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IIT Madras ‘Entrepreneurship Summit 2024’ and Start-up Expo from March 7-10

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Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) Entrepreneurship Cell is hosting the 9th edition of its annual ‘Entrepreneurship Summit’ from 7th to 10th March 2024 to promote innovation and entrepreneurship.

E-Summit 2024 featuring 50+ highly notable speakers and 50+ events spread across four conclaves: Youth Conclave, Innovators’ Conclave, Start-up Conclave anchored by Vi Business, and Start-up Essentials Conclave anchored by Trilegal.

It is the first-ever student-run entrepreneurial gathering in India to have received ISO, Startup India, and UNESCO certifications. The Summit will feature 1000+ founders, 50+ investors and 15000+ students from over 400 colleges, across India.

Sushanth Shenoy, also a Students’ Head of E-Cell, IIT Madras, said, “This year’s E-Summit has a series of meticulously designed events aimed at assisting tech founders in navigating the complex landscapes of finance, legal, and tax challenges. Recognizing that these critical areas often receive less attention than they deserve, E-Summit is placing a strong emphasis on providing the knowledge and resources necessary for start-ups to flourish.”

E-Summit 2024 also brings forth the seventh edition of the prestigious pan-India fund-raising competition: ‘Elevate’ – that has seen the participation of close to 800 start-ups from various domains. ‘Elevate’ brings together eminent start-ups and 35+ Venture Capital Firms from across the nation, like Titan Capital, Speciale Invest, GVFL, and 100X. ­­­­

This E-Summit will also feature the ninth edition of ‘Bootcamp,’ a Start-up Accelerator Program. The event has witnessed the participation of 500 early-stage start-ups across 4 tracks – Fintech, Emerging Technologies, Geological Technologies, and Sector Agnostic. Conglomerates like Aditya Birla Ventures and SIDBI are supporting the event, along with national incubators such as, NSRCEL, Deshpande Start-ups and Foundership.

E-Summit’24 also features a series of ‘Inspirit lectures’ and ‘Masterclasses’ by industry leaders from across sectors highlighting their personal travails in grappling with the central theme of the summit. This year’s line-up will include:

  1. Mr. Ankur Warikoo, Content Creator, Serial Entrepreneur
  2. Mr. Anand Srinivasan, Co-Founder & CIO, Akasa Air
  3. Mr. Virendra Gupta, Founder and CEO, Dailyhunt (VerSe)
  4. Mr. Abhinandan Sekhri, Co-Founder, Newslaundry
  5. Mr. Ajit Balakrishnan, Founder, CEO & Chairman, Rediff
  6. Ms. Radhika Ghai, Co-Founder, Shopclues
  7. Mr. Aniket Deb, Co-Founder &COO, Bizongo
  8. Mr. Aakash Kumar, Managing Director, Matrix Partners India
  9. Mr. Rahul Seth, VC Investor, Antler

Prof. V. Kamakoti, Director, IIT Madras, said, “Innovation & Entrepreneurship is the most important building block for Viksit Bharat @ 2047. Through this Summit IIT Madras aspires to bring in several young entrepreneurs, VCs, academia, industry and government together to march towards a Technology Super power India.”

E-Summit 2024 will also host a free-for-all Start-up Expo, a grand showcase event expected to provide a platform to 100 innovative start-ups to present their cutting-edge products and services to an audience of over 15,000.

Speaking about this year’s E-Summit, Prof. Sathyanarayana N Gummadi, Dean (Students), IIT Madras, said, “The Entrepreneurship Cell is an initiative spearheaded by students with the aim of sharing insights on entrepreneurship and encouraging networking among emerging entrepreneurs. The E-Summit stands as a major event hosted by the E-Cell team. The 9th E-Summit is planned as an in-person event, providing a valuable platform for numerous students and entrepreneurs to interact and connect directly.”

Further details about E-Summit are available on the website: https://esummitiitm.org/

Passes for the E-Summit can be availed on the website: https://passes.esummitiitm.org/

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