TiE Pune, a non-profit global network that fosters entrepreneurship43, organized a live event under its initiative My Story Session (MSS) recently. Mini Menon, co-Founder, and Editor, Live History India was the keynote speaker. The event traced the success story of Mini Menon from Miss India to her career in journalism, over the last 16 years, covering both political and business news. Menon started working at TVi and moved on to Star TV Network. She was the news anchor for Goodlife on CNBC TV18 and then moved on to Bloomberg TV India. Her current digital media venture is Live History India, along with her co-founder Akshay Chavan. Commenting on her entrepreneurial journey Mini said that her passion for history had stayed with her throughout the years and she had combined it with her experience in journalism, to establish Live History India.
Live History India is the first of its kind digital platform focused on creating and putting out globally benchmarked, multimedia content on Indian history and cultural legacy. Live History brings together history, media, and technology. She mentioned that a big challenge was that of making the content engaging enough to attract Indians to a subject like history. Live History India is also working with state governments to fuel the growth of India’s tourism industry. She said that both she and her co-founder believed that even though one might not have studied history, it was omnipresent and by using modern digital programmes and creating conversations, it could be brought alive to reach every Indian. “We at Live History India work with the finest and most amazing minds including archaeologists, historians, journalists to revive the best works on history and all this leads to a public awareness programme that actually helps us restore our heritage.”
Commenting on what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur she mentioned that passion and love for what you do were very important. Mini’s leadership mantra rests on the strong pillars of being curious, practical, and hardworking with the right attitude. She stressed the fact that while making money is important for an entrepreneur, it cannot be the only purpose. Entrepreneurs have to be driven by a passion for what they do.
Vinay Nathan, CEO, and Co-founder, Altizon moderated the session. He also shared with the audience that Mini Menon had bagged a number of awards, including the Rajiv Gandhi Award for Excellence, as a young achiever. Ramesh Mirakhur, Chair – My Story TiE Pune, delivered the vote of thanks.
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