An Entrepreneur Forum that consisted of many experienced Angel/Venture Capital investors, was launched at IIT Roorkee Alumni 2012 N.A. Reunion in Chicago. As a first step to a longer-term engagement, the Forum hosted a Venture Pitchfest that was highly successful and generated a lot of excitement with nearly a dozen start-ups/prospects pitching their ideas for funding or networking or other needs. Keep tuned for more on it.
The mission of IIT-R's Entrepreneur Forum is to promote entrepreneurship through networking, education, and mentoring.
The objectives of the panel in 2012 Annual Reunion are:
A panel of experts judged the Venture Pitchfest and was led by Manoj Goel (profile). A Co-founder of Internet Junction (acquired by Cisco), and Mobilspan, Manoj is a Silicon Valley entrepreneur who has served as an advisor to many startups with business strategy, strategic alliances, and venture introductions. Manoj is a Charter member of "The Indus Entrepreneurs" (TiE)– a global non-profit organization focused on entrepreneurs, and a Board member of IIT Roorkee Heritage Foundation.