Conference Agenda

Day 1 - Oct 12, 2019
9:45 AM – 10:00 AM

Welcome Note By: Ritu Marya, Editor-in-chief, Entrepreneur India

LIGHTING OF THE LAMP & INAUGURATION

Guest of Honor: Sh. Ram Mohan Mishra, Additional Secretary & Development Commissioner, Ministry of Micro Small & Medium Enterprises, Government of India

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Session 1: Government's Imminent Role in Building a culture of Entrepreneurship in India

The Economic Index of a State depends upon how productive its youth is. Future prospects that are being explored are significant for the state’s growth in the competitive ecosystem of India. Today each state is exploring a new technology to become cutting edge.

Session Highlights:
  • How is the State bolstering its Economic Index by building an agile Entrepreneurship Ecosystem
  • How Industry &growth businesses can support each other
  • Fostering competitive laws & regulations to build future companies
  • Sectors that are slated for growth, potential to effectively bring change
  • Addressing the Startup Agenda. Startup, Grow, Prosper.
  • Empowering Women to embracing Entrepreneurship
  • Creating a culture of entrepreneurship for young students.
Guest of Honor: Sh. Ram Mohan Mishra, Additional Secretary & Development Commissioner, Ministry of Micro Small & Medium Enterprises, Government of India

Ramani Iyer, Co-Founder, JustDial Ltd.
His Excellency Dato' Hidayat Abdul Hamid, High Commissioner,Malaysia*
11:00 am - 11:15 am

Fireside Chat

Ritu Marya, Editor-in-chief, Entrepreneur India
Rakul Preet Singh, Actor, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist
11:15 am - 11:45 am

Session II: She Preneurs
Women Founders | Women Investors | Women-Driven Opportunities

Session Highlights:

The risks and rewards of chasing entrepreneurial ideas and passion pursuits Money Matters: How to Find It, Spend It Wisely, and Manage It as an Entrepreneur Personal disruption, effective team-building, negotiation, work-life balance, leadership strategies, and scaling growth.

  • Case study presented by successful women entrepreneurs
  • Franchise opportunities for women entrepreneurs
Session Moderator: Punita Sabharwal, Deputy Editor, Entrepreneur India
Divya Modi Tongya, Co-Founder, Smart-Global
Aditi Balbir, Founder, V Resorts
Naiyya Saggi, Founder, BabyChakra
Malika Sadani, Founder & CEO, The Moms Co.
Shelly Lather, Co- Founder, Hair & Skin Factory
Supriya Chopra, Director, The Salad Story
11:45 am - 12:30 pm

Session III: Lifestyle Innovation & New Age Business Models

The Future of Consumer Product Brands, New Retail & FMCG

Session Highlights:
  • New Retail revolution & Brands that understand the consumer more closely
  • FMCG and New Consumer product goods that are changing Retail shelves
  • The growing gourmet experience- Small Batch, Big Appeal
  • Mega Trends: Beverages, Personal Care, Dairy, Childcare and more
  • What is good for Environment is good for Humans
Session Moderator: Punita Sabharwal, Deputy Editor, Entrepreneur India
Aman Gupta, Co-Founder, BoAt
JayamVora, Co-Founder & COO, Fitternity
Suresh Rangarajan, Founder & CEO, Colive
Arunabh Sinha, Founder, UClean
Hitesh Dhingra, Founder & MD, The Man Company
Harish Khatri, Founder, India Assist
Anirudh Arun, COO, Blu Smart Mobility
Nitin Vijay, Managing Director, Motion
12:30 pm - 12:50 pm

Keynote Address: New Age business models that promise big scale

How co-working and co-living have emerged as tomorrow’s business opportunities

Ritesh Malik, Founder, Innov8
12:50 pm - 13:50 pm Lunch
13:50 pm - 14:35 pm

Session IV: Eating In & Eating Out – Changing Opportunities in Food Service Business

The food space has become hot with the advent of new formats. Consumers are interesting looking at brands in both the niche as well as the everyday category. The sale, deliveries have are seeing global influence. The whole food game is enticing and mouth-watering for Start-ups.

Session Highlights:
  • Casual dining, QSR,fast casual – What works and Why
  • The New Outlook to takeaway formats
  • How Global Brands are at the top of the game & hungry for India
  • In-store & Out of store experience – aiming for same
  • The future of cloud kitchens –Eating in& how customer is moving toward
  • Servicefication of Beverage & Related food formats
Session Moderator: Rajat Tuli, Principal, A.T. Kearney
Deepak Bhatia, Vice President, Lite Bite Foods Pvt. Ltd.
Shalabh Gupta, Founder & CEO, AkivaSuperfoods
Varun Puri, Founder & MD, Imly& Lights Camera Action
Rajeev Baid, Founder & Managing Director, Chaichun
Raghavendra Thane, Founder & Managing Director,Thancos Natural Foods Pvt. Ltd.
Supriya Chopra, Director, The Salad Story
Chaitanya Sabharwal, Founder & CEO, Biryani Queen
Anand Thakkar, Founder,Legends of Punjab
14:35 pm - 15:15 pm

Session V: How VC's are investing in consumer Facing Businesses
Founder to Venture: Lessons from Both Sides of the Table


Session Highlights:
  • Funding 101: Navigating the VC Landscape in Consumer business
  • What Investors Really Want to See & Hear
  • Investing in the Next-Generation of Businesses: How & What
  • Why the Future of Investment is in Experimenting with the New
Session Moderator: Ritu Marya, Editor-in-chief, Entrepreneur India
Abhishek Agarwal, Founder & Managing Partner, Rockstud Capital
Ankit Sharma, Director, Trifecta Capital
Sachin Jaiswal, CEO & Co-Founder, Niki.ai
VikasSarda, CFO, Unitus Capital
ArchitVijoy, Partner, DSG Consumer Partner
Sunil Jain, Managing Partner, Sprout Capital Advisors LLP
Mohit Ralhan, Managing Director & CIO, TIW Private Equity
Dhianu Das, Founder, Alfa Ventures
15:15 pm - 15:50 pm

Session VI: The Future of Innovation in Franchising

Session Highlights:
  • How modern-day franchise businesses are brand-led, asset-driven and a platform of change and yet accelerating growth and disrupting industries.
  • How the entrepreneurial underpinning of franchising supports and nurtures innovation
  • The Innovative Franchise Ideas for 2019 and Beyond
Session Moderator: Venus Barak, CEO, FranGlobal
Mandeep Singh, CEO & Executive Director, Jindal Stainless Lifestyle Limited
Khanindra Barman, CEO & Co-Founder, WurfelKuche
Siddharth Venkataraman, CEO, Achhacart&Acchamall
Amit Kumar Sirrohi, Head – Retail Business, Raymond Limited
Mayank Garg, Founder, Sanjivani
Chandrakant D Mishra, Director, UC Kindies
Kapil Malhotra, Co-Founder & Board Member, Deliverfuel
Susheel Saboo, Managing Director, Mindmap Learning LLP
15:50 pm - 16:00 pm

Keynote Address

Ajay Agarwal, Director, Pebble
16:00 pm - 16:45 pm

SESSION VII: Franchising and Start-ups – A Win Win Formula

Session Moderator: Amit Singh, Assistant Editor, Franchise India
Pankaj Gupta, Founder, Petu Pankaj
Ashwani Josh, Founder, Mamu’s Infusion
Dhaniyal Mohammed Shahid, Eatinng
Abhishek T. Singh, SSources Supplements
Suhas B Shetty, Founder, Iceberg Ice Cream
Shalabh Agrawal, CEO, QikMe Technologies LLP Kapil Malhotra, Co-Founder & Board Member, Deliverfuel Susheel Saboo, Managing Director, Mindmap Learning LLP
17:00 pm - 18:00 pm

Session VII: Startup Kickoff
The Mega Session: My Business, New Day, New Way

Running a business in 2019? It can be tough to ignore outside pressures. Investors, mentors, advisors, your friends - seemingly everyone has an opinion. New Age Entrepreneurs will share their experiences on how they cut out adversities and unfavourable situations and finally tasted success, building their business their way

Vishal Gandhi Founder & CEO, BIORx Venture Advisors Private Limited
Pankaj Thakar, Founder & Chief Mentor, PadUp Ventures
Sandro Stephen, Head North India Operations, Indian Angel Network
Ajay Batra, Founding Director, Bennett Hatchery &Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Bennett University
Girish Shivani, Executive Director & Fund Manager, YourNest India
Gaurav Kachru, Founder & Managing Partner, 5ideas
Abhishek Agarwal, Founder & Managing Partner, Rockstud Capital
Neeraj Tyagi, Managing Partner, Venture Catalysts
Mandeep Singh, CEO & Executive Director, Jindal Stainless Lifestyle Limited