The biggest resources for a budding entrepreneur are networking, investors and a chance to sharpen their skills. And this golden triad of resources are going to come together at the E-Summit, which is going to be held on 31st Jan – 1st Feb at IIT Bombay. E-Summit is an annual congregation of students, budding entrepreneurs, professionals & corporate honchos from all across the nation and has now served as a launch platform for start-ups for 10 years.
This meeting place for investors and budding entrepreneurs boasts of big names like Nandan Nilekani, Adi Godrej & Sachin Bansal in its list of past speakers. With another excellent speaker line up this year, E-Summit 2015 is set to be bigger and better than ever before!
The speaker line-up this year includes Alan Mamedi (CEO of TrueCaller), Ridham Desai (MD at Morgan Stanley India), Amit Agarwal (Country Manager at Amazon India), Vijay Sharma (Founder of Paytm), among others . Panel Discussions on Taxi Services, Mobile Space, Food Chain Industry with panelists like the founders of TaxiForSure & Meru Cabs, and the CEOs of Hike Messenger, Paytm, Truecaller and Faaso’s will give a useful insight into these sectors from the industry experts themselves.
With a plethora of activities like competitions, workshops, speaker sessions, networking events happening throughout the 2 days on campus, participants will face a serious dilemma deciding which events to go to and which ones to risk missing out on! Competitions like the National BizQuiz, Pitch Please!, IPL Auction, Apocalypse Management etc. will be held for everyone who wishes to test their mettle. The finals of Eureka! – Asia’s largest B-plan competition will also be held during the Summit.
The workshops at the E-Summit will give aspiring entrepreneurs an insight into some essential knowledge related to launching and sustaining a start-up. Jim Beach, whose workshops have no place to even stand it, will be there this year too. Then there’s the Lean Startup Workshop – where you can start from scratch, acquire the necessary skills, find co-founders and come out with a marketable product.
Bootstrapping, Finance and Idea Generation are among the other workshops scheduled. Not to forget that there are an incredible amount of networking opportunities at the largest entrepreneurial Summit in the heart of India’s economic capital.
This year, E-Summit will have a revolutionary event, which will change the entire fund-raising process for start-ups! The 10-Minute Million – A 10 minute pitch in front of an investor panel – that’s all it would take for an entrepreneur to get on-the-spot funding worth Rs.10 Lakh. Fabulous pitches, unparalleled vision and the enthusiasm of those 10 start-ups – that’s what you’ll get to see at E-Summit. Adrenaline rush, increased heart rate and an uncontrollable urge to start something new – is something that E-Summit promises to the audience.
So BE THERE at E-Summit on 31st Jan-1st Feb, get inspired, take home some Ideas, contacts, loads of information, and maybe even funding from an Angel Investor you might just ‘happen’ to meet. If you have the ideas, E-Summit might just be the place to give the wind beneath your entrepreneurial wings!
Visit the E-Summit website for more details.