Fireside Chat with Mr Joy Bandekar

The Economics, Business Studies and Accountancy Departments along with the Enship Club of Delhi Public School RK Puram organised a series of virtual webinars on the topic ‘My Entrepreneurial Experience’ in the month of December.

The fourth webinar in the series was organised on December 26, 2020 for the students of Class IX and XI. The guest speaker was Mr. Joy Bandekar,  Founding  Partner,, a B2B ecommerce  platform. Mr Bandekar has over 25 years of experience across various industries, including 11 years in e-commerce across India and South East Asia. Prior to Udaan, he was working with Ola where he was the President – New Initiatives. 

With a Master’s in Business Management and a degree in Mechanical Engineering, Mr Bandekar has worked at senior positions with large Indian and multinational organisations like Kirloskar, Reliance Industries, Maxworth Orchards and Atcom Technologies, eBay, Flipkart and Ola in his career spanning over 25 years.

The webinar was attended by the Vice Principal, Dr Renu Nayar and Headmistress, Ms Rashmi Malhotra, HODs of the Accountancy, Business Studies and Economics Department along with several teachers of the said departments. While addressing the audience, the Headmistress MD Rashmi Malhotra spoke of the importance of such webinars to motivate and inspire students to take a dive into the entrepreneurial world. 

The compère, Ashmi Shriya (11N), began the webinar by cheerfully welcoming all attendees. The webinar was conducted in the format of a Fireside chat by Aarushi Gupta (11M) and Mridul Malani (11M). During the fireside chat, Mr Joy Bandekar patiently answered questions about his experiences as a successful entrepreneur with a wide range of businesses. He offered very pertinent and valuable insight into the world of startups explaining technical terms in a manner that the students could relate to and understand easily. 

This was followed by a Question Answer session conducted by Ketavpriya Bansal (11N) where Mr Bandekar answered questions asked by the participants of class IX and XI.

The webinar concluded with a Vote of Thanks by Ms Shelly Malhotra. 

The technical support for the event was provided by Mr Mukesh Kumar and his team.