Tell us about your ideas and you just might get the mentorship of the best business minds of the world to take your idea from concept to commercialisation..
We take this opportunity to invite you to participate in ‘The Future is Here’, Chapter-2’, a unique business plan competition for every student to show case their ideas and get mentored by the best of the best mentors from across world’s top business schools. The first chapter of TFiH, where mentors from each of the top 10 B-Schools in India mentored UG and High-School students in leadership and management, was a huge success. This year TFiH is going global with mentors from top global business schools coming together to guide the participants. This is an incredible opportunity not just for students who plan to do an MBA or get into entrepreneurship later, but also for students who would like to be social entrepreneurs or researchers looking to solve the problems of the future.
THIS YEAR'S TOPIC:
Undoing Humandency: Preventing the unprecedented and yet seemingly inevitable future where humans become redundant as technology takes over.
The success of humans as the most dominant species on the planet can be attributed to its quest for efficiency. Low input and high output has been the defining mantra of our success so far. With our ingenuity, we have made the ‘impossible’, something improbable to comprehend. There is nothing that is not within our reach. And now with success in quantum computing and AI, the impossible is only a statistical figure defined by ‘it’s only a matter of time’.
Today we make our lives more comfortable with all pervading technologies that not just affect our physical lives, but have a deep effect on our psyche. From IoT to Social Media, from industrial automation to classroom e-learning, and from Google’s Duplex in CRM to driverless automobiles, we see a world we have long anticipated where machines takeover our homes and work, for our comfort, is almost here. As a consequence, our quest for efficiency is increasingly making most human action in many areas unproductive and redundant. A snowballing problem of plenty (of human resource) which we procrastinated on addressing, leaving it for another time in the future, that time in the future is here.
To address these known issues and come up with thought provoking solutions to potential future concerns, is what the ‘Future is Here- Chapter 2’ contest seeks to indulge the youth in. Students can choose a context of their choice or may choose from the following:
1- HR Management
7- Real estate
Students may choose any other field if they feel so. The above are only indicators.
The event will proceed over 3 stages through 3 months. Put your best foot forward and compete with participating teams from 4 continents.
To be selected to stage-2, participants need to submit their idea in a 1 page format. Please note:
1- Font size: Min 10
2- Font type: Preferably Times New Roman or Arial
3- Submission may include texts, pictures, flowcharts, etc. Anything to make the concept more easily comprehensible.
TEAM FORMATION GUIDELINES:
1- Students need to form teams of 4-6.
2- Teams with more diversity will get bonus points on a scale of 20. The diversity parameters will include:
a) Gender diversity
b) Year/Batch diversity (Mix of 3 batches is optimal for graduation students)
c) Course diversity (Graduation students, Masters students and High school students can form teams together)
d) College diversity (Teams with members of 2 or more colleges get additional points)
e) Team members can be from any background as long as they are currently students or graduated in 2018
A team can still participate without following any of the above parameters.
The teams will be scored on a scale of 80 :
1- 50% weightage to scores assigned by Team JAG and Mentors
2- 50% weightage to scores assigned as per public voting. There will be no restriction on who can vote.
At this stage, your plan's future financials are not mandatory. The concept and way ahead to execution and how it will impact the future is what is needed to be presented. Anything more is bonus and welcome.
Prizes worth Rs 1,00,000/- to be won.
Mentorship from top business school candidates...Priceless.
( Prizes will be in the form of Cash and Educational vouchers; Teams may choose to donate their cash prizes to Charitable or organizations for the underprivileged)
Submission deadline: 15th November 2018
TFiH C2 was managed by XIMAHR, students community of Xavier's University, Bhubaneswar.
Participation was open to all students from any stream, any course and any country.
The teams qualifying for the second round will be guided by the mentors
Hear about the latest trends and career options from the best young minds worldover
Bijay is a strong professional with an MBA focused in General Management from IIM Ahmedabad. He is working as a Corporate Strategist at Mindtree Consulting and has climbed the corporate ladder of success in a very short time because of his intelligence and dedication. Even the smallest of details cannot miss his eyes, and he has a great understanding of human psychology. Bijay knows his work and is very good at mentoring and helping students because of his patient listening capabilities. In his free time, he goes hiking, traveling or binge-watching documentaries. A great asset to JAG Educate and to people who have come in touch with him.
With over 4 years of experience in construction and real estate business, Luis knew his MBA at the prestigious London Business School would take him to the big league. He has worked as a Project Manager with Blinderman Construction, based out of Chicago and other main cities in the US. He is an avid sports fan and fervent ambassador of the Spanish culture. Luis was on the board of the Chicago Tri Club, the largest triathlon club in Chicago, as well as the VP of Operations at PEC, the largest Spanish networking association in Chicago. He was also involved with Back on My Feet, an organization to help the homeless through running. A very humble person, who is always ready to share his experience and knowledge.
Not many would opt against an under-graduate studies at LSR, but Sulovna did, and took the last flight out to SMU that year. She graduated Summa Cum Laude and is working with Goldman Sachs (Singapore) currently. She is a globe trotter and a disciplined 'bucket list' annihilator. Her recent efforts with 'Hopes and Smiles', an online aggregator of organisations for underprivileged children, and philanthropic individuals, passionate donors, corporates (CSR) and colleges' student committees for social voluntary work is a great step towards bringing people together to achieve more societal equity. She is a wonderful mentor and an inspiration for many.
Ranbir comes from IIM Bangalore and has over 3 years of work experience in Coal India. A Mechanical Engineer from NIT, he has mixed it well with his passion for table tennis and photography. He has been a part of various societies during his undergraduate days and an active member of a technical and social initiative society. A soft-spoken individual who is always as cool as a cucumber.
Ann is a supernova of positivism. Although she follows a lifestyle based on minimalism, her desire to do more for others is what drives this high performing heathcare enthusiast. With a strong background in IT consulting, she now shifts her focus and wants to bring about a change in how we live, so we live better and healthier, through her initiative in 'Pranik Healing'. Don't we all need that now more than ever, especially in this super-digital world.
All-rounder will be an understatement for Prakash, who comes from ISB Hyderabad (GMAT 740/800) and NIT Rourkela( Gold Medalist). With over 4 years of experience in one of India’s largest steel plants, TATA Steel, Prakash became the youngest Senior Manager at TATA Steel Kalinganagar. He has been the President and co-founder of various clubs, such as AASRA, SAE, Alumni Relations Body, among other, during his undergraduate days. This is not it, he even has a patent to his name for his invention of the automated gupchup machine. An excellent orator, Prakash is fond of exploring new places and is the best at what he does.
KP is a true all-rounder, who has excelled in academics and extra-curriculars. It is interesting to note that despite his inclination towards non-academic activities, KP secured 100 percentile in the verbal section of CAT (99.86 percentile overall). He has 2 years of work experience at Bajaj Auto Limited. He has won accolades in football, table tennis, lawn tennis, and cricket. During his undergraduate days, KP was one of the founding members of American Society of Mechanical Engineers, NIT Rourkela, and an active member of SAE NIT Rourkela Chapter, Black Mamba Racing team, among others. KP has a great sense of humour and is fun to be around.
Preejit, NIT Suratkal alum and a Darden School of Business student, is an experienced Application Specific Integrated Circuit Engineer with a demonstrated history of working in the Computer Hardware industry. He has 5 years of experience with NVIDIA Graphics Pvt Ltd working on processor memory controller design for AI and self-driving applications. Winner of Tom Engibous Prize, which was established by Texas Instruments, Preejit has aced exams such as GMAT (770/800) and TOEFL (118/120). Preejit loves to read books and play football and is an active volunteer at "The Ugly Indian." He likes to mentor MBA aspirants and is very calm, composed, and patient when he handles queries from people.