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IIT Madras Hosts Entrepreneurship Summit 2024

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

E-Summit 2024 will have 50+ extremely famous speakers and 50+ activities split 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 student-run entrepreneurial meeting in India to be ISO, Startup India, and UNESCO certified. The Summit will include 1000+ founders, 50+ investors, and 15000+ students from over 400 universities throughout India over three days.

Professor V Kamakoti, Director, IIT Madras, said,”Innovation and 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 superpower 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.

WestBridge Capital, an investment firm based in San Mateo, U.S.A.; 1990 Alumni Batch of IIT Madras, SBI Start-up Branch, IIT Madras Research Park, and Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Ltd. the world’s largest motorcycle manufacturing company are supporting the event.

Discussing the advantages for participating in the summit, SohamSawde, StudentHead, Entrepreneurship Cell-IIT Madras, highlighted the educational focus of the event, stating, “We are anticipating the attendance of 15,000 students at the E-Summit. We are particularly focused on ensuring that these attendees gain valuable entrepreneurial knowledge through an array of lectures, workshops, and enjoyable competitions designed to enhance their learning experience.”

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.

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