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  • January 25, 2017 XLRI Jamshedpur takes TUP 2.0 crown The winner of The Ultimate Pitch 2.0 (TUP 2.0) is Shaurya Sharma, student of the 2015-17 batch of XLRI Jamshedpur. Shaurya’s winning pitch was ‘EvidenceMe’, an innovation around social awareness and IT. He won Rs.3 lakh cash, a LYF smartphone, mentorship from ‘The Gennext Innovation Hub’ and an opportunity to visit the Jamnagar refinery.

The Ultimate Pitch

The Ultimate Pitch (TUP) is a unique platform for Indian students to showcase their entrepreneurial skills. Students from top business schools across the country compete to present a viable business idea which is judged by a panel comprising members of senior leadership teams of Reliance Industries Limited. The winning teams have, apart from attractive career opportunities, rewards and recognition coming their way.

TUP 3.0

The Ultimate Pitch (TUP) 3.0 was a massive success! In the third season of TUP, 25 finalist teams from 40 top Business Schools in India showcased their entrepreneurial mind-set by presenting their most innovative ideas at the Grand Finale event at Reliance Corporate Park (RCP).

This hat trick journey of success began on December 8, 2017, with a series of “Startup2Success Sessions” organized at the B-schools followed by Campus Finals and culminating with the Grand Finale on February 13 and 14, 2018.

On February 13, the day began with an introduction to the RIL Way of Life and an immersive tour for the finalists across the RCP campus. They were taken around the various employee facilities and were given a showcase of the Jio GenNext Hub, Jio technologies, and Reliance Foundation. Following the tour, the teams participated in interactive sessions with our leaders B Srinivasan, Ashwani Prashara, Vipul Shah, Saurabh Sancheti, and Subramaniam V.

The next day, the finalists pitched their ideas to our TUP jury members comprising eminent industry stalwarts Aditi Pany, Gerard Denazelle, Ashwani Prashara and V Subramaniam, who are also part of the Reliance Leadership. The ideas pitched included those on augmented reality in the education sector, an aggregator for fulfilling short-term needs of borrowers, an analyst-driven sports platform connecting players with selectors and audiences, and an indoor countertop gardening system.

In what was the most significant experience during TUP, the finalists had an interaction with RIL Chairman and MD Mukesh D Ambani, who expressed his immense belief in the potential of India’s youth and shared his personal mantras of success as an entrepreneur. Hital R Meswani inspired participants to believe in the power of ideas to create change across diverse business and social challenges.

The day culminated with the announcement of the winners of the third season of TUP:

  • • The first-place winner was Team Yoddhas from SCMHRD Pune, who pitched an offering called Poshan – a Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF) service to treat Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM).
  • • At runner-up was Team Neuron from IIM Ahmedabad, who pitched the idea for machine learning and data analysis to customise a student’s learning process based on individual learning states.
  • • Team AsaanGlow from NMIMS Mumbai won a special award for the idea of an indoor gardening system with a line of hydroponic countertop gardens.

The TUP 3.0 winners receive prize money, a chance to visit the world’s largest refinery, a mentorship opportunity with Reliance GenNext Hub and an opportunity to work at Reliance!

TUP 2.0

The second season of ‘The Ultimate Pitch’ TUP 2.0 began in November 2016 and saw participation from 30 top B-Schools of the country.

At the Grand Finale held on January 25, 2017, again had 12 finalist teams which delivered their pitches to an internal jury comprising members of senior leadership teams at Reliance.

A wide range of ideas came up… from operation-oriented ones in areas such as education, solar energy used to power cars, online tailoring services, food, mobile app, busflix entertainment, Vehicle Customization on Hybrid Platform, Mentoring for students, Foosball league, and many more.

The winner was team ‘Backyard Groove’ from XLRI Jamshedpur, represented by Shaurya Sharma, with a pitch for an app for live recording and reporting of unlawful incidents. The runner-up was Team ICCSP comprising Abhijeet Mishra, Apoorv Mittal, Vivek Kumar and Yellamati Rahul Sundeep, from IIM Indore whose pitch was for an integrated campus management platform.

TUP 1.0

The first season of TUP 1.0 began in January 2016 and saw 12 teams from 16 premiere B-Schools, including IIM Ahmedabad, SP Jain Institute of Management Research (SPJIMR), Mumbai, and National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE), Mumbai to name a few, battle it out in the final round.

At the Grand Finale held at the Reliance Corporate Park in Navi Mumbai on March 4, 2016, the finalists competed for Rs 2.5 lakh in prize money, mentorship from ‘The Gennext Innovation Hub’, an opportunity to fly in a Reliance-owned private jet to RIL’s refinery at Jamnagar, apart from LYF smartphone devices.

The three-member team comprising Dhruvin Gosar, Naman Khanna and Kushal Agarwal from S P Jain, Mumbai, won TUP 1.0 for their pitch for ‘Doctor Next Door’ (DND). NITIE, Mumbai, team of Alekh Lambat and Gopal Sharma came a close second.

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  • As a summer intern, I was excited to join Jio, a Reliance startup. I could not have imagined beforehand the kind of exposure I received, to the inner workings of the business during my two-month internship. My experience here resonates with Reliance’s Ownership Mindset. For this, I have my team members, other colleagues, my mentor, and my managers to thank. On completion of my internship, I joined Jio. What I love most about being here as a professional is that I learn something new every day.

    Pawnita Malhotra
    • Pawnita Malhotra
    • From IIM, Indore
    • Summer Intern 2014, Management Trainee 2015
  • I had a great experience during my internship at Reliance. Not only did I get to work on my assigned projects but also got the opportunity to be involved in Operations and Processes where I learnt a lot about the HR function. This enriched my learning experience, truly! I consider myself extremely fortunate to have worked with a supportive mentor and in a team that helped me at every step.

    Prachi Gera
    • Prachi Gera
    • From MDI, Gurgaon
    • Summer Intern 2015, Management Trainee 2016
  • When you seek, you learn! At Reliance, I learnt to look for reasons to do things instead of looking for reasons why they could not be done. My mentors emphasized the importance of autonomy and all our team members offered their unconditional support. My opinion was sought in every team meeting, and some of my suggestions were included in projects that took shape!

    Ankita Sharma
    • Ankita Sharma
    • From MDI, Gurgaon
    • Summer Intern 2015, Management Trainee 2016
  • My summer internship was with the Research & Development - Planning & Strategy team of the Hydrocarbon business. I was anxious about how I would fare since I did not have a strong background in finance. But, with the expert guidance from the senior leaders in the R&D team, all my fears proved to be unfounded.

    Over the course of my interactions with the seniors, I developed a keen interest in two more areas: R&D project selection & prioritization; and R&D Value demonstration. At the end of my two-month internship, I had already worked on three business projects and had been to the world’s largest refinery at Jamnagar.

    The internship taught me how to challenge myself, to look beyond what is obvious and go the extra mile to achieve the extra-ordinary. I am proud to be a part of the R&D team at Reliance today.

    Adhnan Rasheed
    • Adhnan Rasheed
    • From IIM, Kozhikode
    • Summer Intern 2014, Management Trainee 2015
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  • As a summer intern, I was excited to join Jio, a Reliance startup. I could not have imagined beforehand the kind of exposure I received, to the inner workings of the business during my two-month internship. My experience here resonates with Reliance’s Ownership Mindset. For this, I have my team members, other colleagues, my mentor, and my managers to thank. On completion of my internship, I joined Jio. What I love most about being here as a professional is that I learn something new every day.

    Pawnita Malhotra
    • Pawnita Malhotra
    • From IIM, Indore
    • Summer Intern 2014, Management Trainee 2015
  • I had a great experience during my internship at Reliance. Not only did I get to work on my assigned projects but also got the opportunity to be involved in Operations and Processes where I learnt a lot about the HR function. This enriched my learning experience, truly! I consider myself extremely fortunate to have worked with a supportive mentor and in a team that helped me at every step.

    Prachi Gera
    • Prachi Gera
    • From MDI, Gurgaon
    • Summer Intern 2015, Management Trainee 2016
  • When you seek, you learn! At Reliance, I learnt to look for reasons to do things instead of looking for reasons why they could not be done. My mentors emphasized the importance of autonomy and all our team members offered their unconditional support. My opinion was sought in every team meeting, and some of my suggestions were included in projects that took shape!

    Ankita Sharma
    • Ankita Sharma
    • From MDI, Gurgaon
    • Summer Intern 2015, Management Trainee 2016
  • My summer internship was with the Research & Development - Planning & Strategy team of the Hydrocarbon business. I was anxious about how I would fare since I did not have a strong background in finance. But, with the expert guidance from the senior leaders in the R&D team, all my fears proved to be unfounded.

    Over the course of my interactions with the seniors, I developed a keen interest in two more areas: R&D project selection & prioritization; and R&D Value demonstration. At the end of my two-month internship, I had already worked on three business projects and had been to the world’s largest refinery at Jamnagar.

    The internship taught me how to challenge myself, to look beyond what is obvious and go the extra mile to achieve the extra-ordinary. I am proud to be a part of the R&D team at Reliance today.

    Adhnan Rasheed
    • Adhnan Rasheed
    • From IIM, Kozhikode
    • Summer Intern 2014, Management Trainee 2015
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