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DCB Joins Hands with BITS Pilani for 'Conquest 2015'

Bangalore: A new generation private sector bank, DCB teams up with BITS Pilani to organize the international startup conclave, ‘Conquest 2015’ in Bangalore. It will feature approximately 35 entrepreneurs, mentors, angel investors and venture capitalists.
Through the event, the budding entrepreneurs will gain much a momentum to launch their business conception and form a company. This platform will additionally arrange mentoring sessions and will help in networking with the potential investors. Conquest 2015 comprises of sundry segments such as technology and e-Commerce. This event has already recorded over 1500 registrations which include participants from abroad, while only 50 teams could make it to the final list. Only 12 teams participated in the Bangalore leg. In additament to the incubation, mentoring and IP filing, the mentors also advised them on fundraising, revenue model, hiring, branding & marketing, up-scaling and technology. The launch of the event also witnessed a few eminent figures from industry who include Murali Natrajan – MD & CEO, DCB Bank; J.K. Vishwanath – Chief Credit Officer, DCB Bank; Anant Vidur – Venture Capitalist, Bessemer Capital; Sujoy Chaudhary – Sales Strategy, Practo and Anuradha – Chief Internal Auditor, DCB Bank.
DCB (formerly kenned as Development Credit Bank) is a scheduled commercial bank regulated by the Reserve Bank of India. Founded in 1930 through a merger of Ismailia Co-operative Bank and Masalawala Co-operative Bank in Mumbai, the bank currently owns 157 branches across 17 states and two Union Territories. It DCB’s customers include Retail, Micro-SME, SME, Mid-Corporate, Microfinance Institutions (MFI), Agriculture and Regime, Public Sector, Non-banking Financial Companies (NBFC) and many more.
Speaking about the event, Murali M. Natrajan, CEO & MD, DCB Bank, explicated, “We are inspired by grit and ardency in entrepreneurship and impressed with the puerile aptitude from BITS, Pilani. The Bank and Conquest 2015 genuinely share the vibe. DCB Bank is delectated to be the playground for raw entrepreneurship and proud to be associated with BITS Pilani”.
Established in 1964, Birla Institute of Technology (BITS) is a deemed university that comprises 15 academic departments fixates on undergraduate inculcation in engineering and sciences. It is one of the best private engineering institutes of India.
“The replication to Conquest 2015 has been authentically astounding. We would relish to earnestly thank DCB Bank and our sponsors for support and encouragement,” concluded Srikanth Garimela, CEO, Conquest 2015.

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