CREST 7.0 Management Fest - Great Lakes Institute of Management - Competitions and Contests for Indian Students

Thursday, 25 January 2018

CREST 7.0 Management Fest - Great Lakes Institute of Management

CREST 7.0 or Palaestra is all set to unveil a fresh pool of talented individuals as they battle it out and earn well-deserved glory and recognition for themselves and their institutions.
CREST is the annual inter B-School festival of Great Lakes Institute of Management, Gurgaon. The festival features an abundance of events and competitions that juxtaposes various spheres of management education such as marketing, finance, operations, strategy and Human Resources.

Great Lakes hosts this event annually at their Gurgaon campus and convenes an esteemed panel of judges for the respective events based on the current theme.

Date: February 15, 2018

The Events are:

1. Innovacia – Turning Your Dreams Into Reality

This event will provide a platform to management students and young entrepreneurs to present and pitch their business ideas. Candidates with entrepreneurial skills will pitch an original business idea to a panel of potential investors, business experts and mentors. Amongst all the entries received, few of the best ideas will get a chance to present in the final round.

Competition Prizes:

First Prize: Rs 30,000 worth
Second Prize: Rs 15,000 worth

Entry and Registration:

Anyone who has an entrepreneurial idea for a start-up company and would like to pitch to a panel of judges for the purpose of possible seed funding , potential prize money, network building and feedback
Submissions can be made individually or in teams (Max 4 Individuals in a team)
The submission of the idea should be in the form of an elevator pitch (Video format – 2 to 3mins)
Each individual or team can only pitch for one idea or concept
The final round of the event will be held at Great Lakes Institute of Management, Gurgaon
Only the members of the selected team may pitch to the panel of judges or answer questions from the judges and/or audience
You will be notified ahead of time if you are or not selected to pitch in the final round


Entries will only be entertained from current students pursuing Graduate/Post Graduate courses from recognised institutes.
The pitched idea or concept must be the original work of the individual or team pitching it
Any idea that classifies as fake, insincere, offensive, immoral, or unethical will be disqualified
The Idea Pitch organizing committee has the sole discretion to disqualify and/or remove any individual or teams for any reason that it seems appropriate before and/or during the pitch competition for violation of any rules

2. Mercatus Arena

• An Online Quiz comprising 20 MCQ’s which will be based on exceptional marketing strategies applied in past
• The duration of the quiz will be 20 minutes

• Qualifying teams would be given a case study to showcase their marketing skills for a real-life like simulated problem, which will be shared via email

• Teams will be asked to present a detailed marketing strategy with presentation which may include creative video/skit for a product or service. They would be evaluated on the basis of overall creativity, presentation skills and effectiveness of solution suggested relevant to the case

• Team Size: 2 to 4 members per team
Students from MBA, PGDM, and PGPM can participate
Students forming a team should be from the same college
• Each team would be given a maximum of 10 minutes to present their strategy to our audience and judges
• In case of any issues, the decision of the Organizers will be final and binding

VENUE: Great Lakes Institute of Management, Gurgaon

3. Extrapolation
It’s all about Patterns!

Analytics is all about asking the right questions. Most of the solutions come by asking the right questions. It’s all about how you ask the right question to the data!! If you ask the right question the data will speak to you. So, ask questions. Show your structured thought process. Be relevant!!! Jump the hoop of providing relevant solutions to business problems!! Real life business problems don’t come with questions!!! It comes with a problem and you need to find the questions and provide a solution to the problem from the data. So, form a team of 2 (Two) and register for Extrapolation – The Analytics event of Great Lakes, Gurgaon.

4. Mergermania

CREST 7.0 unveils ‘Mergermania’, a M&A frenzy event, where you can now know how good is your valuation. You will get the opportunity to get your investment banking pitches judged by esteemed industry experts and seasoned faculty with rich academic and corporate experience. Get the chance of being part of this event by clearing the first hurdle-preliminary quiz on finance.

5. Optimax
Operations management is that part of an organization, which is concerned with the transformation of a range of inputs into an optimal output having a requisite quality level.

An opportunity for students across various B-Schools in India to bring out solutions and suggestions which are Optimax for real-time industry problems and help them achieve operational excellence.

6. Me’lange
This event is designed to test the knowledge in domains of Human Resource Consulting through a set of activities that would include a quiz and a situational analysis.

7. Bulls n Bears
Great Lakes Institute of Management, Gurgaon presents its most coveted event for all stock market enthusiasts. Participants who are allured by the financial markets are the eyes that we need to attract.

8. Samvaad
Tagline: Conversations that matter
Our country boasts of great minds who hold the capability to think and analyse over problems affecting all fields of the society. Do you have it in you to charge up those grey cells and fight for what your opinions and perspectives stand for? Let’s converse, let’s Debate.

3 rounds (including Preliminary round) will be conducted

9. Dexter!

Do you consider yourself the jack of all? Do you love the adrenaline rush through your body in victory? Then you’ve come to the right place. Great Lakes Institute of Management, Gurgaon brings you ‘DEXTER!’, as part of CREST 7.0, a Biz-Quiz that will blow your mind away! Register now to participate and win – overall cash prizes worth up to 13,000/

10. The Wise Pirates
This time the game will be filled with more twist and turns. Compete with other ruthless and clever pirates to be the one who takes the treasure chest home. The event can only be mastered by the team which has a perfect blend of mental and physical strength as you will have to RUN…FIGHT…DECODE to win the ultimate prize. This time it’s about being a pirate, hence, be prepared for more wackier and more thrilling experience… So, guys put on thinking hats and be ready for an experience like never before.

Click here for the details of each event and registration

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