As part of the series of Road to GES events, in the run up to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit, NITI Aayog along with Proffer, a blockchain startup founded by graduates of MIT and Harvard, are organising a Blockchain summit and hackathon at IIT Delhi.
Scheduled for Nov 10-13, 2017, the objective of Road to GES is to explore how blockchain architectures can enable a new digital infrastructure for India, improving efficiency, transparency, privacy, and cost across all sectors.
Road to GES will see 1,500+ students from IITs, MIT, Harvard, Berkeley, and top engineering institutions around the world participating in the event, with 500 attending in-person on IIT Delhi’s campus.
Microsoft, IBM, Accel, Coinbase, and Amazon AWS are sponsoring $17,000+ in prizes to reward the top 5 blockchain-based applications addressing problems in government/enterprise infrastructure, finance, energy markets, supply chain, decentralized Aadhar identities, information exchange, and more.
To kick things off, NITI Aayog CEO, Amitabh Kant, is expected to deliver a keynote on how blockchain technology can transform the Indian economy and presenting his vision for IndiaChain – a blockchain-enabled infrastructure for Indian enterprise and government.
The Global Entrepreneurship Series (GES) will be jointly hosted by the USA and India in Hyderabad, India, November 28-30. They are looking to inspire the culture of Entrepreneurship and share “the aspirational nature of prosperity throughout the United States, India, and globally.” This is the eighth annual GES and will highlight the theme Women First, Prosperity for All with focus on supporting women entrepreneurs and fostering global economic growth. Ivanka Trump, daughter and Advisor to US President, Donald Trump will be headlining the US delegation to the summit.