IIT Roorkee is organizing its Annual Entrepreneurship Festival - E-Summit 2020 on 1-2 February

For over 150 years now, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee has been home to some of the finest minds of the country. These students have consistently gone on to become leaders and torchbearers in various spheres of professional life.

In today’s world, entrepreneurs are at the spearhead of solving the world’s problems and entrepreneurship is probably one of the most celebrated professions across the globe. To celebrate this very spirit of entrepreneurship, and to inspire the leaders and problem solvers of today and tomorrow, IIT Roorkee is organizing its Annual Entrepreneurship Festival - E-Summit 2020 on 1-2 February. It is a networking hub for corporates, professionals, students and budding entrepreneurs from all across the nation. The team aspires to provide the participants with the best possible experience, opportunities and an avenue to enrich themselves with knowledge about the entrepreneurial world.

The theme for this year’s edition is, ‘Disruption Dilemma’. In a startup journey there are three major stages: 0, 1 and n. At 0, you are just beginning and your idea is all you have. At 1, you have your startup established. At n, your startup is expanding and scaling-up. In the journey from 0 to 1, one hopes to create something that would
impact society in a huge way. He/She wants to disrupt the usual flow of the way things work. In the journey from 1 to n, every startup while scaling-up faces a lot of disruptions. With these constant disruptions it becomes difficult to keep on innovating. This year, team E-Summit explores the ways to deal with these Dilemmas of Disruption and tries to inspire and prepare the next wave of Indian Entrepreneurs who know how to create impact and keep on innovating.

This summit is to witness the leaders of the Indian industries including -

  1. Mr Karthik Reddy (Managing Partner, Blume Ventures)
  2. Mr Abhishek Prabudha (Co-Head of Client Experience, Delhivery)
  3. Mr Harish Hande (CEO, SELCO India)
  4. Mr Hanson Hu (Investment Associate, Morningside Venture Partners China)
  5. Mr Rajesh Mane (Vice President, Venture Catalyst)

The counsel of Industry Leads are designed in such a way that the participants may get the much-needed insight into the working of the Indian Industries. This two-day extravaganza is set to witness a plethora of events including the Conclaves, Workshops, Business-Model Competitions and Networking events, all of which aim to make the attendees ‘Learn. Network. Startup.’

The major highlights of this edition are:

  1. Investors Conclave (Over 15 investment firms coming to the summit)
  2. Product Conclave
  3. Deep Tech Conclave
  4. Women Entrepreneurship Conclave
  5. Startup Exposition
  6. Ideastorm (B-Plan Competition with the prize amount of INR 2.5 Lakhs)
  7. Hackathon Competition (Hardware and Software each with a prize worth INR 1.5 Lakhs)

The event is set to see the participation of students from various schools and colleges across North India and promises to serve as an excellent platform for the students, professionals and academics to interact, collaborate and learn. Clearly, E Summit 2020 at IIT Roorkee will hold a promising experience for all who attend.

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