IIT Kanpur to Organize International Business & Entrepreneurship Festival, 'Megabucks 2009'
Conceptualised by the pioneer batch of IIT Kanpur in 2000, Megabucks is one of the biggest business and entrepreneurship festivals of the country in terms of success, participation and budget.
With personalities like Mr. Myron Scholes (Nobel Laureate, Economics), Mr. Narayan Murthy, Mr. Sanjeev Sinha (Director, UBS Japan) giving talks, workshops by organizations like NSE and NCDEX, international conferences on current issues, twelve diverse competitions, and huge prize money, Megabucks gives a global platform for young leaders of tomorrow to interact with the big-wigs of the corporate and the academic world, to bring forth their ideas, to learn from the best in the business, to participate, or to just celebrate the spirit of Entrepreneurship.
Last year, Megabucks saw total participation of 8,000 students from more than 80 technical and 40 business schools. The event receives regular participation not only from prestigious Indian institutes like IIMs, XLRI, SP Jain, IITs, but also from internationally renowned universities like Stanford, Purdue, Chicago University, McMaster University, Canada and National University of Singapore.
This year, Megabucks takes a quantam leap forward with the scale, the participation and the prizes of the events bigger than ever before.
# 'iDeas' is today one of the largest Business Plan Contest with cash prize money of INR 2.5 Lakhs.
# With cases and judges coming from top-notch firms like Xerox, Technopak, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Avaya Labs, 'Battlefield' is the largest Case Study Competition in the country.
# The Online Trading Competition, 'Bulls & Bears' will be hosted on KheloStocks.com, the virtual trading portal this year.
# Apart from all this, 25 happening start-ups would be giving presentations in front of eminent Venture Capitalists as a part of 'Impresario'.