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Entrepreneurship Summit 2016 - Where Innovation meets Leadership

An entrepreneurship conclave, a prism of opportunities or a platform to disrupt. The Social, Entrepreneurship and Consulting Cell (SECC) of SIBM Pune and India@75 presents the E-Summit 2016 which was truly one of the biggest events that took place on the scenic campus at Lavale. Entrepreneurship Summit brought in participants and start-ups from diverse domains and multiple esteemed B-Schools across India.



Among the various events that took place over the 3 days of the Entrepreneurship Summit, Pride & Passion was one of the most widely anticipated and successful events. Distinguished Guests such as Mr. Rahul Navrekar-CEO of Indian Roots, Mr. Harshad Lohati, Co-founder of Ah! Ventures and Mr. Ashwin Sanghi, the Author of Krishna Key & Chanakya Chant addressed an enthusiastic audience and shared their life stories with them. The speakers inspired the students through their life experiences and mesmerized the audience for continuous 4 hours of brilliance.



'Aarush' the 24-hour Start-up Challenge was the flagship event of the summit. The event had multiple teams from various B-schools in the country working on various current problems over 24 continuous hours mentored by prominent judges like Mr. Amit Rawat a start-up mentor and Mr. Rajiv Prakash founder of NextIn helped in making the competition a grand success.


There were 3 Case Study Competitions that were conducted as well. 'Conquest' a live Case study competition powered by EmSeva, 'MindSpark' a case study challenge presented by Sofomo Embedded Solutions Pvt Ltd and conducted by the Mark-O-Polo Marketing Society of SIBM Pune, and last but not the least ‘Prayaas’ a live case study based on a Social problem; where judges Ms. Preetha Menon and Dr. Mallika Srivastava gave the competition a considerable amount of their time to make it successful. Teams from NMIMS Mumbai won the first position in the Conquest case study followed by the home team SIBM Pune. The Prayaas case study had the SIBM Pune team taking the first position and team from NITIE making it to the second position.


'Jugaad'- an event that displays the selling skills of the participants and a fundraiser event, where Dr. V.V. Ravikumar's quick wit and vast knowledge made the competition one to remember. Dr. V.V. Ravikumar gave his whole hearted and extended support to be the judge and mentor for the students. ‘Run Bhoomi’ a strategy based virtual IPL auction was an event that made its way into the Entrepreneurship Summit for the very first time.


'Symbihaat'- Symbi's own flea market, where students could experience and be part of the various food and non-food stalls took place over all the 3 days of the Entrepreneurship Summit. Among the other events 'Haat Nights' an event that displays the talents of Symbiosis students, 'Q-riosity' an open business quiz conducted by Quod the Quizzing club of SIBM Pune and 'Chai With Entrepreneur' were the events that attracted the attention of the students.


With such a diverse range of competitions the Entrepreneurship Summit helped inspire and spread the culture of entrepreneurship among the students present at Lavale Campus. Finally the event would not have been a success if not for the efforts of The Social, Entrepreneurship and Consulting Cell (SECC) and the continued support from the College, faculty and students of SIBM Pune.