The summit includes multiple interactions with industry leaders and panel discussions to Celebrate Indian Unicorns
The third edition of E-Summit, the Entrepreneurship Summit of IIM Udaipur, was inaugurated on January 23rd, 2022. Like all the events on campus, the event is organized by the students of IIMU, and the theme for E-Summit ’22 is ‘Zilch to Zillion: Celebrating a Decade of Unicorns’.
The event began with an opening address by IIMU Director Professor Janat Shah.
The event then proceeded to an address by the Keynote Speaker Mr. Arjun Mohan (CEO, upGrad), followed by Mr. Amit Kumar Agarwal (Founder & CEO, NoBroker.com), Mr. Pranay Yadav (Investor, ACCEL). The event then advanced to an Investor Panel discussion moderated by Prof. Rajesh Pandit with Mr. Pranay Yadav, Investor, Accel, Mr. Akash Khandelwal, Investor, Tanglin, and Mr. Rahul Gupta, Investor, Times Internet in the panel. They shared their insights on fundraising, new investment models, and talent pool.
Mr. Yashish Dahiya (Co-founder and Group CEO, PolicyBazzar.com), the Mega Speaker of the day, addressed the participants by discussing his journey and stressing the need to create a tech-enabled business that is globally scalable. Post this, a founder panel discussion on Scaling Up Businesses moderated by Prof. Himanshu Warudkar was organized. The panelists, Mr. Vaibhav Sisinty (Founder, GrowthSchool), Mr. Tejas Gawande (Co-founder, Chronicle), and Mr. Anubhav Goyal (Investor, Chiratae Ventures, Formerly IDG Ventures India), shared their views on a range of topics, such as growth hacking, the importance of polishing one’s inherent storytelling skills, and the implementation of rapid experimentation in businesses.
The Eminent Speaker of the day, Mr. Prashant Pitti (Co-Founder, EaseMyTrip.com), shared his insights on ‘the B2B to B2C transition of EasemyTrip.com’. For the day’s final panel, a founder panel discussion, was moderated by Sriram Iyer (Editor in Chief, Business Insider India). The panellists, Mr. Prashant Pitti (Co-founder, EasemyTrip.com) and Mr. Ishan Bansal (Co-founder, Groww), shared their insights on the factors that led to so many unicorns in 2021.
The summit concluded with an epilogue from Mr. Ishan Bansal (Co-founder, Groww), where he discussed entrepreneurship and starting up in India.
Sponsored by Secure Meters, E-Summit also included events and competitions for the students, namely, the 9th edition of their startup competition Prarambh ’22.
The summit was also assisted by multiple prominent brands, including TiE, Udaipur (associate partner), Rajasthan Venture Capital Fund (RVCF) (startup grant partner), Business Insider India (insight partner), AWS (cloud partner), InACan (experience partner), Ugaoo (gifting partner), Pagalguy (online media partner) and Bombay Shaving Company (grooming partner).
Indian Institute of Management, Udaipur, has always been committed to its students’; holistic growth, and via this E-Summit, it aims to groom the students into future leaders.