Talk Sessions


Talk by Prasanth Garapati

Talk by Prasanth Garapati

Prasanth Garapati is an IIIT-H Alumnus and the CEO and Founder of Commut, a Hyderabad-based bus-shuttle service app and one of the most successful startups from our college. Commut was recently acquired by the Dubai based transportation network company Careem, which has its presence in over 100 cities in 14 countries.

The highly interactive session went on for more than an hour and a half with Mr. Prasanth and the other co-founders of Commute narrating the journey of Commute from an idea of a few students to an immensly successful company worth millions of dollars at the time it was acquired by Careem. The talk helped the students dive directly into the world of entrepreneurship and learn more about the challenges and risks involved along with the sense of satisfcation and freedom that comes with it.


UNIspotter

UNIspotter

UNIspotter is a mobile platform connecting the right students with the right universities. For students, UNIspotter is the destination for every step in the university application journey - adding ease, accessibility and transparency.
For universities, UNIspotter is a reliable & trustworthy source of international student recruitment. They receive all relevant information about the course and university, fees, expected careers and industry trends.

Furthermore, ‘UNIspotter Buddies’ then guide them through the application process, help them apply and prepare them for their time abroad. E-Cell IIIT-H partnered with Unispotter to help IIITians realise their dream of studying in the best universities across the world, and do research that matters.
A team from Unispotter headed by Mr. Christoph Trost came to IIIT-H on 12th September and gave a talk on how the process of applying to live abroad goes about and how Unispotter could help in making this process easy and stress free.


Talk by Nikhil Chandwani and team

Talk by Nikhil Chandwani and team

E-Cell IIIT Hyderabad conducted a talk on 15th August, 2018 at IIIT Hyderabad on the topic “The role and importance of Freelance Entrepreneurship for a successful career and Freelancing in the 21st Century” by Dr. Nikhil Chandwani accompanied by Shreya Nair and Yash Singhania.

Dr. Nikhil Chandwani is a Padma Shri Nominee, a guest columnist for Entrepreneur Magazine, Speaking Tree and a TED (x) Speaker. Currently, he is the founder of Writers’ Rescue Centre with 150+ success stories of authors. The firm is over 4M USD in valuation with offices in Hyderabad, Vizag, Nagpur, and Singapore.

Shreya Nair and Yash Singhania are both published authors.

The session was attended by 80+ students and lasted for an hour. It was followed by a Q&A session. Overall the event was a huge success.


Talk by Arthur Falls

Talk by Arthur Falls

A talk on “DFINITY: The Road to Randomness” by Arthur Falls was conducted by E-Cell IIIT Hyderabad on August 8, 2018 at IIIT Hyderabad.

About the Speaker:

Arthur Falls has a background in journalism, content marketing, and media production and has produced several popular blockchain-centric podcasts, most notably Beyond Bitcoin, The Ether Review, and The Third Web.

About the talk:

Blockchain networks rely on one thing above all others for security: The generation of unpredictable, non-manipulable, verifiable randomness. This is used to select a block maker, build a wall of security, and in future platforms, assign special roles to network participants. This talk was a quick introduction to randomness generation, covering Proof of Work (Bitcoin), Commit & Reveal (Ethereum - Proof of Stake, Tezos), and DFINITY’s verifiable random function, Threshold Relay.











Samagam

Samagam

E-Cell, IIIT Hyderabad in association with Asian Institute of Family Managed Business organised “Samagam”, an interactive session with Mr. Durgesh Gupta, CEO of Real Shoppee Retail Private Limited who shared his learnings and insights about managing a family business in the modern day and age. Mr. Gupta also highlighted the prominent family businesses running efficiently in the modern world, and a detailed analysis of their structure and functioning followed. He also took questions on the subject and provided his expert opinion.


Women In Tech

Women In Tech

For the 100th Anniversary of International Women’s Day , E-Cell IIIT-Hyderabad and Lean In IIIT Hyderabad organised a talk on the ‘success of women in technology, entrepreneurship, and leadership’. We extend our gratitude to one and all for attending the event and contributing in building a better world where men and women live harmoniously, with equality, and free of discrimination.



Talk on Financial Education

Talk on Financial Education

E-Cell, IIIT Hyderabad in association with GyanDhan is organising a session on ‘Financing Higher Education’ and an expert lecture on Entrepreneurship. The session will focus on securing finance - scoring assistantships, getting loans and scholarships, and will also touch the admission process. On the entrepreneurship front, the session will focus on the following points:

  • Rationalizing the decision of leaving a six-figure pay package and opting to enter the startup world.
  • Raising funds from corporate and non-corporate sources.
  • An interactive session for doubts and concerns.

The Speaker : Ankit Mehra, CEO, GyanDhan
Time & Date: 5:30 PM, 21st March 2017
Venue : Himalaya 103, IIIT Hyderabad






An Interaction With Mr. Ronnie Screwvala

An Interaction With Mr. Ronnie Screwvala

Founder and former CEO of UTV group (later acquired by Disney) Produced 70+ films like Barfi!, Rang De Basanti, Swadesh, ABCD, Fashion, A Wednesday , Udaan, Chennai Express, etc Time’s 100 most influential people in the world Founded Unilazer Venture (invests in potential startups) and Swadesh Foundation Launched Hungama channel in 2004. Co-Founder and Chairman of UpGrad Board of Adviser AIESEC India and Writer of the book “Dream With Your Eyes Open”.