IIT Delhi’s “BECon 2024: The Genesis Wave of Innovation” recently took place. It was their Annual Business and Entrepreneurship Conclave. The presence of prominent names like Raghuram Rajan and Kiran Bedi was noted. They offered their insights into startups and the business landscape.
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BECon 2024 Overview
BECon 2024 was held on February 3rd and 4th. The event attracted industry veterans, successful entrepreneurs, and eager students to Dogra Hall. Speakers like Nitin Gadkari, Raghuram Rajan, and Kiran Bedi graced the event. The lineup for both days of the conclave was impressive. Their presence drew enthusiastic crowds to the event. Students from various universities were present to hear the insights of the speakers.
Day 1 Highlights
The first day was lined with speaker sessions and competitions like Biz-E 3.0 and Launchpad. Other competitions were included Blueprint and Moonshot, to name a few. Kiran Bedi’s keynote session set the tone for the day. It was a packed event in the Dogra Hall. It was followed by a lively panel discussion titled “Money Moves.” Here, successful entrepreneurs and investors discussed industry trends. They also spoke of the growing interest in startups. The panel stressed the importance of female representation in entrepreneurship.
The panel consisted of eminent entrepreneurs, leaders, and investors alike. Esteemed co-founders like Priyank Garg, Ankit Mehrotra, were among the speakers.
Women in Entrepreneurship
Apurva Chamaria and Priyank Garg underscored the need for more women-led startups. They advocated for equal representation in the entrepreneurial ecosystem. This impassioned plea resonated with the audience. It sparked a renewed commitment to support and empower women in the field of business.
The day continued with sessions like “She Means Business.” This session showcased women entrepreneurs’ journeys and the rise of startups. Speakers like Swati Bhargava, Ruchira Shukla, and Swati Vasudevan illuminated the session. Their stories offered encouragement to aspiring female entrepreneurs. The tales of overcoming challenges in a male-dominated industry were inspirational. The message of solidarity and support resonated deeply. It motivated female attendees to pursue their entrepreneurial dreams with confidence.
Day 2 Highlights
Day two began with Raghuram Rajan’s inspiring keynote. The esteemed former governor of the RBI delivered a captivating speech. He offered profound insights into the intersection of finance and entrepreneurship. His wealth of experience and wisdom left a lasting impression on the audience. It ignited a fire of inspiration in the hearts of budding entrepreneurs.
Investing in Innovation
Following the address, BECon saw a session on investing in innovation. As a result, the speakers brought attention to the role of corporate venture capitalists. The panelists discussed the transformative potential of deep tech in critical sectors. The speakers also emphasized the importance of sectors such as healthcare, space technology, and sustainability.
The day ended with a session titled “IIT Delhi Effect.” It observed alumni shared stories of their entrepreneurial journeys. Vikram Gupta fondly reminisced about his time at IIT Delhi. The alumnus highlighted IIT’s role in shaping their entrepreneurial journeys.
In conclusion, BECon 2024 proved to be an enriching experience. It highlighted the importance of ideas, innovation, and collaboration in driving entrepreneurial success.