March 12, 2019
Connexus, a community that enables entrepreneurs and corporates to build strategic business connections and collaborations, officially launches a unique platform that brings together business owners, corporates and industry experts. Connexus empowers budding as well as established entrepreneurs through networking, training and consulting. The first conclave of this one-of-a-kind entrepreneurial platform saw some great names conversing passionately and sharing anecdotes on ‘Employee to Entrepreneur: A Journey of Success’. The chapter welcomed these entrepreneurs and thought leaders from various industries. The panel of four dynamic women entrepreneurs included the likes of Anisha Motwani, Managing partner at STORM the NORM Ventures, Dr. Shalini Lal, Founder of Infinity OD, Nandini Gulati, Corporate Wellness Coach & Consultant and Meena Vaidyanathan, Founder Niiti Consulting with Vani Gupta Dandia, Co-founder and CEO of Benddit as the moderator.
Devapriya Khanna and Gautam Macker, Co-founders, Connexus
In the words of Devapriya Khanna, Co-founder, Connexus, “Connexus is not just about making connections. It is also about collaborating and celebrating. It is about finding context, that helps you bring your excellence to the fore and expand as a professional. The evening undoubtedly was a curtain raiser of what Connexus has in store for its community members, in times to come.”
Anisha Motwani, Managing Partner at STORM the NORM Ventures said, “The journey from being an employee to an entrepreneur has been a mixed one with several give and takes but at the end of it, I am net positive and a lot happier. Its been only three years and I know I have a long way to go but one good thing that has happened is that I know that I could be an entrepreneur till I have my one foot in my grave. So, to that extent there exists immense possibilities. One needs just needs to get the thinking and perseverance right to be successful.”
Dr. Shalini Lal, Founder of Infinity OD stated, “In the early stages, finding an entrepreneurial voice can be one of the biggest challenges. Expressing one’s own point of view as an entrepreneur comes with experience and learning, in order to understand what an entrepreneur in me wants to say.”
According to Nandini Gulati, Corporate Wellness Coach & Consultant, “The journey from an employee to an entrepreneur is a search for meaning. When you are in the corporate, your goal is same as everybody else’s but when you are an entrepreneur you have your individual goal post and it is up to you to define what that is going to be for you. This changes the definition of success altogether.”
Vani Gupta Dandia, Co-founder and CEO of Benddit expressed, “It takes a lot of courage and self-belief. For me that was the greatest realization that I can do something of my own and that I didn’t need validation only as a corporate employee and what I thought I could do was validation enough. This is my greatest realization as I made my shift.”
In the spirit of learning and growth, the event concluded with an expert talk from Prajakt Raut, who shared his insights on creating value by engaging the start-up ecosystem followed by a wonderful performance by the musical band ‘OSA Drum Circle’, after which the floor opened for conversation and networking.
Uflex Group and Bosch supported the launch event. Connexus partnered with the notable brands, She Matters and PostFold, as well as with the growing community, The Circle.work.
Connexus is an organisation that facilitates strategic business connections and collaboration to help established entrepreneurs and corporates expand beyond their defined boundaries in a relaxed formal-informal setting. The community is backed and strengthened by its premium consultancy and training divisions, which add value to the members. Membership is accorded by invitation or recommendation only, following a structured selection process.
The key services offered by Connexus are:
Business Networking – to help you establish relationships with potential clients and grow your business in an informal environment by linking you with like-minded professionals.
Consulting and Business Advisory – to enable you to take your business to the next level through Connexus Consulting advisory services on strategy, planning and problem solving.
Training and Skill Enhancement – to provide you with the best tools and techniques to learn new skills and upgrade existing knowledge with Connexus Training Academy, so that you can maximise your business impact.
Pioneered by ex-corporate leaders, entrepreneurs and seasoned networkers, Connexus is enriched by its panel of consultants and trainers. The Advisory Council of Connexus includes highly experienced professionals who are always at hand to support and advise members of the Connexus community.
The 360-degree approach of forging connections and collaboration, along with resolving business issues through strategic guidance and skill development, makes it the community of choice for all serious professionals.