Its indeed a pleasure to inform one and all, that Questerra, part of Exventure International LLP, founded by entrepreneurs, Rishabh Manot & Harsh Sanklecha has topped the class for the year 2018-19. The CCBP programme in its 6th year and a flagship programme of the IIM-A at the IMDC Campus in Ahmedabad in a rigorous 6 month programme tailored to suit creative and cultural businesses in the country. The applicants are selected from a pool of hundreds applicants from around the country which include various creative and cultural businesses including change makers and even artisans taking Indian art & craft to the next level, some of whom are supported by various corporate. The applicants go through a rigorous selection procedure to be inducted to the programme. They then undergo 6 months of transformational coaching to get their business ideas and plans analysed and perfected over a series of In campus learning modules and lectures. They are then asked to work on their BMC (business model canvas) and implementation plans while being coached on various aspects of strategic planning and execution phases in the programme. The module includes elements from behavioral economics, design thinking, story telling, inclusive marketing, specialty communication among others.
The modules are taken by various thought leading professors of IIM-A and the corporate & creative worlds of advertising, media, fashion, hand-looms, handicrafts, tourism and others. The candidates are then encouraged to experiment with their business plans, ideas & strategies. After going through intense discussions and presentations, the candidates present to a grand jury of industry professionals. This years jury consisted of industry stalwarts like Bandana Tiwari (independent writer, ex Vogue), Shefali Vasdev (Voice of fashion) , Hari Nair (HolidayIQ) Shammy Joseph (ex Nike) etc.
The top 6 were shortlisted by the expert panel which included companies in the creative and cultural domain with a special significance on promotion on Indianess. Questerra walked away wit the top honours at the graduation which was attended by the industry’s finest and a pop up display of everyone’s products and services.
Questerra designs educational and inspirational travel packages for the travelers that are hungry for inspiration, networking & growth both personally and professionally. Questerra was earlier also awarded as one of the top 5 startups in India at an award ceremony in London felicitated by Mr. Anil Agarwal, chairman of the Vedanta Group.
Questerra is in the product validation stage and already has revenues of over a crore in under 10 months of operations. Questerra is based in Bangalore , India and a marketing office in NJ, USA.