GogoPogo, a social commerce startup founded by IIM Shillong alumnus, announces iPhone 13 Pro Max or Rs 1 Lakh cash reward for 500 management students / aspirants on achieving milestones in its flagship student engagement program – iCEO: The business development live project.
iCEO is a business development live project wherein management students/aspirants from across the country play a real time business challenge where they need to apply the basic skills of business development & thereby achieve business milestones, so as to earn attractive incentives and rewards.
iCEO is highly beneficial for fresher students aspiring to be managers in the field of marketing, sales & business development as it provides a parallel platform to apply their academic learnings in a real world business setting. This performance oriented live project fills a major gap that lies between a full time business internship & a theoretical learning zone.
iCEO is the brainchild of Mr. Maharnav, the founder & CEO of GogoPogo who is an Ex-Xiaomi (Zonal Business Manager/ Senior Sales Manager). He believes – “Just like swimming – various professional & soft skills such as negotiation, persuasion, leadership etc. cannot be learned just by attending courses or webinars alone but by parallely practising in a real world environment. Through iCEO, GogoPogo aims to provide a platform to 5000+ management students, aspirants & wantrepreneurs to practically showcase their basic sales management skills.
GogoPogo is a social commerce platform that enables individuals such as visual artists, social influencers, content creators, resellers, and entrepreneurs as well as entities such as small businesses, startups, institutes to quickly start an ecommerce business by launching online merchandise storefronts with products from apparels, accessories and home decor categories, themed to their niche audience, without any investment or any physical inventory.
Whenever a shopper buys any product from such storefronts, the order is shipped directly to the customers from the factory (using JIT mode), and the concerned partner(s) earn their share of profit which can be tracked from a transparent dashboard.
All the back-end hassles of running an e-commerce business such as – stocking of products, inventory management, order management, printing, handling customer queries, packaging, shipping and logistics are being taken care of by the GogoPogo team and its associated vendors.
The startup has recently completed its private (beta) phase after 17 months which started amidst the lockdown 1.0, during which the team conducted numerous product-market fit tests across different markets with various sets of partners, along with strengthening the supply end across multiple countries. Currently products ordered from GogoPogo are processed & shipped from India & the US depending upon the delivery location. Shipments from Europe, Canada & Australia along with the global portal are scheduled to be started towards the end of 2021. Founder of the startup, Mr. Maharnav Gogoi is an alumnus of IIM Shillong. GogoPogo started as a live project during his MBA days, in an attempt to apply the academic learnings in a real world scenario. The project was conceptualised, during the international immersion days at School of management – Fudan University, Shanghai as a global social commerce project.