The 11th edition of IIT Bombay’s Entrepreneurship Cell will hold its annual summit on 30 and 31, January. The theme for this year’s summit celebrates the spirit that exists beyond geographical boundaries and is about learning from each other. Titled ‘A Global Mélange’, participants and speakers from more than seven countries will be attending the business fest on 30th and 31st January.
The two-day event will have eminent speakers such as Harsh Mariwala, Founder-Marico, Kanwal Rekhi, Managing Director - Inventus Cap, start-up success leaders such as Sachin Bansal, Founder- Flipkart, Kunar Shah, Founder & CEO - Freecharge, and many others.
Ten Minute Million: The highlight of the event is ‘The Ten minute million’ where 10 shortlisted start-ups will get a chance to pitch for 10 minutes 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. All the 10 start-ups have a chance to secure a backing of Rs 15 lakh each. Last year, one start-up raised Rs 63 lakhs.
Innovation Conclave: Top innovators of India will showcase their success stories, strategies and products at the Innovation Conclave in 15-minute long interactions. Anil Gupta, Founder, National Innovation Foundation and Ramesh Raskar, Head - MIT Media Labs, with over 50 patents in his name, are among those who will be talking about their ideas and how they made it happen.
Teen Tycoons: There is a pitching platform for teenagers and school students aimed at encouraging start-up ideas from all age-groups. After all, Zuckerberg was 19 when FB started!
Business Conclave: There will be meet-ups in four sectors: HR, Marketing, Tech and Finance, which will have talks by pioneers in each field, followed by closed networking sessions.
Workshops will be held for people, be it enthusiasts and idea personalities to established start-up founders. A competition will be held to bring out the best business skills to after-night start-up comedy shows and musical performances. Other attractions include the Job and Internship Fair which would be open to all college students, Start-up Expo and Lean Start-up workshops.
The summit will showcase various entrepreneurship ecosystems, their unique features and their success stories.The finals of Asia’s largest Business Model competition will take place on Day One of the E-Summit. This year, Eureka! received over 7,428 entries, competing for prizes worth Rs 50 lakh.
A range of competitions designed to test skills needed to be successful entrepreneurs will be tested at E-Summit. These include Crowd Pitch, Ideablaze, national BizQuiz, Investor’s Hat, Pitch Please, IPL Auction, Apocalypse Management, Case Study, Investors’ Portfolio, M&A, Hackathon. The total prizes for the competitions is over Rs 4.5 lakh. If you are interested to go for the event, register on ecell.in/esummit