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ALUMNI CONNECT: Workshop on Startups by Mr. Rupesh Mor, Co-founder, Managing Director, Billfree Labs Pvt. Ltd.

The IME department was proud to play host to an alumnus of its MBA Programme, Mr. Rupesh Mor, Founder and Managing Director of Bill Free Labs Private Limited. Mr. Mor was accompanied by his colleague Mr. Akash Agarwal, Co-Founder of Bill Free Labs. A Class of 2005 management graduate from the department, Mr. Mor shared with the gathering his entrepreneurial journey before MBA and beyond, filled with snippets ranging from small initial ventures to larger fishes that he chases with an effervescent approach now. Starting out young, he recollected his first business of renting out comic books and selling ice candies as a middle school student – a venture which is still operating some 20 years hence. From humble beginnings, he has moved towards bigger and better things, reflected in his successful journey in wide ranging fields from management consulting to being a founder of multiple startups. He has now chosen to try and build solutions for the retail commerce market with his latest startup, Bill Free Labs. In words of Mr. Mor himself, the Bill Free mobile application, which is the flagship product of the startup, presents a unique proposition for its users with automated management of bills and records for further purview, laying special emphasis on their organization and recall. Mr. Mor went about explaining his product further, peppering the discourse with the occasional humorous anecdote about his journey and the challenges he faced in development of his new product. Post the discussion, he and Mr. Agarwal led a brainstorming session along with the current 1st year batch of MBA students, considering the case of Bill Free Labs and the ways of improving market penetration for consumers as well as the retail merchants. The students presented innovative solutions which were well appreciated by the team bringing the meet to an end with momentous applause!


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