E-Summit2011, IIM Kozhikode


Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Kozhikode, one of the country’s premier B-schools, will host E-Summit (Entrepreneurship Summit),a two day event on 3-4th September 2011 at IIM Kozhikode campus. E-Summit 2011 is a unique and novel idea which seeks to facilitate interaction between Venture Capitalists, seasoned & upcoming entrepreneurs, academia and students of IIM Kozhikode. The summit will involve participation from esteemed business leaders and will be an opportunity for startups to access IIM Kozhikode's talent pool. E-Summit 2011 will include gamut of activities such as entrepreneurial guest lectures, workshops, panel discussions with experts, startup fair, investment fair and the entrepreneurship train journey - ???????? Express.Swapnil Dixit - co-founder of Tata JagritiYatra, IrfanAlam - founder of Sammaan Foundationand the winner of Business World’s Most Promising Entrepreneur Award, MansukhbhaiPrajapati - creator of Mitticooland listed in the Forbes seven most powerful rural Indian entrepreneurs,Shradha Sharma - founder of YourStory.in, one of the most followed online platform for first generation Indian entrepreneurs and also the online partner of CNBC TV18 Young Turks,BipinChandran - Chief Editor of Business magazine "Entrepreneur" of Infomedia18, the publishing arm of the Network18 group and Siva Cotipalli - co-founder of Dhanax Microfinance will be gracing the occasion as a part of the guest lecture series.High knowledge and information imparting workshops on ‘How to expand your business’ by Muralidharan R and ‘How to reduce cost in a start-up business’ by Mr. Mukesh Hans are going to be conducted as a part of the summit. A panel discussionon “Raising investments for a startup business” with inspirational people such as Nitin Gupta, Nitin Agarwal, Vikhyat Srivastava and Avira Tharakan will also be held. Furthermore, an investment fair will be conducted, where IIMK students will help the invited start-ups to pitch in front of Venture Capitalists firms for their own funding requirements.

Making another effort towards nurturing the spirit of entrepreneurship amongst Indian society, the Entrepreneurship Cell of IIM Kozhikode will also be organizing a train journey from Bangalore to Kozhikode on the eve of E-Summit 2011. In the first of its kind initiative by any B-School, the ???????? (Sahkarita - meaning collaboration) Express will witness active participation of students, entrepreneurs, startups, mentors and other stake-holders of the society who aspire to set a foot forward on the journey towards entrepreneurship. During the course of the journey, the participants would not only involve in entrepreneurial discussions, but will also contribute to the society by making the locations enroute cleaner and better. The journey would also officially mark the launch of E-Summit 2011 at IIM Kozhikode.Participants of the journey would witness the two day E-Summit at IIMK. Along with fostering entrepreneurship, this unique journey will truly capturethe institute’s vision to be a centre of idea generation facilitating social transformation and inclusive growth.

For more about the event and event details please visit http://esummit.iimk.ac.in. For any queries contact Mr. Amarendra Kumar Gorai(+91 8086881369) or email (ecell@iimk.ac.in)


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