Vishu Verma
Assistant Manager
New Delhi, Updated on Dec 28, 2022 14:35 IST

Those interested can register at The theme for this year’s event is ‘Renaissance and Rise’. 

The entrepreneurship cell, a student-run entrepreneurship body from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur, is hosting the 11th edition of its annual entrepreneurial festival - “E-SUMMIT” from January 13 to 15, 2023. Those interested can register at 

The theme for this year’s event is ‘Renaissance and Rise’. IIT Kanpur’s trademark event, UpStart Nationals, a business model competition, saw more than 250 registrations across various cities.  

Forty-two startups out of those got to pitch their ideas to top-notch investment firms such as Indian Angel Network, IvyCamp Ventures, Atal Incubation Centre - CCMB, Chiratae Ventures, Ankur Capital, Orios Venture Partners, IAN Fund, Hyderabad Angels, Blume Ventures and SucSEED Ventures. The UpStart Finale will be conducted at IIT Kanpur during E-Summit’22, following intense mentoring and brainstorming provided to the startups by experienced mentors. 

IIT Kanpur said, “E-Summit’22 strives to be the one-stop platform for bringing together everyone associated with the entrepreneurial ecosystem - ideators, pitchers, VCs, mentors, and enthusiasts; all under one roof for empowering ideas that have the potential to play a key role in shaping the future of the country. 

Along with the UpStart business model competition, a startup expo will highlight the E-Summit’22, where startups, investors, speakers, organisations, from all over India will participate to reflect on innovative ideas.  The competitions such as ‘Be an Angel’, ‘Decrypt’, ‘Sell your Sole’, ‘Pitchers’, ‘Stock the Stock’, will put decisiveness, analytical thinking, business acumen, and communications skills of the participants to test.  

All participants will get a chance to widen their knowledge about the startup ecosystem with mentoring from industry experts, along with the chance to win cash prizes. 

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