E-summit - an annual flagship event of it has evolved tremendously since its origin in 2005-2006 incessantly serving as a platform for bringing together budding entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, investors, start-ups and everyone else with a spirit of entrepreneurship.
Initially designed as a 2 days summit it included lectures by eminent speakers, panel discussions, focused workshops, case study analysis and challenging competitions. Succeeding years brought about other attractive events such as Vulture's nest (a on the spot funding platform), business mentoring hub, start-up expo, networking arena etc.
Through the years it has seen exceptional personalities like Mr. Nandan Nilekani, Mr. Ajit Ranade, Mr. Tulsi Tanti, Mr. Sam Pitroda, Mr. Ronnie Screwvala, Mr. Subhash Chandra, Mr. Kishore Biyani, Mr. Ajit Balakrishnan, Mr. Adi Godrej, Mr. S. Ramadorai, Mr. Rajesh Sawhney, M r. Dilip Chhabria, Mrs. Kiran Majumdar Shaw, Mr.R.K. Mishra coming to interact with the budding entrepreneurs and corporates through speaker sessions.
2006-07: It was a one day event and was clubbed with Eureka's Mentors Meet
2007-08: It commemorated the Golden Jubilee of IIT Bombay with an overlying theme of ‘Emerging Entrepreneurial Ecosystem’ in India. The additional feature of this summit was 'VC Pitch' – A platform for start-ups to raise venture capital, along with playing host to the finals of Eureka 2007, and ‘Conference of Entrepreneurship Cells’ and ‘Cultural Night’ to discuss with corporations the prospects of association to support E-cell activities.
2008-09: It's theme was ‘Empowering entrepreneurs’.The sessions covered critical issues of starting up, from innovation to brand building and funding.
2009-10: It focused on the three E's: Explore, Evolve, Enterprise. The day was power-packed with TED sessions, startup showcasing, mentoring sessions around the day and networking zones.
2010-11: It endorsed the theme ‘Connecting the dots’ with the sole motive of connecting individuals to each other.
This year's e-summit with a theme of ‘Changing Mindsets, Creating Leaders’ is going to cater to all stages of entrepreneurship right from basics(informal events like ideastorm, games etc) upto the professional level(networking arena, mentoring hub etc).