IIM Kozhikode to organize E-Summit 2011 on 3rd September 2011


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 the IIM Kozhikode campus. E-Summit 2011 seeks to facilitate interaction between venture capitalists, seasoned & upcoming entrepreneurs, academia and students of IIM Kozhikode. The summit will involve participation from a number of business leaders and will be an opportunity for startups to access IIM Kozhikode's talent pool.E-Summit 2011 will include a host of activities such as entrepreneurial guest lectures, workshops, panel discussions with experts, startup fair, investment fair and the entrepreneurship train journey, Sahkarita Express.

Swapnil Dixit. co-founder of Tata Jagriti Yatra, Irfan Alam, founder of Sammaan Foundation and the winner of Business World’s Most Promising Entrepreneur Award, Mansukhbhai Prajapati,  creator of Mitticool and part of Forbes’ seven most powerful rural Indian entrepreneurs list, Shradha Sharma, founder of YourStory.in, India’s leading online platform for startups and entrepreneurs, Bipin Chandran, Chief Editor, Entrepreneur magazine and Siva Cotipalli, co-founder of Dhanax Microfinance will be gracing the occasion as a part of the guest lecture series. Workshops on‘How to expand your business’ by Muralidharan R and ‘How to reduce cost in a start-up business’ by Mr. Mukesh Hans will also be conducted as a part of the summit. A panel discussion on “Raising investments for a startup business” with panelists like 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 startups to pitch in front of venture capitalists firms for their funding requirements.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 business school, the Sahkarita (Sanskrit for ‘collaboration’) Express is expected to active participation of students, entrepreneurs, startups, mentors and other stakeholders of the society on the journey towards entrepreneurship. During the course of the journey, the participants would not only involve in discussions about entrepreneurship, but will also contribute to the society by making the locations en route cleaner. 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 and the journey is expected to serve as a reminder of the institute’s commitment in becoming acentre of idea generation, facilitating social transformation and inclusive growth.

To know more about E-Summit 2011 at IIMK, check out http://esummit.iimk.ac.in.


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