The first day also witnessed a panel discussion with a group of esteemed panellists: Mr. Saurabh Garg, NoBroker, Mr. S. Vaitheeswaran, MD & CEO, Manipal Education, Dr. Akhil Prasad, Director and Company Secretary, Boeing India and Mr. K Vaitheeswaran, author of ‘Failing to Succeed”. The topic for the panel discussion was “Accelerating the growth of Indian start-ups to compete at an international level.”
The panellists were seen discussing and pointing out the nitty gritties of the topic to put forward logical and important insights. It was a good session of knowledge transfer between the panellists and the audience as the panellists were also taking questions from the audience. So overall the event was informative as well as entertaining.
This year, we hope for an equally engaging and enthralling discussion between our much awaited guests from the top ranks of the industry.
‘Get Funded’ is the flagship event of i5 Summit, which is a live start-up funding event. It provides a huge opportunity to budding entrepreneurs to raise funds from one of the most distinguished investors pan India by presenting their Business Plan in front of them. The competition is open to students as well as entrepreneurs and start-ups from all over the country. The teams have to submit their business plans which are then shortlisted by an internal jury of IIM Indore faculty members. Shortlisted teams have to present their business pitch consisting of the financial model and marketing plan, within a specified time limit, at IIM Indore on the day of the event. They then compete to secure funding from a distinguished panel of Venture Capitalists and angel investors. Get Funded provides them with a platform to interact with industry experts and also get help in developing their business plans further.