Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) is IIT Kharagpur's annual, international corporate summit conducted by Entrepreneurship Cell, IIT Kharagpur. It is the largest student-level entrepreneurial summit in India. Ever since its intiation in 2007, GES has always been a unique platform 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 to greater scales.
GES plays host to a variety of events including guest lectures, workshops, Global Entrepreneurship Conference (GEC), Startup Camp, Connect the Dots(a conference with participants from E-Cells across the nation), panel discussions, elevator pitch in front of venture capitalists and investors,and the co-founder's meet.
GES has been graced by several noteworthy guest talks in the past. Some of them being by: Dr. Harish Hande, founder of SELCO and Ramon Magsaysay Award winner, Dr. Nachiket Mor( Former Dep MD, ICICI Bank and Chairman ICICI Foundation for Inclusive Growth), Mr. Vinod Dham(Father of Pentium), Mr. Suneet Singh Tuli( CEO, Datawind-of Aakash Tablet fame), Ms. Rashmi Bansal, celebrated author of books on entrepreneurship, Prof. Anil Gupta, founder at HoneyBee Network and professor at IIM-Ahmedabad, Mr. Sanjeev Bhikchandani( CEO, Naukri.com). Several top-notch corporate firms have conducted workshops in the past including Deloitte, Microsoft, Intel, Wipro.
With the increasing reach attained by the GES, our international ties include acclaimed institutions such as Babson College, National University of Singapore, Boston University, Stanford University and professionals from Bloomberg, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal and Forbes in the Global Entrepreneurship Conference, which just adds icing to the cake.
The participants of our global business model competition 'Empresario' will be mentored by top level professionals.Finalists of 'Empresario' will be pitching in the ' Elevator Pitch' event, in front of India's biggest VC's, thus helping transform their model into a full fledged startup.
This year, GES kicked off with a motivational address by Mr. Avinash Vashishtha, MD and Chairman of Accenture, India, who said entrepreneurs are what India need; persevering, determined and focused individuals who can take india to the world. GES is a phenomenal sensation that has swept the country with its uncompromised quality and immense reach. It may be a tiny step on our part, but it is a giant leap for our ambitions to build an enterprising India!
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