Innocentive, the e-cell at International School of Business and Research,Bangalore, in association with National Entrepreneurial Network, hosted the Regional Round of Lock, Stock & Trade 2009 on 3rd October 2009. LST is an annual entrepreneurship event which aims to inspire the younger generation towards entrepreneurship.
What made this year’s LST at ISBR more interesting was the integration of engineering, management, biotechnology and graduate colleges like IIIT-B, Mount Carmel, Welingkar’s, ISB&M, etc. on the same platform. Ten teams, each comprising four students and one mentor from the corporate world participated in this mock IPO. Mr. Phanidra Sani (CEO, RedBus.in), Ms. Sumitra Iyenger (Director, Geodesic Techniques), Mr. Gopal Bengeri (Founder, Taste Buds), Mr. Pavan Soni (Innovation Evangelist, Wipro Ltd.), Col. Srinivasan (Head-Training, Reliance Retail) and a few other reputed names from the corporate mentored the participating teams.
Mr. Karthik, a successful entrepreneur and CEO of 24×7 was the keynote speaker for the event. Mr. Kumud Rajendran (CEO, PPC Worldwide), Mr. Gururaj H. M. (Administration Manager, Concorde Group), Mr. Sathyanarayan (Founder Director, Collabrant), Mr. Miki Kapoor (IBAB) and Ms. Padma Srinivasan (IBS-ICFAI) judged the business plans. This unique event engaged around 400 students, from various colleges ofBangalore, as investors. A team from WE School with their company Unicorn India Food Private Ltd.; became the investors’ choice and SSM RVIM team with their company Virudhaka Pvt. Ltd. got judges’ verdict on their side.Innocentive team worked hard creating this mock IPO at the campus and its resounding success at the end was worth all the sweat and toil.