ThinkBig 2017 Summit
ThinkBig Summit is Asia’s largest platform for Women Entrepreneurs to connect with Indian and Global Corporations, Medium & Small Businesses to open doors to future trade and collaboration. The two-day event aims to bridge the gap between companies and women entrepreneurs and establish successful collaborations through strategic partnerships. It aims to bring together women entrepreneurs, corporate buyers, government, industry mentors, women industry associations, investors and media to inspire and empower women entrepreneurs by connecting them with Big and Small corporate.
Road to GES
On November 28-30, 2017, NITI Aayog in partnership with the Government of the United States of America will be hosting the 8th annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) in Hyderabad, India.
This year’s Summit will highlight the theme “Women First, Prosperity for All”, and will focus on supporting women entrepreneurs and fostering economic growth globally. The Summit will bring together entrepreneurs, investors, educators, government officials and startup ecosystem supporters to the world’s most important event on entrepreneurship. GES 2017 will present a unique opportunity to connect and establish meaningful partnerships amongst entrepreneurs, investors and ecosystem supporters.
The summit will be addressed by Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi, Ms. Ivanka Trump, Advisor to President Trump, and many more luminaries from the world of innovation and entrepreneurship.
GES is the preeminent annual entrepreneurship gathering that convenes emerging entrepreneurs, investors and supporters from around the world. GES 2017 will create an environment that empowers innovators, particularly women, to take their ideas to the next level. Through two and a half days of networking, mentoring, and workshops, GES empowers entrepreneurs to pitch their ideas, build partnerships, secure funding, innovate, and find their target customers — creating new goods and services that will transform societies.
To inspire the culture of Entrepreneurship and share the aspirational nature of prosperity throughout the United States, India, and globally, the “Road to GES” series will partner to build and engage upon entrepreneur events from September through November and beyond.
The Road to GES series creates transformative opportunities for investment and valuable people-to-people relationships, in addition to advancing a depth and breadth of inclusive collaboration to maximize the strength of cities/regions potential for prosperity.
ThinkBig 2017 Summit is proud to be a part of the Road to GES 2017.
Proposed Highlights of ThinkBig Summit 2017
ThinkBig 2017 will build on the outcomes and takeaways from ThinkBig 2016. The focus of this year’s Summit will be:
Helping women entrepreneurs expand on the connections made last year. This will include pre-summit roadshows in Chandigarh, Jaipur, Guwahati, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Jaipur, to bring together the cohorts formed last year
Seeking to foster collaborations between women-owned businesses to increase cross-network business
Exploring opportunities between women-owned businesses and corporate buyers for potential collaborations
Interacting with senior Government officials, industry thought leaders and corporate management to gain knowledge and expert guidance
Meeting angel investors & PE fund managers, IFIs, corporates, corporate foundations and other investors for potential partnerships and investment opportunities
ThinkBig 2017 Programs
ThinkBig 2017 will enable women attendees to showcase their businesses and leverage the knowledge and connections of other attendees to pursue potential financial and non-financial partnerships through various modules like:
Inaugural keynote addresses by eminent global leaders from the government and industry.
WEIgnite Keynote talks by thought leaders with industry expertise.
WEIgnite Fireside Chats with Industry Luminaries and Senior Government Officials along with individual interactions.
WENgage sessions by corporate buyers
WEMarket one-on-one interactions with interested parties.
WEXplorePanel discussions on key industry topics.
WEDisplay exhibition for women entrepreneurs.
WEConnect Networking Sessions