The Entrepreneurship Cell of Hindu College recently concluded its year-long endeavors with its annual flagship event the Hindu E -summit.
The event was hosted by the E-cell over a course of two days, which saw participants from all over the country take part in an extravaganza of events, which were curated perfectly by the E-Cell members to test the wits and grits of the budding entrepreneurs.
The summit started with the main attraction event – the startup expo, a one of its kind event that was aimed at bringing leading investors looking to diversify their profiles and the student-run startups and others alike to a common stage to facilitate future avenues of collaborations. Leading investment firm Fisca Global was the title sponsor of the event and was accompanied by prominent investors from the Delhi angels circuit such as Mr. Syed Faiz Hassan and Mr. Ajay Muttreja to name a few. A plethora of startups also knocked the doors of opportunity that awaited them. A number of startups bagged fundings in multiple rounds of pitching and even pocketed investment of up to 50 lakh rupees, while other got a chance at fixing meetings for further talks. A striking feature was the elevator pitch, which simulated a 60 seconds pitching opportunity which tested the improvisation and extempore skills of the startup founders.
The summit not only catered to college students and the startups, but recognized that the young adult generation is on its toes raking up the next big idea and in a bid to promote that it hosted the Young Entrepreneurs Challenge (YEC) over a course of two days which saw students from the length and breadth of the country battling it out in an elaborate and holistic series of events. DPS Bhopal emerged as the overall winners of the YEC and took home the trophy along with a number of accolades for the 2018 edition of the event.
The other attractions at were the Entrepreneurial Forum which was a first of its kind discussion forum with real-time topics and live interaction amongst the various stakeholders. The outcome was some really intelligent and fruitful discussions which provided gainful insights. Corporate -Knot saw participants get the idea from the paper and chalkboards to a simulated investor market, handling everything like government policy changes, and investing hassles on the way, but the budding entrepreneurs put up a good fight and were successful in curating their B plans to success.
All work and no play makes the entrepreneur a dull one and in lieu of that, a number of informals were planned which included ‘minute to win it’ and a life-sized biz monopoly along with the refreshments.
A unique networking event- The Linkedin Local- for professionals and students alike to promote more synergy and opportunities, which was accompanied by icebreakers and concluded with hi-tea. The event was highly appreciated by all stakeholders and was successfully concluded with the awards distribution ceremony and closing notes by all post holders.