The Entrepreneurship and Innovation Cell (EnI) of Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore presents its flagship annual festival – Eximius 2012- the biggest Entrepreneurship Summit in the country. The summit will be held over two days – 11th and 12th of August, 2012 – at the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.
The summit brings the aspiring student entrepreneurs from over 150 colleges a chance to showcase their ideas to venture capitalists, attend workshops to give shape to their ideas and obtain guidance from people who have gained success in their ventures.
Keeping in mind the testing times that businesses around the world are going through, the theme for this year is – ‘Failure Fuels Success’. The theme shall be the basis for its flagship events and the panel discussion by some of the most prominent names in the entrepreneurial world. The flagship events include Ingen (Business plan competition), Next Up (Business Valuation workshop), Reach (Social entrepreneurship case study) and Level Up (a case study competition by PaperKraft, ITC). There will also be a panel discussion on women entrepreneurship. This year Eximius will also play host to a rock band start-up whose members will share their experience in pursuit of recognition for their music. The title sponsor of the summit is Raymonds, with associate sponsor State Bank of India. Partners include Coca-cola and PaperKraft.
The summit will see some well-known faces from the entrepreneurial world, such as Harish Bijoor, from Harish Bijoor Consults and Ramji Raghavan from Agastya International Foundation. Other speakers and judges at the events will include Sanjay and Shravan Kumaran (youngest CEO), founders of Go-Dimensions, Garima Satija, co-founder Poshvine, Poonam Kasturi, founder Daily Dump, Shantanu Jha, founder of DocSuggest, and Vinita Ananth, founder of CEO Council of India, among others.
Through this summit EnI aims to reach out and provide a platform to those young minds who aspire to not be the job seekers but the job creators of the country.