“IMT Nagpur is one of the youngest to consistently feature among the top B-schools, in various B-School rankings across the nation.”
- Kushagra – The Entrepreneurship Cell of IMT Nagpur
- “Kushagra; the Entrepreneurship Cell of IMT Nagpur aims at inculcating the entrepreneurial skills of student managers”
Kushagra – The Entrepreneurship Cell of IMT Nagpur“Entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like most people won’t, so that you can spend rest of your life like most people can’t.”
Kushagra, the Entrepreneurship Cell of IMT Nagpur aims at inculcating the entrepreneurial skills of student managers. The cell promotes student initiative in business and also arranges for interactions with successful entrepreneurs who can pass on winning tips to others eager to emulate them.
To imbibe the spirit of entrepreneurship among student managers and help them with their ideas.
Our major mission is to build an environment where people can develop their ideas on entrepreneurship and innovation, create an entrepreneurship culture among students, to provide news/information about entrepreneurship to students and finally provide professional networking opportunity to students.
Sip of Creativity
“Creative thinking inspires ideas. Ideas inspire change”
Sip of Creativity is one such platform that Team Kushagra provides to the budding entrepreneurs and student managers having entrepreneurial interest. During these sessions they put forward their ideas and we help them in building it up further. Some Sip of Creativity sessions have special guests sharing their thoughts.
It’s an open platform for IMTians to share their ideas with the peers and take feedback for improvement on the same. The student managers put forward their ideas before their buddies and receive their opinion on the same. These sessions help them for further improvisation of ideas and to crowdsource suggestions for its implementation.
As part of Melange 2015-The Annual Alumni Meet of IMT Nagpur we along with the Alumni Committee arranged for a mentoring session with our alumni entrepreneurs. During this session students presented their business plans best ideas before the Alumnus and they enhanced it with their expertise and corporate experience, so that the candidates could understand the real problems that they could face in transforming their ideas into a reality.
Every student aspiring to be an entrepreneur needs to have a fair idea about Venture Capital Investments. We had Mr. Rushil Gambhir, Investment Associate, Aspada Investments as our special guest for one of our session. He enlightened us with various concepts regarding VC and how a Venture Capitalist firm invests in various ventures, what are the major factors that they take into consideration while investing, what are the various stages of funding etc. He had also talked about the untapped sectors which have huge growth potential and how one can make use of it.
“Entrepreneurs are willing to work 80 hours a week to avoid working 40 hours a week”
It’s always exciting to hear the interesting stories from entrepreneurs themselves. Many entrepreneurs have visited campus before and shared their life changing moments. Some of the prominent Entrepreneurs are Mr.Mukul Kulkarni, The Breakfast Story, Lokesh Venkataswamy, Innomantra Ltd.
Aarambh 2016 - National B-Plan Competition
“Innovation is the specific instrument of entrepreneurship… the act that endows resources with a new capacity to create wealth”- Peter F. Drucker
Team Kushagra Solely Organized "Aarambh 2016"-The Annual B Plan Competition of IMT Nagpur on 16th and 17th of January.
E-CELL of IMT Nagpur came with the idea of Aarambh which is the National B-plan competition for risk-takers, opportunist, innovators whom we call an entrepreneur.
Team Kushagra is providing a platform to structure your idea in a winning direction by pitching your concept in front of esteemed juries. Moto of Aarambh is to push ideas into concrete concepts which has the potential to shape the future.
Participate, Pitch and Perform to test your Passion!
You can register through the website link and proceed to the submission of Executive summary which is done online.
Grab the opportunity and start brainstorming.
“The best way to have a good idea is to have lots of ideas “– Linus Pauling
Our Ideation workshop started with the same thought, facilitated by Mr. Deepak Menaria, Chief Idea Farmer of Lemon Ideas .The workshop was wonderfully designed to help students to generate ideas for possible start-ups. A set of 30 students were asked to think without any constraints and in Toto they came up with 410 ideas, which after going through idea funnel (by adding different levels of constraints) was shrinked to 10 cream ideas, which were presented by students in groups next day in front of Mr. Vinod Shastri, Founder of Yolkshire and Mr. Menaria, who further guided students for improvising there ideas and preparing a B-Plan.
“Some people dream of success, while others wake up and work hard at it” –Nepoleon Hill
In order to promote the spirit of Entrepreneurship among IMTians, Team Kushagra organised “Illuminate 2015” B-plan workshop in collaboration with IIT –Bombay in our Campus.
The workshop was hosted by Ajeet Khurana (former CEO of IIT Bombay’SINE, Angel investor & TEDx speaker). He has been in the start-up scene in India since 1993 and has an ample experience in this field. Many were started as incubates at the IIT Bombay incubator under him. The list includes start-ups like FoodTropis (food ecommerce), InVenture (mobile financial inclusion), Koonk Technologies (cloud server provider for SMEs) and many more.
Workshop was on all about the intricacies to entrepreneurship, Idea generation, Making your own Business model & learning about the finance fundas. It also included discussion regarding how to go about a business idea and its basic requirements.
“Entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like most people won’t. So that you can spend the rest of your life like most people can’t.”
The Young Entrepreneurs Conclave (YEC) is a platform for student managers to inculcate the spirit of entrepreneurship among themselves. A panel of eminent personalities from across the start-up world is invited for a discussion on a predetermined theme.
Our key speakers were:
I) Nalin Mittal – VP Operations, Jugnoo;
II) Anil Joshi – Ex President, Mumbai Angels;
III) Mainak Bhattacharya – Startup Advisor;
IV) Nishant Vora – Co-founder, Grab;
V) Mr. Sangharakshak Neel (Co-Founder, FoodbyMood).
The one-day high voltage summit provides a great opportunity to aspiring entrepreneurs to learn from the experiences of such esteemed personalities. The student managers who are working on their start up ideas get an opportunity to present their work to the panel apart from understanding the challenges they would face in pursuit of their idea.
Abhinav is a Film-maker, an Engineer and MBA from IMT Nagpur .He is founding core member of temotion arts. After having an extensive experience in Corporate Industry and later in directing short films, TV commercials, Corporate Videos and Documentaries. Visit:Tenmotion Arts
Jai Pangaonkar n IMTian alumni is the co-founder of the Mockingbird brand. He is into consultation and marketing of Mockingbird Decals, an innovative concept in Interior Decor, in which micro-thin films are cut in a design and colour of your choice and pasted directly on your walls or any other flat surface, to give your interiors a unique identity. Visit:Mocking Bird
“IMT Nagpur students Rajkumar and Teja Sree Manne, launched their own online venture, FAODAIL, a platform that brings Customer and Retailer together.” A customer can post his/ her requirement for an electronic good and get a best deal from any Retailer, who replies to that post with the Final Price, Additional offers and location of the Retail store.
After Melange’14 the annual Alumni meet of IMT Nagpur Ashwin and Dhanjit came up with the idea to start MelMus ( Mélange + Music = MelMus ) which aims at providing “Every Artist a Stage and an Artist for Every Audience”. Melmus offers a digital platform for artists to discover venues, collaborate with other artists, share gigs, record OCs and enchant their fans. Visit:Melmus
Abdul Qader along with his other 3 mates has started under the guidance and Inspiration of Prof.Anil Kshatriya-mykhushbuwala.com which is an online perfume store dedicated to provide fragrances with consistent performance at best prices, all from the comfort of your home. “Being the Marketing head-Abdul future plans is to continue with his business ventures and expand it.” Team Kushagra wishes all the best to Abdul!
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