The Retail Club is a pioneering initiative instituted in 2007 by students of the Indian Business School (ISB) to enable a forward-looking interaction with the industry and to create an understanding of the management skills required in this exciting sector. Retail is one of the fastest growing industries, with organized retail expected to grow at an annual rate of 35%. To sustain this high growth, the industry will need access to top quality management talent. Premier business schools like ISB can play a pivotal role in providing such talent to the industry. In the past, the retail club has organized various events and workshops that have allowed students to network with the industry. From speaker sessions by esteemed panelists such as Kishore Biyani (MD,Future Group), Siva Kumar (Chief Executive, ITC Ltd –Agri Business), to P2P workshops, the retail club members have got a taste of the industry inside out - brick-and-mortar to e-commerce to logistics management.
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Hosted AMAs with Ankur Warikoo (Founder, Nearbuy) 6 Tarun Davda (MD, Matrix Partners India) on functional aspects of company building & Indian VC ecosystem.
Conducted p2p session with 2 e-commerce founders within our cohort. Hosted 3 founders from YCombinator who covered learnings from their respective industries and from the YC program.
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