Passion to Paycheck- Pantheon 2018
Khushagra- The Entrepreneurship Cell of Institute Management Technology (IMT), Nagpur organised the third edition of Pantheon, its annual entrepreneurship summit on January 20 and 21, 2018. Mr Neelesh Bam (AVP, ShopClues), Mr Vishal Sethi (Founder, Boxania), Mr Vimal Singh (Founder, ReadyAssist) and Mr Yugant Kumbhalkar (Founder, Youpreneur Training and Consultancy Pvt. Ltd.) were the guests of honour. The event saw participation from all over India from colleges like XLRI Jamshedpur, SIBM Pune, Aligarh Muslim University, VIT Chennai, Gandhi Institute of Engineering and Technology, Gunupur and GH Raisoni College of Engineering.
Dr Rajiv Joshi, the faculty chairperson of Kushagra, felicitated the guests and declared the summit open. The first event was Aarambh- The National B-Plan Competition. It provided a pedestal for the participants to present their start-up ideas before the venture capitalists in an attempt to secure funding. The day ended with an informal soiree at a bonfire where students had the opportunity to interact with the guests.
The next day started with My Story Session, wherein alumni of the college Mr Vishal Sethi and Mr Keyur Bhalavat (Co-founder and Director, Plutomen Technologies Pvt. Ltd.) shared their entrepreneurial journey. The guest enlightened the students on their start-up struggle and the hurdles they faced. The event concluded with a question and answer session where the alumni cleared the doubts of budding entrepreneurs. The summit concluded with The Young Entrepreneurship Conclave which featured a panel discussion.
The panellists, Mr Vimal Singh, Mr Shivam Ahuja (CEO, Delhi Angels), Mr Yugant Kumbhalkar, Mr Keyur Bhalavat and Mr Vishal Sethi shared their valuable insights on the topic ‘Indian Entrepreneurship: The Way Forward’. VIT Chennai was declared the winner followed by GH Raisoni College of Engineering and GIET Gunupur as the first and second runners-up. Prizes totalling Rs. 1.35 lakhs were awarded to the winning teams.