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17 August 2009 2 Comments

Did you guys miss out on the exciting Eximius ’09 over the weekend?

Didnt get a chance to make it to IIM Bangalore on August 15th & 16th?

No issues.. Nothing to worry!!

Coffee With Sundar season 2 has recorded all the action..

So sit back & enjoy!!


1. You can find the press release of the 2 days at Eximius ’09 at the bottom.

2. Watch the Key Note speech by Kiran Mazumdar Shaw & Sudhir Sethi
http://coffeewithsundar.com/kiran-mazumdar-shaw-sudhir-sethi-keynote/

3. Watch the Venture Capital Workshop by Samir Kumar, Managing Director at Inventus Capital
http://coffeewithsundar.com/v-c-workshop-by-samir-kumar-md-inventus-capital-partners/
http://coffeewithsundar.com/samir-kumar-from-inventus-capital/

4. Watch the Entrepreneurial Motivation talk by Sanjay Anandram from Jumpstartup
http://coffeewithsundar.com/entrepreneurial-motivation-by-sanjay-anandaram/

5. Watch the Panel Discussion on “Decoding the MBA Entrepreneur”, moderated by Rashmi Bansal, Author, Stay Hungry Stay Foolish
http://coffeewithsundar.com/panel-discussion-decoding-the-mba-entrepreneur/

6. Watch the WATPanel on Ecommerce
http://coffeewithsundar.com/panel-discussion-on-e-commerce/


EXIMIUS ’09 – THE ENTREPRENEURSHIP SUMMIT OF IIMB

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Cell of IIM Bangalore, in association with Qualcomm, organized Eximius ’09 – The Entrepreneurship Summit of IIMB on August 15th& 16th, 2009.

Eximius hosted Dr. Kiran Mazumdar Shaw (CMD, Biocon) and Mr. Sudhir Sethi (Founder and CMD, IDG Ventures India) as keynote speakers. “Failure is temporary, but giving up is permanent” – These were the motivating words of Dr. Shaw, who addressed the gathering and gave an insight into the setting up of Biocon and the numerous difficulties that she faced in the process. Mr. Sethi gave the perspective of a venture capitalist and what the venture capitalists look for in startups, while addressing the 300+ audience which included VCs, Entrepreneurs, Professors, participants and students from IIM Bangalore.

Eximius, in its second year since inception in 2008, had participation from over 150 colleges across India. The flagship events were Genesis & Ingen. Genesis – The VC Speed Date provided a platform for all budding entrepreneurs to pitch their business ventures to venture capitalists, in a one-on-one session to get real time feedback. INGEN – Business Plan contest for the business school students, was based on the theme “Small is Big”. The team from SP Jain Institute of Management & Research won INGEN. The two events together saw more than 400+ B Plan entries from over 150 colleges and budding entrepreneurs. Total Cash prize of INR 150,000 was given to the winners.

Eximius ’09 also organized a Start-up Fair where selected start ups are given a chance to showcase their venture to a discerning audience. Students of IIM Bangalore were offered consulting projects & given opportunities to work with start ups and get exposed to the exciting world of entrepreneurship.  As a part of the Speaker Series, Prof. Narayandas from Harvard Business School gave a special talk on “Search Funds” – which are vehicles for entrepreneurs to raise funds from investors interested in making private equity investments. A Panel Discussion on “Decoding the MBA Entrepreneur” was organized with Panelists from various IIMs. This panel was moderated by Rashmi Bansal, the author of best seller – Stay Hungry Stay Foolish. The panelists included Satya Narayanan, the founder & chairman of Career Launcher, Sanjay Anandaram, Partner at JumpStartUp Venture Fund, Saumil Mazumdar, Founder & CEO at SportzVillage and Krishnan Ganesh, Founder, Chairman and CEO at TutorVista.com, who shared their experiences & lessons from their entrepreneurial careers.

Other events included a panel discussion on E-commerce, with panelists representing Intel Capital, eBay India & Ojas Ventures. Sameer Kumar, MD, Inventus Capital organized a VC workshop which enriched the audience on how to approach a VC. Sanjay Anandaram’s motivational talk on entrepreneurship was thoroughly inspiring and entertaining to the audience. Karthee, Director, Qualcomm Ventures gave a talk on role of Corporate VCs. Eximius ’09 closed with an exhortation to the attendees to “be unreasonable, and to change the world”.

Senior Co-ordinator of EnI Cell, Sundar Rajan said, “Eximius ’09 provided a great opportunity to network with VCs, Entrepreneurs, Students & Alumni of IIM Bangalore to the 1500+ unique registered users. This is exactly what we set out to achieve.” “With such an enthusiastic participation from both external and on-campus participants, EnI is looking forward to conducting much more events over the year particularly aimed towards increasing Venture Capitalist – Entrepreneur Interaction”, said Sumit Sarda, the EnI Cell Secretary.

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