Entrepreneurship Summit, a two-day event organised by Entrepreneurship Cell IIT Kharagpur is one of the biggest platforms in India for academicians, new-age entrepreneurs, eminent business personalities, venture capitalists, and students alike, to gather and share their entrepreneurial endeavours and experiences, and to pledge to take Entrepreneurship in India to greater scales.
After the immense success of Summit '07, Summit '09 promises to scale new heights and conquer unexplored horizons. Entrepreneurship Summit '09, the third edition of the Summit, is scheduled for 10th and 11th January, 2009.It aims at promoting entrepreneurial awareness among the students, and will witness varieties of guest lectures by distinguished speakers, panel discussions, focused workshops and a host of events such as Case Study analysis, Business Ideas competition, etc. This year's summit is part of the Entrepreneurship Week that is being celebrated in IIT Kharagpur, starting from the 2nd of January.
The week kick starts with a guest lecture by 3Com and Finisar Director, Dominique Trempont Forbes Profile, accompanied by spouse Sramana Mitra, who is also a Silicon Valley Entrepreneur, has founded 3 companies, and is a strategy consultant for over 70 companies including SAP, Cadence etc.
The summit also includes a Venture Funding Conference, which will showcase the launch of Global Ventures Lab. It is a collaborative effort of IIT Kharagpur, University of California, Berkley(UCB), USA and University of Jyvaskyla, Finland to promote Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
One of the feature of the Summit is the nation wide product design competition ENVISION aimed at catalyzing national innovation for a global impact. Only the most ground-breaking and innovative products are then developed further with the help of reputed individuals from academia, industry and organizations such as TEPP, TIETS, DST and venture capitalists.With the assistance of the TePP, feasible products can get upto 30 lacs worth of funding and mentorship.Whether the products are software novelties or hardware designs, this contest offers you not only academic recognition but also helps you make that idea a reality.The link to Envision website is: http://www.ecell.iitkgp.ernet.in/envision/