Thursday, August 21, 2014

Confluence IIM Ahmedabad and Nurture Talent associate to promote entrepreneurship across colleges

Confluence IIM Ahmedabad and Nurture Talent have decided to partner for promoting entrepreneurship skills across colleges in India this year. The series will start with workshops for students across leading colleges and end with a Grand Finale during Masterplan Business Plan competition at IIM Ahmedabad.

After a successful association in 2012, this is the 2nd time both have come together and here is the plan:

1. Nurture Talent in association with Confluence IIM Ahmedabad will be conducting entrepreneurship and  business plan skill building workshops across leading colleges and universities. In this 1 day workshop, students including engineering, MBA, undergrad courses etc. will gain great experience and knowledge of generating new ideas, starting a venture, raising finance and related areas. They will get joint certificate by these 2 leading bodies in entrepreneurship and also a startup study kit to further hone their business plans.
2. After the workshop, students will be equipped to apply online for Masterplan Business Plan competition, which is the flagship event of Confluence IIM Ahmedabad. Top 30 teams shortlisted by IIM A faculty, judges, mentors, angel investors, incubators and industry specialists will be invited to grand finale which will happen in November last week at IIM Ahmedabad campus.
3. Winners among top 30 teams will be selected based on their project presentations, and be eligible for 5 lakhs of prize money, in addition to getting relevant exposure to best talents and best advise for their ideas and future. Crores of funding is at stake, so only the best will win, but everyone who takes part in the program right from workshop to finals gains a lot. Even participating colleges and their faculty will get certificates as well as invite to the prestigious event.

Last time NTA and Confluence IIM Ahmedabad came together, over 4000 students from 50+ colleges had the privilege to take their first steps in being entrepreneurial, and were able to get internships, job opportunities in startups, and start their own ventures. We wish history not only gets repeated, but also surpassed and we are able to create a huge impact for the country.

If you wish your college to be a part of this prestigious program, just visit and apply -