I will keep this very short. This Saturday, there were four high level people from Industry on a Saturday morning at 10:30 pm waiting to preliminarily evaluate 6 Teams who had confirmed that they will present their Projects and Ideas for PSEB Incubator Program. Out of the six teams ONLY ONE showed up. I am sure the benefit that one Team took from the meeting would be a lot even if they don’t get selected for the second round, but for the other five who did not even bother to call or update to tell the reason of their absence, It really shows why we are not growing at the rate we should.
At every conference, seminar I attend regard entrepreneur ship, every young student/aspiring entrepreneur laments about the fact that there is not opportunities for young people, no echo system no guidance. And when some one presents them with opportunity they just hide.
Although the panel was very gracious to let it go and not make an issue about it, I could not and had to rant it out. I sincerely hope that this was a one off incident and atleast few people use this opportunity and benefit from it.