International Entrepreneurship Conference

The International Entrepreneurship conference is an annual conference hosted by the Centre for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (CIE), Great Lakes Institute of Management. The conference acts as a platform to showcase innovations by budding entrepreneurs which helps them attain their goals effectively. The conference also encompasses the outlook of academicians and corporates to share their views on the current Entrepreneurial challenges.

Each year, the conference is conducted based on a theme and addresses entrepreneurship in a holistic manner by bringing together aspiring entrepreneurs, academic researchers, renowned entrepreneurs, Industry thought leaders, Venture Capitalists & Angels and policymakers. The conference comprises of talks by thought leaders, panel discussions on various areas of entrepreneurship by members of the industry, key note addresses by successful entrepreneurs and honoring of community entrepreneurs, etc.

During the conference, the winners of various competitions organized throughout the year by the Centre for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (CIE), are presented with awards and cash prizes.

The winners of the Business Plan Competition, Hyperion are given Narasinga Rao Memorial Award of INR 1 lac. Mr Narsinga Rao, an alumnus of Great Lakes Institute of Management, 2004-05 Pioneer batch had over 21 years of experience in the IT industry and more than 12 years of experience as the COO & Co-founder of SSI limited. The prize money is supported by Mr. Narasinga Rao’s family, Mr Narasinga Rao’s batchmates and Dr. Bala V Balachandran.


  • Cornell University
  • Chicago Booth
  • Skema Business School
  • Universite Bordeaux
  • Babson
  • Frankfurt School of Finance and Management
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