IIM Bangalore to host entrepreneurial weekend


Business Line |August 6th 2014

The premier business school Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bangalore will kick-off its annual entrepreneurial summit – Eximius 2014 on Friday, hosting various speakers, budding entrepreneurs, corporate houses and students at its Bannerghatta Road campus.

With prize money of up to ₹20 lakh for grabs, the B-School will be hosting around 45 events during the summit that will put creative and analytical abilities of the participants to test. Some of the flagship events of the summit include Ingen – the B-plan competition; and Disrupt-It – launch pad for technology startups. The BootCamp will provide a unique platform for startups to showcase their ideas in front of industry veterans.

“This year we have laid great emphasis on creating value for early stage entrepreneurs through various events,” said Vikram Kadam, Convenor of IIM Bangalore’s Eximius in a press statement. “We envision the summit to be a crucial milestone for fast growing startup ecosystem at IIM Bangalore.”

IIM Bangalore expects thousands of participants from over 150 colleges all over India, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and corporate to attend the three-day-long event.

Eminent speakers including Shashi Tharoor, Member of Parliament and Former UN Under-Secretary General; Piyush Mishra, Lyricist, Musician and Actor; Piyush Pandey, the Executive Chairman of Ogilvy & Mather, South Asia; and Padma Bhushan Mallika Sarabhai, an IIM Ahmedabad alumnus and dancer, activist and an entrepreneur will also attend the summit. This year’s Eximius is sponsored by Trendin.com