SIBM (Symbiosis Institute of Business Management) in Pune also a startup hub

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Pune, 28th October 2021: Students who pursue MBA (Master of Business Administration) aspire for lucrative job opportunities and hence only a few take the entrepreneurial plunge.  But SIBM Pune, not only creates leaders for the corporate work but helps successful entrepreneurs of tomorrow to nurture their startups. The academic year for the MBA(I&E) batch of 2020-2022 will end only in April 2022 but there are 20 + startups which are already operating successfully and have positive cash flows!


Sharing his views Dr R Raman Director SIBM Pune stated “SIBM Pune’s MBA(I&E) programmes supports students in creating their startups. Every year we have more than two dozen successful startups from SIBM Pune and the Symbiosis Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (SCEI) supports to incubate early-stage manufacturing/ technology / healthcare start-ups that demonstrate ability to innovate, create new products and services to solve real world problems”


Akhil Singhal’ Technotreon Intellectual Ventures, Sahil Kanodia’s Sports Mania, Amya Madan’s ÉCRIVONS, Arushi Tanwar’s Blinz, Kalyanakrishnan Iyer’s OneLifeExperiences, Manish Chintala’s Scratch Pad Labs,  Yogesh Mehra’s pagalPUNtee, Mehek Solanki’s Shosha, Ninaad Achalkar’s Swayam Care, Apurv Barot’s Asteroid Motors, Parv Badjatiya’s Surtaru Impex, Kaustuv Ghosh’s Spill the Tee,Varun Narula’s SKILT, Arjun VV & Sakhi Chaudhry’s The Artisans of India, Nikita Pawar’s Tropically,  Kashika Kumar & Zainab Hasan’s MoodBite, Gandhali Bhat’s Yani are a few startups which also have their web presence  ( and  Sainand Sopte’s Mudita Enterprises, Sushree Sagarika Mohanty’s Mi Casa and  Riya Bansal’s Now Home Xpress (NHX) will soon have their web presence.


The student startup is in a varied domain including Intellectual Property, Retail, Publishing, Handwriting Analysis, Restaurants and mobile food service, E-Commerce, Ed-Tech, E-Commerce, Health-Tech, Designs and manufactures Electric Motor vehicles, Renewable Energy products, Clothing/ Apparels etc.


There are very few Indian B Schools which offer an MBA combining innovation and entrepreneurship and SIBM Pune is one such premier Indian B School which offers an MBA (Innovation and Entrepreneurship) programme and many students launch their startup while pursuing their MBA(I&E)” shares Dr C P Gupta – Programme in-charge of MBA(I&E) at SIBM Pune. Speaking about the successful creation of entrepreneurs, Mr.Arjun Panchal, a Startup Mentor at SIBM Pune shared “Launching innovative initiatives which can help students pursuing their MBA(I&E) is a way of life at SIBM Pune. We are have the next set of new initiatives for 2021- 2022 like Social Entrepreneurship Podcast, Networking Nexu , Skill Up which add tremendous value to help entrepreneurs”