All successful start-ups have one thing in common: Innovative ideas backed by sound execution. i5 Summit, the annual entrepreneurial extravaganza of IIM Indore in collaboration with IIT Indore, works to give entrepreneurs with innovative ideas a platform, and give them actionable insights which can help them execute their ideas better. Budding entrepreneurs get to interact with the start-up fraternity and industry experts through panel discussions, speaker series, informal meets and certified workshops. The most eagerly awaited events in the summit are Get Funded, Social Entrepreneur and Startup Expo. In Get Funded and Social Entrepreneur, shortlisted startups pitch their business idea to investors and obtain funding offers, while in Startup Expo entrepreneurs from all over India get to showcase their brand.
The summit will be held on 19th and 20th August 2017. As Central India’s largest entrepreneurial summit, it has hosted industry stalwarts such as Bibop Gresta, COO of Hyperloop and Mohandas Pai, Ex-CFO of Infosys, and is looking forward to an even bigger and better edition this year with the presence of Aaron Friedland, founder and executive director of The Walking School Bus, an organization that empowers children with access to education, nutrition, and curriculum across the world.
The speakers for the summit this year also include Manish Advani, Mahindra SSG- Marketing Head; Rajiv Srivatsa, Co-founder, Urban Ladder; Sharad Sharma, Founder, iSpirt; Anubhav Modi of Bira91; Vikas Mehta, CMO, MullenLowe Lintas Group; Chaitali Moitra, MD, Harper Collins India; S Subramanyeswar, Chief Strategy Officer, Lowe Lintas; Arun Thukral, MD & CEO, Axis Securities; Gautam Raj Anand, Founder, HubHopper; Tushar Chhabra, Founder, CRON Systems; Sandesh Chidanand, COO, Chaipoint; Venktesh Shukla, Ex-Chair, TiE Global and Dheeraj Sinha, Chief Strategy Officer, Leo Burnett, among others.