PGDM (GM) Placement committee of XLRI, the oldest B-school in India, on Nov 9 organized its virtual flagship event Start-up Conclave “Ingenium.” The conclave focused on “The ever-changing dimensions of the start-up ecosystems”.
The conclave brought together many distinguished entrepreneurs to nurture entrepreneurial ideas amongst the student community and brainstorm high potential opportunities to pursue new ideas and set up thriving businesses under the guidance of some of the country’s best entrepreneurs, industry leaders & visionaries.
Fr. P. Christie, Director of XLRI, in his welcome address, said, “Fast-growth entrepreneurial ventures spur economic growth. It is essential for prosperity and social progress. Promoting entrepreneurship is one of XLRI’s goals, which finds its way into the curriculum in the form of certain courses and case studies. Students need to identify new opportunities and contribute to building a progressive and responsible society. The first edition of Start-up Conclave 2020 is an initiative to encourage and develop an entrepreneurial mindset. “.
The Keynote speaker, Rajesh Srivastava, a Corporate Trainer and Coach to Start-ups and former CEO of JK Helene Curtis shared his perspective on the changing business rules. To stay relevant in the 21st century, where competition is invisible, indirect, and cross-industry, he advised start-ups to become their own competitors, disrupt and remake themselves, and continuously seek new “Avatars.”
The inaugural session of the Start-up Conclave was followed by various sessions included discussions on the topics of “Digital Innovation & Future of Digital Marketing,” “Glide of Diversification: Freedom, Innovation, Ambition,” “Diagnosing the Path to Success” and “Hurdle the Rates.”