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Aakash 9.0 || Raipur Entrepreneurs' Meet

Aakash 9.0, the 9th entrepreneurs meet was organized on 15th October 2016 by the Consulting and Entrepreneurship Club of IIM Raipur with an aim to project to the aspiring entrepreneurs of how an entrepreneur has to take a risk and second to enjoy the success, which would ultimately result in a spirit which serves as a wake-up call for many an ailing industry and economy.
Aakash was started by the Consulting and Entrepreneurship club, IIM Raipur in 2013 with the vision to help start-ups, entrepreneurs and budding entrepreneurs to address the challenges in start-up businesses such as funding, resource allocation, hiring and planning as well as exploring business opportunities and building an entrepreneurial Eco-system in Raipur. It brings entrepreneurs, aspiring entrepreneurs, students and experts under one roof to talk, debate, demo and learn.

The event saw participation from zealous entrepreneurs driven towards their start-up dreams. The keynote speaker for the event was Mr. Anshul Dave…

SAMAADHAN 2016

“Intent matters. Integrity matters. Courage matters. If you have the three, nothing else matters”
Social entrepreneurship is all about incorporating all three to create business plans that are both feasible and beneficial to the society. To foster this spirit in the minds of young and budding entrepreneurs, the Consulting and Entrepreneurship Club, IIM Raipur organised Samaadhan, a social B-Plan competition which saw people solving real world problems using inquisitive and innovative tools.
In the first round of the event, executive summaries for social B-Plans were invited from all over the country. Out of the numerous entries that were received, including ones from premier institutes like IIM Ahmedabad, ISB Hydrabad, ISB Mohali, IIT Kharagpur, 11 were shortlisted. The second round was held on 10th September in which these teams had to present their b-plan to a panel of esteemed judges which included Mr Rupesh Gupta, an alumnus of IIM Kozhikode and founder of Pro C Education and Mr San…

Consulting Conclave 1.0

As a part of its relentless pursuit to foster the enterprising culture, Consulting and Entrepreneurship Club of IIM Raipur organized Consulting Conclave 1.0 on Saturday, 27th August, 2016.
In the words of Jay Abraham, “You are surrounded by simple, obvious solutions that can dramatically increase your income, power, influence and success. The problem is, you just don’t see them.” Consultants are the people who are entrusted to solve the above problem. The objective of the Consulting Conclave was two-fold. Firstly, to bring together corporate leaders and consultants from varied sectors of the industry to discuss relevant themes of consulting along with academicians. Secondly, to conduct workshops to develop key skills needed for a consulting role.
The conclave began with a lecture by Mr V. Niju, Director of Frost & Sullivan, on the topic ‘Consulting in the Indian Perspective’. His words were illustrative of his 12 years of experience in Strategy Consulting and Market Research. He also…

The Consulting Workshop by Backspace Consulting

On the 6 th and 7 th of August 2016, 1 st year students of IIM Raipur had their first tryst with the management consulting industry. The workshop was organised by Backspace Consulting, a renowned consulting firm based out of Kolkata and conducted by its Founder and CEO, Mr. Partha Pratim. 
Mr. Partha, an IIM Ahmedabad pass out, had the experience of working in several major consulting firms before starting his own venture, Backspace Consulting. Backspace, which started off as an education consulting firm has expanded into the communication and strategy consulting space. 
The session was spanned across two days where on the first day, students were introduced to various techniques and frameworks like Guesstimation, BCG matrix, Ansoff matrix, SWOT analysisand Porter 5 force model, among others. These frameworks are prerequisites for an aspiring consultant. Mr. Partha made sure that the students became well versed with these techniques by taking up basic real life case lets. 
On the second …

Mudit Vriddhi Benefaction Ceremony 2016

To learn, earn and return – these are the three phases of lifeJack Balousek
Mudit Vriddhi– the flagship event ofConsulting and Entrepreneurship Club, sponsored by Sarda Group, was started to test the learning skills of the participants, their ability to earn using creative and out-of-the box business ideas and to return to the society a part of what we take from it.
This year the event was held duringEquinox 6.0on 30th January 2016. Each team was provided with artifacts worth Rs. 1000 which they were supposed to sell in the market areas of Raipur. The items allotted to each team wereBastar art artifacts that they were supposed to sell in the market. Among the artifacts, was also a painting that was made by the students of Kopalvani – a residential school for the hearing impaired. The event tested the participants negotiation skills, their creativity and innovativeness in coming up with short-term business ideas through which they could clear the inventory while deriving maximum premium…

Aakash 8.0 - the Entrepreneurs' Meet

Aakash 8.0
There are no dreams too large, no innovation unimaginable and no frontiers beyond our reach. – John S. Herrington

With this vision in mind, “Aakash 8.0”, the Raipur Entrepreneurs’ Meet, was organized by the Consulting and Entrepreneurship club on Wednesday, 9th March 2016 to bring the dreamers and the innovators on a common platform with the industry to collaborate, collate and cogitate on their ideas and issues.
The event saw zealous participation from entrepreneurs across Raipur as well as entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs from different institutes like IIM Raipur, NIT Raipur and HNLU. The keynote speakers were Mr. Angad Rikhy, VC, Unitus Seed Fund, Mrs. Manjusha Pariyal, Management Consultant, ANM Consultant, Mr. Anshul Dave, Founder and CEO, Oceans Bridge LLP and Mrs. Ruhi Agarwal, Director, Shloka Birla School, Raipur and Bhilai, Prof. Sumeet Gupta, Associate Professor, IIM Raipur and Prof. Satyasiba Das, Assistant Professor, IIM Raipur.
The meet witnessed people…

MUDIT VRIDDHI 6.0 : Real-Time Marketplace Simulation

Ahoy biz folks! Here comes the real test of your skills. How well do you think you can wield your marketing swords and multiply money? And mind you, your hard earned money, earned through your fencing (marketing and selling) skills, would go for the benefit of the underprivileged children while you go home with a prize money worth Rs. 80,000*!!!!!! But only those, who survive the gruelling test of the mind and the body, can come out as the true winners!
Coz’ when the stakes are high, and the consequences - that really matter, the best comes out in people! So, do you think you have it in you?

REGISTERforMUDIT VRIDDHI 6.0here
This event is divided into three parts and all parts demand creativity from the participants to proceed from one round to the other. Round 1 (QUIZ): 
1. There will be an online quiz which will evaluate the knowledge, creativity and analytical skills of the participants.
2. 30 questions will be asked in the quiz.
3. Participants need to register at the link

Round 2 (Weig…