Over the course of this year, Entrepreneurship Cell of IIT Kharagpur has already undertaken various activities, including the Entrepreneurship Awareness Drive, a pan-India initiative to spread entrepreneurship in cities across India in 20 cities. Following on the successful culmination of the Entrepreneurship Awareness Drive, which saw close to 20000 participants in total, personalities such as Phanindra Sama Ceo of Redbus; Arjun Malhotra,co founder of HCL Technologies,Sandip Tarkas,President and CEO of Future Group; were a notable few among the speakers and coverage in most of the important news houses of India, and E-Cell is now moving on to its flagship event, the Global Entrepreneurship Summit.
The Global Entrepreneurship Summit (scheduled from 11th-13th January, 2013), the annual flagship event of the Entrepreneurship Cell IIT Kharagpur, is one of the biggest entrepreneurial platforms for academicians, new-age entrepreneurs, eminent business personalities, venture capitalists and the students to gather at one place and share their entrepreneurial endeavours and experiences, and to pledge to take entrepreneurship in India to greater scales.
The major draw of GES is the quality and variety of speakers that it has seen over the years. Stalwarts such as Sunit Singh Tuli(founder of Aakash Tablet) Kanwal Rekhi (Inidian-born US entrepreneur), Dominique Trempont (serial entrepreneur, and the right-hand of Steve Jobs), Sramana Mitra (Forbes Columnist and Silicon Valley entrepreneur), Irfan Alam, Harish Hande (renowned Social Entrpreneurs) and Sanjeev Bhickchandnai (Founder, Naukri.com). The 2013 edition of GES is no exception, and following in the trend of previous years, will witness Guest Lectures by various eminent personalities! Workshops, focused on building the entrepreneurial acumen of participants are also in the pipeline. Earlier workshops include those by Fox and Mandal on Intelllectual Property Rights, by Entrepreneurship Development Institute, Novell and Wipro.
The 2013 edition of GES is no exception, and following in the trend of previous years, will witness Guest Lectures by various eminent personalities! Dr Harish Hande Managing Director SELCO – INDIA ,also an eminent social entrepreneur and Honourable Raman Magsaysay Awardee (Asia’s Noble Prize) will inaugurate our event in it’s opening ceremony on 11th January 2013. Followed by him the summit will witness experienced and innovative speeches of eminent people such as Mr Nachiket Mor, Mr Harish Bahl, Mr Gaurav Marya, Mr Abhaya Agarwal ,Mr K Chandrashekar and others till 13th of January. The summit ends with its closing ceremony facilitated by Honourable entrepreneurs such as Mr Vikas Gutgutiya (Founder & Managing Director ,Ferns and Petals) and Mr Madan Mohanka (CMD Tega Industries) successfully.
Workshops, focused on building the entrepreneurial acumen of participants are also in the pipeline. Eminent workshops include those by “Microsoft, Deloitte, Franklin Covey ,Stanford Bio- Design, HDCF on various interesting Topics on the need of the hour.
Global Entrepreneurship Summit plays host to India’s only Global Conference on Entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurship Cell IIT Kharagpur aims to provide a platform where promotion of entrepreneurship could be discussed with a global perspective. This video conferencing session will serve as a conclave for discussion of opportunities and programs aimed towards promoting entrepreneurship in various Universities across the world. The conference will be followed by a discussion amongst the Entrepreneurship Cells in India about the Indian scenario and how best to go about promoting entrepreneurship in their respective campuses..
The Global business plan competition, Empresario and Envision, the product design competition saw entries from around the country, at the close of the preliminary round in November. The finals of the competitions will be part of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit, which acts as a finale of sorts to the year-long activities of E-Cell.
Another event of mention is the Startup Camp, which will involve interaction of Entrepreneurs and students and aims to help Start-up to recruit the finest talent of IIT Kharagpur students for internships/jobs while giving them an opportunity to meet the biggest VC and Angel Investors in India present on campus.. 30 startups from various sectors ranging from social ventures to healthcare to technology, from across India participated in GES 2012.
Entrpreneurship Cell, IIT Kharagpur aims to educate every member of India’s collegiate fraternity on entrepreneurship as a possible way of life, and to provide support to all those who choose this path. The Global Entrepreneurship Summit, with its varied content and participation, will prove to be the ultimate stage for propagating this cause. Participants should register at www.ecell-iitkgp.org for the event.