03 Oct 2020 19:00 IST

IIMB invites applications for national entrepreneurship summit

The event will be held online on 17th and 18th of October featuring many industry speaker sessions

For the first time ever, students of the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, will host Eximius 2020, the national entrepreneurship summit, online. The event aims at celebrating entrepreneurship and is all set to happen on 17th and 18th October 2020. It will feature 20+ competitions, 25+ speaker sessions, workshops, fireside chats, product demonstrations by start-ups, and so on. The e-talks will focus on strategy, start-up fundraising, IPO pitch, public policy, product management, business idea pitches, and more.

‘Get Set Disrupt’

The theme for Eximius 2020 is ‘Get Set Disrupt,’ focussing on entrepreneurs who disrupted the ecosystem by starting their ventures rather than opting for conventional career paths. Suresh Prabhu, Member of the Rajya Sabha; Kiran Mazumdar, Chairperson, Biocon; Karan Bajaj, Founder, White Hat Jr; Chandrashekhar Ghosh, Founder, MD and CEO, Bandhan Bank; Dhiraj Rajaram, CEO, Mu Sigma; and Samina Bano, Founder, Rightwalk Foundation; are some of the speakers.

The competitions include Pitcher Perfect, a version of ‘Shark Tank,’ accelerator programmes for aspiring entrepreneurs, and start-up junction, which serves as a platform for start-ups to showcase their offering to a diverse group of investors, entrepreneurs, and customers.

This edition’s special event is ‘Social Pact,’ a medium for corporations to efficiently utilise their CSR funds towards goal-oriented NGOs in Covid times. The comedian Kenny Sebastian will perform on 17th October.

Entry to Eximius 2020 is open for all and interested can visit www.eximius-iimb.com or email eximius@iimb.ac.in.