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IIT Kharagpur Alums need help with Rice Business Plan Competition

IIT Kharagpur is a semi-finalist in the 2007 Rice Business Plan Competition. This is the very first time any IIT has been selected to compete at the Rice Business Plan Competition. The name of the company is BioPure. The final competition is on March 22-24 2007. The Rice Business Plan Competition is one of the largest and richest intercollegiate competitions in the world, with 36 MBA/graduate teams competing for over $300,000 in prizes. Over 140 teams applied to compete this year, and the 36 best were chosen. The IIT Kharagpur contingent to Rice will comprise of a 3-member team. They need sponsorship of around $5000 for travel and related expenses.

For this $5000, we need your help. Please visit our online donation page and donate towards the “Rice Competition Fund”.

Thank you for your contribution.
Hemant Jha
Houston Chapter of IIT Kharagpur Alumni
Update: Thank you all for your support. This drive is now over.

Posted by: Hemant Jha @ Mar 15, 2007, 11:21 am PDT    Filed under: Fund-raising    1 Comment »

IIT2007 Global Conference, Santa Clara (Silicon Valley), USA, July 6-8

IIT2007 Global ConferenceSince its inception in 2003, the IIT Global Conference has been a premier business event, bringing together industry visionaries, thought leaders and IIT alumni from across the globe.

IIT 2007 promises to be the biggest one yet. With an exciting program, distinguished panelists and record attendances, the conference will be a unique forum to meet industry leaders, re-establish old bonds, and network with fellow alumni and their families.

NOTE: Early bird discount ends soon, please register ASAP.

What: IIT2007 Global Conference

When: July 6-8 2007

Where: Santa Clara Convention Center Link
5001 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara, CA

Register Online: https://www.acteva.com/go/iit2007

Partial Speaker List:

  • Keynote speakers:
    • Jeff Immelt, CEO of GE
    • Hillary Clinton, US Senator and Presidential Candidate
    • Arun Sarin, CEO of Vodafone, and IIT Kharagpur Alum
  • Other speakers include:
    • Jared L Cohon, President of Carnegie Mellon University
    • Rajat Gupta, CEO of McKinsey
    • Umang Gupta, CEO of Keynote
    • Vinod Khosla, Partner of Kleiner Perkins
    • Arjun Malhotra, CEO of Headstrong, and IIT Kharagpur Alum
    • Kanwal Rekhi, Philanthropist
    • Ashok Sinha, CEO of Bharat Petroleum
    • Sunil Wadhwani, CEO of iGATE

To volunteer for this event, please visit: http://www.iit2007.org/volunteers.htm

Posted by: Joyjit Nath @ Mar 7, 2007, 9:59 am PST    Filed under: Events    Add Comment »

IIT SINE Winter Social at Lexington, MA (Near Boston), March 17th

IIT SINE Indian Institutes of Technology Society in New England (IITSINE) presents their ANNUAL WINTER SOCIAL. This is a family event and children are welcome:

What: IIT SINE Annual Winter Social

When: Saturday, March 17th, 6:00 PM onwards

Where: Lexington Elk’s Lodge
959 Waltham Street,Lexington MA (Phone: 781-862-9759)

Cost: Member/Couple ($20/$40), Non Member/Couple ($25/$45),Couple/children $50, Child under 8 yrs (Free), Membership Fees ($35/2years, $150 for life membership)

Register: http://www.lokvani.com/lokvani/cal.php?stage=1&event_id=4613


  • 6:00 PM-7:00 PM : Reception (Delicious Snacks Served)
  • 7:00 PM- 8:00PM: Variety Entertainment Program
  • 8:00 PM- 9:00PM: Indian Dinner
  • 9:00 PM- 9:30PM: Bingo

More Information

Please contact any of the following:

Manju Aggarwal 508-755-4475 Vishwa Shukla 508-643-0735
Anil Saigal 781-272-9082 Rakesh Pandey 508-655-2872
Rajit Kamal 404-808-2065 Ravi Rastogi 978-692-5634
P. A. Balasubramanian 978-263-3921 Ravi Luhadiya 508-303-3402
Sunil Singhal 781-863-2532 Kowsigan Delli 617-551-2723
Posted by: Joyjit Nath @ Mar 7, 2007, 9:27 am PST    Filed under: Events    Add Comment »