• 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…

  • 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…

  • Life Without Barriers

    Contributed by: Arun Nayan Singh Imagine, you are 19. One day you wake up and realize that you can’t see. And you have no experience around the blind before. However, you decide to go about your life. People tell you that the blind can only make cane furniture or chalk pieces or be a telephone operator. And you think, they might be wrong. That is the story of Divyanshu Ganatra, the first blind Indian to paraglide solo, a psychologist and the founder of Adventures Beyond Barriers Foundation (ABBF) and Yellow Brick Road. He visited the IIMB campus to deliver a motivational talk, organized by Office of Disability and Entrepreneurship and…

  • The Hard Problems

    Contributed By: Akanksha Dewaker The distinguished member of Parliament, Mr. Feroze Varun Gandhi was in the campus for an informative session. The session was conducted by the Public Policy Club in association with Entrepreneurship and Innovation Cell on the issue of the role of youth in building the nation. His talk covered a wide array of issues focussing on inequality and rural sector in the country. Mr. Gandhi is also a poet, having published two volumes, ‘The otherness of self’ and ‘Stillness’. He is an eminent columnist and frequently writes in major newspapers. His articles and studies show his concern for poverty eradication and equality that goes beyond politics. His book, “A Rural…