IIT and IIM Indore’s I5-Summit to encourage entrepreneurship in Tier II and Tier III cities


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Indore has the privilege of having two premier institutions, an IIT and an IIM, in the city. In a move that heralds cooperation between premier institutes of the country, these two institutes have come together to host one of a kind initiative, the I5 Summit. The five Is stand for ideate, innovate, inspire, induce and invest. To fulfil this mantra, the summit will comprise a range of activities.

The flagship event, Venture-I will be an opportunity for new entrepreneurs across the country to present viable business ideas and be chosen as the winner. A speaker series, where some of the most successful entrepreneurs of the country share their experience, is expected to inspire the aspirants and induce them to believe in their dreams, and make an investment to kickstart the transformation of the said dreams into reality. Workshops conducted will be specially designed to hone people's business skills besides giving them a glimpse of the startup world.

The I5-Summit will take place on 22nd and 23rd August, 2015, and will offer ample opportunities to network with interesting people across industries. The event hopes to successfully combine the ethos and skill sets that result in the IITs and IIMs standing apart from the thousands of other Indian educational institutions and thereby reinforcing the belief that they are the crème de la crème of the student population.


Speaker series

The I5 Summit brings you in touch with entrepreneurs who have made a name with their path-breaking ideas and whose success stories have motivated an entire generation. As they reminisce about their early struggles, the twists and turns in their path to success, it is possible you might be inspired to move out of your comfort zone and try your hand at something riskier but far more satisfying in your own life. This will also be a platform to have an interactive session with the speakers and get advice for your career issues.

The expert speakers addressing the participants of I5 Summit are:

Ronnie Screwvala- Founder UTV, Swades foundation, Unilazer

Kunal Shah - Founder and CEO, Freecharge

Raghunandan G – Co-Founder, Taxi for Sure

Ganesh Natarajan - VC and CEO, Zensar Technologies

Phanindra Sama – Co-Founder, Redbus

Sameer Pitalwala – CEO, Culture Machine

Panel discussions

The summit promises a host of stimulating panel discussions on a number of interesting topics along with panelists that are experts in their own right. The topics chosen for the discussions are very pertinent to budding entrepreneurs and business enthusiasts alike. Following are some of the topics chosen for panel discussions:

Mobile Innovations: A discussion aimed at bringing forth the new breakthroughs the mobile technology space is witnessing.

Digital Entertainment: Digital Entertainment is the upcoming avenue in today's entertainment industry, with YouTube channels like AIB and TVF gaining immense popularity among a wide audience base. This discussion will aim at understanding what these digital entertainment platforms did right and the lessons for budding entrepreneurs to learn from their business model.

360 degree view on funding: The panel discussion will provide a complete view on how the complete funding cycle works and help understand the nitty-gritty of the whole process of raising investment.

The professional minds on this stimulating panel discussions are:

Kunal Shah, Founder and CEO, Freecharge

Phanindra Sama, Co-Founder and ex-CEO, Redbus

Srikanth Sundararajan, Venture Partner of Helion Ventures

Vijay Nair, CEO of Only Much Louder (OML)

They also have representatives from OYO ROOMS, ZOOM CAR and News In Shorts on their panel.

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