| Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | 11 March 2016 | Asia Samachar |
Gurdev Singh Pasricha, a Bangkok-based entrepreneur who runs an creative agency and a tailoring outfit, is all set to attend the three-day Entrepreneur Startup Bootcamp which starts in Kuala Lumpur on 25 March.
He is the founder/CEO of SinghUnit, a creative agency offering film production and digital solutions, a co-owner of Paul Bespoke, a Bangkok-based apparel and fashion outfit formerly known as Paul’s Fashions started more than 40 years old.
Gurdev, 27, is coming joined by his wife Harshpreet Kaur Pasricha. Both are born and bred in Bangkok, Thailand.
“We, as a couple, would like to go to this camp because in today’s world, both husband and wife work to create career and life. We believe this camp will make us stronger entrepreneurs, and two is always better than one,” he tells Asia Samachar.
Gurdev and Harshpreet are regular volunteers at the Sikh camps in Thailand. He describes themselves as ‘guaranteed volunteers’ at these events.
What made you decide to attend the camp?
I have been to start-up bootcamps before. I heard of such an event (Sikh bootcamp) taking place earlier and since then I wanted to attend one. It’s such a good news that this time it is happening in Malaysia and thus I made sure to confirm my attendance right when I got to know about it. I am always keen to meet like-minded people of my community from different parts of the world, learn and share experiences, brainstorm and challenge ideas with different age groups. Another reason is the vibe and training that I expect to get. A stronger mind-set and skill-set surely helps, anywhere. I look forward to meeting people who have ideas of their own and are confident enough to challenge opinions. It’s going to be a room full of passionate people looking to do something out of the box.
Your wife is joining this camp too? Why?
This is my wife’s first startup bootcamp. Prior to saying yes, she did ask me and few friends questions about what bootcamps are like, but what really interested her are the training sessions. She believes the way we think alters a lot of things in life and with intense brainstorming sessions, we definitely would benefit with ability of doing better analysis in real life. Besides, she also works for a giant startup, so learning from this boot camp will definitely come in handy for her. We, as a couple, would like to go to this camp because in today’s world, both husband and wife work to create career and life. We believe this camp will make us stronger entrepreneurs, and two is always better than one.
What can such camps achieve?
Besides generating new contacts, networks, partnership opportunities, potential investors, these camps create an ambiance for an intellectual to participate and gain way more than just basics of business. Moreover, this camp has been created to encourage people within our community to step up and challenge the world of entrepreneurship. I think such camps are definitely a good opportunity for like minded people to meet and together as a community create something bigger – To me This in itself is already a big achievement. Also i strongly believe that towards the end of the camp every individual would be acquiring additional skill-set and enhancing their own capability. It’s a win-win!
Do Sikhs need such camps? Why?
Why not? We have attended Gurmat camps which introduce us to so many people of our community, out of those many build long lasting friendships. So if we have camps focused on business, with participants from the same community, I think it will enrich the whole community and perhaps we all can grow big together. This camp will also bring cross-border opportunities and insights of different regions. I think it is a fantastic idea. I am looking forward to this one and the next one already.
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