i5 Summit At IIM Indore – A Glimpse Into Central India’s Largest Entrepreneurship Summit

“The wish to believe can conquer death.” However, at the i5 Summit, we do not talk about such complex, mortal issues like death. Just believing in yourself to conquer the 5 I’s namely ideate, inspire, innovate, induce and invest would suffice for us. Indore, being the only Indian city that houses both an IIT and IIM, explores this privilege and the students of both these prestigious institutions co-ordinate, plan, organize and participate in i5, the largest entrepreneurship summit of Central India. Here is a glimpse of the enthralling events awaiting you at i5!

The summit chronicles the journey of brilliant ideas into tangible business. It opens a plethora of avenues for budding entrepreneurs and provides them with the opportunity, means and resources to connect directly with potential investors, patronisers and industry experts. ‘Chai pe Charcha’ and ‘Get Funded’ are events that stand tall in this category. ‘Get Funded’ is the flagship program of i5 where the qualifying start-ups get an opportunity to pitch their business ideas directly to the investors. ‘ Chai pe Charcha’ is the networking event that allows investors and entrepreneurs to delve deeper into the intricacies of business and innovation. Some of the eminent personalities attending these events include Mr. Prashant Sharma (Industry Head, CPG and Media& Entertainment, Facebook), Mr. Giri Balasubramaniam, Founder and CEO, Greycaps etc.

Speaker Series 

This is where exceptional minds from diverse spheres of life share their elixir and mantra of success. Attend this if you want to be guided, inspired and motivated by these unbelievably successful individuals. Some of them who would be gracing the event include Mr. Sandeep Aggarwal (Founder and CEO, Droom; Founder, Shopclues), Mr Anil Swarup ( Former Secretary Higher Education and Ministry of Coal, Government of India), Mr. Jaspreet Bindra ( Independent Advisor, Speaker and Consultant) etc.

Startup Expo

It is an exhibitive event which provides start-ups with the opportunity to display their products. These span a variety of business ideas and products ranging from daily essentials to environment-friendly ideas.

The summit also encapsulates events like Entrepreneurship, Management and Start-up Workshops, Panel Discussion, graced by the presence of respected leaders, insightful individuals and innovative dignitaries of the corporate world who enlighten us with their experiences and try to inculcate enriching business values in us. The two-day summit provides an unparalleled opportunity for start-ups and individuals to put forth their brilliant ideas and strengthen their entrepreneurial skills. The funding of the event exceeds 140 million rupees. With a footfall of more than 5000, 30 investors and more than 60 start-ups and speakers participating respectively, the magnificence and grandeur of the event is bound to reach unparalleled heights.

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This article is published by Media and PR Committee, IIM Indore