Budding Entrepreneur Program

BEP is one-of-a-kind accelerator program aimed at fostering entrepreneurship talent among participants and providing them with a holistic overview of the start-up ecosystem. The program will entail an array of curated sessions including but not limited to speaker sessions, fireside chats, product demonstrations by start-ups, panel discussions, and networking connects catering to diverse fields in business, technology, and management. The 3-day program will provide participants with a unique opportunity to learn and interact with the stalwarts of the entrepreneurship community.

Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (IIMB) has been one of the pioneers in the country trying to build the entrepreneurship & start-up ecosystem through the internationally acclaimed N S Raghavan Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning (NSRCEL) and Entrepreneurship and Innovation Cell (EnI). NSRCEL, IIMB's start-up hub incubator centre, provides incubation opportunities for early-stage start-ups and also acts as a platform for interacting with industry mentors, eminent academicians, and researchers. Every year IIMB hosts Eximius, India's largest Entrepreneurship & Innovation Summit, to promote the spirit of entrepreneurship among the youth of the country. This year, Eximius will be hosted at IIM Bangalore during Aug 9-11, 2019. As part of Eximius this year, we are proud to launch the first edition of the Budding Entrepreneur Programme (BEP).


All the participants of BEP shall be eligible for certification by IIM Bangalore Eximius as per below eligibility criteria:

  • Basic: Attendance in min. of 8 and max. of 9 sessions
  • Intermediate: Attendance in min. of 10 and max. of 11 sessions
  • Advanced: Attendance in more than 12 sessions

Session Overview

  • Each session would be approximately one hour long.
  • Each participant will be free to choose the sessions they wish to attend (depending on their interests). More details including the detailed agenda and logistics will be shared with the registered participants closer to the event date. 

Program Fees

The registration fee for the BEP program is INR 750 per participant. The fees include access to all BEP sessions and a complimentary pass for Cultural Night to be held during the BEP program.


For those in need of accommodation, you can avail the same at the IIM Bangalore campus. To know more and reserve, please refer to:

Session Themes

  • Venture Capital
  • Lean Startup
  • Pitching & Funding
  • Innovative & Co-creation
  • Customer Experience
  • Design Thinking
  • Product Design & Strategy
  • Digital Transformation
  • Digital Marketing
  • Analytics & Business Intelligence
  • Public Policy
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Future Outlook (sector specific sessions)


  • FinTech
  • HealthTech
  • Media & Communication
  • Consulting/Professional Services
  • Travel & Hospitality
  • Consumer & Lifestyle
  • Food & Beverages
  • Retail
  • Logistics
  • Social
  • Government


  • Dr. Montek Singh Alhuwalia | Padma Vibhushan Awardee | Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission of India
  • Kris Gopalakrishnan | Padma Bhushan Awardee | Co-founder, Infosys | Chairman, Axilor Ventures
  • Avnish Sabharwal | Managing Director, Accenture Ventures & Open Innovation
  • Hitesh Oberoi | Co-Promoter, MD & CEO, Info Edge Ltd (Naukri/99acres/shiksha/jeevansathi)
  • Sahil Barua | Co-Founder, Delhivery
  • Vipul Parekh | Co-Founder, Big Basket
  • Amarendra Sahu | Co-Founder, Nestaway
  • Ritesh Malik | CEO, Innov8 | Forbes Under 30 Asia | Fortune 40 Under 40
  • Sanjiv Singhal | Founder & COO, Scripbox
  • Shanti Mohan | CEO, LetsVenture
  • Karan Shroff | Head of Brand Marketing, Xiaomi India


  • Satyaki Raghunath | Chief Strategy & Development Officer, Bangalore International Airport Limited
  • Sanjay Suri | CTO & CPO, Nykaa
  • Vaishnavi Reddy | Co-Founder, | Founder & CEO, Origin UI/UX Studio |Former Designer, Madura Fashion Lifestyle
  • Vineeta Singh | CEO, SUGAR Cosmetics | Co-founder, FAB BAG
  • Ankit Aggarwal | Founder & CEO, Dare2Compete
  • Deepak Ravindran | CEO, The Pirate Fund | CEO, LookUp, | CEO, Innoz
  • Vandana Sharma | Ex-AVP, Myntra | Woman Icon Asia Pacific 2017 BERG Singapore | TEDx Speaker
  • Anoj Vishwanathan | CEO, Milaap
  • Abhishek Humbad, CEO, Goodera
  • Savi and Vid | Co-founders, Bruised Passports

    **More speakers from diverse backgrounds & experience will be added shortly

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