Friday, 16 March 2018


ENSPIRIT is the Entrepreneurship Summit organized by The Consulting & Entrepreneurship club of IIM Raipur. The Summit acts as a platform to foster entrepreneurial spirit in participants through interaction with business stalwarts. It brings together the Academic Community, Venture Capitalists, aspiring Entrepreneurs and all those passionate about Entrepreneurship to a common platform. ENSPIRIT also aims to promote the Institute’s vision to be a center of Entrepreneurial excellence.

This year’s ESPIRIT was themed ‘Breaking Digital’ in coherence with the theme of our fest Equinox. The Agenda of this year summit was to deliberate and discuss the influence of Digital mediums on the life of a business. The summit helped in equivocating the web of digital that is famed across all the business diaspora and has become a staple for any B-School student.

Speaking during this summit, Mr. Abhinay Choudhari, Co-founder, Big basket, spoke about his entrepreneurial strides and about the ingredients it takes to start a successful venture. Mr. Ankit Ratan, Founder, Signzy, spoke about artificial intelligence and block chain technology, their growing impact in today's world and how they can lead to something as big as the industrial revolution. Mr. Dinesh Kumar Homagai, VP, Wow Momos, also gave entrepreneurial insights from his experiences, which resonated with the students. The discussion was moderated by Mr. Rajeev Roy, CEO, 36Inc who kept the session well coordinated and added few instances of humor.

The conversations re-kindled the entrepreneurial spirit among the audience who quenched their thirst by asking diverse questions which were answered in depth. The summit concluded with mementos being presented to speakers by our respected director Prof. Bharat Bhasker. All attendees were given an opportunity to interact with the guests through a small Hi-Tea cum networking session.

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Impressario | A workshop on Business Plan and Personal Branding

'Impressario’ - A workshop on Nuts and Bolts of a Business Plan and Personal Branding was conducted by Mr Prabhakar Tiwari who is a brands, innovation and business expert, former CMO of PayU and Ceat India. He currently mentors budding entrepreneurs of IIM Lucknow and gives guest lectures at various B-Schools across the country. The workshop was attended by budding entrepreneurs from the city of Raipur as well as start-up enthusiasts of IIM Raipur. It  was yet another step by CEC towards fostering the spirit of Entrepreneurship among students and provide them a platform with learning opportunities. 

The workshop encompassed various  topics such as MVP ( minimum viable product ) and design thinking enriched by insightful real life stories by the trainer. In addition, business model canvas development was discussed in depth as well as personal branding and its effectiveness. Cherished by the students’ and entrepreneur community, CEC hopes to conduct many more such enriching workshops in the future.

Saturday, 13 January 2018

#Kickstart Raipur - Pitching Session

The Consulting and Entrepreneurship Club IIM Raipur Conducted #Kickstart Raipur in Association with 36inc and Headstart on Jan 13th 2018. Kickstart is an event where startups pitch their ideas to a panel of judges and battle it out to show that they're the best of the best. The Event was conducted in the Conference room at IIM Raipur. This is the first time such an event has been organised in Chattisgarh, and we are very proud to have been associated with the same. Winners from this event will compete in the All India Finals happening at Bangalore in February.

The Jury consisted of esteemed guests like Neha Tandon Sharma (Founder and Partner at Aeterno Partners), Bharat Kapoor (Investor With 50K Ventures), Ashutosh Tripathi (Executive Director of Krishna Public School), Anshul Dave (CEO & Partner at Oceans Bridge), Satish Premchandani (Owner of Homewalks Realtors),  Arun Patro (Chief ministers fellow – CS Office), Gaurav Agrawal (Director at 50K Ventures), Manish Agrawal (Founder & CEO of Techment Technology), Manish Mohta (Director of Learning Spiral Pvt Ltd) and Ranjan Kotnala (Senior Consultant).

After inviting applications from across the state of chattisgarh, startups were shortlisted to the final round after careful scrutiny. 2 Wildcard entries were also taken from the student community of IIM Raipur. The Startups were from various sectors like Education and Ed.Tech, Drone Technologies, Additive Manufacturing Technologies, Employment platforms, HealthTech, Building Solutions, Hyperlocal Groceries, Analytics and Tech.

These teams battled it out in a fiery closed door pitch session to ask the investors for funds and support. 5 mins were given to each team for the pitch and another 5 minutes for the Q&A session. The Questioning round itself was an eye opener to all the aspiring entrepreneurs on how they need to prepare for a session like this and from what all angles the investors look at a project. The event was a great opportunity for exposure, experience and learning for both the student and the startup community. 

The CEC club took immense pleasure to host the event, serving as a platform for the students, entrepreneurs and the investor community to connect. It is our mission to do everything in our capacity to encourage, foster, & provide students with the resources and network to grow and develop their entrepreneurial drives. In this direction, we consider this event as a footstep in building stronger associations and widen our network in the startup ecosystem of Raipur.  

Launch of New Official Logo !

We are pleased to release / share the New Official Logo of our club with you.  

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Club's Mission Statement"To foster the spirit of Entrepreneurship among students and to provide them a platform with ample learning opportunities & industry exposure in Consulting domain through various events, projects, guest lectures, competitions and networking engagements. While the club aims to help the student fraternity with resources to make informed career decisions in Consulting Industry, it also strives to promote business initiatives of aspiring entrepreneurs from the Institute."  

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ENSPIRIT is the Entrepreneurship Summit organized by The Consulting & Entrepreneurship club of IIM Raipur . The Summit acts as a pl...