India’s biggest student entrepreneurship summit set to kick off at IIT Bombay
The tenth edition of the Entrepreneurship Summit organised by IIT Bombay is all set to rock the scene this weekend. The two-day annual summit promises to be an amazing meeting ground for industry experts, business leaders, investors and entrepreneurs and of course, students, many of whom are aspiring entrepreneurs. It’s also the first ever event of its kind to receive patronage from the ‘Make in India’ initiative, as well as UNESCO.
The E-Summit is also the largest such event that is organised by a student body, and its theme this year is ‘The Global Mèlange’ given that it will showcase the entrepreneurial ecosystems of Israel, the US, the UK, Singapore, and Australia – quite apt given that the entrepreneurial spirit is never tethered by geographical boundaries.
Adding to the excitement this year at E-Summit is TVF Pitchers, who will be hosting a unique talk show at the summit. Bringing entrepreneurial sparkle and investor energy are the likes of Rana Kapoor of Yes Bank, Sachin Bansal of Flipkart, Kunal Shah of Freecharge and Vani Kola from Kalaari Capital.Another major highlight is the second edition of ‘The Ten minute million Challenge’. Up to 10 shortlisted startups will get a chance to make a 10-minute pitch in front of a panel of 12 of India’s best angel investors, which will be followed by an on-the-spot decision on financial backing; the unique feature here is that all 10 startups have a chance to secure a backing of Rs 15 lakh each. Last year, a startup was able to raise Rs 63 lakh!
Other crowd-puller events within the ambit of the E-Summit include the Job and Internship Fair which is open to all college students, and the Start-up Expo. There’s also the finals of Asia’s largest Business Model competition on Day 1. Finalists have been chosen from more than 7,000 entries, and will set their sights on prizes worth Rs 50 lakh.
Entrepreneurs can match skills at competitions like Crowd Pitch, Ideablaze, National BizQuiz, Apocalypse Management and Hackathon, all of which have already created quite a buzz. Teen Tycoons will be a pitching platform for teenagers and school students. It’s a revolutionary event, aimed at encouraging start-up ideas from all age groups. After all, Mark Zuckerberg was just 19 when he launched Facebook.
The Innovation Conclave will witness participation from India’s top innovators and will comprise 15-minute long interactions. Anil Gupta, founder of the National Innovation Foundation, and Ramesh Raskar, Head of MIT Media Labs, are among those who will give insights into their ideation styles, work strategies and success stories.
15,000 attendees, 500+ startups, 80+ events and 100+ speakers – register today to attend most innovative E-Summit of the country. Registrations close at midnight on 29 January.