International Management Institute, EMPEZAR
Each year IMI E Cell starts its journey with an orientation session, introducing the concept of entrepreneurship to students. The students get a taste of being an entrepreneur in “E-TNT”, a Campus Bazaar where student teams bid for stalls and then run them for revenue generation. E-TNT is followed by a host of events including Idea Generation, Live Project Day, Bar Camp – Interaction with Entrepreneurs, guest lectures and several online events.
Empezar'10, the annual flagship event of the IMI E-Cell, was held at IMI on 5-6th February, 2010. This year's theme "Fostering Inclusive Entrepreneurship in India: A Close Reality or A Distant Dream" was designed to encourage and support entrepreneurs from all backgrounds by creating a level playing field. Mr. A. K. Gautam, General Manager- Marketing, Haldia Petrochemicals Ltd. and Mr. Faisal Saiyed, Associate Director - Aviva Life Insurance inaugurated the event. Ms. Padmaja Ruparel, President, Indian Angel Network (IAN); Mr. Rajiv Kumar, Founder and CEO, RockeTalk; Mr. Ankit Garg, Entrepreneur, Educational Venture and Mr. Pradeep Kumar Modi, CEO and MD, Power (a JV of NTPC and USE group) shared their views on Entrepreneurship. Other events this year were “Yojna” the B-Plan Contest, and “Elevator Pitch”, which saw participation from colleges like IIFT Delhi, JBIMS, DMS IIT-D, MICA, FMS, and DSE.