Bloomberg UTV launches Forum SME

by CXOtoday Staff    Nov 25, 2010

Forum SMEBloomberg UTV along with Dell (NASDAQ:DELL) and Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) launched ‘FORUM SME – Helping Entrepreneurs Take Their Own Path‘ in the capital, recently. With this insightful outreach, Bloomberg UTV will engage SMEs across multiple verticals discussing relevant issues and addressing their queries.

To launch the initiative, Bloomberg UTV brought together industry veterans like Som Mittal, president Nasscom; Jayesh Kotak, vice president – Product Marketing, D-link; and P. Krishna Kumar, director marketing – CSMB, Dell India as the eminent panelists who encouraged the SMEs and addressed their queries. The chief guest of the event, Som Mittal unveiled the SME Caravan which commenced on November 25, 2010 in New Delhi.

Deepak Lamba, business head, Bloomberg UTV stated that, “This initiative aims to reach out and help each of them achieve their potential. Bloomberg UTV has taken the cause of entrepreneurship and SME development very closely and we are happy to partner with Dell and Intel on this journey.”

The Forum is divided in two phases: Transformer Series and Caravan Series. The Transformer Series will focus on the theme ‘Take your own path’ where SMEs will be privy to inspiring stories of entrepreneurs who have achieved great heights of success. Entrepreneurs like Anupam Mittal, Shaadi.com; Neeraj Roy, Hungama.com; P Kishore, Everonn Systems; Satya Narayanan, Career Launcher; Subrahmanyam (Subbu) Yadavalli, CoOptions; and Vishvas Chitale, Chitale Dairy will share their experiences in a special 6 part series on Bloomberg UTV.

The Caravan Series will be a high octane on-ground activation, where the entourage comprising Technology, Banking, HR experts amongst others, will travel to Delhi, Chandigarh, Ahmedabad, Surat, Mumbai, Pune, Coimbatore and Chennai. This caravan will visit some of the renowned SME hubs in the respective cities for a period of two days culminating into a panel discussions and confluence on the concluding day, informed the company.

In 2009, Bloomberg UTV partnered Dell’s international campaign ‘Take your Own Path’ and created a nationwide SME challenge. The resulting ten winners were featured in a special series on the channel.