The second iteration of InQube, a national business quiz, business case, and simulation competition organised by Shiv Nadar Institution of Eminence’s School of Management and Entrepreneurship, has come to a close. InQube was a complex tournament that brought together more than 3,000 teams from more than 50 Indian locations in order to find, challenge, connect, and reward India’s undergraduate young brains.
The final round of the competition took place from September 9–11, 2022. The winning teams received monetary awards totaling Rs 5 lakh.
The winners, Anvit Reddy and Anand R from IIT-Madras, said, “We are extremely happy that we participated in InQube, and the competition was tough right to the last round. We are truly thankful for the hospitality shown to us by the Shiv Nadar Institution of Eminence, and we will urge others to participate and gain the learning experience that InQube has provided us.”
The main guest during the Grand Finale was Roshni Nadar Malhotra, Trustee of the Shiv Nadar Foundation and Chairperson of HCL Technologies. She praised the entrepreneurial spirit displayed by the competing teams while congratulating the victors.
Dr Ananya Mukherjee, Vice-Chancellor, Shiv Nadar Institution of Eminence, said, “Fostering an innovative and entrepreneurial culture and nurturing leadership is at the very core of our institution’s philosophy. The spirit of entrepreneurship aligns closely with India’s young demographic-a dynamic segment that is always questioning the status quo, is not risk averse and is always open to challenges. As an institution of eminence, our endeavour was to bring together this group of young minds who share these values, and this led to us launching InQube-an initiative to help students transform into promising entrepreneurs.”
InQube is a multifaceted competition that was created especially for undergraduate students in order to help them discover and ignite their entrepreneurial zeal. It was first held in 2021. All enrolled participants were invited to take part in the first round, which was conducted online. The top 100 teams then advanced to the online quiz known as the cluster round, where the top two teams from each cluster were chosen to compete in the national quarterfinals (held in-person).
The top three teams from each of the 12 zones were chosen to compete in the business case and simulation on campus as well as the national semifinals. Venky Srinivasan, CEO and co-founder of Nexus Consulting, hosted the grand finale, which featured the top six teams from the semi-finals.