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Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune, created a tremendous opportunity for entrepreneurs to showcase their dreams at The Grand Pitch 2022, conducted by the Innovation Council on the 20th of September, 2022. The MBA (Innovation and Entrepreneurship) Program of SIBM Pune is constantly brimming with ideas of entrepreneurial intent and the students of this program are presented with many possibilities to propel their ventures towards success.
Hosting an eminent group of investors that included Mr. Arnab Ray, Chief Executive Officer, Array Innovative and Consultancy Services, Mr. Niraj Lunavat, Founder & CEO, Ai India Innovation Center, Mr. Ashish Banka, Co-founder, Angel Investor, Eggfirst Advertising and Design, Mr. Nishant Oberoi, Founder, Angel Investor, GoPllay, Mr. Poojit Jain, Angel Investor, Co-Founder, Eaglewings Ventures, Mr. Rajeev Manjrekar, Chief Advisor, Datakatalyst Ventures LLP and an esteemed alumnus of the 1997 batch of SIBM, Pune, Mr. Vaibhav Goyal, Mentor and Investor, India Accelerator, and Mr. Varun Sharma, Co-Founder, Cloudegic Inc., the event was also graced by Dr. Vidya Yeravdekar, Pro-Chancellor, SIU and Dr. Rajani Gupte, Vice Chancellor, SIU.
The grand event kicked off with the lighting of the ceremonial lamp and an address by Dr. Ramakrishnan Raman, Director, SIBM Pune, Dean, Faculty of Management, Symbiosis International (Deemed) University, and Director, Strategy, and Development, SIU. This was followed by an array of pitch meetings and the interaction between entrepreneurs and tycoons. Synonymous with SharkTank India, the presentations were discussed in detail and the panelists were immensely supportive of the ideas and efforts made. The conversations around marketing strategies, opportunities and the impact created through the innovations coupled with the priceless guidance of investors would remain an asset for the entrepreneurial journeys to come.
The efforts of the Innovation Council and volunteers, the earnest work put in by the innovators, and the words of wisdom from the illustrious investors helped The Grand Pitch 2022 be a resounding success. The event reaffirmed SIBM Pune’s vision to foster the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship and to empower the leaders of tomorrow with the mentorship and advice of industry stalwarts. The event truly exemplified Thomas Edison’s famous quote, “The value of an idea lies in the using of it.”