"You have to see failure as the beginning and the middle, but never entertain it as an end." -Jessica Herrin


E-Cell IISWBM, conducted their first ever webinar "Entrepreneurship in Campus", in collaboration with The Hustler Team on 8th August 2020. It was an introductory session on the basics of entrepreneurship and scope for innovation and mind growth in future ventures. 

Mohit Rajpal (Director & Business Head of Goibibo, MakeMyTrip & RedBus, Co-Founder and Ex-COO of MyTaxiIndia) was our eminent speaker for the evening. Mohit Rajpal beautifully described his journey and his insights into the ways of becoming a successful entrepreneur.

He also focused on the challenges of Entrepreneurship as a venture and how to focus on innovation and mind growth.

“When in doubt, bootstrap. Using your own personal resources is the easiest way to start a business. You don’t have to convince investors about the merits of your idea. You just have to convince yourself.”

 -Ryan Holmes

Key Takeaways

  • In order to become a successful entrepreneur, we need to start from scratch, so that we learn and understand the nitty-gritties of any business venture. 
  • Risks should be taken in order to become successful by calculating the proper strategies, while moving forward in our ventures.
  • Consistency towards one’s work is important, no matter what the adversities are. 
  • A zeal towards identification and proper understanding of the problems has to be involved within the entrepreneurial process, to reach a long-lasting solution.
  • Before starting a business venture, one should acquire all possible knowledge involved within this process, so that they can guide the team in a better way. Knowledge will also help in choosing the right team, who will also help in building this venture towards success. Important to work on team building.
  • Working with team members who have different opinions is important, as it provides assorted perspectives on a particular issue. A good leader is one who does not impose their decisions, but takes into account the different ideas from the members, and incorporates them to find the best solution. 


The webinar was indeed a great success. It had a total reach of more than 5000 people over Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and had attracted about 120 participants during the session. The audience were very enthusiastic and several questions related to the technicalities of the entrepreneurship processes were asked. Team E-CELL, IISWBM expresses their sincere gratitude to Mr. Mohit Rajpal for sharing his journey and critical insights with the audience and to The Hustler Team for collaborating and moderating this enlightening session.


The Hustler Team is a community of entrepreneurs, mentors and investors. They are working on a cause of promoting entrepreneurship amongst the college students and inculcating the entrepreneurial spirit in them. They also organize summits, workshops and virtual sessions where they call subject matter experts to talk on various topics related to entrepreneurship and innovation.
Mohit Rajpal is a travel e-commerce specialist with over 11 years of combined experience in travel, tourism, e-commerce, travel technology and internet industries. He joined the Goibibo.com team in 2009 which is ranked among the top online travel websites in the country today. He is also the Co-founder and former Chief Operating Officer of MyTaxiIndia.com, which is India’s first Taxi Global Distribution System.

The E-Cell of IISWBM is dedicated towards promoting entrepreneurial skills, nurturing innovation and providing startup resources, from idea to launch.

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