IIM Udaipur kicks off Entrepreneurship Summit – 2022 to empower and celebrate Indian Unicorns

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IIM Udaipur

Industry leaders to address future of entrepreneurship in India

Editor’s Synopsis:

  • Saksham, the Entrepreneurship Cell of IIM Udaipur, is organizing their third and largest  E-Summit 2022 with the theme “Zilch to Zillion: Celebrating a Decade of Unicorns”
  • The summit will be held on 23rd January 2022 virtually
  • Founders of top Indian unicorn startups (valued at $1B+) like Mr. Yashish Dahiya (Co-founder and CEO, Policy Bazaar), Mr. Arjun Mohan (CEO, upGrad), Mr. Prashant Pitti (Co-founder, EaseMyTrip), Mr. Ishan Bansal (Co-founder, Groww) and Mr. Amit Kumar Agrawal (Founder, NoBroker) will be a part of the E-Summit ’22 as keynote speakers and panelists

January 20th, 2022; Udaipur: Saksham, the Entrepreneurship Cell of Indian Institute of Management Udaipur, is organizing its third and largest E-Summit 2022 with the theme ‘Zilch to Zillion: Celebrating a Decade of Unicorns’ on 23rd January 2022 in a virtual format. The aim of the summit is to honor the efforts and celebrate the accomplishments of all rising entrepreneurs.

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The E-summit will provide a forum to brainstorm and discuss innovation and ingenuity demonstrated by Indian entrepreneurs that have helped India’s unicorns (companies with valuation more than $1B) gain a combined market cap of $240 billion. Even as India is rapidly enhancing its start-up ecosystem, it still needs to climb 67 positions to top the Global Entrepreneurship Index, an indicator of the overall entrepreneurial potential of a nation.

Prof. Janat Shah, Director, IIM Udaipur said, “Management schools in India are emerging as the breeding grounds for start-ups, especially Unicorns, by creating an enabling environment in curricula and bringing together key enablers of the ecosystem.”

“Entrepreneurship is one of the core values of IIM Udaipur, and the institute is committed to nurturing future leaders and entrepreneurs who will power their organizations, create innovations in products and services in the emerging economies,” he added.

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Mr. Yashish Dahiya (Co-Founder and CEO, Policy Bazaar) and Mr. Arjun Mohan (CEO, upGrad) will throw light on how to shape the entrepreneurship landscape and leapfrog to the top league, as the keynote speakers. Other eminent speakers at the E-Summit ’22 are Mr. Prashant Pitti (Co-founder, EaseMyTrip), Mr. Ishan Bansal (Co-founder, Groww) and Mr. Amit Kumar Agrawal (Founder, NoBroker), who will all be covering their experiences and learnings from building scaled companies in India. Representatives from top-tier venture capital firms like Accel, Chiratae Ventures, Tanglin Venture Partners and Times Internet will also be a part of the summit as speakers and panelists. 

In the past decade, India has transformed its start-up ecosystem into becoming the third-largest in the world. In 2021, India added 46 Unicorns, doubling the number to over 90. In 2022, It is estimated that over 50 more unicorns will be added to the Indian start-up ecosystem.

About IIM Udaipur: 

IIM Udaipur is well on its way to becoming a globally recognized B-School. It has broken new ground by focusing on world-class research and transforming students into tomorrow’s managers and leaders. The Institute arrived on the global education stage by securing accreditation from the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) in merely eight years of its establishment. With this accreditation, IIM Udaipur is counted in the same league of global institutes such as Harvard Business School, Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and the MIT Sloan School. IIMU has been listed on the Financial Times (FT) Global MIM Ranking 2020 as well as the QS Global MIM Ranking 2020, only the 4th IIM, along with IIMs Ahmedabad, Calcutta, and Bangalore, to be in the FT Global MIM Ranking and only the 7th IIM in the QS 2021 Global MIM Rankings. In both Rankings, IIM Udaipur is the youngest B-School in the world! IIMU is also currently ranked 4th in India, after ISB, IIM Ahmedabad and IIM Bangalore, for research in management according to the methodology used by UT Dallas, which tracks publications in the leading global journals.

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