The events were then kicked off with the first competition, ‘Concept 2 Creative’, organized by MAXI, Marketing Association of XLRI, featured five teams from MDI, MICA, XLRI, S.P. Jain and IIM Ahmedabad. Team Moninjas from XLRI and Team Mastikhor Kids from MDI came first and second respectively, winning a total prize money of Rs. 75, 000. ‘Prometheus’, was organized by the Finance Association of XLRI, FINAX, in partnership with L&T; and was judged by Mr. Sivaraman. Prometheus saw participants from S.P. Jain, IIMC, IIMK, MDI, IIT Bombay, as well as XLRI. The event was won by the team from S. P. Jain which walked away with Rs. 70,000. There was a tie for the second place between the teams from IIT Bombay and IIM-K each winning INR 15,000. Informal events such as were also scheduled, for both visiting participants as well as students of XLRI.

The two-day long event War of Wits saw participation from six teams a two from XLRI and one each from MDI Gurgaon, TISS, SP Jain and VGSOM. The flagship event of Ensemble, Olympians, was also concluded on the second day. The team from MDI Gurgaon, consisting of Abhilash Mohapatra, Akash Bhatia and Vipul Goyal, walked away with the first place and a cash prize of one lakh rupees. The teams from XLRI and IIM Lucknow shared second place. The social event, Ashraya, in which participants had to come up with suggestions on what Self Help Groups of Rajnagar and Gamahria blocks near Jamshedpur could do with the idle funds that they had accumulated over the years. Team Shreyas from XLRI came in first, with the teams from IIM-L and MANAGE tying at second place. XLRIas flagship quiz El Dorado, was hosted by Barry OaBrien. The XLRI team featuring Akhil Mathew and Akshay Rajagopal finished first, winning INR 15,000 while the team finishing second, consisting of Krishnan S and Reju Mathew walked away with INR 10,000.

ABG Boardroom, with a prize of INR 2,50,000 featured one team each from IIMA, IIMB, IIMC, IIML, ISB Hyderabad and XLRI, and tested participants on their business and strategic acumen as well as their knowledge of all business functions. Each of the teams was expected to present their plans on ABGas future growth to a panel of ABG officials. The team from ISB, Hyderabad was adjudged the overall winners. The Entrepreneurship Summit saw Mr Rakesh Mahajan, CEO, Maspar, and Mr Rahul Butalia, CEO, ISEO Chemdis, sharing their knowledge and experiences with students. Mr Amitava Ghosh, Founder and Chairman, Kala Mandir was also present. ‘Samarpan 08’, a Baplan contest was organized by Crescent, the Committee for Research, Strategy, Consulting and Entrepreneurship and featured teams from IIFT Delhi, IIM B, XLRI, XIM Bhubaneshwar, SPJIMR Mumbai and FMS, Delhi. Quest Adventura, organized by the XLRI Nature Club, XLANC, tested participants on parameters including general awareness, analytical skills, endurance, team spirit, and strategy building.

The three day fest saw many informal events such as Sudoku, Pot a pourri, Nukkad, a street play competition and JamMax, an event organized in partnership with Nokia. The festival concluded with the Rock Night, a concert by band Bandish.

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