DoMS IIT Madras Emerges Victorious at Navonmesh, the Entrepreneurial Convention at SJMSOM-IIT Bombay
Manish Negi and Nipun Khanna, two second year MBA students from the Dept. Of Management Studies IIT Madras, did their school proud by winning ‘Navonmesh’ the flagship event at the fest ‘Avenues 2010’ organized by SJSOM, IIT Bombay. This contest was intended to sensitize the business fraternity about innovative ideas that require their support and funding to bloom. It invited entries from the best minds across the country. Some of the other schools which participated were ISB Hyderabad, SP JAIN, NITIE, IIM-S, IMT-G and Welingkar. The competition had an interesting format, with the B-plan and the Venture Capital challenge taking place in parallel. After three rounds of rigorous competition, four finalists were selected from the ‘VC Challenge’ route for the finals held at SJSOM, IIT Bombay on Sat, 23rdOct 2010. It is indeed a matter of pride to note that two out of these four teams were from DoMS IIT Madras. It so happened that there was only one prize on offer: that to the winner. The second team consisting of Praveen K and Vishal Kamath also deserve appreciation for having been among the top four teams to reach the finals. The event was judged by SIDBI Ventures and TePP (in association with whom the event had been conducted) In a lighter vein, with the first prize carrying with it a prize of Rs. 25,000/- cash award, needless to say, the return of the victors was eagerly awaited by their friends back here at Chennai. Hoping to see more such successes in the near future, which will truly reflect the department’s motto of ‘Quiet Excellence Demonstrated’.