In 2013, the 6th Annual Entrepreneurship Summit invited social entrepreneurs from all walks of life to deliver short inspirational talks to an audience of about 200 students from 18 institutes across the country. Among the dignitaries present were Mr Joe Madiath (Founder, Gram Vikas), Mrs Radha Basu (Founder: Anudip Foundation), Mr Arunachalam (Founder: Jayashree Industries) and Mr D.R Mehta (Founder: Jaipur Foot). The felicitation of the winners of the 1st edition of Tata Social Enterprise Challenge was held on the sidelines of the 6th Annual E-Summit. Prof Ashok Banerjee, Dean NIER, IIM Calcutta, and Viresh Oberoi, CEO and MD, Mjunction Services, and chief guest for the event, gave away the awards to the winners of the Tata Social Enterprise Challenge.
Social Entrepreneurship Conference
|Time||24th Feb (Sun)|
|9:00 am – 10:00 am||Inaugural Session
Welcome Address by Ashok Benerjee, Dean
Address By Viresh Oberoi, CEO and MD, Mjunction services
|10:00 am - 10:25 am||Talk by Aarti Wig,YSB India (20 min)|
|10:25am - 10:50 am||Talk by Radha Basu (20 min)|
|10:50 am – 11:15 am||High Tea|
|11:15am - 11:40 am||Talk by Devendra Raj Mehata (20 min)|
|11:40 am – 12:05 pm||Talk by Joe Madith (20 min)|
|12:05 pm – 12:30 pm||Talk by Arunachalam Muruganantham (20 min)|
|12:30pm – 12:45 pm||Felicitation of Greenway Grameen Infra and Ottoclave teams (winners)|
|12:45pm – 1:00 pm||Talk by Greenway Grameen and Ottoclave teams (10 min)|
|1:00pm – 1:15 pm||Vote of Thanks|
|1:30pm – 2:30pm||Lunch|
5th Annual Entrepreneurship Summit 2012
Centre of Entrepreneurship and Innovation held the 5th edition of Annual Entrepreneurship Summit 2011-12 on 29th January 2011 at IIM Calcutta Campus. Running on a similar format as last year, CEI is pleased to host some of the world’s most innovative entrepreneurial minds as keynote speakers, speakers, moderates and conference delegates to preside over the program. The goal of this summit was to foster inspiration, skills, ideas and networks. It was designed to bring together our alumni, entrepreneurs, investors and academia to excel and foster entrepreneurship. Key note addresses and panel discussions on entrepreneurship and new ventures captivated the audience and gave them an opportunity to explore the world of Entrepreneurship.
4th Annual Entrepreneurship Summit 2011
In line with its traditional élan, the 4th e-summit started with a keynote address by the very enterprising Mr. Hari Bala (CEO, OnTrack Systems Ltd). The lamp of knowledge lighted at daybreak by the Director of IIM Calcutta was followed by talks as enlightening as they were esoteric. Mr. Aji Isaac (CEO & Founder, Tech Shu) spoke on role of Digital Marketing and Social Media, Prof. V.K.Unni (Professor of Public Policy, IIM C) spoke on Legal Issues and Mr. Deepak Bajaj (Film Producer) spoke on Movies and Entrepreneurship. CEI then showcased a video on ‘Entrepreneurs from IIM Calcutta’.
Among the most respected entrepreneurial folk sat for two rounds of Panel Discussion post lunch. While the first involving Prof. Anjan Raichaudhuri of IIM Calcutta, Mr. Rajeev Mantri of Navam Capital, Mr. Sharad Lunia of releasemyad.com and Mr. Janmejai Bagrodia of VivaCashGames.com delved into the role of Young Entrepreneurs as drivers of the Indian growth story, the other convened by Ms. Sutapa Biswas of Indian Cancer Foundation, Mr. Piyush Jaju of Onergy and Ms. Ekta Kothari of Project Switchon demystified Social Entrepreneurship.
3rd Annual Entrepreneurship Summit 2010
CEI in association with the NEN (National Entrepreneurship Network), Whitman School of Management (Syracuse University) and Queen's University, Belfast organized the third International Entrepreneurial Summit for two days from 19-20 December, 2009 at IIM Calcutta Campus.
This event hosted some of the world's greatest academicians and entrepreneurs for two whole days. Some of the speakers in the line-up were Mr. Sanjay Budhia (CEO-Patton Group), Prof. T Mazumdar (Whitman School of Management, USA) and Prof. David Gibson (Queen's University of Belfast, UK). Some of the other speakers included entrepreneurs like Mr. Ajit Nagral (CEO of Sciformix, Megaware and Nugenesis), Mr. Krishna Kumar (Chief Editor of DARE magazine), Lt. Col. (retd.) H. S. Bedi (CEO, TulipTelecom), Ms. Beth Payne (Consul general, US Consulate Kolkata) and Prof. M B. Sarkar (Temple University, USA). In all, the event saw more than 33 speakers talking about their experiences and other aspects of running their own business.
2nd Annual Entrepreneurship Summit 2009
CEI in association with the NEN (National Entrepreneurship Network) organized the 2nd Annual Entrepreneurial Summit on 24th January, 2009 at IIM Calcutta Campus.
The event brought together some of the world's most innovative entrepreneurial minds as keynote speaker, speakers, moderators and conference delegates. Eminent speakers from across the industries and regions came together at this forum to discuss and ignite the spirit of entrepreneurship among young students. The speakers preset on the day include Mr. Sanjeev Bhikhchandani (Founder and CEO, naukri.com), Mr. Kunwer Sachdev (CEO, Su-Kam Power Systems), Mr. Sharath Babu (FoodKing Catering), Sandipan Chakravortty (Managing Director, Tata Ryerson Ltd), Mr. Bikram Dasgupta, Mr. Abhijan Ganguli (Regional Manager, NEN), Mr. Abhishek Rungta (Founder and CEO, Indus Net Technologies ), Mr. Arup Dasgupta (Managing Director, Metalogic Systems) and Mr. Rajiv Mantri.
The event was a great success and saw a total participation of around 500 individuals. Participants came from various parts of India and the event saw the participation of educational institutes such as Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata and Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta.
1st and 2nd Entrepreneurial summits have been graced by long list of luminaries including:
- Mr. Sridar Iyengar, Partner, Bessemer Venture Partners
- Mr. Kanwaljit Singh, Managing Director, Helion Ventures
- Ms. Laura A. Parkin, Executive Director, NEN & Wadhwani Foundation
- Mr. Ajit Balakrishnan, Founder & CEO, Rediff.com
- Mr. K.Ganesh, CEO and Founder, Tutorvista
- Mr. Pradeep Gupta, Founder, Cyber Media Group
- Mr. R. Sriram, Co-Founder, Crossword
- Mr. RD. Thulasiraj, Executive Director, Aravind Eye Hospital
- Mr. Sanjeev Bhikhchandani, Founder and CEO, naukri.com
- Mr. Kunwer Sachdev, CEO, Su-Kam Power Systems
- Mr. Sharath Babu, Founder & CEO, FoodKing Catering
- Mr. Sandipan Chakravortty, Managing Director, Tata Ryerson Ltd
- Mr. Abhijan Ganguli, Regional Manager, NEN
- Mr. Abhishek Rungta, Founder and CEO, Indus Net Technologies
- Mr. Arup Dasgupta, Managing Director, Metalogic Systems
1st Annual Entrepreneurship Summit 2008
CEI in association with the NEN (NationalEntrepreneurshipNetwork) organized the first ever National Entrepreneurial Summit on 23rd December, 2007 at IIM Calcutta Campus.
The event brought together some of the world's most innovative entrepreneurial minds as keynote speaker, speakers, moderators and conference delegates. The eminent speakers’ panel included the likes of Mr. Sridar Iyengar, President, TiE Global (Ex-Chairman and CEO, KPMG India), Mr. Ajit Balakrishnan, Chairman, Rediff.com and Ms. Laura Parkin, Executive Director, Wadhwani Foundation.
The event was a great success and saw a total participation of around 400 individuals. Participants came from various parts of India and the event saw the participation of educational institutes such as Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata and IIM, Calcutta.