FICCI in partnership with NITI Aayog organized five interactive entrepreneurial events as a part of “Road to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) Series”. The Road to GES series at Bhubaneswar was hosted by KIIT-TBI.

The event brought together industry leaders, start-ups, serial entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, angel investors as well as enablers of the innovation ecosystem

It was graced by many leading policymakers, entrepreneurs, mentors including the Ministers of Odisha, Sri Prafulla Samal (MSME), L. N. Gupta, Additional Chief Secretary, MSME Department, Government of Odisha, Dr. Badri N Patra (S&T), Prof. Hrusikesha Mohanty (VC, KIIT), Mr, Nirankar Saxena (Asst Secy General, FICCI),and Mrs Jagi Panda (Ortel Communications).

The stakeholders deliberated on several aspects related to start-ups such as finance, investment, mentoring and human capital. These events showcased success stories, social impact and also the gaps to be filled to ensure that women entrepreneurs are successful in fulfilling their dreams and ambitions.

Touching on various important subjects, the summit sessions included topics like “empowering women entrepreneurs-empower, engage and elevate” and “challenges, success and opportunities for women entrepreneurs in Tier II cities”.

Two of our start-ups won one gold ticket and one silver ticket to the main Road to GES event which will be held in Hyderabad between November 28 and 30.