The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bangalore is all set to hold its flagship entrepreneurship summit Eximius 2018 on August 4 and 5. The statement released by the IIM Bangalore said Eximius is the biggest B-School entrepreneurship summit of the country. It is conducted by the Entrepreneurship & Innovation Cell in association with NSRCEL, India's 3rd largest incubator. Currently, the summit is in its 11th year. In 2017, the institute witness a humongous success with a footfall of over 14,000 from and 700+ start-ups, 300+ colleges, and 350+ corporates globally. This year, Eximius has grown exponentially, with an expected footfall of 22k+ from 1000+, 400+ colleges and 350+ corporates, said the IIMB statement.
The institute has further stated that the Eximius '18 is hosting 50+ speakers, with some heavyweights of the industry like Mr. Parth Jindal (MD, JSW Cements), Mr. Ananth Narayanan (CEO, Myntra & Jabong), Mr. Yashish Dahiya (Founder-CEO, PolicyBazaar), Mr. Deepak Ohri (CEO, Lebua Hotels), India's youngest CEOs, Ms. Ira Singhal (AIR 1, UPSC 2014) and many more. The management has said that this year, the event is going bigger with in terms of competitions and workshops as well.
There are 30+ events with a cumulative prize amount of 1.8 Cr+ where participants from top colleges across India will be competing against each other. The institute has also organized a slew of panel discussions on venture capitalist, unconventional startups, social entrepreneurship, services and The Viral Fever (TVF). Eximius is also organizing Young Leaders Consortium and Women Leaders Consortium, hosting founders and CEOs of CommonFloor, InsideIIM, GradesDontMatter, HackerEarth etc. Buzzwings and Pitcher are two of the biggest events in Eximius. Buzzwings is the annual B-Plan Competition & Pitcher Perfect, a pitching event for social start-ups with proof of revenue, with an opportunity to bag funding of over 1 Cr+.