Geared towards bringing out the entrepreneur in the youth, AIESEC IIT Kharagpur hosted this forum to give a unique platform to the students to meet top experts on innovation and give expression to their ideas.
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Main Highlights of Y2B 2013:
- Workshop on ‘Dreaming Big and Driving Innovation’ by Sam Cawthorn– The recipient of prestigious Young Australian of the Year 2009 award, Sam Cawthorn is currently the CEO of Empowering Enterprises. A thought leader, motivational speaker and an entrepreneur, Sam is also a corporate coach to the board of Google, Apple and Exxon Mobil. Kalidas Auditorium (Kharagpur), where this and other events were held, was brimming with students to interact personally with this legend. Sam exhorted the students to find that “single brilliant idea”, develop their leadership skills and most importantly, learn to innovate.
Watch Sam Cawthorn’s ground-breaking Bounce Theory that has been hailed by business people, organizations and CEO’s of Fortune100 companies as one of the best and most inspiring messages in the world.
- Session on ‘Global Intelligence’ by Prof Golo Weber– Having received his early education in Germany and Masters in Oxford and Cambridge University, Prof Golo weber is Associate Dean at a Global Management school in Singapore. Prof Golo is an expert in preparing corporate executives for global businesses and his session on “Preparing Yourself for Global Business” dwell exclusively on preparing the university students for the same.
- Session on ‘Building Your Professional Brand’ by LinkedIn- Mrs. Saloni Singh from LinkedIn presented a session on the importance of connecting and sharing ideas to discover opportunities and build their professional brand. She gave students some tips to help them network better for their corporate future.
- Guest lecture on ‘Strategies to Build Momentum’ by Sam Cawthorn- After last year’s overwhelming response for the session ‘Bounce Forward’, Sam this time focused on the mindset of IIT students teaching them how to break stereotypes and do things that they want to do. Sam also launched a ‘Product Conceptualization and Design’ competition during the lecture. The winning entry will get a prestigious winter internship and Rs 20 lakh international funding to implement their design!
Watch the presentation below that captures the exciting moments of Y2B Forum, 2013:
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