Tag Archive: entrepreneurship

Jan
25

Solar Energy and Selling Junk – Stories which Started at Meraki

What separates an outstanding startup from an average one? An innovative idea, a strong product, and the ability to create a brand. FIIB’s Meraki is always on the lookout for such entrepreneurs who can see opportunities in problems and passionate enough to build products and brands that have a sustainable competitive advantage. Being innovative takes …

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Jan
24

Practice Ventures – A Spotlight Story On Testing Entrepreneurial Ideas at FIIB

To inculcate the learning’s of entrepreneurship by doing, Udaan Club at FIIB launched a Practice Venture contest in late Oct 2018 inviting students to submit ideas which can be tried at the campus giving them valuable inputs about matching their theory with real life experience of running a venture. The shortlisted team would invest a …

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Jan
23

Driving Entrepreneurial Mindset Among Students – The FIIB Way

Entrepreneurs or not, changing corporate lifestyle and changing business problems demand entrepreneurial skills like risk taking, ownership, analytical decision making in all the managers of today and tomorrow. At FIIB, we realize the importance of entrepreneurial ecosystem early, that is why we introduced  Meraki – FIIB’s B-Plan Competition which is turning 8 this year. We’ve …

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Jan
23

Top B-Plan Competitions in India by Credible B Schools

India being one of the world’s largest provider of management education and with retail industry accounting for over 10 percent of the country’s GDP (Gross Domestic Product), it offers infinite opportunities to young entrepreneurs to pursue their dreams and ambitions of becoming successful entrepreneurs. With entrepreneurial dreams, comes bigger challenges of shaping thoughts and ideas …

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Jan
17

An Entrepreneur’s Quick & Clever Guide To Growth

Peak of Success or Valley of Death? The crucial factor that decides where your startup is headed is the rate of growth – how soon are you able to scale up from a start up. It seems a crazy idea to run a taxi services company without owning a single cab. Crazier even that it …

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Mar
30

Bridging the gaps – How Meraki transformed ideas to execution

The businesses today that are taking the economy by storm were once just somebody’s ideas. The difference between those ideas and accomplishments is a plan to see them through. FIIB’s Meraki is a Business Plan Competition for students who are bold enough to knock the doors for new opportunities. It is organized and conducted by …

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Nov
16

Faculty Speaks: The dangers in ”Who” to hire @ Startups !

“If you have hired for the established and or large firms in the past, in my view, it disqualifies you to hire for a startup unless .. “.  “Beware ! Most folks reduce potential ‘high-impact’ roles into a ‘series of ‘tasks’ to be performed, while few evolve mundane jobs into high-impact roles .. “. I will explain why I say this latter. First, let me …

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Jan
28

Job vs. Business

1)      Most importantly there is no limit to money If you have a job then you will get a fixed monthly salary for your work, which may be increased with “any amount” after a year or two. But when it comes to your own business then there is no limit for money to come in. …

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Jan
28

Meraki- Launch Pad to Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship is the capacity and willingness to develop, organize and manage a business venture along with any of its risks in order to make a profit. Entrepreneurial spirit is characterized by innovation and risk-taking, and is an essential part of a nation’s ability to succeed in an ever changing and increasingly competitive marketplace. Not every individual can become an entrepreneur because certain skills are needed to be that: – Resiliency Focus Investment strategies …

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Feb
01

In conversation with Tania Koshi (Meraki)

I recently had a chat with Tania Koshi from Team Weddings ‘R’ Us representing Fortune Institute of International Business, New Delhi which won the 2nd Place at Meraki 2014. Tania Koshi, who formed Weddings ‘R’ Us- a wedding planning and retail business, shared her journey from putting a plan together to winning Meraki. Excerpts from our conversation …

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