Applications of Blockchain beyond Finance

After the financial crisis of 2008, there have been many digital developments which promised to transform the financial sector for better, but none have gained as much momentum as Blockchain. The distributed ledger technology, most commonly associated with the cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, updates transactions, contracts and agreements in real time in …

The only way of resurrecting Indian startup sector

The start-up experimentation in India is now reaching a point where its results are getting increasingly obvious to us all. Start-up format, with all its great success stories and institutional support is no longer looking like a way forward for the young entrepreneur desirous of striking out. Looking at the …

Is FinTech the next disruption in the finance industry?

A flurry of startups combining cutting-edge technology and finance is all set to uproot the finance industry   After the financial crisis of 2007-08, everyone aimed at making finance safer. A revolution is under way with the advent of technology in finance, making it secure for taxpayers and better for …

It’s not just you, it’s all of us

In term 4 (first term of PGP2) at IIM Ahmedabad, we had a course called ‘Entrepreneurial Mindset’. The emphasis laid during the course as well as in general management education on ‘thinking like an entrepreneur’ made me dig a bit deeper into what factors truly help create entrepreneurs. Austrian Sociologist …

How to Start a Start up : Sanjiv Bikhchandani

“How many of you daydream?” Sanjeev Bikhchandani looked quizzically around the room filled with students and faculty members. He surveyed the sea of faces and notes only 7-8 raised hands. He loved to daydream, he said: when he was 10, he dreamt of a world of arc lights as Rajesh …

Entrepreneurship at IIMA

Entrepreneurship. Valuations. Venture Capitalists. Exits. One cannot escape the buzzwords these days. Reflecting the soaring startup environment in the country, IIMA has seen a distinct push towards inculcating and encouraging an entrepreneurial attitude in the student body, and providing substantive support to aspiring entrepreneurs. Integral to this are the institutions …

Why not entrepreneurship?  

Passion, People, Perseverance, Positivity – these are the 4 P’s one must have to be a social entrepreneur according to Ankit Kumar. One might have several doubts and questions in mind about starting one’s own venture. Ankit Kumar tried to address some of these worries through the story of his …

Startup Weekend kicks off at IIM Ahmedabad

Startup Weekend along with ENTRE club, IIMA, conducted the first chapter of Startup Weekend, the global entrepreneurship event, in Ahmedabad from March 1- 3. True to its motto, the event was “No Talk. All Action” throughout the 54 hours. The Ahmedabad chapter turned out to be the biggest one in …

Entrepreneurship Fair 2010

The Placement Committee of IIM Ahmedabad is organizing Entrepreneurship Fair 2010 on 7th November 2010. IIM Ahmedabad has always been at the forefront of promoting the spirit of entrepreneurship amongst its students. This event will be a networking forum for students and start-ups, after which students may express interest in …

Lessons from a Mountaineer @ IIMA

Mr. Atul Karwal, who became the first IPS officer from India to climb the Mt. Everest, enthralled the students of IIMA by sharing his experiences from the monumental adventure. In a session organized by IIMA’s Entrepreneurship Club on Friday, he also gave some valuable lessons in life through some truly …