Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam addresses students at IIM Lucknow. Entrepreneurship Summit -2012 to be hosted

IIM Lucknow witnessed an address by Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam today with the launch of “Entrepreneurship Summit -2012”, the annual entrepreneurship summit scheduled to be held from 23rd – 25th November 2012. Dr. Kalam shared his experiences with students and faculty and talked about how entrepreneurship plays an important role in nation building. He also inspired the students to be leaders and help in development of the nation by creating opportunities.

The theme of E-Summit 2012 is “India: Business and Beyond” with a special emphasis on indigenous entrepreneurship. It talks about how start-ups in India are growing at a fast pace and global nature of our entrepreneurial pursuits.The flagship events of E-Summit this year are Samriddhi, the General Business Plan Contest, Srijan, the Technology Business Plan Contest and Margdarshan, an interaction with IIM Lucknow Entrepreneurs.

India MSME Conclave is an initiative by the Entrepreneurship Cell of IIM Lucknow in association with Indian Industries Association, focusing on issues faced by MSMEs.The conclave is a concept unique to IIM Lucknow and attracts participation from 100+ delegates from SME segment, founders, CEOs and MDs.The theme of SME Conclave this year will be “Running Family Businesses and Scaling Them Up”.

E-Summit, IIM Lucknow is hosting a unique event to facilitate interaction between successful alumni entrepreneurs and students. Margdarshan, as the name suggests, is a platform to allow students to gain insights from IIML alumni about their successful entrepreneurial stories. This year Margdarshan is featuring Mr. Kashyap Dalal – Co-founder of Inkfruit.com; Mr. Hemen Ruparel – CEO of Samex Agency; Mr. Manav Kamboj – Founder of LestGoMo and Mr. Gurav Ahuja- Founder, Red Ginger Hospitality India Ltd.

E-Summit 2012 also features events like Model Parliament, MobiApp Innovation, Bizness, Next Big Industry and Quizzard to give students hands-on experience of an entrepreneurial environment.