What is BEN ?
It is a Platform to accelerate entrepreneurship in Bharat.
We are using the name Bharat instead of India for a specific reason. As has often been said we have many versions within this country. On one hand, we have the “western-influenced and dominated” strata of society and then we also have a large percentage of population that is disconnected from the upper 1%. We would like to go back to our roots and connect with the bottom of the pyramid billions. We will help the top 1% reconnect with the bottom 99% too and make it possible to reconnect with them. It is a moral imperative as well as makes business sense.
When we planned BEN at IIT Delhi and launched at IIFT Delhi , we promised and envisioned helping accelerate the transition of Bharat from a nation of Jobseekers to a nation of Jobcreators & Entrepreneurs.
This also aligns with the vision of current PM Modi , Niti Ayog and many of the entrepreneurs and investors interested in Bharat and spread across the world.
Rest of world is also looking up to India as the next growth engine just like America was till recent years and China has been in recent years, we feel that within the next few decades Bharat will become one of the largest employers, producer, consumer market and economy of the world