IIT-Bombay to launch 16th annual entrepreneurship fest- E-Summit 2021


With the aim of fostering the spirit of self-reliance among youth and helping them familiarize themselves with entrepreneurship, E-Cell IIT-Bombay will launch the 16th edition of its annual Entrepreneurship Festival – “E-Summit 2021: A Snowstorm of ingenuity “. The E-Summit, presented by Westbridge Capital and operated by IDFC Bank, will take place February 6-7 and will be practically due to the pandemic. The event includes lecture sessions, workshops, competitions, hackathons, internship fairs, etc.

The event will have “The Ten Minute Million” or more commonly known as TTMM. As part of the initiative, startups that are shortlisted will have the opportunity to pitch a 10-minute pitch in front of a panel of India’s best angel investors, followed by an on-site decision on financial support. Selected startups have the chance to secure support of Rs 20 lakh and beyond.

The 16th edition will host pioneers in business, technology, journalism and media. Manish Sisodia, Deputy Prime Minister of Delhi, world-renowned spiritual leader and mentor BK sister Shivani, Indian-American billionaire businessman and one of the first investors in Google Ram Shriram, Ritesh Agarwal, founder and CEO of Oyo Rooms, Deepak Parekh, chairman of the HDFC- Group are some of the famous people who will be speaking on a wide variety of topics at this E-Summit.

The Content Creation Conclave aims to bring together media experts, journalists and web creators in different fields and offer the opportunity to learn from the best in each field. These lectures and workshops cover a range of topics from the fields of AI for content creation, SEO / digital marketing and content writing, and will take you to a newer and more creative side of entrepreneurship.

The R&D Conclave is a platform where young startup owners and innovators commercialize their innovations or even learn to start innovating in research. The initiative includes workshops, meetings, enthusiast internship opportunities, and live project demonstrations.

Networking arena, chat with entrepreneurs and idea validation are some promising initiatives that bring every startup, investor, mentor, entrepreneur, student and professional under one platform and help them interact with people from all walks of life and seek advice from industry experts, everything from the comfort of your home.

“The past year has shown us how tough times demand tough action and how small and large companies around the world are fighting the economic slowdown in their own way. E-Summit’21 is presented by Westbridge and supported by IDFC Bank. It is a festival of ideas and opportunity and a platform to recognize those who have stood strong and firm in this severe storm and at the same time a medium to remind others who have given up on the fight is not over yet, “said E-Cell IIT-Bombay.

“At E-Cell IIT Bombay, we take every opportunity to celebrate the spirit of entrepreneurship. Whether students or professionals, we try our best to cater to everyone’s needs, ”said Milind Chandnani, the overall coordinator at E-Cell. The event will also include workshops, competitions and challenging hackathons. Those interested can register at https://www.ecell.in/esummit