A team from IIM Bangalore called ‘B Squad’, comprising second-year students of the Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP) Divya Wadhawan, Farhan Ansari and Swapnil Katiyar, has emerged as the global winner of the YES BANK Transformation Series Grand Finale 2018, held recently.
On November 28, 2018, YES BANK Transformation Series, India’s largest case study competition for students from B-schools and tech institutes, hosted the grand finale of its 7th edition in Mumbai.
For the finale, YES BANK partnered with Invest India, the National Investment Promotion and Facilitation Agency of the Government of India to provide the top student teams the challenge statement: ‘Promoting Cross Border E-Commerce for Indian MSME Sector’.
The top 15 teams had presented innovative solutions for Invest India around: how to increase B2C exports from India; initiatives to promote India as a leader in MSME exports, and how Indian MSMEs can further leverage global opportunities. The initiative received more than 30,000 registrations from over 16,000 student teams across the country.
The first runner-up is a team from the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) and the second runner-up is ‘Cryptonite’ from Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management, IIT Bombay.
The cash prize for the winners are INR 5 lakh, 3 lakh and 2 lakh for first, second and third places respectively.
YES BANK had partnered with 12 global leaders for the initial round of the Transformation Series to address India’s urban development challenges – innovators like Adobe, Cisco, Microsoft, Shell, United Nations Development Programme and pioneers like Bigbasket, BookMyShow, Sports Interactive, Urban Ladder and T-Hub.
Congratulating the winning team, in a message to the IIMB Director Professor G Raghuram, Binoj Vasu, Senior President and Chief Learning Officer, YES BANK, said: “The sincere efforts and dedication shown by the IIMB students demonstrate the quality of education and the principles of your esteemed institution. Through such initiatives, we believe that we are in some small way contributing towards national development, as also providing unique opportunities to our student community”.
For the summary of the presentation made by the IIMB team, please visit: https://www.transformationseries.in/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/B-Squad_TS2018.pdf
Divya Wadhawan is a business graduate from Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies (CBS), Delhi University and has work experience in Consulting and HR. Divya had interned with Bain & Co.
Farhan Ansari is a Mechanical Engineering graduate from Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) and had completed his Masters from IIT Delhi. He has work experience in Supply Chain and Procurement. Farhan had interned with Standard Chartered Bank.
Swapnil Katiyar is a Computer Science graduate from Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology Allahabad (MNNIT Allahabad). He has work experience as a Full Stack Software Developer and had interned with HUL-IT Division.