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PGDM(GM) class of XLRI to host "Ingenium" its flagship Start-up Conclave

27th October, 2020

XLRI, the oldest B-school in India always strives to be a management school fostering future business leaders towards a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship. To create an entrepreneurial intent amongst youth and inspire them to build up start-up ventures, PGDM(GM) Placement committee is organizing its virtual flagship event Start-up Conclave-Ingenium on October 31, 2020.

Ingenium-the virtual Start-up Conclave aims to be a platform for start-ups, entrepreneurs, students, and professionals to come together to brainstorm high potential opportunities to pursue new ideas and set up thriving businesses under the guidance of some of the country's best entrepreneurs, industry leaders & visionaries. Each of the sessions of the conclave would provide valuable insights into ever-changing dimensions of the Start-up Ecosystem from the ideation stage to actual implementation.

Ingenium is a unique concept wherein Start-ups get a chance to showcase their innovative vision and product offering, pitch to the right set of candidates looking to find the right investors, right mentors, and right employers or cofounders for their Start-ups. The Conclave will facilitate a dialogue between budding entrepreneurs, mentors, experts, investors, professional service providers.

The Conclave includes Keynote addresses from start-up coaches, panel discussions, presentations, and inspirational stories from start-up founders. The conclave also comprises sessions by distinguished speakers highlighting the latest trends in the world of Start-ups, Start-Up Expo along with a start-up Excellence Awards.

Fr. P. Christie, S.J., Director of XLRI, will address the inaugural session. The deliberations in panel discussions will be done by founders/co-founders from top start-ups like Mr. AmitChaudhary (Lenskart), Dr. Arokiaswamy Velumani (Thyrocare), Mr. Ranjeet Kumar (Team Pumpkin), Ms. Swati Bhargava (CashKaro), and Mr. Tripti Shinghal (Womennovator).

Elaborating about the Conclave, Prof. Kanagaraj, XLRI said," Entrepreneurship is a crucial factor in the development of any economy. Entrepreneurs are the alchemists who know the right combination of all those elements required to convert problems into opportunities. Their entrepreneurial mindset can give favorable results even in the midst of an economic downturn and promote and nurture entrepreneurship among Millennials. We at XLRI are organizing the first edition of Start-up Conclave 2020 as an initiative to contribute towards encouraging and developing an entrepreneurial mindset and to handhold budding entrepreneurs".

About Placement Committee:

The Placement Committee is the Corporate Interface of the Institute, placement committee members are equipped with a considerable amount of knowledge repository through the interface/research for the potential recruiters. For any queries regarding the event or recruitment opportunities, connect to us on gmpplacement@xlri.ac.in. For further queries visit the Placement Committee page

About XLRI:

XLRI-Xavier School of Management, Jamshedpur is a premier, private management institute in India founded in 1949 by Fr Quinn Enright, S.J. in the 'steel city' of Jamshedpur (www.xlri.ac.in). Over the last six decades, the institute has grown into a top- ranking business management school of international repute with a wide portfolio of management programs and research publications. Its alumni are spread around the globe and have demonstrated responsible business leadership in their organizations. XLRI continually strives to contribute its mite to the professional growth and management of numerous organizations and institutions across industry sectors. XLRI has been awarded two prestigious International Accreditations, viz., AACSB - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business and AMBA - Association of MBAs. XLRI has also earned the National Board of Accreditation (NBA) accreditation.