Abhiyan and SIDBI present Nirvaan at Manfest 2010


IIM Lucknow Entrepreneurship Cell Abhiyan in association with SIDBI proudly presents “Nirvaan”

“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less travelled by, and that has made all the difference”

Robert Frost

Entrepreneur is the dreamer extraordinaire, the initiator, the risk taker who dares to step off the beaten track and marches to a different beat. His head teems with a thousand new ideas, he sees opportunity in the mundane and has the acumen to turn that vision into tangible reality. Did we just describe you? Then you, my friend, will want to stick around for what’s to come next.

Enterprise is a valuable quality and Abhiyan recognizes the need to spot and nurture those with the calibre to transcend the norms and change the face of the world as we know it. With Nirvaan 2010, we aim to give budding entrepreneurs an impetus in the right direction. There will be challenges that separate the wheat from the chaff - the bPlan Challenge, in association with Zice Holidays, to discover innovative ideas and men with vision, Stockezy-a case based competition and Start-up Showcase- an opportunity for the best in social entrepreneurship to shine. We also have planned guest lectures and a networking session with eminent personalities to further inspire the Next Big Idea and mentor aspiring entrepreneurs.

Enter a world where the mind knows no barriers, where innovation is lauded, where ideas rule the roost. Seize this unique opportunity that will change the course of your career. The spotlight’s calling you to prove your mettle and seize your place under the sun at Nirvaan 2010. Carpe Diem!


  • Nirvaan consists of Visionary’s World – The Guest Speakers Forum, Zice Holidays bPlan Challenge – The Business Plan Competition, Stockezy – The Socio-Financial Investment Guru Contest, Startup Showcase, and Networking Session
  • Details about the individual events may be viewed in the attached documents

bPlan Competition Timelines

Submission of Executive Summary

23:59:59, January 05, 2010

Result of shortlisted teams (based on executive summary)

January 13, 2010

Start of Mentorship Program (for the shortlisted teams only)

January 14, 2010

Submission of Detailed Business Plan

23:59:59, January 21, 2010

Final bPlan presentation at IIM Lucknow                       

January 24, 2010

Stockezy Competition Timelines

Submission of Business Solution

23:59:59, January 15, 2010

Announcement of winne

January 24, 2010

For queries, contact Puneet Mishra +91 99187 48108 | B. Bhargav +91 97945 87211 | Naveen Bellam +91 96958 38145, or visit us at http://abhiyaniiml.com

E-mail us at abhiyan@iiml.ac.in

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Best Regards,

Abhiyan & Team Manfest | abhiyan@iiml.ac.in