The Entrepreneurship Cell of IIT Hyderabad is elated to announce the 5th edition of its Annual Flagship event- E-Summit on 21st – 22nd January 2023.

About the event:

Post-pandemic, it is a wonderful opportunity for the E-Cell this year to host E-Summit 2023 offline. E-Summit is one of the biggest business and entrepreneurship conclaves in India. It brings together entrepreneurs, corporate professionals, venture capitalists and students to share their entrepreneurial thoughts, experiences and endeavours.

The team hosts thought-provoking talks, panel discussions, competitions and much more, aiming to address the present entrepreneurial scenario and nurture an entrepreneurial mindset among students across India.

Theme: ‘An Arduous Carrefour’

With the looming recession and the funding winter, the last year has been a rough one for startups. There has been a significant fall in funding compared to the previous year.

After a triumphant revival in 2021, the Indian startup ecosystem faces multiple challenges again in today’s market. With “An Arduous Carrefour” as the theme, the objective is to explore the difficulties, setbacks, challenges and opportunities that lie at this crossroads for entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship and how more effort is required to excel and succeed.

Panel discussions and Keynote talks:

Panel discussions are an excellent platform where the best minds in the business are brought together to analyze and discuss global issues. The keynote talks are power-packed sessions by some of India’s most distinguished business professionals. It is indeed an honour to have such great minds on board, sharing their experiences.

Some of the renowned Keynote Speakers joining this year include:

Dr. Shanta Thoutam – Chief Innovation Officer, Govt. of Telangana

Mr. Rama Iyer – Head Of innovation at GMR Group

Mr. GV Krishnagopal – Group CEO at Access Livelihoods Group

Mr. Sri Charan Lakkaraju – Founder & CEO at stuMagz

Mr. Avishek Gupta – Managing Director and CEO at Caspian Debt

Dr. Ravishankar Polisetty – Founder & CEO of Sai Ganga Panakeia Private Limited

Mr. Udaya Kumar Dintyala – Ex Exec. Director at AT&T Global Business Services India

Mr. Sandip Poddar – Co-Founder and Director at Navikarna Ventures

This year’s Topics for Panel Discussions and renowned panellists include:

Transformation of India’s Digital Payment Landscape:

Mr. Hussaini S F – Technology and Innovation Leader; Executive Director, JP Morgan & Chase

Mr. N Srinivasan – Sr.Executive Vice President, HDFC Bank

Mr. Neeraj Bansal – Co-Founder & CEO at CredRight Pvt. Ltd

Mr. Dhruv Gupta (Moderator) – COO at iTIC

Technological Innovations – The Driving Factors and Impacts

Mr. Saumya Ranjan Pradhan – Head of Applied Innovation Exchange, Capgemini

Mr. Raghu Mangaraju – Vice President, India at BLEND360

Mr. Rajesh Shenoy – Sr. Director, Research at Cetas Healthcare

Dr. Nakul Parameswar (Moderator) – Assistant Professor, Department of Entrepreneurship and Management IIT Hyderabad

The Employer-Employee Paradox: Concurrency of Layoffs and Hiring

Mr. Yugandhar Penubolu – Founder of Winzard.io, HR Tech

Dr. Murali Padmanabhan – MD, Leadership Dimensions LLP

Mr. Nanda Kishore –President at V.L.S.Systems Inc.

Dr. MP Ganesh (Moderator) – Head & Associate Professor, Department of Entrepreneurship and Management IIT Hyderabad

The previous E-Summit has been a huge success with an 80,000 outreach including the participation of over 50 startups and 30+ eminent key-note speakers. Stay tuned to witness a bigger and better event this year!

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