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IIM Bangalore-RERI hosts Urban Venture Challenge on 15 October 2016

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Bangalore: Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIM) Bangalore-Real Estate Research Initiative (RERI) is hosting the Urban Venture Challenge on 15 October 2016 at IIM Bangalore.  The co-hosts are Urban Venture Labs.  The Challenge has received over 115 applications from across the country.

 The ‘pitchfest,’ judged by eminent practitioners, urbanists and funders, will award cash prizes and incubation opportunities to the winners. The Urban Venture Challenge is supported by Stanford’s The Center on Democracy, Development and Rule of Law and Asia Initiatives. The Challenge aims to identify entrepreneurs who are working on ideas and ventures that will transform India’s cities. Thematic areas of focus include urban infrastructure, liveability and inclusive cities.

Keynote speakers at the event include Professor Jagan Shah, Director, National Institute of Urban Affairs, and Antoni Vives, Founder and CEO of Barcelona City Transformation Agency.  A panel, hosted by urban expert V. Ravichandar, will address opportunities and challenges to make urban transformation a reality.

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