​ Nizamabad: Kakatiya Sandbox, a non-governmental organization hosted a ‘Development Dialogue’ programme at Brundavan Gardens here on Saturday, to promote urban and rural entrepreneurs. Eminent personalities and experts gave suggestions to the entrepreneurs to establish startups in the programme.

IT Secretary of Telangana government Jayesh Ranjan, former Dean of Indian School of Business Ajit Rangnekar, film producer Dil Raju, District Collector Dr Yogita Rana, Superintendent of Police Chandrashekhar Reddy, Care Hospital Vice-Chairman Dr N Krishna Reddy, Indo-American Venture Capitalist Dr Gururaj Deshpande, Patron Kakatiya Sandbox and Founder Sierra Atlantic Raju Reddy, Patron Kakatiya Sandbox and co-founder redBus.in Phanindra Sama and many others participated in the programme.

On the occasion IT Secretary Jayesh Ranjan said that there are several good opportunities in the State to establish startup business and the government is encouraging new ventures. Hyderabad and Warangal cities are best suited for establishing IT sectors with a good scope for development, he added. Giving a brief note of his career in the film industry, noted Tollywood producer Dil Raju said ups and downs are common in any industry. 

‘I used to help my brother in his automobile industry, located at RP road in Hyderabad, which is famous for distribution companies. Slowly I got attracted to film industry and entered as a distributor in 1994. I failed drastically and incurred heavy losses in the initial stages.’

Dil Raju said he never stepped back. He closely observed the reasons for his failure and again step foot in the industry in 1997 and never looked back. So, he advised the entrepreneurs should not worry about failures and find out the reasons and succeed. Nizamabad Collector Yogita Rana said that the government is top priority to TS I-Pass and encouraging entrepreneurs, and giving permissions to any industry within 15 days of applying. 

On the occasion, many entrepreneurs cleared their doubts about installation of startup business and experts gave suggestions on how to start the industries in this region.