NM Intent

Intent is the Entrepreneurship Development Cell of Narsee Monjee College of Commerce and Economics, Mumbai. Established in 2014, starting as an annual Business Plan Competition a couple years earlier, Intent has since evolved into a comprehensive platform for students to gain real-world experience and develop their skills for entrepreneurship with teachers’ support and alumni mentorship. Our motto, “Inspire Leadership, Inspire Innovation, Inspire Change,” and vision, “Dream-Ideate-Achieve,” reflect our commitment to fostering an entrepreneurial atmosphere and promoting the growth and success of new ventures.

The Mantra (Motto) of INTENT is ‘Inspire Innovation, Inspire Leadership, Inspire Change’.

The mission of INTENT is “To encourage and extend help in every possible way to students to be well-determined entrepreneurs, who will enrich lives of millions of people and make India the Supreme Economic and Leadership Power in the world.”

Objectives and Goals:

  • To create a platform where the students of N. M. College, individually and as a team can nurture their innovative entrepreneurship ideas and seek guidance from faculties and mentoring from alumni entrepreneurs.
  • To create motivational atmosphere for entrepreneurship for our college students.
  • To give the students practice on planning and writing effective project plans and the execution of the same.
  • To inculcate innovative thinking and leadership among students for fruitful business start-ups
  • To develop skills and competencies required for becoming an efficient entrepreneur.
  • To establish a network of resources required for start-ups.
  • To give the budding entrepreneurs exposure to the potential opportunities.

The Pre-Incubation Centre launched in 2019-20 to support NM students in pursuing their entrepreneurial dreams. Our extensive alumni network helping us by providing mentorship and investments to the budding entrepreneurs from among our students.

Through a range of offerings including Intent talks, panel discussions, seminars, workshops, Leadership Summit, Ignite- the boot camps, Ideas With Intentions – books publications, Newsletters, collaboration and networking opportunities with established entrepreneurs and business leaders from around the world, Intent has provided with a comprehensive platform to students for enhancing their abilities and experiencing the challenges and rewards of entrepreneurship.

Speakers like

Shri Amitabh Kant (Former CEO of Niti Aayog),

Mrs. Arundhati Bhattcharya (Chairperson of SBI),

Shri. Suresh Prabhu (Former Minister of Industry and Commerce),

Mr. Rupinder Singh Sodhi (MD of Amul),

Mr. Asit Oberoi (the former COO, CFO, Yes Bank),

CA Tarun Ghia (Chairman, Expert Advisory Committee ICAI),

Shri Govind Dholakia (Founder and Chairman of Shree Ramkrishna Exports),

Mr. Jagdeep Kapoor (CEO and Founder of Samsika Pvt. Ltd.),

Mr. Arnav Maheshwari (Tech-strategy consultant at PwC),

Mr. Arun Thukral (MD & CEO of Axis Securities),

Mr. Nilesh Shah (Group President & Managing Director (MD) of Kotak Mahindra Asset Management Co Ltd.),

Mr. Akshat Kundalia (Founder, TheUpMarkets, DigiBazaar.Org),

Yves Hilpisch (Founder and Managing Partner of The Python Quants and also Founder and CEO of the AI Machine, Germany),

Ms. Chiara Condi (Founder Led by Her and The Other Half),

Ms. Anubrata Biswas (MD & CEO of Airtel Payments Bank Ltd.),

Mr. John Ryan (Director General at Emerging payments Associates Asia),

Ms. Amnah Ajmal (Executive Vice President, Market Development, MEA for Mastercard, Women leader in financial Technology, UAE.),

Mr. Matteo Rizzi (Co-founder at  FTS group.eu and author of book ‘Fintech revolution’ Portugal),

Mr. Samson Williams (President, Crowdfunding Professional Association, USA),

Mr. George Pullen (Chief Economist, Milky Way Economy and Professor, UNH Law School, Canada.),

Ms. Parna Sarkar -Basu (CEO and Founder of Brand and Buzz Marketing),

Mr. Vivek Mahbubani (Stand-Up comedian, Musician, Founder of Hall of Laughs. Hong Kong),

Mr. Gregory Zuckerman (Special writer at The Wall Street Journal and Investigative Author, USA),

Mr. Manish Sharma (Head of India, Arabesque Asset Management Ltd., India),

Mr. Suraj Peddi (Co-founder of Marut Drones),

Mr. Atul Suri (ex-Armyman and VP of Alembic Pharma),

Ms. Miti Shah (Educational Content Creator),

Dr. Siddharth Warrier (Neurologist & Content Creator),

and many more have been our esteemed resource persons at Intent.

Intent had published two volumes of the books “Ideas with Intentions: Journey of 50 Successful Entrepreneurs of NM” with ISBN. It is the basis of alumni networking in Intent and since our inception, we have interviewed over 100 NM entrepreneurs.

Ideas with Intentions: Vol 1: 2014-15 – https://drive.google.com/file/d/14GqMMu684HPCDKgyGjlcHZnLPr3PN471/

Ideas with Intentions: Vol 2: 2018-19 –

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1IPE4cxL_g2_0k9V8UDlGRhVrFGd7kiiL/

The Business Plan Competition is held every year for the college students. The Prizes for the winners include trophies and cash awarded on the College Annual Day as under:

First Place- Rs 25,000/-

Second Place- Rs 15,000/-

Third Place- Rs 10,000/-

Intent had successfully conducted 30 hours boot camps for budding entrepreneurs from colleges in Mumbai and nearby area in 2019-20 and 2022-23. In these boot camps the topics related to due diligence were covered. These workshops and seminars were meticulously planned with the objective of replicating real-world business and life challenges, transforming them into opportunities, and executing effective solutions.

Leadership Summit – Leaders and entrepreneurs across various sectors impart their insights through seminars, workshops, panel discussions, keynote sessions, etc. Interesting competitions are also a part of the summit.

International Conference “Envisioning the NextGen World” was organised in 2021-22 with the intent to have leaders of the corporate world across the globe share their real-life experiences with students. With the help of technology, the 12 speakers from different time zones were invited to share their knowledge. The international conference witnessed a footfall of over 1000 students from across the world and proved to be immensely successful.

Intent reports of last five years:

2017-18 – https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Y6c9BMGJyxHU-7pVmyRDeRhYQ8Td2Sgb/

2018-19 – https://drive.google.com/file/d/1oFU3_fArBDYXlrPHPFndmdKonRIjyC0L/

2019-20 – https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ln_JpziDRVffBzQBKeIN-q9zGGnnLQ0g/

2020-21 – https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-3ezUIM-q8ZgwR1C_ZPMdCd1HMw0oEfJ/

2021-22 – https://drive.google.com/file/d/1W5VOviVWbxmZpSwcJz2_gvYraxN9VCgm/

2022-23 – https://drive.google.com/file/d/177zTqgyS7aoNtJuvk_ozFnIc5SJ58-L5/

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