IIT Kanpur Gears Up For 11th E-Summit

It will be held from 13th-15th January 2023 and Dr. B. V. R. Mohan Reddy to be Chief Guest


The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur, has announced an exciting lineup of experts and seasoned entrepreneurs who will impart knowledge on entrepreneurship and business, as the institute gears up for the 11th edition of its annual Entrepreneurial festival - "E-SUMMIT" from 13th-15th January 2023.

The event, being hosted by the student-run Entrepreneurship Cell from IIT Kanpur, echoes the continuum effort by the institute to provide a platform to stimulate discussions on ideas that turn issues into opportunities to revolutionize society. Padma Shri B. V. R. Mohan Reddy, Founder Chairman & Board Member-Cyient, will grace as the Chief Guest for the Inaugural Ceremony; while former Co-founder & MD of BharatPe, Ashneer Grover, will be the Chief Guest for the Closing Ceremony.

E-Summit’22 strives to be the one-stop platform for bringing together everyone associated with the entrepreneurial ecosystem - ideators, pitchers, VCs, mentors, and enthusiasts; all under one roof for empowering ideas that have the potential to play a key role in shaping the future of the country. The theme for the much-awaited event this year is - Renaissance and Rise.

As the Chief Guest of the Inaugural Session of E'Summit’22, Dr B. V. R. Mohan Reddy will be delivering a keynote address, sharing his insights and experiences with the attendees. Dr Reddy is also the Chairperson, Board of Governors, IIT Hyderabad & IIT Roorkee. His vast expertise in the entrepreneurial domain would inspire and motivate attendees to pursue their entrepreneurial dreams.

Prof. Abhay Karandikar, Director of IIT Kanpur said, “We’re glad to be hosting the 11th edition of our annual E-Summit with a host of leaders who has made a significant mark in India’s entrepreneurial spectrum. This summit is a unique opportunity for attendees to learn from some of the most successful and innovative leaders in the tech and business world, and to network with like-minded individuals from across the country. We are confident that E'Summit'22 will be a valuable and inspiring experience for all and would motivate aspiring entrepreneurs to shape their ideas into successful ventures."

The other keynote speakers from the Summit include the likes of Shri Saurabh Chandra (Former Secretary, Petroleum & Natural Gas, Govt. of India), Mr Sanjiv Rangrass (Independent Director Zetwerk, Former group head ITC), Mr Sudeep Choudhari (Head India Blockchain at NPCI), Mr Ved Mani Tiwari (CEO of National Skill Development Corporation), Ms Shweta Bajpai, Vertical Head – Finserv, Media, Travel, Meta India, among others.

As the Chief Guest for the Closing Ceremony on 15 Jan, Former co-founder & MD of BharatPe, and Shark Tank fame, Ashneer Grover will share valuable advice with aspiring entrepreneurs. The attendees will get a chance to closely interact and seek answers to pertinent queries.

Talk sessions under E-Summit’22 are designed to educate and inspire young budding entrepreneurs, to take the leap of faith, and start their startups. With workshops such as - How to onboard your first 100 customers, Mint your first NFT, Network makes your Net-worth, Ad-Venture, and hands-on training sessions by esteemed mentors lined up, E-Summit’22 will offer a platform to hone creative, innovative, and feasible ideas/solutions relating to day-to-day problems. 

E-Summit’22 will also host the grand finale of the UpStart business model competition, which is a core component of the Summit; along with a Startup Expo with participation from startups, investors, speakers, and organisations, from all over India. The event will see the brightest minds competing against each other to grab a chance to network with the best of the best, earn equity-less-funding and incubation opportunities and also win rewards along the way. 

Competitions such as ‘Be an Angel’, ‘Decrypt’, ‘Sell your Sole’, ‘Pitchers’, and ‘Stock the Stock’, will put the decisiveness, analytical thinking, business acumen, and communications skills of the participants to the test. All the participants will stand a chance to widen their knowledge about the startup ecosystem with mentoring from industry experts, along with the chance to win cash prizes. Amazing rewards worth Rs 1 Lakh and E-Summit’22 Goodies worth 25 Lakhs also await the participants. There will be professional passes for working professionals, including investors, startup founders, government officials, and industrialists.

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