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GES Inc | Date: 2010-10-29

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The upcoming 6th Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) will have Barbara Corcoran (66), Daymond John (49) and Mark Cuban (56) as some of the 3,000 delegates meeting in Nairobi, Kenya on Tuesday next week. The Shank Tank is a successful American reality show that features a panel of five potential investors, Robert Herjavec, Daymond John, Mark Cuban, Barbara Corcoran and Kevin O’Leary, who invest in the best business ideas presented to them by aspiring entrepreneurs. Their attendance was announced by the official Twitter page of the GES organising team which stated “The Shark Tank team will be represented by @TheSharkDaymond @BarbaraCorcoran and @mcuban”. Another tweet read “Truth is the easiest thing to sell” ~ @TheSharkDaymond. Join him at #GES2015Kenya in less than 10days”. This summit which is taking place for the first time in sub-Saharan Africa. It will also be attended by US President Barack Obama, who conceived the idea of this annual entrepreneurial gathering, and is delivering the keynote address this year. Aspiring and established entrepreneurs, fresh startups and innovators will have a chance to interact with business leaders, policymakers and economic investors.

News Article | January 8, 2013
Site: yourstory.com

Over the course of this year, Entrepreneurship Cell of IIT Kharagpur has already undertaken various activities, including the Entrepreneurship Awareness Drive, a pan-India initiative to spread entrepreneurship in cities across India in 20 cities. Following on the successful culmination of the Entrepreneurship Awareness Drive, which saw close to 20000 participants in total, personalities such as Phanindra Sama Ceo of Redbus; Arjun Malhotra,co founder of HCL Technologies,Sandip Tarkas,President and CEO of Future Group; were a notable few among the speakers and coverage in most of the important news houses of India, and E-Cell is now moving on to its flagship event, the Global Entrepreneurship Summit. The Global Entrepreneurship Summit (scheduled from 11th-13th January, 2013), the annual flagship event of the Entrepreneurship Cell IIT Kharagpur, is one of the biggest entrepreneurial platforms for academicians, new-age entrepreneurs, eminent business personalities, venture capitalists and the students to gather at one place and share their entrepreneurial endeavours and experiences, and to pledge to take entrepreneurship in India to greater scales. The major draw of GES is the quality and variety of speakers that it has seen over the years. Stalwarts such as Sunit Singh Tuli(founder of Aakash Tablet) Kanwal Rekhi (Inidian-born US entrepreneur), Dominique Trempont (serial entrepreneur, and the right-hand of Steve Jobs), Sramana Mitra (Forbes Columnist and Silicon Valley entrepreneur), Irfan Alam, Harish Hande (renowned Social Entrpreneurs) and Sanjeev Bhickchandnai (Founder, Naukri.com). The 2013 edition of GES is no exception, and following in the trend of previous years, will witness Guest Lectures by various eminent personalities! Workshops, focused on building the entrepreneurial acumen of participants are also in the pipeline. Earlier workshops include those by Fox and Mandal on Intelllectual Property Rights, by Entrepreneurship Development Institute, Novell and Wipro. The 2013 edition of GES is no exception, and following in the trend of previous years, will witness Guest Lectures by various eminent personalities! Dr Harish Hande Managing Director SELCO – INDIA ,also an eminent social entrepreneur and Honourable Raman Magsaysay Awardee (Asia’s Noble Prize) will inaugurate our event in it’s opening ceremony on 11th January 2013. Followed by him the summit will witness experienced and innovative speeches of eminent people such as Mr Nachiket Mor, Mr Harish Bahl, Mr Gaurav Marya, Mr Abhaya Agarwal ,Mr K Chandrashekar and others till 13th of January. The summit ends with its closing ceremony facilitated by Honourable entrepreneurs such as Mr Vikas Gutgutiya (Founder & Managing Director ,Ferns and Petals) and Mr Madan Mohanka (CMD Tega Industries) successfully. Workshops, focused on building the entrepreneurial acumen of participants are also in the pipeline. Eminent workshops include those by “Microsoft, Deloitte, Franklin Covey ,Stanford Bio- Design, HDCF on various interesting Topics on the need of the hour. Global Entrepreneurship Summit plays host to India’s only Global Conference on Entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurship Cell IIT Kharagpur aims to provide a platform where promotion of entrepreneurship could be discussed with a global perspective. This video conferencing session will serve as a conclave for discussion of opportunities and programs aimed towards promoting entrepreneurship in various Universities across the world. The conference will be followed by a discussion amongst the Entrepreneurship Cells in India about the Indian scenario and how best to go about promoting entrepreneurship in their respective campuses.. The Global business plan competition, Empresario and Envision, the product design competition saw entries from around the country, at the close of the preliminary round in November. The finals of the competitions will be part of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit, which acts as a finale of sorts to the year-long activities of E-Cell. Another event of mention is the Startup Camp, which will involve interaction of Entrepreneurs and students and aims to help Start-up to recruit the finest talent of IIT Kharagpur students for internships/jobs while giving them an opportunity to meet the biggest VC and Angel Investors in India present on campus.. 30 startups from various sectors ranging from social ventures to healthcare to technology, from across India participated in GES 2012. Entrpreneurship Cell, IIT Kharagpur aims to educate every member of India’s collegiate fraternity on entrepreneurship as a possible way of life, and to provide support to all those who choose this path. The Global Entrepreneurship Summit, with its varied content and participation, will prove to be the ultimate stage for propagating this cause. Participants should register at www.ecell-iitkgp.org for the event.

News Article | May 29, 2015
Site: www.vanguardngr.com

Fertilizer suppliers who participated under the Federal ministry of Agriculture’s Growth Enhancement Support Scheme (GESS) are appealing to the government to redeem the N52 billion (Fifty Two Billion Naira) being the subsidy portion they are being owed by both the Federal and State Governments. The Growth Enhancement Support Scheme (GESS) is a Federal government initiative to actualise the Agricultural Transformation Agenda (ATA). It is also aimed at subsidising the costs of major agricultural inputs, such as fertiliser and seedlings for farmers. Based on the GESS policy, the Federal and State Governments equally contribute the balance of 50 per cent being the approved subsidy amount for onward payment to participating inputs (fertilizer) suppliers. All participating states gave a irrevocable Standing Order for their portion (25%) of the Subsidy amount to be deducted directly from their Statutory Monthly Allocation from the Federation Account as due. The Federal Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development (FMARD), as the Agency in-charge of the administration of the program has the responsibility of coordinating, managing and effecting the payment of the subsidy to all participating inputs supplier companies. GES soon became the flagship of the out-going government as it became the barometer to gauge the policy achievements of the government as the program had within the first two seasons succeeded in deploying a massive fertilizer distribution network which effectively delivered the product to the door steps of Nigerian farmers, irrespective of their location in Nigeria. But, those who contributed to the programme’ s success, Farm Inputs Suppliers Association of Nigeria (FUISAN ), said this is not the best of time for them as their businesses are completely prostrate due to non payment of their outstanding by the government . Speaking on behalf of the group, Barrister. Moses Itie said there is no redemption in sight as all entreaties to the relevant authorities for the payment of the government’s portion of the subsidy has fallen on deaf ears. “The Wet season, 2014 GES program ended in August /September & the Dry season, 2014/2015 has ended since January 2015. The amount outstanding to date, being the subsidy portion of Federal and State Governments for which payment is yet to be paid to fertilizer suppliers is about N52 billion (Fifty Two Billion Naira). “The past nine months have witnessed series of meetings and promises of payment by the appropriate officials of the FMARD, ranging from the Minister of Agriculture, the Permanent Secretary and up to Directors in the Ministry; all to no avail. The harrowing experiences of these fertilizer suppliers in the hands of their financier (bankers) are better imagined and coupled with the devaluation of the Naira.” Itie said that the fertilizer stock inventory for the suppliers is bad as their lines for importation transactions have been blocked or completely de-listed by their banks. “Our members do not have hope or resources to replenish their stocks of fertilizer for sale to farmers for the 2015 planting season.” He added “now the rains are here and it should signal the beginning of the planting season. Farmers have begun to request for fertilizer which are nowhere in stock. Fraudulent elements have cashed in on this situation to scuttle this laudable programme. The Secretary of FUISAN   noted that the government is not emboldened to flag off the 2015 Wet Season GESS program because it has not paid for fertilizer supplied more than a year ago. While noting that the supplier companies feel terribly short-changed and left in the cold by the government, Itie said they see an undeserved ill-treatment by the government which not only catches cold whenever Petroleum Products Marketers sneeze, but has continued to pay hundreds of billions of Naira as fuel subsidy to the latter body almost every other week. With the winding down of the present administration and its refusal and failure to pay their portion (50%) of the subsidy (N52 Billion), there is apprehension if the nation will survive the looming food (shortage)crisis which will result from non availability, unwillingness and lack of capacity to supply the farmers with farm inputs. President Goodluck Jonathan administration’s refusal to pay for fertilizer supplied since 2014 for the GESS program, is an act which has rendered it impracticable for operators in the sub sector to continue in business. Meanwhile, the Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Architect Sonny Echono, who attributed the delay in payment to the dwindling revenue of the government, has assured payment to agro-allied contractors . While Echono explained the process of payment, he noted that it was the first time the government has defaulted in paying contractors under the scheme adding it was not deliberate as government was making all effort to pay them before May 29 pending when funds will be made available. “We have been following up on sourcing this funds and we are expecting that a breakthrough in terms of approval, because the President has been gracious by granting approval but the source of the funds and the accumulation of revenue that have delayed the disbursement. But God willing within the next few days we will commence, though in a graduated scale. “We made them undergo a revalidation exercise and we have completed the process, and what we are waiting is the release of funds. Government is committed to it and we have a breakthrough now which will allow us commence payment very quickly.”

News Article | April 21, 2016
Site: www.techtimes.com

On April 20, Chinese technology company LeEco, formerly known as LeTV, announced its first set of smartphones under the LeEco brand name. The company also took the opportunity to unveil its first electric concept car called LeSEE at the event. LeEco says that the LeSEE will be displayed at the Beijing auto show starting later in April. The LeSEE is not only an electric car but it is also a connected, smart and a self-driving car. Jia Yueting, the co-founder and CEO of LeEco, hopes that the upcoming car will help China's auto industry to reach the global auto sector. "When everyone is questioning us over our ability to develop a car like this and is laughing at us, we are still able to be here and show you this car ... I am so emotional," says Jia Yueting. LeEco did not reveal a lot of information about LeSEE. However, Jia Yueting drove the car from a container to the end of a stage. The CEO of the company also gave live demonstration of LeSEE's self-parking and self-driving capabilities via voice commands on a mobile app. Similar to many other concept cars, the steering wheel of the LeSEE folds down when in self-driving mode. LeEco says that the LeSEE will also offer great entertainment experience to passengers of the car. The LeSEE is expected to have an isolated area for each passenger, which means when one passenger is enjoying music or other entertainment, it will not disturb co-passengers. The Chinese government is promoting a switch to EVs, which will help reduce pollution levels in the country. The efforts of LeEco and other EV companies in the country is increasing after the government liberalized the auto industry and allowed high-tech firms to invest in electric cars. The government will also offer incentives to purchasers of electric cars in China. A number of companies such as Baidu, Alibaba, Xiaomi and more have financed a number of electric car startups including CH-Auto and NextEV. EV makers in China are also expecting policymakers and the government to direct public transportation providers, courier services and taxi operators to buy electric vehicles and also invest in developing the infrastructure for charging electric cars in the country. © 2016 Tech Times, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.

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