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Sunday, October 3, 2010

My First B School Fest!

Participating in a b school fest was one of the things I was looking forward to when I joined IIMB.

Where else will you get this chance? pitching your ideas to VCs, fighting for the idea you put forth to the best brains and intellectuals in the country, making strategies for the startup or making financial forecasting for exciting new venture ideas. The two days of IIMB's premiere business fest, Vista 2010-11 went just on a fly. I didn't participate in any competition, was afraid :) however, was still a volunteer :p It was really a good experience and a learning for other events if I am participating!

The second day was more exciting with wonderful participation from the corporates. The second day hosted four corporate events including two business plan competitions and a quiz. The b plan competitions witnessed arduous way up convincing the judges about the strategy plan for the cases given. The classroom witnessed fierce discussions, the finalists trying to convince their ideas to the judges.

The participation in the quiz was marvelous that the elimination round was a tough one to do in the prelims. The quiz master, Thejaswi Udupa did a wonderful job with interesting questions putting his real quizzing skills. The event paved way for some of the best quizzers in the country to meet again and compete.

With all competitions going everywhere, a talk for a change was required; and no one was disappointed. A wonderful, inspirational and informational talk on Challenges in preparing for India's future by Mr. Arun Shourie followed. I will write about this in another post.

IIMB never sleeps, Vista days are no exceptions. A post meridian corporate dinner followed with industry stalwarts joining the student and faculty community of IIMB. It was a good experience with discussion sprawling over industry growth to challenges to academics to family.

The main attraction for the third day was the Media Conclave attracting personalities like Shobhaa De, Gul Panag, Ramanujam Sridhar participating!

Overall the first b school fest experience was a nice one...


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