In this ever competing life of a budding manager, every minute is valued. Be it submitting a project report or sealing a deal with your business plan. Tapmi-Atharva has given a platform that instills the same in the minds of the students. In their intra-TAPMI B-Plan event “Sambhavana” you get 10 minutes to convince your judges how worthy your business plan is. Students’ hard work and creativity for many a days comes down to these ten minutes. It’s a make or break decision! One winner will get a chance to enter into the grand finale of the oldest and the most stimulating national B-School competition – “Sankalp”. Let’s gather some insights about Sambhavana 2015.

This year “Sambhavana” had six shortlisted teams – five from PGP1 and one from PGP2. The event was graced by judges Prof. Rajiv Shah and Prof. Sudeep Kumar – members of the faculty who are also experts in the domain of business plan analysis. The team from PGP2 was “Team Salt Mango Tree” comprising of Swapna, Ranjit and Arun. The teams from PGP1 were “Team NaMo” comprising of Shivam, Peush and Devang; “Straw hat Crew” which included of Sriram, Ravitheja and Teja; “Victorious Agents” having Abhishek and Ravi; “By 2 Coffee” with Aditya and Natesh and “Team Flavor” comprising of Aparna and Shreya.

In the two and half hour battle, every team got 20 minutes. Ten minutes to propose and explain their B-Plan and next ten minutes to sustain their plan from the array of questions by judges and audience. The Q&A round exceeding ten minutes for every team was a proof that it wasn’t a less arduous task. Teams not only had to answer the questions but also needed to make sure that the judges and the audience were convinced by the same.

Each team presented a unique idea which tickled the gray cells of every listener. The amount of hard work they put in was clearly visible from their thought processes, presentations and explanations. Each team had ideas from varied domains allowing their creative wings to explore. “Team Namo” presented an interesting app “Hello Doctor” through which a patient can reach a remote doctor while “Straw Hat Crew” presented an app for the trekkers. “Victorious Agents” presented their plan of starting a Skydiving firm “SkyFall Goa” and “By 2 Coffee” presented “Z-Axis” a 3-D printing business service module. “Team Flavor” added desi flavor by an idea of an online portal for handicrafts across the country while “Salt Mango Tree” presented a business model about facility management.

Everyone came out of the room becoming a bit extra knowledgeable and leaving the judges for the daunting task ahead. Now, it is a real tough challenge for the judges to select one team that would qualify for the finals. Participants cross their fingers as the results are awaited.

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