Student’s Corner of IIMB: Leaders of Tomorrow

Celebrating the spirit of Entrepreneurship at IIM Bangalore –

Ujjwal Tamang, PGP 2016-’18, shares with us the experience of celebrating India’s largest Entrepreneurship Summit at IIM Bangalore in the first weekend of August.

In the first weekend of August the IIM Bangalore campus was abuzz with EXIMIUS, India’s largest Entrepreneurship Summit organized by the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Cell.  The 10th edition of Eximius was focused on the theme “Kick, Start and Fly”. Eximius 2017 drew forth a multitude of start-ups, colleges and corporates.

The first day of Eximius kicked off with the Speaker sessions by Rajesh Magow, Co-founder and CEO of MakeMyTrip and Jitendra Gupta, Founder of Citrus Pay. The speakers enlightened on the idea of scaling up a start-up and its importance in the company’s survival in today’s dynamic ecosystem. They drew parallels from their journey in building the entrepreneurial spirit through persistence and agility.

The second day hosted the highly anticipated Young Leaders Conclave (YLC), the IIMB Alumni Speaker Series-B-Founders and the Key note address by the CEO of Lenskart, Peyush Bansal. The YLC hosted budding entrepreneurs who threw light on the importance of failure in learning the art of Entrepreneurship. Bursts of laughter and tapping on the desk enthralled the audience in BFounders as the alumni shared their mischievous stories in IIM Bangalore and how it impacted their journey in real life.

The flagship speaker session by the CEO and COO of Shopclues kicked off Day 3. Eximius’17 also hosted Harshil Mathur – CEO(RazorPay), Bhavik Vasa – CGO (ItzCash) to name a few. The fest lasted for 3-days and ended with the closing address by Dr K. Radhakrishnan, an alumnus from the first batch of IIM Bangalore and Former Chairman of ISRO.

Amidst the speaker sessions and Edutech panel discussion, Eximius saw participation from 50+ colleges in 33 events in a wide expanse of domains ranging from Finance to Brand management and public speaking. Epicureans and famished participants flocked in the Food Village to delight their taste-buds. Shristi, the workshop on Women in Entrepreneurship saw overwhelming participation across age groups, gender and profession while the Mad over Marketing workshop left people in awe with ambush marketing strategies of Coke, Pepsi amongst others.

The fest with its bootcamps, workshops and events brought exuberance inside the campus walls and memories and learnings to cherish forever.