Pitch an IPO

Round 1 results out!

Round 1 Results

The following teams have qualified to the next round

  • Team Secret
  • K&T
  • D-TOP
  • Storyscapers
  • Trailblazers
  • Team
  • Destiny drivers
  • SR Reunited

About the event

The Primary markets have gone abuzz again - be it Snap stealing the show in the States or Dmart's blockbuster IPO in India, the shine is back. Do you have what it takes to pitch an Initial Public Offer that catches the fancy of one and all, from the swanky HNIs to your calculated Retail Investors? If yes, we have the platform for you to launch yourself and get started on your path to glory! IIM Bangalore's Investment Fund in association with ENI brings to you 'IPO-Q', one of the largest IPO pitching competitions of the year.


The competition consists of two rounds as mentioned below:

Round-1: Pre-Eximius

  • Participants are required to give an MCQ based quiz which will test their knowledge about IPOs and valuation.
  • The duration of the quiz could range from 30 mins to 1 hr.
  • Make sure that you have stable internet connection before the start of the competition.
  • Details of the rounds will be sent to the registered candidates on their college e-mail ids.

Round-2: At IIMB Campus

  • 6-8 teams would be shortlisted based on the preliminary eliminator. Teams shall pitch the company‚Äôs public offering to a judge. For preparing the pitch, a prospectus of a company desirous of listing itself will be shared with the finalists. (If there are 2-3 active IPOs during the competition period, each team would be given an option to choose one of the companies to pitch)
  • Teams are expected to present for 10 mins which will be followed by Q&A of 5 mins. Teams are expected to adhere to the timeline.


  • This competition is open to students pursuing undergraduate and postgraduate degree. A maximum of 2 members can form a team. Also, a member can be a part of only one team.
  • A team cannot submit more than one investment presentation.
  • A team can comprise of members from different colleges.


  • 20th July, 2017 (10:30 PM): Round 1
  • 21st July, 2017: Results of Round 1 to be released
  • 6th August, 2017: Final Round takes place at IIM Bangalore Campus and results will be declared on the spot.


1st Prize: INR 10000
2nd Prize: INR 5000

Final Pitch Round Submission Guideline

Register your teams here

For pitch submissions, teams need to email their presentation in ppt/pdf form to investmentfund@iimb.ernet.in

Submissions to be sent on or before: 9:00 PM, 4th August, 2017

In case of any queries, please contact us at investmentfund@iimb.ernet.in

IPO Pitch
  • Not more than 10-slides
  • First slide should contain information about the team & participants
  • The remaining slides should contain the following (This is not exhaustive list):
    • Sector overview
    • Company overview
    • Duration of the investment (Short term or Long term)
    • Target price (based on different valuation techniques)
    • Key risk to your recommendations
  • Submission format: PPT, PDF
  • Naming convention of file: Presentation_TeamName_IPOQ
Deadline will not be extended under any circumstances


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