The i5 Summit 2017 was a resounding success, which saw a footfall of 2500+ students from all over the country. A record number of startups applied for the flagship event, GetFunded, with 15 being selected for the final presentations to the investors.
Another attraction of the summit was the ‘The Social Entrepreneur’ competition where, Udaan and Gaon Mart, a startup from IIM Indore raised Rs. 5 lakh and Rs. 1.5 lakh respectively for their social ventures aimed at women hygiene and rural inclusion respectively. Udaan, Shanta Farms & Drona Maps Pvt. Ltd. won ticket to the Global Open Startup Summit which is going to be held in 4 different countries in the world, organized by 100 Open Startups.
In the Flagship event, GetFunded! 15 startups made pitches for raising funding to a lineup of investors. Out of them 2 startups (Cutting Edge, Shanta Farms) won office space for 3 months from Incuspaze, Indore.
We congratulate the team of the i5 Summit 2017 for their good work. However, the task has merely begun. We are proud to announce the 2018 edition of the i5 Summit, tentatively scheduled to be held in August 2018. This year promises to be the biggest edition yet, with a number of industry doyens already lined up as speakers.
We hope to carry the Summit to greater heights than ever before. Keep watching this space for more!