I-Summit….I can do it

Theme for 2016: Emergence of Desi Power

Key Note Speaker: Mr. Venkatesh Iyer (Founder- Goli Vada Pav)

What is I-Summit?

Any business that looks big started with an IDEA. People didn’t make it big because of their investment or capital but they made it big because of their belief i.e. Belief in their IDEA, belief in their capability, belief in their hard work and determination. Keeping this in mind, Lemon Ideas organizes I-Summit since 2014 which is a “Sangam” of entrepreneurs, professionals, students and everyone who aspires to be an entrepreneur wherein:

  1. I-Summit facilitates speakers who has dedicatedly worked towards bringing a revolutionary change.
  2. Provides an opportunity for aspiring entrepreneurs to meet and learn from their role models and their experiences.
  3. Serves to understand the global trends and how the Indian ecosystem playing to match their pace.
  4. Provides a platform for like-minded people to meet, interact and build a network which can be helpful in their entrepreneurial journey.

Objective of I-Summit 2016

The main objective of the I-summit2016, organized in association with VIA (proposed) , is to empower the youth through entrepreneurship and leadership covering following areas:

  • Power in our roots and Indianness.
  • Bringing in Innovation through Entrepreneurship in India.
  • Innovation and leadership in the traditional method, product and make it global.
  • Scope of Innovation for better India.

Date: December 21, 2016 (Wednesday) ,

Time:  6:30 p.m.

Venue:  Banyan Hall, Chitnavis  Center, Civil lines ,Nagpur.


Brief profile of key Note Speaker:  Mr.Venkatesh Iyer, Founder Goli Vada Pav.

Mr. Venkatesh Iyer, popularly known as Venky has over 15 years of experience in financial services. He has been instrumental in helping entrepreneurs translate ideas into business in the Modern Retail, Fashion & Computer education space.

Venky has deep consumer insight especially in food space. He is a visionary par excellence and normally sees things beyond the obvious. He is the man behind the strategy & vision and his focus has been towards the “What” and “How” of the business.

His ultimate dream has been of “Corporatisation” of the humble Vada Pav and to see Vada Pav as a brand amongst the Pizzas & Burgers of the world.

Glimpses of I Summit 2015


I-Summit 2015 was organized on 17th of November, 2015 at Banyan hall, Chitnavis Centre, Nagpur.

The theme for I-Summit 2015 was Social Impact & Social Entrepreneurship focusing on Social good as a way of Life. The areas covered were Social Impact through Entrepreneurship, Leadership, and good governance etc.

The key note speaker on the occasion was Ramon Magsaysay award winner, Ashoka Fellow and the Global Ambassador of Ashoka, Mr. Anshu Gupta, popularly known as ‘The Clothing Man’, and Founder of GOONJ.

The Summit also had an interesting panel discussion on “Can Social Impact and profit making go hand in hand” by renowned activists/socialist and corporate personalities which included Mr. Nagaraja Prakasam, Founder Chairman of Native Angel Network (NAN) and member of Indian Angel Network (IAN), Mr. Dinesh Jain chairperson AGAMI and Mr. Kaustav Chatterjee, Founder of Green Vigil.

The Summit was a huge success as large number of Nagpurians (around 300 participants) rushed to attend this event.

Media Coverage

‘Clothing Man of India’ Anshu Gupta in Nagpur at behest of Lemon Endeavour“

[The Hitavada-18th November, 2015]

Stories from Anshu Gupta’s Goonj leave Nagpurians stunned!

[Nagpur Today-18th November 2016-Online story]

About Vidarbha Industries Association (VIA)

Vidarbha Industries Association is a premier organization for the promotion and development of the industry in the region Vidarbha Industries Association is more than five decades old. Formed in the year 1964, with the sole objective of achieving rapid industrialization, the VIA, as it is popularly known, is recognized by the government as a pioneer regional industries association.

The vision of VIA is to promote Vidarbha as preferred investment destination and create conducive environment for socio economic growth through industry and services.

About Lemon Ideas

Lemon Ideas (www.lemonideas.in ) is on a mission “Innovation by EveryONE” and is working towards empowering talented individuals to convert their Ideas into Reality (Business Ventures). Lemon Ideas has become a known name in startup and entrepreneurship ecosystem over the years with its unique pedagogy and experimentation approach for real life entrepreneurs.

It runs full time ‘Global Program in Experiential Entrepreneurship and Innovation’ (GP-E2I) through its unique initiative Lemon School of Entrepreneurship (LSE) (www.lemon-school.com). LSE is pioneer in designing unique learning pedagogies including Learning By Doing  and Learning Through Reflection for offering capability and skill building training-mentoring to budding entrepreneurs. Lemon is on a mission to nurture 1000 entrepreneurs and be part of 100 ventures creations by 2020 with a greater focus on building ecosystem in Tier-II and III cities.

Lemon offers various mentoring programs for ideas-startups and seasoned entrepreneurs with innovation and technology as key drivers. It also works with colleges and universities to build robust ‘Innovation & Entrepreneurship’ ecosystem (includes pre-Incubation consulting & experiential workshops). Lemon has pioneered ‘Innopreneurs’  (www.innopreneurs.in )which is a National level platform for innovators & aspiring entrepreneurs to showcase their ‘project ideas’ and get recognized in the Ecosystem. There is Incubation, mentoring & angel funding opportunities to the participants / winners.

Contact  details


Nagpur, India