“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” – Albert Einstein.
Recently I had the opportunity to take part in one of a kind training or rather a competition – Campus-Cup Entrepreneurship Training. In my humble opinion, it was uniquely designed to capture students’ interest through out the training by exposing them to real life conditions after starting a new business which was mimicked by a simulation game.
Basic rules of the game: We had to build a business plan for a product and execute it in the first round. Taking into consideration various internal and external factors such as environmental conditions, growing or receding market share, competition by the other teams and finances, we were given a set of activities to perform and change strategies real time to achieve better results in every passing stage. In the last round, we were supposed to make a presentation as a part of an elevator pitch to our investors to persuade them to invest their money in our business. It was a lot more fun than it sounds! Competitive spirit kicked in and it had us brainstorming like real entrepreneurs. By the end of first day all of us were pumped up and looked forward to the second day.
The training was highly educative, captivating and a lot of fun. Also the game hosts were very helpful and kind and not to forget there was good food :D Honestly, I would recommend every single student to take part in it.
Not to break the tradition, here are some pictures from the training :) Excuse my poor photography skills.
My teammates ^_^
The competition hosts
The winning team
The guy who gave an extraordinary speech! :)
Finally us, flaunting our certificates.
Original Post By Ankitha Nagaraj on may 14, 2015