CIE - Centre for Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Centre for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (CIE) at FIIB is an endeavor to create a sustainable ecosystem to promote innovation and entrepreneurship within the FIIB community. Founded in 2012, CIE FIIB works to nurture entrepreneurial mindset and skillset for students; provide mentoring and networking to enable the FIIB community to mature their ideas into successful ventures and establish a strong entrepreneurship program to promote innovation-based ideas and ventures. CIE conducts several events, seminars, and workshops both for students of and beyond FIIB to cultivate this entrepreneurial spirit.

Upcoming Key Events

  • Mentorship Series: CIE organizes mentorship series wherein the students can interact and get guidance from the industry experts, startup founders, and entrepreneurs.
  • E-Speaker Series: CIE strives to bring brilliant minds from the business and start-up arena to share their entrepreneurial acumen with the students. The purpose is to encourage free conversations regarding the real-life challenges in entrepreneurial ventures being faced by founders and entrepreneurs in different sectors.
  • Alumni Spotlight Series: CIE organizes this series to promote entrepreneurial orientation and behavior towards business amongst the students and to motivate them for the same. FIIB Alumni share the ‘What, How and Why’, the challenges, the learnings, and the triumphs about their journey as an Entrepreneur.
  • Meraki 2021: Meraki is the annual B-Plan competition. Every year the competition sees a large number of entries from across the top B-Schools and undergraduate institutes of the country. The event is judged by VCs, angel investors, and serves as an excellent opportunity for students to dig deep into the world of entrepreneurship.
  • Elevator Pitch Competition: CIE conducts mock Elevator Pitch Competitions amongst its community to give them a feel of actual pitching in the future. The competition sees great participation and exciting prizes!
  • Innovation & Entrepreneurship Workshop Series: CIE organizes series of workshops and training sessions for its community on business plan development, legal issues, government policies, and support, business financial model, etc.
  • Design Thinking Workshop: CIE organizes DT workshops every year to enable the participants to adopt it as a way of life and develop a solution-oriented mind.
  • Brand Accelerator: CIE provides an opportunity to learn innovative branding methods, blogging, vlogging, etc. as part of this initiative.

Past Highlights

  • Meraki 2020- Annual Business Plan Competition witnessed a heart-warming response with a huge number of registrations and submission of business plans from various colleges across the country. Out of these, 13 Teams qualified for the final round where each team presented its business plan to an eminent jury panel comprising top entrepreneurs and VC’s of India. Visit for more details. Visit http://meraki.fiib.edu.in/ for more details.
  • The FIIB CIE has successfully partnered with Wommenovator (with support of MSME ministry and UN women) as an Academic Partner and organized W-Talk where eminent speakers came to campus to interact with students. Visit https://www.facebook.com/FIIBIndia for more details.
  • As an initiative to encourage students, successful FIIB Alumni like Mr. Amit Ranjan, Founder of Medtravels, Mr. Rahul Puri, Founder, Agency Reporter were called as a part of Alumni Spotlight Series to share their experiences as an entrepreneur with students.
  • Business Plan Workshop Series in collaboration with Ingenious Faces was organized to train and mentor students on business plan development, financial model, etc.
  • Apart from these, students participated in various external events like NATHealth Startup Summit, IXI Summit, Google Build For India Summit, National Entrepreneurship Network, etc.

Testimonials

‘I feel very delighted to share and feel thankful that I was a part of CIE at FIIB that gave an opportunity to voice out my business idea in front of the eminent angel investors. I made sure to utilize this opportunity very well for further operations of my startup.’ -Rashi Rathore, Student, FIIB & Contestant Google Build for India Summit

‘CIE is a great platform to showcase our ideas, the Meraki judges’ feedback was very constructive and business-oriented, it was a great experience.’ - Siddharth Nair, Meraki Winner, IISC Bangalore

‘CIE at FIIB in collaboration with Wommenovator provided an opportunity to learn and be motivated by amazing WOMEN TALKers and Speakers.’ - Tripti Somani, Founder, Wommenovator.

‘Participating in Meraki has been a great experience and winning feels great always. In both the years, the judges’ panel comprised of serial entrepreneurs and investors whose feedback was of immense value to us. That’s actually worth a lot more.’ - Yashash, Meraki Winner & Co-Founder, Gamezop.

‘I am really impressed with the way business plans have become better each year, increasing self-reliance around entrepreneurship and diversity in participation. The process FIIB’s CIE follows to shortlist top Business Plans is rigorous. CIE Meraki is a great platform for all the young entrepreneurs.’ - Manish Kheterpal, Meraki Judge & Founder, WaterBridge Ventures

‘I have been associated with FIIB CIE for eight years and every year the quality of business plans is getting better and better and highly detailed. You have a good idea, you will get the capital.’ - Amit Khosla, Meraki Judge & Founder Valtrust Capital.

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