Monday 11 September 2017

Day 66 of Mentor on Road, USA

“Character is repeated habits, and repeated habits alone can reform character.
-Swami Vivekananda

Day 66 of Mentor on Road USA was completely packed with four back to back events.

Mentor on Road started with the first event with a business interaction at Automation Alley in collaboration with USCS (United States Commercial Service) where we presented the audience, including, automotive sector and other companies, on New India 3.0 and also talked about innovative ways of doing business in New India. It was then followed by a Q&A session.

After several one to one interactions with automotive companies, many strong leads were generated during the event. Mentor on Road would soon connect them to India.

Automation Alley is Michigan’s leading nonprofit technology and manufacturing business association that connects industry, academia and government to fuel Southeast Michigan’s economy and accelerate innovation. Automation Alley focuses its efforts on innovation and technology, entrepreneurship, talent development, defense and international business, providing resources, funding and actionable intelligence to help its members grow and prosper in the digital age.

The mission of Automation Alley is to position Southeast Michigan as a global leader in Industry 4.0 by helping their members increase revenue, reduce costs and think strategically as they keep pace with rapid technological changes in manufacturing.

Mentor on Road then headed towards the second event which was with the dynamic Michigan Women’s Foundation, Detroit. We were glad to come across an intense and active participation of women owned businesses with so many relevant questions raised on Indian economy. It was indeed very empowering to see the women business owners having great ideas and a positive energy and zeal to execute them. We will soon connect them to India and work with them towards success.

With more than 30 years of high impact work, Michigan Women’s Foundation (MWF) is devoted to fostering economic empowerment for Michigan’s women and girls through philanthropy and investment.  In response to a compelling need that exists still today for women to further advance their social, economic and professional well-being to an equitable level in society, MWF and its partners and supporters have committed financially and intellectually to leaving this world a better place for women and girls.

MWF works to eliminate barriers to economic and social equality by developing a scalable model across Michigan, which provides access to capital and a strong entrepreneurial ecosystem for women starting and growing businesses.

Also, MWF creates and supports programs to develop leadership, foster social change and empower middle and high school girls through impactful experiences focused on barrier-free opportunities for college and career, self-esteem, financial literacy and social responsibility.

Event three of the day in Detroit was with the members and invitees of World Trade Centre, Detroit. A wonderful Q&A session was initiated on how to bid and win tenders relating to government of India. Many questions on regulatory issues were also asked and successfully answered by Mentor on Road. We will be taking 2-3 initiatives from this meeting to India.

Established in 1994, World Trade Centre, Detroit is a non-profit, non-political organization dedicated to promoting and supporting international commerce and intercultural communications in Detroit and throughout the world. It conducts trade seminars, and networking and educational programs which enhance mutual cooperation and understanding in international business and trade matters.

It also offers business services and support including overseas market and trade information, language translation and interpreting, reciprocal services to regular WTC members worldwide, and office, conference and meeting space.


Mentor on Road then headed towards the last event of the day in Detroit. It was a meeting with around 60+ nationalist and passionate people of Indian diaspora to whom we presented about the positive changes taking place in New India 3.0. It was well appreciated by everyone present in the event.

Mentor on Road also spoke in detail about the village adoption program which involved no investment from their side and how they can help in converting the village into a smart village in 1000 days. Many relevant and genuine questions were raised by the audience which we answered to their satisfaction.

Many people came forward to offer their support and adopt villages. Mentor on Road feels extremely glad to announce that till now 52 villages have been adopted.

Hope the journey ahead stays as invigorating as it has been till now.

Jai Ho! (Let victory be yours)


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