Past Event

Global Entrepreneurship Summit held at IIMB on 15th Nov.

This summit celebrated and empowered women in entrepreneurship. To celebrate and empower women in entrepreneurship, FICCI has partnered with NITI Aayog to organize six interactive entrepreneurial events as a part of ‘Road to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) Series’. These events will bring together industry leaders, start-ups, serial entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, angel investors as well as enablers of the innovation ecosystem viz. government, international agencies and industry associations not only from India but across the globe.

The Bengaluru Road to GES saw participation from eminent women leaders, including Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, Chairperson and Managing Director, Biocon Limited, Rekha M. Menon, Chairman and Senior Managing Director, Accenture in India, and Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty, Chairman and Founder, Narayana Health.

The summit sessions had topics like ‘Breaking the stereotype: women entrepreneurs in unconventional businesses’ and ‘Women entrepreneurs as agents of change’. A special session was focused on pitches from start-ups to give impetus to entrepreneurs as well as to give awards to success stories.

In partnership with the Government of the United States of America, NITI Aayog is hosting the eighth annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) in India from November 28-30, 2017. The Summit will be addressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The US delegation will be led by Ivanka Trump, Advisor to US President Trump.

(L-R: Rekha M. Menon, Chairman and Senior Managing Director, Accenture in India, delivers the special address; Ullas Kamath, Managing Director, Jyothy Laboratories Limited & Co-Chair, FICCI Karnataka State Council, at the summit)