customer interaction, is a pioneer in the emerging field of AI-enabled hardware. While in college, he was a three-time winner of the prestigious medal from the National Design and Research Forum. He was invited to meet then President of India, Dr. Abdul Kalam for a one on one discussions. He started the MOOC platform NalandaU in 2019 and co-founded a fin-tech company, Zingfin! He also happens to be one of the most followed Quora writers. He observed that India, as the IT power needs more industry led companies focusing on product development. He added that innovation has the potential to bring about that much needed change. The inspiring talks got the students thinking about the excitement and challenges of entrepreneurship.