19 Feb 2019 16:55 IST

XIMB’s flagship entrepreneurship summit, Xavion, concludes

A number of notable speakers participated in the three-day event

X-SEED, the entrepreneurship cell of XIMB, recently concluded its flagship event, Xavion’19. The global entrepreneurship summit was spread over three days, with a plethora of keynote sessions, workshops, panel discussions, webinars and competitions. The event saw participants from all over Odisha and several renowned MBA schools from across the country.

A number of notable speakers, such as Aakarsh Naidu, founder, The Startupreneur; Prasanta Biswal, evangelist, Startup Odisha; Subrat Kar, co-Founder, Vidooly Media Tech; Sukriti Patnaik, founder, Indulge; Annada Prasad Padhy, owner and MD, AuroIN; Sumona Karjee, founder, Prantae Solutions; Satish Kataria, founder and MD, Catapooolt; and Siddhartha Sthitapragyan, founder, Max Solutions, participated in the event. The speakers shared experiences of their respective entrepreneurial journeys, discussed the opportunities in the present start-up world, the oft-feared topic of funding and how to secure it, and motivated the students to chase their dreams.

Various workshops were conducted by TiE Bhubaneswar and Start-up Odisha. The summit catered not just to college students but also to several working professionals and start-ups. X-SEED conducted a webinar session on ‘How good are your ideas’ with Alberto Levy, Associate Professor, International MBA, IE Business School, Spain, and co-founder of Plentie Inc.

The final day of Xavion’19 hosted the most-awaited event of the summit — I-Pitch, the national level pitching competition. In a bid to showcase their next big idea, several teams battled it out with innovative ideas. Students from IMI Delhi bagged the prize for their ‘Pill Smart’ idea.