Xpressions '16 | The Annual Cultural Fest of XIMB


Maven is a national level case study based competition organized by CONSTRAT – The Consulting and Strategy Consortium of XIMB that brings together the best brains from across the country's finest business schools.
Eligibility: Each team participating in this contest should consist of full time MBA students only with 2 members from the same institute. Xpressions ID is mandatory to register for Maven.
The contest will be conducted in TWO phases:

Phase 1:
Phase 1 is an online based quiz round that will test the skills of the participating teams and their ability to answer questions accurately under paucity of time.
The Rules are as follows:
  • 1. This is an elimination round.
  • 2. All the teams should be ready with all registration details before the quiz begins.
  • 3. The link for Google form of question and response would be available sharp at 11:00pm on 31st Oct 2016, on the Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/Constrat.XIMB/
  • 4. The quiz will start at 11:00pm on 31st October 2016 and will consist of 25 questions which are to be answered in 30 minutes.
  • 5. The Google form doesn’t support auto-save feature. Hence kindly ensure to hit the “SUBMIT” button at the end of the quiz.
  • 6. The top 20 teams with the maximum number of correct answers will be selected for the next round. In case of a tie, MAVEN team would consider the time of submission on first come first basis.

All qualifying teams will be intimated about further details and results via email and our Facebook page after Round 1. Phase 2:
The top 20 teams will be shortlisted and then a case study will be sent to those teams. The teams shall analyse the case and then send their solutions.
Solutions should be in the form of presentation (.ppt or .pptx) only (maximum 10 slides excluding team introduction and Thank you slide). Any relevant excel sheet or required documents should be embedded in the presentation slides.
Top 6 teams will then be selected to present their ideas to a panel of industry experts/faculty at XIMB during Xpressions in order to be crowned 'The Maven'.
  • 1. The teams which qualify to Phase 2 would be given a case study on a pre-specified date.
  • 2. They will have to submit the solution within the stipulated time.
  • 3. Date of presentation at XIMB campus would be intimated later to selected participants.
Each submission will be reviewed and judged according to:

  •  The feasibility of the idea in the current/immediate context.
  •  The degree of creativity and innovation in the basic opportunity definition and business
  • concept.
  •  Appropriateness of the strategy for exploiting the opportunity.
  • 1. Each team should consist of 2 members only. No individual can be a member of more than one team and no team can submit multiple entries.
  • 2. Deadline for registering for Maven is 31st October 2016, 20:00 Hrs.
  • 3. Participants should stick to the time limit mentioned and any non-adherence to the same
  • will lead to disqualification.
  • 4. Steps for registering for Maven’16 are:
    Step 1: Register yourself on the following link and get a unique Xpressions ID http://www.ximbxpressions.com/>
    Step 2: Fill the google doc to complete the registration process https://goo.gl/forms/z30CPzhYBLLzyXHZ2>
Event Date
Registration starts 26th Oct 16
Registration ends 08:00pm, 31st Oct 16
Online Quiz 11:00pm, 31st Oct 16
Results of Quiz 01st Nov 16
Case study to top 20 teams 01st Nov 16/td>
Deadline for case study submission 11:59pm, 06th Nov 16
Shortlisting of top 6 teams 07th Nov 16
Presentation at XIMB 11th – 13th Nov 16 (Final Date would be intimated later)