Dubai: More than 500 alumni of the Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani, from around the world converged in Dubai on Friday to exchange ideas, industry best practices and even mentor and connect students with venture capitalists.
The BITS Alumni Association Global Meet (BGM), which will conclude on Saturday, is being held in Dubai for the first time with the theme “Innovation, Inspiration, and Industry”.
Indian Consul-General Anurag Bhushan lauded the organisers for coming up with a purposeful alumni meet and for holding it in Dubai.
Bhushan said the theme is appropriately held in a country that “has developed so fast, so fabulously in one generation”.
M.P. Sharma, chairman of the BGM Organising Committee and chairman and president of Techmart, said the event’s highlight was the exclusive Speed Mentoring with Venture Capitalists session where students with great ideas for a start-up venture were mentored by investors and entrepreneurs.