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Digital platform to sharpen skills of budding entrepreneurs

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At a time when many have faced pay cuts or have lost their jobs, a unique initiative — Map of Me (MOM) — was launched to celebrate the entrepreneurial dreams of young minds. The brainchild of Lisa Heydlauff, the interactive platform launched in August aims at honing the entrepreneurial skills of high school and college students to help them become self reliant.

Heydlauff said, “The stories of the young entrepreneurs of Kolkata are very inspiring. They are dynamic and good at innovating. Map of Me will provide them with a platform to follow their passions, give them access to proper mentorship and prepare them for risks and show how to overcome them.” She added that the digital channel is creating a repository of more than a hundred videos of those who have chosen the unbeaten track and dared to dream big so that the young entrepreneurs can learn from these experiences.

Praising the efforts of MOM, Devanshi Rungta, co-founder of Art Rickshaw, said she had her shares of highs and lows while running her enterprise. Sharing her story with MOM, she found it inspired her to continue her fight.

Sobhan Mukherjee, who has installed low-cost sanitary napkin boxes in washrooms across the city, said, “The idea of MOM is encouraging for people like us who work to spread awareness on social stigma.”

Source: TimesofIndia

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