With an aim to promote budding entrepreneurs, Jadavpur University ’s e-cell organized E-summit’20 recently at the campus. The second edition of the annual flagship event held by University’s Institute Innovation Council (IIC) was attended by sixteen teams that pitched their ideas before the investors and mentors that had gathered from across the country.
Various innovative ideas starting from plastic waste management to communication in English for vernacular students and solutions to rising air pollution were pitched at the platform. Start-ups both at the ideation and operation stage pitched their ideas. The participants, most of them students from various colleges also pitched innovative ideas on distributing packed breast milk to newborns to making portable water filters.
“This is the second year that the e-cell of Jadavpur University organised this e-summit. This year they have done phenomenally well in terms of eco-system stakeholders they could bring along. The pitch or the ideas were good,” said Debasish Ghosh, JU alumnus.
Ajay Laddha an investor was impressed with the talent of the teams that took part in the event, “They have got amazing talent and it was great to be part of the event.”
The first prize was won by Ground Blu, a team of fourth-year students of JU while the second prize was bagged by Palok Poriborton, a first-year student’s team. The third prize was won by Terranum, another student’s team.
The organizing team and students of the university got a major support from Brandshoots Ventures, IIMC Innovation Park and the investors led by Indian Angels Network, Ah! Ventures, Wework Labs, Bank of Baroda Startup Zone, Lead Angels and HNI Investors along with the mentors from Tie-East and JU Alumni Association.
JU Entrepreneurship Cell
Keywords: Jadavpur University, E-summit, Start-ups, Bank of Baroda, IIMC
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