The best investment you can make is in yourself! Entrepreneurs know this fact well, and are ever-willing to risk all that they have to change the world. To further this spirit of entrepreneurship among students across India, Nurture Talent Academy in association with ‘Confluence – International Business Summit of IIM Ahmedabad’, is conducting a series of workshops titled ‘Idea to Execution’. The 2-day training sessions will be held across 50 colleges during August and September, and students will get a chance to learn how to generate ideas, make business plans, start a venture, manage finance and launch their products in the market followed by taking part in the ‘Masterplan Business Plan Contest’. The Grand Finale of Masterplan will be held at IIM Ahmedabad from 30 November – 2 December 2012.
Amit Grover, Founder of ‘Nurture Talent Academy’, who is himself an IIT – IIM alumnus, said, “We aim to give participating students a real experience on entrepreneurship through practical, live and interactive workshops. They will be able to learn in teams and also get a chance to interact with successful entrepreneurs and investors, while giving shape to their ideas.”
The Confluence team aims to make Masterplan, business plan contest of Confluence, a grand event with the vision to have a significant impact on the entrepreneurship eco-system in India. The shortlisted teams will get a chance to win cash prizes, receive media recognition and coverage, attracting investors and incubation opportunities. The theme for this year’s Confluence is `Changing Winds; New Paradigms for leadership’. Promoting the spirit of entrepreneurship among young minds is one of the focus areas this year.
About Confluence – International Business Summit of IIM Ahmedabad
Confluence, held in November every year, is one of the largest international business summits in Asia hosted by a B-School. Each year during Confluence, the campus is host to several eminent speakers from the industry and academia including the likes of Ratan Tata, Mukesh Ambani, Lord Meghnath Desai, Kiran Karnik, Dr. Rakesh Sharma, JM Lyngdoh and Prof. Dipak Jain among others.
About Masterplan – Flagship Business Plan Contest of Confluence
Masterplan, the flagship event of Confluence, is arguably the biggest business plan contest in the Indian sub-continent. Masterplan aims to provide a supreme platform to bring young entrepreneur’s ideas to the world. Over the years, Masterplan has sought to bring to fore business ideas from diverse fields. Carrying the tradition forward, Masterplan-2012 will endeavor to scout innovative yet practicable ideas shaped into implementable business plans from across the country.
About Nurture Talent Academy
Nurture Talent Academy is India’s 1st institute for training entrepreneurs. Founded by Amit Grover, an IIT-IIM alumnus, it has trained over 10000+ students, professionals and startups across 68 cities. The company’s objective is to enable 1000 ventures to start and generate 20000 jobs in next 3-5 years. Registration link is available on www.nurturetalent.com/confluenceiima