The Entrepreneurship Cell of IIT Bombay hosted the 13th edition of its annual flagship event 'The Entrepreneurship Summit' with the theme "A Zenith of Innovation" during January 27-28, 2018.
Over the years, the E-Summit has gained a reputation for being the most significant student-organized entrepreneurial conclave in Asia. It is becoming bigger and better with every passing year. E-Summit 2018 witnessed a footfall of more than 25,000 startup enthusiasts, entrepreneurs, corporates, VCs and observed talks from seasoned entrepreneurs and professionals like Mr. Bhavish Aggarwal, CEO of Ola Cabs, Ms. Arundhati Bhattacharya, Former Chairperson of SBI, Mr. Patrick Bet-David, CEO of PHP Agency Inc., Mr. Tanmay Bhatt, Founder of AIB, Mr. P. S. Jayakumar, Managing Director and CEO of Bank of Baroda, Mr. Shiv Khera, Author of 'You can Win' and business coach and many more.
Addressing budding entrepreneurs at the two-day IIT Bombay E-Summit, Mr. Venkatesh Shukla, general partner of Monta Vista Capital and President of TiE, Silicon Valley said, “Despite the hype on technology startups, they only contribute 10% to the GDP of the US and 5% to employment. Food, agriculture and construction are completely unaffected by these technology giants. The inclusion of these sectors will enable tech startups to scale up to the next level. This is a great time to be an entrepreneur.”
E-Summit this year had organized more than 80 speaker sessions and panel discussions which attracted global and local entrepreneurs. There were workshops, competitions and networking sessions to bridge the gap between startups and investors and knit a strong entrepreneurial community in India.