Entrepreneurship Cell, under the aegis of Rajendra Mishra School of Engineering Entrepreneurship (RMSoEE) of IIT Kharagpur organized the Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2023 (GES) 2023 from 3 to 5 February 2023, returning from the virtual mode after the last two editions. This year the opening ceremony was inaugurated by Chief Guest Shri Suresh Prabhu, Former Minister of Industry & Commerce, Aviation and Railway and the Chancellor of Rishihood University, Sonipat who addressed the inaugural ceremony in an online mode in the presence of Prof. Amit Patra, Deputy Director; Prof. C S Kumar, Head, RMSoEE along with Special Guest Mr. Kanav Hasija, Co-founder & CPO Innovaccer.
Shri Suresh Prabhu, Former Cabinet Minister stated, "IIT Kharagpur is one of the earliest IITs established in India and has a strong reputation both nationally and globally. The growth in recent decades has been phenomenal, with new enterprises bringing fresh ideas and challenging traditional practices. While there is wisdom to be gained from the past, it is crucial to recognize and embrace the changing world, which is driven by formative ideas establishing traditional values.”
In the 16th edition of Entrepreneurship Summit 2023, the theme for this year GES 2023 was Realm of Renaissance. E-Cell of IIT KGP conducted keynote sessions from eminent personalities like Mr. Karti Kumar Marshan, President & CMO Kotak Mahindra Group; Mr. Abhijit Roy, MD & CEO, Berger Paints India Ltd., and Mr. Akilur Rahman, CTO Hitachi Technologies among many were conducted. Fireside Chats with Mr. Pulkit Jain, Co-Founder Vedantu; Mr. Rohit Kumar, Co-Founder Filo; Mr. Sean Sohn, CEO, Krafton, Mr. Mikhail Gusev, India Representative, Skolkovo Foundation among others invigorated the student with fresh ideations. Workshops, Product Expo, Professor’s Meet, Women Conclave, Million-At-Stake, Entrepreneurship Dialogues and Panel Discussions made the event a grand affair and a funding commitment was received by two startups, Atreya Innovation and Genexis Biotech. The closing ceremony was addressed by Chief Guest Mr. Vishal Chaudhary, Founder, Zetwerk along with Alakh Pandey Show that grabbed many eyeballs. This 3-day conglomeration provided a platform to interact with startup leaders, win exciting prizes and build an enterprising India. Mr. Gaurav Shah, Partner, Arete Ventures, Mr. Suryaprakash Konanuru, CTO, Ideaspring Capital, Mr. Avelo Roy, Managing Director, Kolkata Ventures, Mr. Bhavesh Choudhary, Partner, Venture Catalyst, Mr. Prashant Kataria, Investment Professional, Bharat Fund were the major investors. The summit attracted many footfalls from the academic world and industry experts with a major turnout.
Global Entrepreneurship Summit is the annual flagship initiative of the Entrepreneurship Cell of IIT Kharagpur, being one of the biggest inter-collegiate corporate summits in India. It is a unique platform where industry doyens share their insights based on their experiences and entrepreneurial journey. GES is a confluence of aspiring entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, angel investors, new age entrepreneurs, industry experts, academicians and students. It is a platform for young minds to interact, enable them to create innovative ideas and empower them to build awareness amongst their peers about the ever-growing startup evangelism. Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2023 concluded with great aspirations and formative base models for future goals under the able supervision and guidance of Dr. P K Dan, Associate Professor, Rajendra Mishra School of Engineering Entrepreneurship.