Building on the success of the eight edition of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) 2017 held first time in India in the city of Hyderabad from Nov 28 -30, 2017, FICCI is building a delegation of technology led women entrepreneurs to the United States of America in February 2018.
The GES was the largest entrepreneurial conference attended by over 1200 entrepreneurs from across the world that was jointly organised by NITI Aayog and the Government of the United States of America. The Summit was inaugurated by Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi in the presence of Ms. Ivanka Trump, Advisor to President Trump who was leading the US delegation.
On the sidelines of the GES 2017, the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) jointly with NITI Aayog organized seven Road to GES events in Chennai, New Delhi, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Bhubaneshwar, Chandigarh and Hyderabad which brought together over 1500 entrepreneurs and key stakeholders from the innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem. Over 50 percent participation in each of these programs was from women entrepreneurs.
To keep the momentum on by strengthening the ecosystem that nurtures and fosters entrepreneurship, FICCI is partnering with leading institutions and universities in the US to design a one week programme especially for women entrepreneurs from India. As a part of this delegation, FICCI will be organising immersion boot camps, B2B Meetings, visit to iconic companies and interaction with US investors.
Women entrepreneurs are invited from across the country from diverse sectors including but not limited to pharmaceuticals, healthcare, biotechnology, energy, media, financial technologies, information technology, cyber security, water, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, robotics, e-commerce, etc. to join the delegation.