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EDII takes the credit of placing many a startups on a high growth trajectory. Ranked No. 1 in Non-Technical category under Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA) – 2021, EDII has been ably supporting New Enterprise Creation and startup growth under a variety of initiatives, including Post Graduate Diploma in Management – Entrepreneurship, and incubation of startups under the aegis of the Technology Business Incubator (Centre for Advancing and Launching Enterprises) hosted at EDII Campus. 


Empresario Startup Summit is an exclusive platform for Startups, new age Entrepreneurs, industry mentors, investors and the student community to meet, share their entrepreneurial experiences, gain amazing new insights, and pledge to become an invaluable part of the ever- flourishing start-up ecosystem. Empresario, a first of-its-kind platform was introduced in 2012 and has since become one of the largest entrepreneurship fests.


Empresario Startup Summit 2021 was the 10th Annual Flagship Event held on December 03 & 04, 2021 on EDII Campus. The focus was on fostering the startup ecosystem of Gujarat as well as India. This was brought into action by supporting and collaborating with promising ideas and high-performing startups, investors and individuals who are delivering solutions with market-oriented approaches for global development.


The summit included a big pitch round aimed at garnering investments for viable ideas. This year, Empresario received rave responses from Mr. Sparsh Kumar of Investment Associate at Unicorn India Ventures, Mr. Devesh Chawla, Founder & CEO, Chatur Ideas, Ms. Krishna Handa, Founder of Claris Capital Ltd, Mr. Vikrant Potnis, Director, Fortemagna Advisors, Mr. Vivek Gupta-Director & Co-Founder, Digital Futurists Angel Pvt Ltd, YES Bank and IDBI Bank. The two-day event was marked by participation of more than 200 participants across the country.


60 startups were allocated exhibition stalls to reach out to the audience and display their products and services. Startups of the Centre for Advancing and Launching Enterprises (CrAdLE), the Technology Business Incubator at EDII also participated and benefitted from the event.


Elaborating on the scope of the event, Dr. Satya Ranjan Acharya, Professor and Director, Department of Entrepreneurship Education, said, “ This platform brings startups, innovators and entrepreneurs together and inspires several more to adopt entrepreneurship by sending out the lesson that with proper planning and approach, entrepreneurship can be pursued like any other discipline.”