EPGP students of IIM Bangalore witnessed a mix of passion and business sense when Nearbuy CEO, Ankur Warikoo delivered his address as a part of the EPGP seminar series. Mr. Warikoo, spoke about the growing Internet Start-up ecosystem in India, on 4th May, as a part of the seminar series organized by the students of the Executive Post Graduate Program (EPGP) in Management (one-year full time MBA) of IIM Bangalore at the institute premises.
In his address, Mr. Warikoo elaborated on how the decisions he made over the years have influenced his life. Referring to successful entrepreneurs like Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates and Elon Musk, he said, “There is no absolute standard of success. I feel these successful individuals try to determine what success is every day.” Speaking about perseverance, the Young Entrepreneur said, “Giving up should never be an option. We can never get too comfortable with failure.” He concluded by exhorting the EPGP students to make the most of the opportunity they have by being at a premier business school like IIM Bangalore.
It is noteworthy that Mr. Warikoo is an Internet entrepreneur and Angel Investor based in India. He is the Co-founder and CEO of nearbuy (formerly Groupon India). He was the venture partner behind Rocket Internet Gmbh which supports internet start-ups in more than 20 countries. He was a co-founder at Accentium Web and a management consultant at A.T Kearney. He holds MS degree in Astro Physics from Michigan State and is an Alum of ISB Hyderabad. He has multiple Awards to his name including “Fortune India 40 under 40”.
The students actively participated in the interaction session that followed the address. The session seemed to instil a sense of entrepreneurship among the business students. The program witnessed the participation of a large number of students and faculty of the institute.