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Mahindra Ecole Centrale’s Centre of Entrepreneurship & Innovation organizes its first E-Summit

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Hyderabad, India, January 23, 2020- Mahindra
Ecole Centrale’s Centre of Entrepreneurship & Innovation in partnership
with Hyderabad Angels and AIC-IIIT is organizing its first E-SUMMIT themed
‘Addressing UN Sustainability Goals through Entrepreneurship’.


Scheduled
to take place on 24th and 25th of January, 2020, the event will bring together
successful entrepreneurs, investors, mentors, policy makers and budding
entrepreneurs for exchange of ideas and face to face discussions. Dr. Rajkumar
Phatate, Professor and Head – Centre of Entrepreneurship& Innovation at
Mahindra Ecole Centrale is the coordinator for the event.

A
power-packed keynote address, speeches by eminent guests, as well as panel
discussion will set and reinforce the tone for the event at MEC E-Summit, which
will also feature unique Startup Sprint, a Startup Showcase and a Business Idea
Competition. Students and participants will get an opportunity to interact with
successful entrepreneurs, mentors and investors.

“At
the core of MEC’s vision lie Entrepreneurship and innovation. We focus on
promoting a strong ecosystem by providing mentoring, networking and funding
support. Our E-Summit is a concerted effort to provide an enabling environment
wherein the young budding entrepreneurs can meet, learn and discuss their ideas.
We are hopeful that some of these ideas would also be taken towards fruition”,
says Dr. Yajulu Medury, Director, Mahindra Ecole Centrale.

The
Keynote speakers and panelists include Dr. Aravind Chinchure, Founder and CEO
of QLEAP Academy, Pune; Mr. Rajesh Jog, Venture Capitalist, Founder, Waygate
Capital and Co-Founder eVentures India; Mr. Rajiv Vaishnav, Managing Partner,
Cornerstone Ventures, Mumbai; Ms. Amrutha Valli, Founder of PurpleApple
Infosystems; Mr.Ramesh Loganathan, Professor Co-Innovation at IIIT Hyderabad;
and several others.

MEC
E-Summit will also host an interesting event called Startup Sprint, a Business
hackathon. Teams of up to four undergraduate students each will be given a
topic and within 48 hours, the teams will have to produce a working prototype
and business model/idea to go alongside the prototype. Three teams with the
best ideas will be awarded prizes.

Another
event called Startup Showcase will provide a platform for already established
or prototype stage startups to showcase their product/service/prototype and
validate their ideas with potential customers/ mentors and investors in
addition to winning handsome prizes.

The
final event will be a Business Idea Competition wherein creative and disruptive
business ideas that address one of the UN Sustainability Development goals will
be considered. The best three business ideas will be awarded prizes.

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