The world’s biggest entrepreneurship event, the eighth Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES 2017) is being held in Hyderabad [Nov 28-30]. Bringing citizens closer to this mega entrepreneurship Summit, NITI Aayogs Road to GES event in Indore, on Tuesday, with Wadhwani Foundation as a Knowledge Partner awarded a Golden Ticket entry to the winning startup.
Presenting a unique opportunity to Startups, this Road to GES event was a live investor pitch competition, where the winning Startup with the strongest pitch won a golden ticket entry into the prestigious Summit.
The GES will bring together entrepreneurs from over 160 countries pitching their ideas, building partnerships, securing funding, innovating, and finding their target customers. The summit will be inaugurated by Honble Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi in the presence of the advisor to the US President, Ms. Ivanka Trump who will be leading a high-profile US delegation.
Hundreds of Startups registered online with a potential pitch to investors for the event. Of the numerous applications from fifty-nine cities, ten startups were shortlisted through a rigorous selection process. These Startups were also given pre-event mentoring and invited to pitch live at the event to a jury of investors. On-the-spot mentoring was also provided by the same group of mentors.
Mr. Govind Agrawal, CEO and Arti Agrawal, COO from Anaxee Digital Runners Pvt. Ltd. received the Golden Ticket at ‘Road to GES’ – Indore from Mr Atul Raja, EVP – Global Marketing, Wadhwani Foundation and Mr. RK Kalluri, VP – NEN Ecosystem, Wadhwani Foundation at the event organized by Wadhwani Foundation in partnership with NITI Aayog at IIM-Indore Campus.
Mudit Narain, Manager, Atal Innovation Mission, NITI Aayog and Upendra Kumar Gupta, Deputy Adviser (Industry- Textiles), NITI Aayog were present at the event. Setting the context for the gathering, Mudit Narain spoke at length about GES and its achievements over the last seven years.