Eximius 2021 – India’s Largest B-School Fest
On 21st and 22nd August 2021, the students of the Post Graduate Programme in Management at IIM Bangalore hosted the 14th edition of the largest entrepreneurship summits, Eximius 2021, in virtual mode. The theme for this year was ‘Reflect. Reboot. Rebound’. The event, which aims at celebrating entrepreneurship and fostering entrepreneurial talent among the participants, featured 20+ competitions, 15+ speaker sessions, fireside chats and panel discussions, seven workshops, and product demonstrations by start-ups. Talks focussed on strategy, start-up fundraising, IPO pitch, public policy, product management, business idea pitch and more. Some of the talks focussed on the learnings from the pandemic, innovation that has taken place over the past year and how sectors are rebounding.
Eximius 2021 hosted speakers like Prof. Rajeev Gowda, Ex-MP, Rajya Sabha, Prashant Tandon, Co-founder and CEO of 1MG, Ankit Gupta, CEO, Franchise and Frontier, OYO India, Satya Tripathi, Secretary-General, Global Alliance for a Sustainable Planet, Vikram Vaidyanathan, Managing Partner, Matrix Partners India, Tarun Sharma, CEO & Co-founder, mCaffeine, to name a few.
Eximius hosted its traditional competitions such as Pitcher Perfect, which is IIMB’s version of Shark Tank; Bzzwings, the B-plan competition; Young Entrepreneur Program, which is the accelerator program for aspiring entrepreneurs; and Start-up Junction, a platform that provides an opportunity for start-ups to showcase their offering to a diverse group of investors, entrepreneurs, and customers.
The event also saw stand-up comedy acts by Sridhar V and Zakir Khan, on 21st August and 22nd August, respectively.