IIM Shillong concluded its 3rd edition of annual entrepreneurship summit - EmergE 2014

CoolAvenues Newswire | September 16,2014 12:03 pm IST

EmergE 2014, the annual entrepreneurship summit of IIM Shillong was held on 13th - 14th September 2014. This summit was organized by the Entrepreneurship Cell, i-Cube - is rooted in the concept - Envision Engage Evolve - and aims to stimulate entrepreneurial drive in the management education participants.

The summit was inaugurated by the chief guest, the Hon’ble Governor of Meghalaya, Dr. K.K. Paul, who encouraged the institute’s participants to adopt the entrepreneurial spirit and stressed on creation of a ‘knowledge society’. Dr. Amitabha De, Director, IIM Shillong welcomed the guests and his address focused on the message of creating wealth through entrepreneurship.

Through this platform, IIM Shillong took the opportunity to recognize tremendous contribution to the development of the North East by the local entrepreneurs. The Hon’ble Governor of Meghalaya, Dr. K.K. Paul, felicitated three such entrepreneurs from Meghalaya. Dr. Helen Giri, founder of La-Riti Foundation at Mawroh, Shillong, was felicitated for her contribution towards the upliftment of Khasi traditional music and development of various art forms prevalent in the state. Mr. Readington M. Marwein, Proprietor of Mawphor Khasi Daily Newspaper, who established the first Khasi daily in 1989 with a four page tabloid, was recognized for his untiring efforts. Mr. John Marbaniang was acknowledged for his work towards promotion of Sharawn Tea.

State Bank of India were the title sponsors of the event while associate sponsorship is maintained by Royal Wahingdoh Football Club (Shillong). In addition to these the event’s food partners were Tuborg and Qzine, and media partner was Sahara Samay.

EmergE 2014 witnessed enthusiastic participation of students from nation-wide B - Schools in R€vo£u$N, the B-Plan Competition. The winner of the B - Plan Competition was ‘Mystics of Mawphlang’ from IIM Shillong and the runner up was ‘Organic Majoli’ from NMIMS Mumbai. ‘Mimasa’ from IIM Shillong won Reveal - the Case Study Competition which was organised in association with the Royal Wahingdoh Football Club. There was a tie for the runners up between ‘Fence Hitters’ from IIM Shillong and ‘Team Zippo’ from SIMS Pune.

The summit started with the Investors’ Conclave, an interactive session with leading venture capitalists - Mr. Ashwin Raguraman (Chief Operating Officer, India Innovation Fund), Mr. Sanjay Anandaram (Advisor, Ojas Venture Partners) and Mr. Soumyajit Ghosh (Chief Investment Officer and Head of Financial Planning, Escalated Wealth Advisors Pvt Ltd). The conclave delivered insights around the growing maturity of the Indian entrepreneurial environment and a concurrent rise in foreign fund flow. Media Conclave, which involved discussion with experts - Mr. Anshul Tewari (Founder and Editor-in-chief, Youth Ki Awaaz), Ms. Harini Calamur (Head, Digital Content, Zee Media Corporation),Mr. Aditya Gupta (Co-Founder, Social Samosa) and Dr. Samir Chaudhary (Co-founder, ‘The Media Ant’) - facilitated exchange of diverse ideas of the 3Ps - power, perversion, and promise - of various forms of media. The final event, Edupreneurship Conclave, hosted eminent entrepreneurs - Mr. Arun Raveendran (CMO-India, Foradian Technologies Pvt. Ltd.), Mr. Jagdish Repaswal (Founder, MangoReader), Dr. Deep Lodhari (Founder, Mytestbuddy.com) and Mrs. Uma Shanker (Founder, Uma’s English Academy & EduConTra). The conclave’s discussion centred around the role of entrepreneurs in the education system, which has a tremendous influence on society. Finally, the students of IIM Shillong put together a cultural evening which marked the end of EmergE-2014.



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