'The Thought Leaders' Conclave at WeSchool,
Feb 22-24,2013

As a school that is constantly adding new dimensions to Business education by promoting a spirit of free-spirited thinking and firing the enthusiasm for entrepreneurship, Prin. Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research  Weschool has launched 'wedvaan' , The Thought Leaders' Conclave to be held between 22-24 Feb 2013. 'wedvaan' is a management festival with a difference; it is a festival of ideas that comprises of unique workshops to promote objectives of free-spirited enquiry and entrepreneurship. As the theme for 'wedvaan' is 'Thought Leadership', it will bring forth different perspectives to Curiosity, Observation and Innovative management practices.

Thought leadership isn't just for individuals. Businesses, whether large and small, want and can be thought leaders. Thought leadership extends from strategic differentiation, a proof point, a demonstration of differentiation. Amid the cacophony of corporate voices, those found to be additive to the dialogue, rather than distracting, can be considered thought leaders. Given our complex world, there are many things that need to be considered, so providing true thought leadership can be as valuable to a brand as the products or services it sells. 'wedvaan' promises to be a unique platform where the events are  designed to address  the emerging unarticulated needs and realities of corporates and society that need  new approaches both in terms of thought as well as action. It will bring together industry leaders, emerging entrepreneurs, visionaries and inquisitive students to lay the foundation for redefining current leadership.

Events like mash-up and Jugaad Live focus on issues that are pain points of today that will provide triggers for innovation for tomorrow, thus highlighting the pivotal needs of today's corporate scenario. All competitions that are unique in design and execution will focus on seeking Innovative excellence in management practices. All of those involved like corporates, students and organizers will have an unmatched involvement and acquaintance through the journey of 'wedvaan'.

is a wonderful platform for the budding Innovators to learn to see constraints not as a destabilizing challenge but as an opportunity to innovate and overcome these very constraints. This management fest with a difference is a manifestation of WeSchool's commitment to adapt design thinking approach in all its endeavours to nurture the global citizen leaders. After all today's discomforts are tomorrow's opportunities and must be taken head on for benefit of all stakeholders in the society.

'Wedvaan - The Thought Leaders' Conclave 'at WeSchool,
22nd-24th Feb 2013

Event flow

22.2. 2013

9.00 -12.00 a.m.

Inaugural function
Panel discussion -"Imagination – The Genesis of Reality"




2.00-8.00 p.m.


a unique entrepreneurship challenge where REAL start-ups with innovative concepts come together with students and  create scalable business plans over an intensive two-day immersive experience where they live, eat and breathe the concept. 


2.00-7.00 p.m.


Where the management skills of individuals are tested by working through different teams and creating a growth strategy for a REAL NGO. 


2.00-6.00 pm.


The pulse of the country beats in its heartlands. There is so much untapped potential in the rural market. Identify an opportunity space from the rural areas and culminate it into a feasible business plan for the urban population.



Game on

A unique and a novel idea designing a contest around the concept of Game theory-which is very widely used today in areas s.a. market economics, computing, evolutionary biology, artificial intelligence, accounting, politics and military theory etc.


6.00-9.00 p.m.

Happy Feet (salsa workshop)



9.00 -11.00 a.m.

Triggers for Design Innovation.

Prof Kaustubh Dhargalkar, Associate Dean and Head –Innowe, shares his dreams, his thoughts and aspirations about innovations and start ups.


9.00-8.00 p.m.

Mark Eat

You choose your menu and your service. We provide the capital. Maximize the profit and give your restaurant the coveted AAA rating. Successfully outstanding six hours and six strategies in Mark –Eat would make a winning team.


11.00 -1.00 p.m.

Young CEOs

 Meet Sanjay Kumaran,10,   CEO and  his brother, Shravan,12,  President  - Go Dimensions. The duo has more applications on Apple's App Store - Alphabet Board, Prayer Planet and Colour Palette. All of them have been downloaded over 10,000 times the world over.


10.00-1.00 p.m.

Jugaad Live

A competition to encourage students to standardise Jugaads into scalable business models. This competition recognizes the outstanding use of Video to tell frugal innovation stories from around the country followed by innovative prototyping. Participants from across the country are invited to submit the iconic video that embodies the spirit of Innovative Ideas. This Competition forms a showcase for Students and provides valuable exposure and a prestigious opportunity to explore frugal engineering ideas.


2.00-5.00 p.m


An initiative to lure Mumbai's working class towards a fitter lifestyle is the need of the hour. While Mumbai does care about its health what it really needs is innovative ways to stay fit regardless of its hectic and demanding lifestyle.




2.00- 8.00 p.m.


Mashup continues


2.00-8.00 p.m.


Samarth continues


2.00-7.00 p.m.




8.00-1.00 p.m.


Samarth continues


9.00 -11.00 a.m.

Decoding the Dabbawalas

Mumbai Dabbawalas share their management strategy ,the secrets behind  of their success


10.00-6.00 p.m.

My Board,
My Rules

 This event is conceptualized to test creativity of B-School students by letting them create a Brand New Board Game with rules created by them. The participating teams belonging to management schools from all over India would design their own board game, which would be judged by a famous Board Game Company. IF the idea proposed by the winning team is feasible and original then the company has the option of buying the idea from the team and manufacturing the game. The winner shall receive a certificate as well as a monetary reward from the Company.


12.00 -200pm


Madhavi Sthalekar





The Senate

An open- ended DEBATE, designed in the format of Indian Parliament looking at insights and solutions to discuss the trends of Indian economy in future.



Battle of Bands

A scintillating evening filled with music and fun

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Source: By E-mail (February 5, 2013)

Published on IndianMBA.com on February 5, 2013


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