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LIBA, TiE Chennai launch Business Plan Competition

Loyola Institute of Business Administration (LIBA) and
The Indus Entrepreneurs, Chennai (TiE-Chennai) are organizing a Pan-India Business Plan Competition. IDG Ventures India is sponsoring the event.

Apart from prizes worth Rs. 8 lakhs worth, the event offers funding and mentorship opportunities.

Significant dates:
Closure of Registration: Sep 23, '08
Last date of submission of Executive Summary: Sep 26, '08
Last date of submission of detailed Business Plan: Oct 24, '08
Last Date for submission of Final Presentation: Nov 19, '08
Final Presentation: Nov 21, '08
For more information, visit the competition page on the LIBA web site at http://www.liba.edu/bpc/index.php or email queries.bpc@liba.edu

"Swifter, Higher and Stronger!" - By Sanjay Anandaram

The 2008 Beijing Olympic Games would has just begun with 10,500 athletes participating in 28 sports and 302 events for personal and national glory.

The Indian contingent consists of only 57 athletes representing the dreams of a country with over a billion people! With the Indian hockey team failing to qualify for the Olympics for the first time, the Indian contingent will compete in shooting, track and field, boxing, archery, tennis, wrestling, rowing, table tennis and badminton. For the first time, interestingly enough, India’s medal hopes rest not on a team sport like hockey but individual sports like shooting and boxing. Our national game has been reduced to becoming an inconsequential non-entity on the world stage.

There are lessons from the Olympics that entrepreneurs will do well to keep in mind.

First, creating and sustaining a winning team is very different from being an individual superstar. Team work requires shared beliefs and goals, planning, understanding of individual r…

Top Investors from General Atlantic, UTI Ventures & Baring PE join Speaker Roster at IT Services

Sunil Kolangara of UTI Ventures; Abhay Havaldar of General Atlantic; Subbu Subramaniam of Baring Private Equity and Dev Raman of Tricolor India will be the investor speakers at IT Services & BPO Connect '08 (IB Connect).

IB Connect is a conference that brings together investors, entrepreneurs and top executives in the IT Services & BPO sectors to network, discuss and share best practices. The 2008 edition, to be held on August 28 at Mumbai, aims to review current trends and explore new opportunities.

Here is the latest speakers at the conference:

Aparup Sengupta, CEO, Aegis BPO
Nitin Shah, CMD, Allied Digital
Subbu Subramaniam, Partner, Baring Private Equity
Salil Parekh, Executive Chairman, Capgemini India
Akshaya Bhargava, CEO, Fulcrum Group
Abhay Havaldar, Managing Director, General Atlantic
Partha De Sarkar, CEO, HTMT Global
Srinath Batni, Director, Infosys
Rajesh Jain, Director, KPMG
Niteen Tulpule, Director, KPMG
Raj Chatterjea, Director-M&A, Motilal Oswal
Shailesh Shah, Chief…

Are the Best Years of Outsourcing Behind Us? Find out from Top Investors & Industry Executives

Spooked by the appreciating rupee, stock markets punished IT Services and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) companies in 2007 - even while stocks in other sectors were booming. Private Equity and Venture Capital investments in outsourcing companies have also declined 50% in the first half of 2008 compared to H1 '07.

All of which prompts the question: are the best years of Indian outsourcing companies behind us? At IT Services & BPO Connect '08 (IB Connect), leading industry executives and top investors will discuss this and other crucial questions facing Indian outsourcing.

Speakers at the conference include:
Aparup Sengupta, CEO, Aegis BPO
Nitin Shah, CMD, Allied Digital
Subbu Subramaniam, Partner, Baring Private Equity
Salil Parekh, Executive Chairman, Capgemini India
Akshaya Bhargava, CEO, Fulcrum Group
Partha De Sarkar, CEO, HTMT Global
Srinath Batni, Director, Infosys
Rajesh Jain, Director, KPMG
Niteen Tulpule, Director, KPMG
Raj Chatterjea, Director-M&A, Motilal Oswal
Sha…