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IIM Raipur holds the 6th ‘Aakash’ Entrepreneurs Meet

Indian Institute of Management Raipur organized the 6th Aakash Entrepreneurs meet on 7th December with the theme “Secrets of the Foodie Entrepreneurs”. Conceptualized and executed by the Consulting and Entrepreneurship Club, IIM Raipur, the 6th Aakash meet saw the presence of 11 entrepreneurs in the food sector from Raipur. The entrepreneurs addressed and interacted with the gathering of budding entrepreneurs from IIM Raipur and discussed about the challenges and opportunities in the food business.

Mr. Shafique, Owner, Madrasi Group of Hotels, has been serving the foodies of Raipur with delicious food for more than four decades. He touched upon the issue of the motive behind getting into entrepreneurship. He emphasized that only money can never be a good motive behind starting a business, it has to be concerned with satisfying the customers and in turn yourself. As far as quality is concerned, he firmly believed that you should offer to the customer only what you yourself would be wi…

Consulting and Entrepreneurship Club of IIM Raipur organizes a workshop on Business Model Development

The Consulting and Entrepreneurship Club of IIM Raipur organized a workshop on Business Model Development on November 1, 2014. Consulting and Entrepreneurship Club, IIM Raipur in coordination with TATA First Dot, powered by NEN conceptualized and executed the workshop. The sessions in the workshop were taken by Mr. Raj Shankar, founder, Ichiban Business Consultants Pvt Ltd and an experienced business advisor and trainer. Ms. Vishnupriya Bashyam, Senior Manager at National Entrepreneurship Network also attended the sessions. More than 100 students and future entrepreneurs participated in the workshop from various colleges across Raipur, including NIT Raipur, RIT, DIMAT etc. The workshop was divided into 3 intriguing sessions with a theme for each session.


The first session focused on applying Opportunity Framework for business ideas. It started with an interesting question “What makes an entrepreneur entrepreneurial?” It further elaborated on the factors which obstructed entrepreneurs…

B-Plan Workshop by "TATA First Dot, powered by NEN" - coordinated by CEC IIM Raipur

Have an idea of starting up your Buiness.? Trying to make a B-Plan.? Facing issues.?

CEC IIM Raipur brings an opportunity to attend a 1-day workshop on Business Model Development by TATA First Dot powered by NEN on Nov 1st at IIM Raipur

Make the most of this opportunity.

Register using the link below

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/workshop-on-business-model-development-tickets-13122871863


CEC IIM Raipur presents 'Antha Prerna' - Online B Quiz

CEC IIM Raipur presents "AnthaPrerna" - Online Business Quiz on Dare2compete.com
Unleash the Entrepreneurial Quotient in you.! Win prizes* worth 10000/-

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Launch of New Logo - CEC IIM Raipur

CEC IIM Raipur has revamped the logo on 17th Oct 2014.





The new logo which depicts alphabets C and E, signifies that Consulting & Entrepreneurship goes hand in hand. The ascending arrow shows the evolution and growth.

Strategia - CEC IIM Raipur

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4 blunders you cannot afford in a venture

There are a seemingly endless number of ways to spend money, and it’s impossible to be wise about all of them.But a few common costly mistakes can sink a bootstrapped business. Here are six pitfalls to look out for, along with expert advice on how to avoid them.
#1 The Wrong Team

Choosingthe wrong team is the single costliest error entrepreneurs make, resulting in not only lost income and time but also depleted morale. Choosing who to hire and work with in a startup is like playing cricket in the schoolyard; you can pick your friends and play for them, but if you want to be good and continue to be on the ground, you have to carefully pick your team. It’s crucial to choose people with varying skill sets.Much like a great sports team, they must also share some common values and the ability to trust each other in tough situations. That’s why past experience working with your co-founders and early employees in stressful times is much more important than being friends.
#2 Bad Pricing

Tobin Boot…

M Commerce - Next big business platform for India

Today's time of improvement and development client is demanding quick and creative administrations. In today's rapidly developing economy, individuals do not have schedule made to remain in line and sit tight for different administrations like booking of Air tickets, booking of Rail tickets, booking of Movie tickets, payment of Telephone bills, Electricity bills, installment for Insurance premium and so on. Individuals need predominant administrations in a squint of eye. The creative thought of E-installment is constantly quickly embraced by individuals of our nation. Step by step the utilization of E-business is mounting. The following enormous field of the period is M-business (Mobile-trade) the following venture to E-trade. Individuals are quickly receiving the idea of M-trade. M-trade empowers the client to attempt the transaction in a straightforward and opportune way through the utilization of a cell. M-business the idea of cutting edge is changing the method for transac…

Aakash Promo

AAKASH - The Entrepreneurs Community

Google Hangout with Enactus India Representative

The Consulting and Entrepreneurship Club of IIM Raipur, hosted a Google Hangout by Enactus India Representative Ms Gauri Kamat .



Besides providing opportunities to students, many insights related to Social Entrepreneurship were given by the speaker. Students had an interactive session with Ms Gauri.



My experience of ‘Aakash’- The entrepreneurs meet

I was late for our 5thAakash meet. With slight hesitation, I entered the auditorium. I had missed the lecture by Mr. Rahul Jain, however, by now Mr.Anand Singhania had already taken the center stage. Mr. Singhania is the MD of Avinash Group and belongs to first generation of entrepreneurs. He is commonly known for his impeccable aura, energy and enthusiasm in the circles and every bit of these qualities were reflected in him that day. There was an eagerness in his eyes to interact with the young minds of IIM Raipur.  Very vividly he touched upon the 10 lessons, which he has learnt over these years. He spoke of how he made the decision to be an entrepreneur and how he took that bold step. He ended with the note ‘follow your passion’, something which he has followed all his life. He then answered questions posted by lot of students and then made way for Mr. Ramesh Agarwal.


Mr. Ramesh Agarwal is the MD of Sambhav group.  There are very few people who remain grounded, in spite of having …

IIM Raipur holds the 5th ‘Aakash’ Entrepreneurs Meet

Indian Institute of Management Raipur organized the 5thAakash Entrepreneurs meet on 16th August. Conceptualized and executed by the Consulting and Entrepreneurship Club, IIM Raipur, the 5thAakash meet saw the presence of 3 successful entrepreneurs from Raipur itself. Mr. Anand Singhania, MD, Avinash Group - Builders & Developers, Mr. Ramesh Agrawal, Director, Real Ispat / GK TMT Group and Mr. Rahul Jain, Director, Sambhav Group & President- Rotary Club of Raipur Cosmopolitan were welcomed by Dr. Sanjeev Prashar, Chairman, Consulting and Entrepreneurship Club. The dignitaries addressed and interacted with the gathering of the IIM students and 10 other entrepreneurs from Raipur. Mr. Rahul Jain highlighted the importance of having belief in your idea and illustrated his point with an impactful video. He shared his experience about his struggle to enter the textile industry and establish a successful business. He further pointed out that ‘Happiness is Successand urged the student…

Consulting Workshop by Zenesys

The Consulting & Entrepreneurship Club (CEC) of IIM Raipur made a head start for the students of academic year 2014-16 by conducting a workshop by Mr. Karan Ahuja from ZENeSYS Learning. Mr. Karan enlightened students by explaining about Consulting, its scope, various fields of consulting and careers. Various queries posed by inquisitive students of the institute in this regard were addressed by Mr.Ahuja. He also explained about his experiences on IIM life and professional career.



The inputs given by Mr. Karan on attempting case-studies and handling case-interviews were very informative, which is much needed for the students of first year. The speaker also emphasized the importance of the certifications through live projects provided by ZENeSYS Learning. The interactive workshop by Mr.Karan inspired many students who envisage themselves as Consultants.

Entrepreneurship and India

Entrepreneurship is the most widely growing term in Indian Business context today. So, what it is all about and why India is so much obsessed with it now. Let us figure out its history and dominance in India.Entrepreneurship means different things to different people. Conceptually and in practice, the term hints of no stereotypical model.


The term was originally aloanwordfromFrenchand was first defined by the Irish- FrencheconomistRichard Cantillon. This term first appeared in the French Dictionary "Dictionnaire Universal de Commerce" of Jacques des Bruslonspublished in 1723. Entrepreneur inEnglish is a term applied to a person who is willing to help launch a new venture or enterprise and accept full responsibility for the outcome. Today entrepreneur is one who undertakes innovations, finance and business acumen in an effort to transform innovations into economic goods It is very hard to find out the origin of the entrepreneur. However, we can trace the study done in the field…