Entrepreneurship Cell of IIM Calcutta conducted the Finals of i2i, the International Business Plan Competition: 20th December, 2009
The air of excitement and entertainment emerged at IIMC campus when Entrepreneurship cell at IIM Calcutta conducted its grand event i2i- “Ideas to Implementation’ 2010?, one of the biggest confluence of business ideas, business plans, strategies, innovative products, processes and disruptive models of the future, in association with Blue Run Ventures, NEN, Venture groups, TIE Kolkata, Mumbai Angels, MBA for all, India Co, Your Story in. The event is pioneer in the field of not just making students, working professionals and early start ups come up with good ideas but also gives them the biggest Venture Capitalists Pitch of their lives, thus producing Entrepreneurs out of them.
The legacy of i2i has grown in proportions over the years. i2i’08 and i2I’9 became platform for 7 finalists to launch their own firms successfully. i2i'10 has succeeded in raising the bar even further by going International for the first time and by offering intense competition and excitement.
The Jury panel consisted of Mr. Sanjoy Sanyal, New Ventures; Mr. Amit Anand, Venturegurus; Mr. Deepak Daftari, Founder Eshiksha.com; Mr. Anil Joshi, Mumbai Angel Network; Mr. Vasant Subramanyam, President Tie Kolkata; Mr. Nirav Sanghavi, CEO & Founder Blogadda.com; Mr. Probir Gupta, Ex-Executive Director TIE Kolkata; Mr. Ashish Jain, Bharti Airtel Innovation Funds.
Judging the best amongst the 12 teams was a real challenge for all the jury members as they found all the plans to have good growth opportunities and market potential. At the end, however business plans presented by teams ‘Dare to Soar’ from SP Jain and FTN from IIM Calcutta were bagged the competition and were identified as fundable and VCs indicated their wish to follow up with them in the future
As we all know that Success is not necessarily defined by winning, so we wish Good luck to all the competitors and hopefully the rundown of advice from our Jury panellists and eminent industrialists proves beneficial to them in the long run and helps them in soaring great heights. We also hope that the next retreat will offer a similar rich feast of new and vibrant ideas.