• Zerodha: All About that Edge

    Contributed by: Soniya Lunawat “Be in the business where you have the edge over the others,” said Zerodha CEO, Nithin Kamath on 7th February to a packed classroom at IIM Bangalore. The second session of Changemakers – Where founders tell their tales organized by Entrepreneurship and Innovation Cell saw students eager to listen to the founder of India’s largest broking firm. Nithin began recounting his journey just after the 2008 crisis when other established brokerage firms had started to diversify their interests. Contrary to the popular belief of taking VC support to grow the firm, he spoke his heart out about how he and his brother have grown Zerodha while…

  • Unmaad 2019 – The Hues of Hysteria

    Contributed by: Akanksha Dewaker The cultural fest of IIM Bangalore, ‘Unmaad’ was held over the last weekend. The fest created a spectacular amalgamation of fun, emotions, and action, keeping true to its theme, ‘The Hues of Hysteria’. The fest was inaugurated on 31st January by the lighting of ceremonial inaugural lamps by the PGP Chair Prof. Padmini Srinivasan. It was followed by a captivating classical dance performance by Shri Ramana Maharshi Academy for the Blind. The Kupava Light Drawing Show by the celebrated Ukrainian artist Nadiya had the audience in awe. Day 1 started with strong Nukkad Natak performances at L square, the central place for most student activities. Informal…

  • Changemakers | Part 1

    Contributed by: Pooja Preeti IIM Bangalore witnessed one of the most interesting panel discussions by the ‘Changemakers’ of fitness industry on 29th January 2019. Changemakers is a flagship event of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Cell of IIM Bangalore. The first talk of the Changemaker series was on “Is FitTech the new FinTech” by and the Panel had entrepreneurs from three big startups in the fitness space viz-a-viz HealthifyMe, Cure Fit and Auro and discussion was moderated by IIM Bangalore’s esteemed Professor Sourav Mukherji. The talk began with professor Mukherji discussing the inspiration behind and the unique journey of each of the startups. Mr. Nikhil Moorjani, Vice president of HealthifyMe shared how HealthifyMe started…

  • Understanding Start-up Valuation

    Contributed by: Mohit Shah The VC Society, IIM Bangalore invited Mr. Pratik Poddar for a speaker session on “Understanding Start-up Valuation.” Pratik currently works at Nexus Venture Partners and has graduated from IIT Bombay with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering. After graduation, he started his career with Morgan Stanley as a quant analyst/algorithmic trader working on building mathematical models to hedge risks in Japanese Mortgages and trading US Equity ETFs. Post Morgan Stanley, Pratik worked at Blackstone Private equity where he evaluated deals in restaurant, financial technologies, education, and consumer electronics products in India. Before joining Nexus, Pratik spent three years working on his startups in social…

  • Green Week

    Contributed by: Tanmay Agarwal Edited by: Akanksha Dewaker The Environment and Sustainability Club, IIM Bangalore organized the “Green Week”, a week full of events based on environment conservation and sustainability. The Green Week started on 27th January with ‘Coloured’, the t-shirt painting competition based on the theme “Save the Earth”. The participants presented different thoughts on environment conservation through creative designs and colors. The t-shirt painting competition was followed by an open-air screening of the movie “Before the Flood”. Before the Flood, presented by National Geographic, features Leonardo DiCaprio on a journey as a United Nations Messenger of Peace, traveling to five continents and the Arctic to witness climate change…

  • Sangharsh – The Battle at HelL

    Contributed By: Karthick Selvan Sangharsh 2019 – the annual sports meet between the elite management institutes of the country (IIM A, IIM B, IIM C, and IIM L) came to a close on 13th January with the hosts IIM Lucknow emerging as winners. The tag line for this year was “Hustle, Hit and Never Quit”. IIM B ended at 85 points with three gold, five silver, and three bronze medals. We saw a lot of heroes emerge during the tournament, giving their best for their alma mater and proudly chanting “Go IIMB”. As the 180 member IIMB contingent arrived at Lucknow, we were embraced by chilling winds from the north…

  • Nexus 2019

    Nexus 2019 kickstarted off on 26th January with the final presentations from the finalists across the country. The theme of Nexus 2019 was India: Unravelling Uncertainties. The case given to the students was about the poor education system in Madhya Pradesh and how to overcome the challenges they currently face. There were 15 submissions from various teams for the same and 8 were shortlisted for the final round. Prof. Damodaran and Prof. Gopal Naik from Economics and Social Sciences background from IIM Bangalore helped the organizing teams as judges and evaluated the presentations based on 6 parameters including innovation, market research inputs, the roadmap of the solution, etc. All the…

  • Women Leadership Summit 2019

    Contributed By: Sonakshi Hota The 5th Annual Women Leadership Summit was successfully held at IIM Bangalore on the 27th of January 2019. Organized by the student-run Women in Management Club (WIM) of IIM Bangalore, the theme for this year was ‘Leading and Inspiring change.’ With attendees including both women and men across all age groups and sectors, the summit saw the participants benefit out of experiences shared by the eminent speakers and panelists. Dr. Tessy Thomas, an Indian scientist, Director General of Aeronautical Systems, was the Chief Guest for the day and shared lessons from her own experience gathered from her stint at DRDO. She emphasized that her success can be…

  • Yamini 2019

    Contributed By: Shivali Pande SPIC MACAY – IIM Bangalore Chapter is a student organization established for promoting Indian classical art forms among students. Bangalore is a melting pot of various Indian cultures and students at IIMB come from diverse cultural backgrounds. It is our endeavor to enrich their understanding of India’s cultural diversity in classical art forms by organizing music and dance concerts (Virasat) during the year where stalwarts of each discipline perform and interact with students and the audience. Our flagship event – Yamini, aptly titled ‘the incredible night’ is held on the eve of Republic day and has been a tradition for the last 16 years. It is one…

  • Analytics in India: The Growth Story and What the Future Beholds

    Contributed By: Ankit Saxena Analytics industry in India gained steam in the late 1990s and early 2000s when prominent IT giants in US such as HP and Adobe set up their global analytics centers of excellence in India, leveraging India’s cost-effective and highly-talented IT workforce. Since then, the industry has grown exceptionally fast, generating $2.8 Bn annually at a growth rate of 35% per annum. The proliferation of this profession is being compared to the IT and BPO revolution of the early 1990s. Analytics is turning out to be one of the most sought-out professions in India, with multitudes of opportunities, respectable salaries, and high job satisfaction. The industry now…