Innovation and entrepreneurship are the wheels that steer the world into a brighter future.
IIIM’s NEN E-Cell -“E-Igniters” organized “Roopantar”- A Business Plan Competition to bring out the best of the budding entrepreneurs on 10th February, 2018. The Inter- Institute competition provided a platform for potential ideas and early stage startups to evaluate their plan in the risk free environment of a competition. It aimed to bridge the gap between ideas and the realization of an enterprise.
The event was designed to provide an opportunity to the participants to demonstrate their incisive instincts for conceptualizing and designing the launch of a business venture for any of the non-conventional products or services. To judge Roopantar 2018, we had distinguished judges – Mr. Nitin Setia, Founder V4 Events Private Limited and Ms. Aastha Agarwal, Owner, PinkBlueIndia.com. The Guest of Honor for the event was Dr. Deepak Motwani, Regional Manager at Wadhwani Foundation.
This year Roopantar 2018 witnessed participation from 15 teams across the state. The registered teams were provided with case-lets describing some non-conventional product/services such as: “Travel Agencies for females”, “Green ware a way to plastic-free environment”, “Eco Friendly & Economical furnishing”, and “Stationary on move”. Teams presented a complete Business Plan and Strategy for launch of the chosen product/service. The teams after the presentation also handled the queries of the esteemed judges. It was surely a closely fought competition.
Ms. Mishita Singhal and Mr. Rohit Karmwani of Jaipuria Institute of Management, Jaipur bagged the 1st position, Ms. Saloni Singh, Ms. Anuradha Sogani and Ms. Ishita Bassi from The IIS University, Jaipur locked their position as the 1st runner up. The winning and runner up teams were given cash prize of Rs. 3000/- and Rs. 1500/- respectively.
Roopantar 2018 was a grand success and surely proved an effective platform of learning for the students. The event aimed to assist students interested in innovation and entrepreneurship, whether in the context of starting their own business or working for a firm with an entrepreneurial culture, to make good, most of their time at the B-School and to equip them for the challenges they face after Post graduation.