IIT Bhubaneswar, one of the premier institute in India, has organized E-summit (Entrepreneurship Summit) at the campus. With the theme ‘Industry 4.0’, this three day event has started from January 22 and will continue till January 24. E-summit will provide a platform for startups and is a brilliant event for the interaction between venture capitalists, seasoned and upcoming entrepreneurs, academia and students of IIT Bhubaneswar. E-summit 2016 will conduct series of activities like entrepreneurial guest lectures, workshops, and panel discussions with experts, startup fair and investment fair.
IIT Bhubaneswar Director, R V Raja Kumar informed that the three day summit will focus on promoting the ‘Make in India’ concept by infusing IT into manufacturing process.
With the start of the event, inaugural session was addressed by Rajnish Kumar, MD of (National Banking Group) State Bank of India and Jagi Mangat Panda, MD of Ortel Communications Ltd. on Friday evening. This event is planned to be a multi-panel discussion which include interaction with business leaders, angel investors and more.
The first panel discussion ‘Vision Night’ would bring students and many industry leaders together. It would be an open house discussion on ‘India, Industry 4.0, Entrepreneurship’ where every student will get a chance to make his/her point. Many top industry leaders from all over India would be present there, they include: Varun Jha, ex-COO – Tata Steel, Jagi Mangat Panda, co-founder of Ortel Communications, Rajib Shekhar Sahoo, president of TiE Bhubaneswar, Devesh Sinha, founder of ESSPL, J K Rath, chairman of UCCI, Prasant Satpathy, MD of SCIL, Jagadanand Mohapatra, MD of AGIL, and Tapan Das, MD of S K Engineers.
Four other panel in the summit would discuss on entrepreneurship for Digital India and entrepreneurship in mineral based industry, bio-science and bio-technology industry, and public system. Many dignitaries will involve with young budding entrepreneurship and guide them to the path of success.
Along with many events one particular event would be very eye-catching for students – “Investors’ drive”. In this event, students will give presentation before a number of potential investors such as venture capitalists, angel investors, financial institutions and government departments.
To fulfill the dream of government’s Make in India initiative, IITs are trying to provide support for the development of country. Also these type of events are beneficial for students, as well. Young minds, having quality idea and great potential, would be nourished through such interactive events.