28-30 August 2015


IIT Kanpur

Panel Discussion

5 Panelists


5 Professional Speakers

WHAT'S E-SUMMIT ABOUT / And how its been designed for you

E-Cell, IIT Kanpur presents the third edition of eSummit, titled ‘Ready, Steady, Start-Up!’. This edition stands out from all others, as we focus on start-ups in tier-2 cities like Kanpur, Lucknow, Indore etc. and work to build an environment beyond what any other Entrepreneurship Summit does. So along with workshops, talks and competitions, this 3-day Summit will play host to a lot more - see our full article.

Get READY: Because there'll never be a better time.
STEADY up: Because this is the key.
START-UP!: Because that's what will count.

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Events / 'cause that is what counts

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An event that caters to the startups of Kanpur and neighbouring cities, Upstart - Our highlight - stands apartfrom the conventional Start-up Competition and 10-minute pitching; we strive to give our participants more than just the prize. The start-ups go through multiple rounds of screening, which are essentially brainstorming sessions at different levels. Finalists get to develop their ideas and hone their business plans with a panel of mentors.

Pitch Ur Product

Pitch Ur Product is organized with the aim to provide participants with an opportunity to present their innovation or innovative idea (e.g. summer project or any other such research work) wrapped up as a potential working startup in future.This event examines the ability of the participants to evaluate the market, the customer needs and their distribution strategy for a product they have already prototyped.


SoCha, short for Social Challenge, is a competition aimed at directing entrepreneurial minds towards the social problems that plague society today, and encourage them to provide a viable and sustainable solution for it. It is not just about the profits, but rather about the social impact their idea can have.


Decrypt is the case study competition wherein you are given a start-up case/crisis and you step into the shoes of a founding member to present and defend your solution.
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Ideas to Execution

Do you dare to skip your placements and look at Entrepreneurship as a career option? Always had that one Idea in mind but could not convert it into a Startup? This workshop gives you a clear insight into the world of Star-ups and Entrepreneurs. More Details
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Business Model Canvas

The Business Model Canvas is a strategic management and entrepreneurial workshop. Looking business in a more holistic view, this workshop would help in deciding whether the benefits of an option outweigh the risk factor. More Details
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How to get first few Customers?

Find out how you can find your first few customers having only a PPT and learn to establish a successful interaction with potential buyers. This workshop will talk about all the aspects that a startup Founder needs to know about Idea Validation, Sales and Marketing. More Details
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Storytelling for Leaders

Find out what are the 6 Senses in a story to trigger emotional responses. And learn to drive your narrative toward one unforgettable selling point. Excel in interviews, personal branding and become a people person More Details
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Networking Session

Provides a platform for Startups to showcase their ideas among hundreds of potential users and investors, with a realistic possibility of product acquisition It also serves as an excellent networking platform. Networking arena is presided over by the head honchos of the industry and provides attendees with ample opportunity to network.
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Rapidea is a fun event designed to test the problem solving skills of an individual in a limited time frame- an essential attribute for any aspiring entrepreneur. The participant will be faced with a real life problem and he/she is expected to come up with a feasible solution for it.

Speakers / meet with greaters

Kunal Shah

CEO , Freecharge

Kunal, who begun as a junior programmer at a startup, steered Freecharge around his strength and built a team that compensated for his weaknesses. This rockstar entrepreneur strongly believes that ‘ need ’ should be the pulling factor in any business.

Shradha Sharma

Founder , Yourstory

Currently among the ‘ 500 LinkedIn Influencers ’ across the globe, Shraddha Sharma is giving the untold stories of Entrepreneurship in India, the deserved limelight with YourStory. They have already incubated narratives of more than 15,000 entrepreneurs.

Shaili Chopra

Business journalist , Author

Shaili Chopra is an Indian business journalist with nearly twelve years of experience in television anchoring, reporting and writing columns. She was the Business Editor for Tehelka and writes a popular golf column Tee Off With Shaili Chopra for the DNA.

Rahul Yadav


Indian entrepreneur and co-founder of Mumbai-based real estate search portal, Rahul Yadav was the cornerstone of the biggest innovation Real Estate trading has seen in the last quarter.

See past speakers

Panel Discussion / hear and be amazed

Anuj Rathi

Associate VP product, Snapdeal

He, also an IITK alum, is involved in Building the best online buying experience for India as serving Snapdeal as their vice president Product. He was the senior product manager for the WalmartLabs and Product manager for Flipkart. He also served as Principal Product Manager,


: Former CEO of IIT Bombay's SINE, Angel Investor

Currently, he’ s working as angel investor. He was the former CEO of IIT Bombay’ s SINE. He also served as the Founder of Corpus Collosum Learning Pvt Ltd. He’ ll be the moderator fo the panel discussion.

Chirag Kulkarni

Internet entrepreneurship, CEO C&M group

Chirag Kulkarni is a serial entrepreneur and advisor. He has experience starting and growing companies ranging from Ed tech, cpg, analytics, and health care. He is the current co-founder of Insightfully, a predictive analytics company focused on utilizing your social network to the fullest.

Ritika Goyal

Investment professional, Matrix Partners

She worked for the Parthenon group and Hindustan Unilever Limited. Being an IIT Bombay alumni, she had worked in various activities in IIT Bombay campus activities like Placement cell.

Register now / It's Super-quick.

FAQS / find your answers

Nope. The online registration is not chargeable but you'll need to pay ₹800 as basic food and accommodation charges, upon your arrival here. Beyond that, there are no specific event charges for any of our events or talks (including Workshops).

IIT Kanpur is reachable by Rail, Road and Air. You may choose to:

Take a train to Kanpur Central Railway Station (CNB). There are plenty of conveyance options available from the station to campus. We'll have a bus service at regular intervals (at ₹25) whose schedule will be intimated to you. If you don't want to wait for the next bus, you can take a Vikram or Auto to the campus (costs about ₹20 or ₹200 respectively). Or you can always go for an Ola Cab (at around ₹225-300).

Take a Bus ride to Kanpur. The conveyance from the Kanpur Bus Stand is again through a Vikram or an Auto (costs ₹20 or ₹200 respectively). Alternatively, you can call an Ola (costs around ₹225-300). Your own car is also welcome if you stay nearby!

Fly in to Lucknow International Airport (LKO) and take up a taxi to reach IITK Campus directly (A taxi costs around ₹1,550). Ofcourse, there are other hectic ways as well, but this is the fastest one!

Once you reach IIT Kanpur, the first thing you do is Report & Register at the Hospitality Desk. Here at the hospitality desk, you'll need the following for hassle-free registration:

Your College ID-card.

No Objection Certificate (NOC) issued by your college administration.

Proof of Registration fee payment if you have paid online (Hardcopy of the Receipt generated).

₹200 in cash as Security Deposit, which will be refunded when you are leaving the campus.

Accommodation will be provided by us from the morning of 28th August 2015 till the afternoon of 31st August 2015, at par with that of IITK students. Participants arriving before that can stay in hotels outside IIT Kanpur. Mattresses will be provided to all participants, however you'll have to bring your own blankets.

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