IITM Entrepreneurship Week 2013


IIT-Madras launched ‘Entrepreneurship Week’ from 3 - 9 Mar 2013 and was dedicated to celebrating and fostering entrepreneurship on campus. E-Week was open to anyone in the IITM ecosystem who had innovative/entrepreneurial inclinations. This included students, faculty, staff, alumni, incubatees and organizations that work closely with IITM. Through the week there were number of sessions organized where attendees interacted with a variety of Entrepreneurs, Investors and Alumni to learn more about entrepreneurship and obtain feedback on their own ideas and plans.



Sunday, March 3rd : E-Week Kick-Off
Showcasing 6 Startups from IIT-Madras
Inauguration by the Director IITM and keynote address by Prof Ashok Jhunjhunwala
Launch of the IIT-Madras Incubation Cell and the IIT Madras Entrepreneurship Forum
Showcasing organizations that form IITM Entrepreneurship Ecosystem - RTBI, C-Tides, BioTech Incubator, CFI, CSIE and IITM Research Park
Discussions on the IITM entrepreneurship ecosystem

Monday, March 4th: The Joys and Challenges of Entrepreneurship
Video Screening of an interview with serial entrepreneurs Kanwal Rekhi (IITB Alumnus)
Interactive discussion with IITM Alumni Entrepreneurs

Friday, March 8th: IITM Entrepreneurs through the ages
Panel discussion with IITM Alumni Entrepreneurs who started up companies in the ‘70s, ‘80’s, ‘90s and post 2000

Saturday, March 9th: Opportunities, Experiences and Ideas
Panel discussion on opportunities for entrepreneurs
‘How to pick a winning opportunity’ Keynote talk by Raju Venkatraman (Serial entrepreneur and IITM alumnus)
Lunch and ‘Poster Walk’ among incubatee companies
‘My Idea’ - Lightning Pitch Session for students, staff, incubatees and faculty with ideas
E-Week wrap up


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