Coalescence a Fest for budding Entrepreneurs by K.K. Birla Goa Campus at Goa on 5-6 September 2015

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Coalescence, Fest for budding Entrepreneurs, K.K. Birla Goa Campus, Goa, 5-6 September 2015

Fest Name: Coalescence

Fest Type: Fest for budding Entrepreneurs

Organised By: BITS Pilani, K.K. Birla Goa Campus, Goa

Fest Date: September 5-6, 2015

Fest Details: Coalescence: Inspire. Ideate. Innovate

A summit which calls out to the young entrepreneurs to showcase their ideas and execution plans on a global stage.
To aid BITS Pilani’s long term mission to create self capable young talent, BITS Pilani Goa Campus is proud to present Coalescence: Inspire. Ideate . Innovate.
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In coalescence 2015 we bring you an event like no other, kindling the qualities present in every one of us. this is a platform that allows the buds to see the sun, an opportunity for the leaders of tomorrow, to learn from the leaders of today. it’s a 2 day extravaganza, a creative hybrid of hands-on workshops, a conference to share stories, zealous competitions and much more. we invite you to be a part of this unique and gripping experience.
It also offers the incentives of bringing your idea to execution through the opportunity to get seed funding and mentorship from associate incubators.

What is happening in Coalescence ’15?

A.C.T (The Conference) – A.C.T stands for Aspire. Create. Transform. At Coalescence we wish to let the future Zuckerbergs of the country learn from the current ones. A conference that brings together people that have challenged the stereotypes and changed them, people who had the courage to do something, to change something, to make an impact. Some of our past speakers include:

1.      Alok Shetty, Architect, Innovator and Founder, Bhumiputra Group
2.      Biswa Kalyan Rath, Engineer and Standup Comedian
3.      Vijay Anand, The Startup Guy
4.      Kunal Shah, Founder, Freecharge
5.      Dr. Pawan Agarwal, CEO, Mumbai Dabbawala Association
6.      Sanjay Nath, Co-Founder, Blume Ventures
7.      Ritesh Agarwal, Thiel Fellow and Founder, OYO Rooms

Novatia (The B-Plan Competition) – Novatia is the premier B-Plan competition of India where top-notch innovators are given an opportunity to present their business models to a panel of experts from various industries. Novatia has 2 categories: Social and Enterprise. The participants are screened in 3 stages.
•       Round 1 invites applications in the format of Executive Summaries from various startups from all over the country. These applications are then shortlisted by our partner incubators/accelerators
•       Round 2 invites a complete Business Plan from the startups that are selected from Round 1. The top 20-25 teams among them are again screened by our partner incubators/accelerators.
•       These 20 teams receive a month long mentorship period with mentors from one of our partners to improve and curate their business plans further. Then these teams are invited to Coalescence to present their Business Plans in front of a panel of experts from various fields. Finally 2 teams from each category are declared winners.
Past References –
•       Last year, Novatia saw participation of over 200 teams from all over India.
•       Participants were from colleges as reputed as IIMs and IITs.
•       The winners received cash prize of INR 150,000.
•       All the finalists have the opportunity to get funded upto INR 2 million.
•       Partner incubators/accelerators included the likes of CIBA, MyDea Ventures, Seedfund, TiE, TLabs, Collabrant Incubators etc.
Coalescence, Fest for budding Entrepreneurs, K.K. Birla Goa Campus, Goa, 5-6 September 2015
Hackathon – A hackathon is being conducted in this edition of Coalescence in association with HackerEarth. It will consist of 3-4 problems of various difficulties to be solved in a particular time period. It will be conducted on the platform of HackerEarth. Top 3 winners will be awarded cash prize and other goodies.

Workshops – The first steps in shaping an idea are gaining the required knowledge and have a know-how of the field. To do the same, Coalescence organizes a series of workshops aimed at helping upcoming leaders keep an edge. Some of the workshops we had are:

•       Art of elevator pitching
•       Finance of startups
•       Small business simulations
•       Principles of supply chain management

Events – Aimed to provide real life simulation of entrepreneurial challenges to the thinkers of tomorrow, Coalescence organizes events for the brightest minds to meet up and evince themselves. In the last edition, some of the events in this segment were:

•       Last Entrepreneur Standing – An event that brings out the best in an entrepreneur through creative ideation
•       Bid n Barter – A business game that sharpens your negotiation skills
•       Beer Game – An interactive game that teaches you the principles of supply chain management
•       Bluechip Beatdown – An event that involves hands on interaction with customers in real time market scenario
•       Startup Expo – (Will send the details later)
•       Networking Dinner – A dinner that brings together the entire community, speakers, mentors, future entrepreneurs. A completely open interaction aimed at providing an opportunity to interact/discuss/debate/learn from some of the most experienced and accomplished people in Indian Startup Ecosystem.

For more details visit

Address & contact details:

Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani – Goa, NH 17B Bypass Road, Zuarinagar, Sancoale, Goa – 403726


Mobile: 9763205617



Cultural Fest, WAVES 2013, K K Birla Goa Campus, Goa, October 2013

Fest name: WAVES 2013
Fest type: Cultural Fest
Organized by: K K Birla Goa Campus
Important dates:
Fest Date – October 2013

Fest details: Waves, Annual Social and Cultural Fest of the BITS Pilani, K K Birla Goa Campus, will present its 2013 edition from the 26th to the 28th of October (tentative). This year, Waves will be honoring the theme and tagline of Hit the Rewind, is going to be organized on an even larger scale, with ongoing talks of several international performances, a distinguished platter of exotic professional workshops, acclaimed creative studios, celebrities and experts in line to judge the various events. We also promise to come alive this year with a host of informals, exhibitions and stalls, for just about anyone in the fest looking to have the time of their lives.
Since its onset in the year 2005, Waves, the annual cultural fest of BITS Goa has escalated to new horizons every year with its eclectic mix of mind-boggling events. The footfall has been on an upward trend, with colleges coming in from every corner of the country. Waves has witnessed some of the most talented stars of the country, with Vidya Balan, VJ Bani, Anu Hasan being a few. With the previous editions having seen performances by Parikrama, DJ Suketu, Thermal and a quarter, KK, Raeth, Something Relevant, Agam and Kailash Kher, Waves 2012 had a huge task to accomplish, which they not only lived upto, but easily surpassed. Going international for the first time, Waves 2012-Relive the Streets witnessed Dead Letter Circus and Strings, both of who gave sensational performances. BITS Goa was the first to host the much-awaited Sunburn Campus with performances by DJ Nikhil and DJ Pearl. The big 4 of the fest are Natyanjali: the art of dance, Mr. and Ms. Waves: The eternal search for the X-factor, Sea Rock: Rocking the nation right off its feet with its celebration of music and FashP: the fashion parade where models stride right into your heart with fiery elegance and panache. Along with the big 4, a plethora of other events that are equally enticing include Dance Duo, Nukkad Natak, JAM, art events like Blind Art and Panorama, Quizzes, Wall Street fete, Showdown, Silence of the Amps and much more. With workshops like 3-D art, BBoying and Digital Matte painting beckon you with their irresistible offer you can’t say no to. After soaring to unmapped heights, and astounding a great many minds, Waves reverts back to its humble origin, and does a tribute to its journey, with Waves 2013 ‘Hit the Rewind’. A journey along which it encountered ambition, desperation, tears, faith, dilemmas, success, and finally love. Trying to go bigger and better, Waves 2013 surely has a lot in store for all.
Address & contact details:
BITS Pilani, K K Birla Goa Campus, Goa
Mobile: 08806858588

Ecofilm Festival, TEFF 2014, K. K. Birla Goa Campus, Goa, January 31 – February 01 2014

Fest name: TEFF 2014
Fest type: Ecofilm Festival
Organized by: K. K. Birla Goa Campus
Important dates:
Fest Date – January 31 – February 01, 2014

Fest details: In the environmental history of India, films have not been considered an effective medium to represent our environment and to bring about change. Digital technology has made it handy for anyone with a camera to document environmental issues, eco communities and ecological interrelationships in their respective regions. However, though there are telling and compelling environmental stories and perspectives that individuals have documented, there are very few venues for them to be screened, viewed and appreciated. Goa, being an ecological hub of Western India known for its diverse terrains and aesthetic waterscapes and landscapes, makes the ideal location for ecofilm makers, activists and students to convene and share their work and thoughts. TEFF is a beginning to a promising eco networking era and is certain to strengthen over the years.
Address & contact details:
Department of Humanities, BITS-Pilani, K. K. Birla Goa Campus, Zuari Nagar, Goa – 403726
Mobile: 0 8322580397, 0 8975297188