Entre Fair 2012 at IIM Ahmedabad

 | October 25,2012 11:24 pm IST

The Placement Committee of IIM Ahmedabad, in association with the Entrepreneurship Club of IIM Ahmedabad and the Centre for Innovation, Incubation and Entrepreneurship (CIIE), will be organizing Entre Fair on 27th October 2012 at the IIMA campus..

Entre Fair is an annual event at IIM Ahmedabad which aims to provide a platform for B-school students to connect with promising startups and seek internship opportunities. Additionally, it provides startups valuable access to a wide talent pool of students. Further, the event seeks to kindle the entrepreneurial spirit in students and help them learn about the challenges involved in setting up new ventures.


Similar to the previous editions of the Entre Fair, each startup will be setting up a stall at the fair in order to interact with students. In this years edition, the organizers have introduced a webinar in order to facilitate the participation of students who will be unable to travel to the IIMA campus due to logistical or other constraints. Each of the participating startups will be making a 20 minute presentation through the day over the webinar which will be streamed live at http://www.iimahd.ernet.in/entrefair/webinar. A provision will made on the webpage to enable online participants to post queries to the firms during the webinar. Invitations to the Entre Fair have been sent to several B-schools across the country.


This years Entre Fair has attracted more than 15 startups in different stages of growth, from a wide range of sectors such as healthcare, e-commerce, consulting and education. Some of the startups participating in the fair are DialHealth, a startup by an alumnus of IIMA, which seeks to provide convenient and cost-effective healthcare products and services, and JustMonkeying, a novel childrens library in Ahmedabad. One of the startups participating in the Entre Fair, Avantari was a finalist in The Power of Ideas, Indias largest entrepreneurship development program.


The Entre Fair team will facilitate students applications for internships at the participating startups. Following the Entre Fair, the details of the application process will be made available at http://stdwww.iimahd.ernet.in/entre/entrefair.php, the official webpage of the Entre Fair. Students would need to adhere to the placement guidelines of their respective colleges.