Renaissance, the annual entrepreneurship summit of MNNIT serves as a platform for students, entrepreneurs, investors, business professionals and startup enthusiasts alike to meet and explore the opportunities each brings with themselves. It helps the attendees make greater connections with companies, industries, mentors, CEOs, Co-Founders and investors alike. This event is for anyone who is looking to start anything of one’s own- it can be a startup, business, large or small, developing a new product, designing creative logistics, etc. Renaissance creates an ecosystem where startups and entrepreneurs can work and grow alongside the help they receive from their domain professionals.
Various events are organized under Renaissance and a few which remain at the core of it include:
This is the flagship event of Renaissance, where students from all over India participate, with scalable ideas or startups and pitch their ideas directly to the investors. Here, their ideas are tried and tested by processing them through various stages of development by seasoned mentors and potential investors.
This is the most awaited event of Renaissance where students get the chance to meet their most cherished celebrity entrepreneurs and startup gurus live. These adept professionals guide the students enriching and inspiring their minds to pursue their own passion and create something innovative in whichever field that is akin to their interest.
3. Panel Discussions
Most entrepreneurs wait to hear the answer to just that one question from their favourite entrepreneur. Well, here they finally get their chance. Under the panel discussion event, the mentors and speakers are asked some of the most doted upon questions and they speak their minds open to the audience – directly interacting with them.
One of the best ways to learn is to ask questions – people at Renaissance understand it better than the rest. There are multiple quizzes organized to enlighten and empower the minds of the audience regarding the various startups, companies, industries, norms and trends that have made their mark in the business and entrepreneurial world.
Development of Renaissance
The first edition of Renaissance featured a startup pitching event which provided an ideal stage for young entrepreneurs allowing them to present their ideas and products directly to a panel of investors. It had also featured a Stall-Mart to help the audience gain hands-on experience of how startups work and function. Workshops have been an integral part of the event in which veteran speakers are called upon to coach and counsel the attendees. In 2016, an online Bizquiz programme was introduced which continued all year long to inculcate a spirit of inquisitiveness amongst the students of the college.
Some of the previous celebrity speakers(entrepreneurs) are :
Bhavesh Kothari(CBO, Tapaswi Ventures)
Sandeep Jain(Founder and CEO, Geeks for Geeks),
Shailesh Vikram Singh(Seed Fund)
Vivek Prakash(co-founder, Hackerearth)
Sarvesh Agarwal(co-founder, Internshala)
Amit Ranjan(Co-founder, Slideshare)
Utsav Somani(Delhi Lead, LetsVenture)
Amajit Gupta(Juniper India)
This year, a Business Development Workshop will be conducted at Renaissance where live mentorship will be provided to the E-Plan participants. Startup Fair is also being introduced where pre-existing startups can promote their products, services and business to the interested audience. They get an exclusive chance to get in touch with investors and mentors of their domain and choice, where participating startups can even secure interns. A mock IPL auction is also on the itinerary of this year ’s summit.
The series of speakers for this year include:
Ajit Balakrishnan(Founder, rediff.com)
Murugavel Janakiraman(Co-founder, Matrimony.com)
Sushil Kumar(Co-founder, LOCO)
Ananya Birla(Founder, Svatantra Microfin)
Ajitabha Bose(CEO, BDL Studios)
Pankhuri Srivastava(Co-founder, Grabhouse)
Renaissance 5.0 is the answer to all the qualms budding entrepreneurs have and is a gateway to their dream of a successful startup. MNNIT Allahabad’s Entrepreneurship Cell brings an extravaganza of ideas and events to the table this March and it sure will unleash dreams, inspire design and instil faith in the idea of disruption, #DREAM_DESIGN_DISRUPT.