E-Summit By IIT Madras
Every year, the Entrepreneurship Cell of IIT Madras hosts its flagship event E-Summit, looking at innovation and entrepreneurship. This year’s E-Summit will be entirely online, held across March 5 to 14 and themed around ‘Sustain to Attain’. It is a four conclave model, encompassing a Youth Conclave, Innovators’ Conclave, Startup Conclave, and Growth Conclave. Each conclave is customised to the needs of a specific audience, enhancing their knowledge and helping them exploit emerging market opportunities.
The lockdown is just another phase in the E-Cell journey – a setback like all others, tackled with due preparation and calculated decision-making. It is an opportunity to flourish, to come back on our feet. ‘Our experiences’, E-Cell declares, ‘reflect the resilience of India. And it is this India, that E-Summit 2021 gives voice to.’
Every year, E-Cell initiates a social campaign, broadening the scope of entrepreneurship in India. This year’s campaign, Pankh – ‘Opting Vertical Over Horizontal’ – focuses on Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), empowering them to build sustainable business models and is aimed at enabling the growth of Indian MSME ecosystem. The campaign will attempt to highlight and resolve sector-specific challenges while engaging the Indian youth.
Launching this initiative, E-Cell said that the campaign was at its heart a collective effort. The vision of Pankh is to build a more sustainable and efficient MSME ecosystem in India. This was achieved through the case study competition & policy competition in association with Unlock Consultancy and National Institute of MSME, Hyderabad.
E-Summit 2021 realises this potential, engineering solutions to technical challenges and bringing together a platform to share these stories. This year, its famous Inspirit lineup brings renowned speakers like MakeMyTrip’s Deep Kalra, Padma Shri Sanjeev Bikhchandani, PolicyBazaar’s Yashish Dahiya, and Rana Daggubati.
Inspirit lectures, held on each day of the Summit, highlight experimenters and innovators from all sectors who stand testament to this spirit. This series is designed in such a way that a wide range of audience can be addressed from students to start-up enthusiasts to budding entrepreneurs.
The lectures will be sold under the E-Summit Access Pass, which further offers attendees complimentary passes to a LinkedIn sponsored workshop on profile-building – ‘Rock your Profile’, networking events, and tickets to the E-Cell Shows.