Bangalore: The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bangalore’s flagship event National Annual Entrepreneurship Summit, Eximius 2016, is back, which will be held on 6-7 August 2016 at the IIM Bangalore campus. The summit will host events, contests and challenges that will give hands-on exposure to participants on various aspects of starting and running a business. Some flagship events that are set to steal the show this year, which will stimulate minds of budding entrepreneurs include Bzzwings, Fast Forward, The Other Incentive, The Game of Clicks, The Wipro Earthian Sustainability Challenge and Bootcamp Kiosk.
Among these challenges, Bzzwings is the most awaited business plan contest of the year. This contest encourages individuals to conceptualize, ideate and take the plunge. Winning teams will get incubation at the NSRCEL at IIMB. There are prizes worth INR 40 lakh. IIM Banaglore’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation Cell organizes Eximius 2016 in close association with the internationally acclaimed N S Raghavan Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning (NSRCEL) at IIMB.
Fast Forward is all about business ideas built around information technology that can impact millions and start a revolution. It offers exclusive mentorship to selected teams. The participants of Fast Forward will get a chance to win prizes worth INR 2.5 lakh.
There is something special for social innovators. The Other Incentive event is organized in association with Villgro, India’s leading social incubator. The event aims at promoting and supporting social entrepreneurship, where revenues and bottom-line profits are hygiene factors and social impact is the key measure of success. Winners of the event have an opportunity to win an incubation opportunity of up to INR 65 lakh from Villgro and prizes worth INR 80,000.
The Game of Clicks is a marketing challenge, where teams compete in real time in the world for digital marketing. The event’s basic objective is to bridge the gap between students and startups. It gives opportunity to students to collaborate with startups to develop their marketing strategies. Each student team works closely with a startup to develop and implement their digital marketing strategy over a period of 3 weeks. The winning teams get a chance to win prizes worth INR 50,000.
Eximius 2016 will present the Wipro Earthian Sustainability Quiz, in association with Wipro, based on sustainability and the environment. Total prizes worth INR 1.1 lakh are to be won.
Bootcamp Kiosk is for early stage startups where they can showcase their unique business models and company goals. This unique platform will provide a perfect opportunity and a conducive atmosphere for startup founders to demonstrate their vision to a captive student community of future business leaders and entrepreneurs. Additionally, startup founders will get a chance to learn key lessons from industry veterans and investors.
Finally, this year the Bootcamp workshops will be conducted by IBM, Greg Maron (Co-founder Zoomcar) and HeadStart Network, India’s leading community for Startups. The workshops will cover diverse themes like innovative business models, leveraging startup ecosystems, startup marketing, scaling and building an empowered venture.
In addition to these impactful contests, simulation games and challenges, there will also a host of events that will challenge participants to solve a range of problems faced by startups and entrepreneurs in domains like marketing, operations, finance, sustainability and fund-raising. Eximius 2016 will also have many online and on-the spot events like quizzes and simulation games.
For registration and more details on the event, interested candidates can visit the following link: