26thth June, 2024, Bengaluru: Students of IIM Bangalore’s two-year full time MBA programmes: Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP) and Post Graduate Programme in Business Analytics (PGPBA), will host the annual entrepreneurship summit, ‘Eximius 2024’, on 6 and 7 July 2024, themed on ‘Ideate to Elevate’. In partnership with NSRCEL, Eximius 2024 promises to be a landmark event with founders, VCs, budding entrepreneurs, innovators, students and start-up enthusiasts from around the country.

The 17th edition of Eximius will showcase a series of speaker sessions featuring business leaders, including those from the entrepreneurial ecosystem. Some of the speakers include Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, Chairperson and Managing Director, Biocon; Kris Gopalakrishnan, Co-founder, Infosys; Prajakta Koli, Influencer and Actor; Rajiv Srivatsa, Co-founder, Urban Ladder; Hemant Soreng, IIMB alum, Founder, Rustik Travel; and Yamini Bhat, Co-founder & CEO, Vymo and many more.

Prominent events of Eximius 2024:

Young Entrepreneur Program: A prestigious 2-day immersive experience specially curated for aspiring entrepreneurs. The event is an opportunity to learn from reputable IIMB faculty, VC leaders, experienced entrepreneurs and industry experts.

7th edition of Pitcher Perfect: A ‘Shark Tank’ model, which enables shortlisted startups and student founders to pitch their business ideas to a panel of India’s leading VC firms, such as 100X, Antler, Eagle 10, Capital A and many more. With past event runs seeing a funding of up to ₹1.5 crores, entrepreneurs will gain critical feedback, mentorship and unparalleled opportunities for funding.

24th edition of BzzWings: A legacy business plan competition specifically designed for student founders and early-stage startups. This event provides an opportunity for 2000+ participants to present their business plans to a panel of judges, receive mentorship, and each winner gets incubation opportunities worth ₹5 Lakhs from NSRCEL

Startup Expo: A vibrant exhibition showcasing latest innovations and entrepreneurial ventures. The expo provides a platform for startups to display their products and services, network with industry experts, allot live projects to the best of minds and attract potential investors.

30+ competitions: Eximius will be hosting national-level case competitions with an overall prize pool worth ₹15 Lakh+ including incubation opportunities with NSRCEL.