About Us

Empresario Startup Summit 2018 is the 7th annual Entrepreneurship event organized by the students of Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India, Ahmedabad. It is an exclusive platform for Startups, new age Entrepreneurs, industry mentors, investors and the student community to come up at one place, dish out their entrepreneurial endeavors and experiences, gain amazingly new insights, and pledge to become an invaluable part of the ever flourishing startup ecosystem in India. Since its inception in 2012, Empresario went on to emerge as one of the largest entrepreneurship fests celebrated in India. The fest witnesses start-ups of all sector and participants from every niche of the country.

This year, we are back with high fervor and enthusiasm. With this theme, we are focusing on fostering the start-ups and escalating the ecosystem of Gujarat as well as of India at large. This will be brought into action by supporting and collaborating with ideas and startups of high performing businesses, foundations, investors and individuals who are delivering solutions with market-oriented approaches to global development. This will help startups in enabling those ideas to turn into viable businesses.


Glimpse of Empresario 2017


  • Speaker Sessions

    Various distinguished Speaker Sessions are organised from time to time to enlighten entrepreneurs about the latest trends in the industries. Industry leaders, academicians and other influential thinkers will be delivering talks on their areas of expertise.
  • Panel Discussion

    It is an attempt to trigger an exchange of viewpoints among experts, who will also clarify queries and points raised by the audience.
  • Workshops

  • Fireside Chat

    Fireside Chat is a great interactive alternative to traditional presentations. It is a place for entrepreneurs and leaders in tech startup community to come together, hear stories & advice from prominent VCs and entrepreneurs. It would be a fire-side set up, under the open sky and in the portals of the EDII Campus.
  • The BIG Pitch 2.0

    In a matter of minutes, or even seconds, an entrepreneur must convince investors that they, and their startup, are a bet worth taking—a tough task within the high-pressure, high-competition arena of venture capital. If you're looking to raise funds for your startup, making a great pitch deck is key. We've made a list of takeaways from some of the greats.
  • Startup Exhibition

  • Startup Show

    The Startup Show would be a platform for entrepreneurs to present their product to the audience present at the venue. New innovative product, services started in the real market would be presented.
  • Startup Lab

    Startup Lab is a state-of-the-art concept at Empresario 2018, where participating startups will be allotted spaces in the EDII campus to showcase their products/services and provide live demonstration. It is an ideal opportunity for the startups, who would be at a liberty to do their labs the way they want within given spaces.
  • Startup Awards

    Startup Awards will be presented to award entrepreneurs for their path breaking work and to recognize the new ones on the block for their innovations. Startup Awards recognizes excellence in entrepreneurship in Five different categories.


  • Nameathon

  • B-Tweet: The Next Big Idea

    B-Tweet will be an online competition where-in participants having unique innovative idea can share it on social media empresario pages. The best amongst all will be awarded.
  • Inquizzitive

    Online business quiz spread over three rounds.
  • VCIC: Be A Venture Capitalist

  • Showcase B-Plan

    Have a fantastic Business idea?? This platform is all yours
  • Idea Diffusion

    Audience will be asked for one line startup ideas; people interested in the same idea can interact and form teams; some preparation time will be given for chalking out the implementation and then each team has to pitch their idea.
  • D-Code

    This competitions aims to help learn through others failures. Case-Study analysis of failed start-up and solutions which would have helped them to save their business.


Entrepreneurship Development Institute Of India, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

Contact Us

Any questions? Drop us a note

  • Maulik N Bopalia
  • 7878681729