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Startup Events To Attend This Week: IIT Bombay’s E-Summit And More

Startup Events To Attend This Week: IIT Bombay’s E-Summit And More

A Curated Lowdown Of Startup Events [22-28 Jan]

We bring to you the latest edition of the startup events to attend this week.

“Don’t wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great.”- Orison Swett Marden

Any kind of event, be it social or professional, gives us numerous occasions wherein we can go a step ahead in both our personal or professional life.

For long, going to an event has been termed synonymous with just finding the opportunities to network and grow your client base. However, the growing base of Indian millennials is now joining the events to consume food for thought.

A similar scenario was observed last week during the India Digital Summit. At the summit, the government leaders shared their futuristic opinions on the growth of new age technologies, fintech and other domains in the Indian ecosystem. Also, the industry leaders such as Vijay Shekhar Sharma, Deep Kalra, put forward their views on the current state of Indian startup ecosystem and also shared advice for the budding entrepreneurs.

Going ahead, we have compiled up another list of startup events for the upcoming week. All, being one-day events, can be explored for taking a quick note on what’s cooking inside the heads of the enthusiastic young population of India.

Startup Events To Attend This Week

Startup 2018

Startup 2018 is organised by – a platform for Business buyers and sellers, in partnership with Entrepreneur – a global premier business magazine, and Franchise India – one of Asia’s leading integrated Franchise consulting company. The Show is also backed by ET NOW – one of India’s premier Business News channel.

Startup 2018 will present a three-faceted approach. This includes Founder’s Summit, Startup Superhero Hunt, and Startup Awards. Also, Bollywood Superstar Akshay Kumar, will join at Startup 2018, and judge the Finale of the Startup Superstar Hunt too.

The Startup Superhero Hunt auditions were already conducted earlier this January and the selected 10 participants will now pitch on the final day of the event. The winners will also be a part of the grand finale on national TV ET Now.

Further, Startup Awards will felicitate individual entrepreneurs, startups and even investors for their work to boost up the Indian startup community. Also, Startup Founders Summit will give attendees a chance to connect with startups and innovators who have built great companies, inspired creative thinking and created a change in communities across the country.

  • Date: January 22, 2018
  • Who Should Attend: Early stage startups, Entrepreneurs, Investors, Mentors, Tech Enthusiasts
  • Venue: IIT Delhi
  • Tickets: INR 1000

If interested, click here.


Organised by IIT Bombay, E-Summit is a two-day event featuring various competitions, panel discussions workshops and more. During the E-Summit, the IIT Bombay will also be hosting a number of challenges including IHack 2018, The Ten Minute Million Challenge, and Ola’s Mobility Challenge.

IHack 2018 is a 48-Hour event which will bring together coders, developers, designers, innovators, creators and entrepreneurs of tomorrow. I_Hack is geared up for those who are passionate about building, designing and innovating. The participants will develop and compete in the product prototyping competition and supports all kinds of ideas, whether it’s a proof of concept, looks-like-works-like model or a prototype. The registrations are open for IHack 2018 till 23rd January. The winners will get INR 250K, free Texas Instruments components worth $60 and more.

The Ten Minute Million is the fourth edition of E-cell IIT Bombay’s on-the-spot funding event which involves 10 shortlisted startups pitch for 10 minutes in front of an investor panel and gets on-the-spot funding commitment up to $25K (INR 16 Lakh).

The pitches will be attended by marquee angels like Ajeet Khurana, Dishit Shah, Sanjay Mehta, Sharan Aggarwal, Vikram Chachra, Anand Ladsariya, Sachin Tagra and more. The registrations for placing startup pitches have already been closed.

The participants can also look forward to Startup Expo and Innovation Conclave.

  • Date: January 27-28, 2018
  • Who Should Attend: Startups, Investors, Students, Innovators, Tech Enthusiasts, Brainstormers, Startup Evangelists
  • Venue: IIT Bombay

If Interested, click here!


iExpo is the annual startup Expo held at IIM Indore. The event involves dynamic startups from all over India spanning across various sectors.

This year’s event will focus on sectors such as Drones, Data Analytics, Marketing, Logistics, Careers, Food, Education, Laundry etc. to showcase their products and services.

iExpo aims to build a strong startup ecosystem by enhancing the networking among the participating audience. With a massive footfall of 2,000+ participants from different institutions, the platform aims to bring together the best minds from the Indian and Global startup ecosystem.

During the event, the startups can also find opportunities for raising funding and pitch their ideas to the like-minded investors and entrepreneurs among others.

  • Date: January 28, 2018
  • Who Should Attend: Startups, Investors, Incubation Centers, Corporate and the Students
  • Venue: IIM Indore
  • Tickets: INR 199-INR 4999

If Interested, click here!

Startup And Advertising Expo 2018 – The Opening

The event is presented by 286 Media, a New Delhi-based company working with the vision to create awareness towards small and medium scale industries (SME) in the society and bring different industries under one roof.

The company will be hosting an opening day event for the Startup Upstream program which consists of 36 events with six exhibitions, 10 Seminar, 10 workshops and 10 meetups in four major cities Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Goa.

Startup & Advertising Expo 2018 will focus on bringing together leaders and visionaries to positively impact and shape the future of the startup and advertising industries.

One can take away from the event best practices on starting and managing a startup, idea sharing for growth and more. Also, there will be peer to peer learning sessions and a chance to discover the key performance indicators that help in establishing a successful business.

Further, this conference will also provide a good networking opportunity to pursue new ideas oriented business ventures, investments, and partnerships.

The daylong event will be attended by over 500 key people from startup and advertising industry both from India and International Markets. The Conference will comprise of hands-on workshops and cutting-edge sessions highlighting the latest trends in the field and promote unparalleled networking among all the stakeholders.

  • Date: January 22, 2018
  • Who Should Attend: Startups, Advertisers, Students, Innovators, Out of the box thinkers, Investors
  • Venue: The Lalit, New Delhi

If interested, click here.

That’s all for this week. Do share your experience if you happen to drop at any of the above events in the comments section below.

Stay tuned for the next edition of Startup Events Of The Week!