“Life is not always a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes playing a poor hand well.” –Jack London, Author
Entrepreneurs are innovators who see an extra ordinary opportunity in an ordinary situation and are willing to take calculated risks of exploiting that opportunity. They are self confident and self reliant people with a strong desire of achievements. The ups and downs in the path of setting up and running their enterprise do not discourage them instead it motivates them to make extra efforts. The power to visualize an opportunity, develop it into a concept and later transform it into an enterprise, distinguishes an entrepreneur from the crowd. Nasik is a city thriving and developing in all the fields and this development would be incomplete without the hard work of Nasik own entrepreneurs. The entrepreneurs in Nasik are spread across diverse field from industry to floriculture. Some of the renowned entrepreneurs of Nasik include :
Rajeev Samant : Just like introduction of Nasik is incomplete without the mention of Ram Ghat, similarly boasting about growth of Nasik is incomplete without the mention of Sula Wines. Sula Wines has bought a new face and recognition on a global horizon to the Grape City Nasik. The success story of Sula Wines, the brain child of unconventional entrepreneur Rajeev Samant, is paradigm for young entrepreneurs.
Ashok Katariya : The first generation entrepreneur, Ashok Katariya, is a well known name in the construction industry. Gold medalist in B.E. from COEP, Pune University, Case Study Connecting the Dots of Nashik: The Entrepreneurs who have taken Nashik to new heights Inspiring Entrepreneurs Vol-II (AY 2014-15) Sandip Foundation Department of Management Studies (MBA), SITRC Ashok Katariya is the chairman of Ashoka Buildcon.
Narendra Goliya : Founder and promoter of Rishabh Instruments Nasik, Narendra Goliya is renowned name across the industries in Nasik. Graduate in Electrical Engineering from IIT Mumbai and Post Graduate in Micro Electronics from the prestigious Stanford University California, he set up Rishabh Instrumnets in 1983 at Nasik.
Megha Borse : Anybody under the impression that farming is a men‟s profession, the achievements of Megha Borse is sure to make them spell bound. Megha Borse is a new generation woman entrepreneur who has earned the name of flower power woman of Nasik. Starting her floriculture venture in 2004 with a capital of Rs. 10 lakhs, she has two greenhouses producing around 6, 00,000 flowers per year. Madhur Kshirsagar : Madhur Khirsagar is the founder of Khirsagar Cold Storage and Madhur Exports. In 1992, he exported a container of grapes on individual basis to UK and became the first person in India to achieve this. His company exports around 50 containers pomegranates, grapes and onions to places like Dubai, Europe, Singapore, UK and Malaysia.
Sunil Chandak:The Director of Udyogwardhini, Udyogwardhini is an Entrepreneurship Development Academy engaged in developing entrepreneurial competencies of all sectors to build strong team of positive minded professionals & entrepreneurs.
Sandip Institute of Technology & Research Centre
Department of Management Studies