La Conquista 2023, the annual intercollegiate business fest hosted by SDA Bocconi Asia Center was a huge success with staggering 8000 registrations and 400K+ digital impressions. La Conquista 2023 featured 10 competitions from various fields, each presenting real-world cases and challenges. After several rounds of competitions online, 100+ finalists from prestigious institutions such as IIMs, IITs, NITs, SP Jain, XLRI, and others competed on the campus at SDA Bocconi Asia Center on 13 August 2023. The event’s theme, “Chasing Dreams, Creating Empires,” ignited the entrepreneurial spirit and spurred innovative thinking among attendees. The title sponsor for the fest was Dhan, Fashion partner-Gofynd, DNA360, Beunic, INCR, Energy Partner-Monster, and Zuvih.
The day commenced with an insightful panel discussion on ‘Brand Building in India’s D2C Era.’ The panelists, included Mr. Anurag Kedia, Co-founder of Pilgrim, Sreeraman Mohan Girija, Co-founder of Fynd, Amit Sarda, Co-founder of Soulflower, and Jahan Peston James, Co-founder of Bombay Hemp Company who shared their invaluable insights into brand building. Their stories and expertise shed light on the challenges and opportunities in the Direct-to-Consumer (D2C) landscape thereby inspiring the audience.
Following the enlightening panel discussion, the participants engaged in networking and discussions which was followed by the final round of competitions. La Conquista 2023 featured an impressive lineup of ten competitions, each designed to test and showcase different aspects of business acumen:
1. Innofin – Finance Competition in association with the E-Cell and Finance Club of SDA Bocconi Asia Center provided an exhilarating and immersive event that combined entrepreneurship and finance in the dynamic world of Fintech. The Fintech Innovators Challenge was a platform for students to showcase their knowledge, creativity, and business acumen while exploring the exciting realm of financial technology.
2. Luxfued – Luxury Business Competition took the participants on a transformative journey, learning alongside the brightest minds from across India, engaging with industry veterans, and gaining an intimate glimpse into the captivating world of Cartier.
3. Markethon – Marketing Competition in collaboration with Lovechild by Masaba offered a unique opportunity for the marketing enthusiasts to showcase their talent, strategic thinking, and innovative ideas.
4. Consultech – Consulting and Business Tech Competition in association with The Consulting Club and The Business Technology Club of SDABAC for all aspiring consultants, tech enthusiasts, and problem-solving geniuses.
5. Opswizards – An exhilarating operations competition brought by the GenOps Club of SDA Bocconi Asia Center. It was a thrilling and thought-provoking experience that put the participants’ knowledge of Operations and Supply Chain to the test while challenging them to unleash their innovative and creative problem-solving abilities. This competition was designed to ignite their imagination through three engaging rounds.
6. HRythm – An electrifying HR competition that challenged participants to showcase their HR expertise and creativity. With three dynamic rounds, including a thrilling quiz,
revamping employer branding, and delivering a captivating pre-placement talk, HRythm
pushed boundaries. The competition aimed to identify individuals who possess a deep
understanding of HR practices and could adapt to the latest industry trends. HRythm not
only provided a platform for HR enthusiasts to demonstrate their skills but also helped them gain exposure to real-world HR scenarios and receive feedback from experienced HR professionals.
7. Photobiz – A photography competition that challenged participants to capture the essence of entrepreneurship and innovation.
8. Filmybusiness – A filmmaking competition that challenged participants to create a short film on the theme of entrepreneurship and innovation.
9. Impact Quest – A social entrepreneurship competition that challenged participants to come up with innovative solutions to social problems.
10. Sportivo – A sports management competition that challenged participants to showcase their skills in sports management.
La Conquista 2023 was a great platform for students to showcase their skills and knowledge in various fields of business. The event was a huge success, and we look forward to hosting La Conquista 2024, making it bigger and better!