Bhubaneswar: The sixth edition of the annual 3-day Entrepreneurial Conclave of IIT Bhubaneswar, E-Summit’20 was inaugurated by Dr. Ramgopal Agarwala, distinguished Member of Niti Aayog, the Chief Guest on the occasion and Prof. D. D. Misra, Chairman of the Board of Governors of IIT (ISM) Dhanbad, the Guest of Honor. The event was presided over by Prof. R.V. Raja Kumar, Director, IIT Bhubaneswar.
The event commenced with lamp lighting ceremony where Prof. R V Raja Kumar, Director, IIT Bhubaneswar accompanied by the Chief Guest ignited the lamp in the spirit of entrepreneurial exuberance. This was followed by a welcome address by Dr. Bankim Chandra Mandal Chairman of E-Summit’20.
Addressing the gathering, Prof. R.V. Raja Kumar, Director, IIT Bhubaneswar said that, “As you all know, E-summit, is one of India’s prominent platforms connecting Start-ups, Investors and students who gather to share their entrepreneurial endeavours and pledge to take entrepreneurship in India to larger scales. He called upon the young minds of the country to utilize the human capital to the fullest potential and thus realize Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s dream of ‘Make in India’. The entrepreneurs in today’s competitive world are the nation’s pride. The three day long conclave which brings the entrepreneurial minds together and it will definitely lead to fruitful outcomes that would benefit the society. I welcome all the participants to the green and serene campus of IIT Bhubaneswar at the foothills of the Barunei which is famous for its inspiring history. I wish the conclave a grand success, an immensely fruitful time for the participants during the same and congratulate the organizing team of E-Summit 2020”.
The Chief Guest, Dr. Ramgopal Agarwala, distinguished Member of Niti Aayog in his thought provoking talk motivated the students to work on innovative ideas and inculcating spirit of entrepreneurship thereby contributing to the progress of the nation. He also made a special mention that E Summit is a unique platform for academicians, new-age entrepreneurs, eminent business personalities, venture capitalists and the students to gather at one place and share their entrepreneurial endeavours and experiences, and to pledge to take entrepreneurship to the next level.
Also present at the event were Prof. V.R. Pediredi, Dean Student Affairs, Dr. Suvradip Mullick, Vice-Chairman, E-summit and Col (Dr) Subodh Kumar, Registrar, IIT Bhubaneswar. The inaugural ceremony concluded with a vote of thanks.
E-Summit’20 (10th January – 12th January) includes several guest talks, interactive sessions, panel discussions by eminent personalities, seasoned entrepreneurs, mentors and investors centered on theme “Shifting Paradigms-Pursuing purpose beyond profit”. Some of the esteemed speakers are Shri Arun Bothra, IPS, CEO, CESU, Bhubaneswar and Capital region urban transport, Ms. Kanika Tekriwal, CEO of JetSetGo, Mr. Sharad Vivek Sagar, CEO of Dexterity Social Entrepreneur, Mr. Kunal Chandiramani, CEO of K-Star, Mr. Anirudh Damani, Managing partner of Artha Ventures.
Major events include social & health Entrepreneurship Conclaves, Investors Drive, Start-up Internship Fair, Innovation Expo, Informal Nites and many other entrepreneurial, managerial and marketing competitions. E-Summit 2020 is a complete package of knowledge, inspiration, opportunities and fun for entrepreneurial enthusiasts. More than 500 participants from various colleges are participating in the conclave.