Conquering Conquest 2007

Tan Iris Go shares the excitement of her trip to India to participate in the finals for Conquest 2007. 

The first thing that came to my mind when I learned that we were in the finals for Conquest 2007 in BITS, Pilani was that I was getting the chance to go to India! The more exciting part is getting another stamp on my passport. The chance to fulfill my goal to see at least one new place every year is too exciting. And India sounds quite exotic to me!

The process of how we came to be selected was pretty rigorous. We submitted two business plans, out of which one was selected. The competition saw more than a hundred entries from universities all over. After the cut-down to 40 entries, we were relieved that our business plan, Transtrack, was among the 5 finalists.

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Cerebration 2007: A testimony!

See what Tim Hill from Team INSEAD Entrepreneurs, winners of the Cerebration 2007 case competition, had to say about the experience.

As I settled into my seat on the plane back to France, I had to pinch myself to believe it was true. Four days earlier I had arrived in Singapore with very few preconceptions of what to expect of Cerebration 2007. Perhaps the only thing I was sure of was that we were not going to win. I was even wrong about that – to the astonishment of my teammates and I, we won the final, edging out the team from NUS. My thoughts turned to the future and what I would say if the next generation of INSEAD students asked me about the competition and what to expect?

Firstly I would tell them to expect a fabulously well-organized event from start to finish. Cerebration is a far cry from the haphazard “it’ll-be-alright-on-the-night” style of events commonly seen at business schools. This is a serious competition, carefully planned and executed by a team of students who have clearly invested much time and thought in making sure that the event is a success.

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Cerebration 2007 – Un succès magnifique

The Grand Finals of Cerebration 2007, our semi-finalists, and the results of the penultimate round of the global business case competition.

After months of countless hours of hard work, perspiration and a frenzy of activity, the sun finally dawned on the day of the Grand Finals of Cerebration 2007. The venue aptly chosen for the finalé was the Grand Copthorne Waterfront hotel on the banks of the Singapore river. Historically, Singapore grew around the river so the river became a centre of trade, commerce and finance. Cerebration 2007, with participation from 560+ universities from all continents (barring Antarctica), cannot be any less historic.

Cerebration, hosted by the National University of Singapore’s Business School, is one of the premier business plan competitions in the world. The case sponsors for this year’s event were ThaiExpress, Ron Kaufman’s Up Your Service! College and OSIM. The semi-finalists were the teams from Texas A&M University, Rotterdam School of Management, INSEAD, NUS Business School, Rice University and MIT Sloan. After the semi-finals, all but the teams from MIT Sloan and Texas A&M University managed to secure a place in the ultimate round of the competition.

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NUS Teams Shine in B-Plan Competitions

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New Vistas – Pundrik Prashant (left), Nilesh Borana, Monisha Chugani and Srikanth Sridharan (right)

NUS Business school teams participated in two business plan competitions: Thammasat Asia Moot Corp, and McGinnis Venture Competition 2007.

Asia Moot Corp is the premier intercollegiate business plan competition in the region. The mission of Asia Moot Corp is to foster the entrepreneurial spirit and the ability of future managers in Asia who are receiving business education from the region’s leading business schools.NUS Business school teams participated in two business plan competitions: Thammasat Asia Moot Corp, and McGinnis Venture Competition 2007.

Our team, New Vistas, won the SET Challenge round at Thammasat Asia Moot Corp 2007 in Bangkok. We did not breakthrough to the semi-finals in the normal round up. However, New Vitas came in top during the 3 challenge rounds.

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Winning the llM Calcutta Idea to Implementation 2006

NUS MBA student Srikanth from the winning team of the  i2I IIM Calcutta business plan competition shares about the competition and coming in first place.

Considered one of the biggest business plan competitions in India, idea to Implementation (i2I) is one of the show piece events of IIM Calcutta, and this year was no different. A slew of activities was lined up. In addition to the business plan contest, there were guest talks and workshops conducted by distinguished people from the industry.

The business plan contest attracted 238 executive summaries. Out of these, 40 executive summaries were selected and teams were asked to send their complete business plan. 6business plans were shortlisted and the teams were asked to present their plans on the IIM Calcutta campus.

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