Bengaluru: Kanara Entrepreneurs convenes 1st meeting after Covid-19 lockdown

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Bengaluru, 19 Oct 2020: Kanara Entrepreneurs (KE) convened their 1st meeting after Covid-19 lockdown by webinar, here on October 16.


The meeting commenced at on October 16 at 7.00pm, with the KE prayer recited by Stan D’Souza.


Following the prayer, president Charles Gomes welcomed all the members from Bengaluru, KEL Dubai and the Virtual members who had logged in to the web meeting.



Charles drove across a message to the members about the need to adapt to the present pandemic situation and thereby get on to tailor-made alterations to their respective business profiles to survive the situation.


He urged all the members to continue to network with fellow members and look at the possibilities of using technology and online methods to stay afloat.


Director Membership - Pramod D’Souza introduced the new members: Flavian Quadros, founder and director of Banquet 18, a luxury catering brand; Matilda Yorke - a Communications consultant; Paul T L - a manufacturer of modular workstations called Officeline Collections; Aaron Lazarus - a F & B manufacturer and Trader of advanced kitchen equipment; Lester D’Silva - founder of an architectural firm called DDD Associates & Consultants; Sunil Cajaten Attavar - chairman and MD of Group Pharmaceuticals Ltd; Sachin Crasta - Proprietor of Canara Motors; Agnello Mervin Pinto - Associate director with IBM in the Automation sector; Shailesh Rodrigues - a senior manager with Simplilearn Solution Pvt Ltd.


Following this, the Virtual Members who joined KE over the past two months were introduced by Pramod D’Souza. They are - Lynn Richard D’Souza - managaing her family business which is into Modular furniture based in Mangaluru; Martin D’Souza - founder of Events and advertisement firm called Lighthouse Entertainment based in Mumbai; Alan Castelino - founder of Mumbai Rozgaar Pvt Ltd of based out Mumbai; Arun Charles Menezes - partner with JD Labs based out of New York; Melvyn D’Souza – senior project manager with NAB based out of Melbourne; Benet Joy Pinto -  founder of Giam Celebrations Inc into customized decorations.


Post completing the member introduction formalities, the platform was opened up to the guest speaker of the evening, Venkatesh Kedlaya – the founder and president of Ramjay Guru. Venkatesh is a thought leader, strategy consultant and success coach. Think, Transform a Transcend are his 3 magical mantras to success. Venkatesh shared his thoughts on the need to Adapt to Win and also gave the members some insights and trends to adopt for Business Survival.


Next on schedule, there were 3 Business Pitches presented by the members - John Kunnath from The Habitainer who is into the alternative real estate vertical specializing in affordable housing and container homes. John can be contacted on; Lennold D’Almeida - the Founder of JMJ who is into Digital Marketing support and Virtual Real estate. Lennold can be contacted; Vincent D’Souza from Naxeva Group of Companies who are into App Product development, Data science, cloud consulting, IOT etc. Vincent can be contacted at


Vivek Cornelio took the members through the series of events that unfolded during the meeting.


The meeting was concluded with vote of thanks proposed by Amit Nigli.



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