Wharton India Economic Forum, 2017

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Wharton India Economic Forum (WIEF) 2017 is set to happen on Jan 6-7, 2017 in The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, Colaba, Mumbai, and the conference will focus on identifying ways to hone innovation in Indian businesses. Participants over the 2 days will include leaders from large enterprises, emerging startups, investors, government, and academic spaces.

The discussions at WIEF will revolve around key themes such as policy, innovation, and disruption from the perspective of both young startups and larger enterprises. The purpose of this conference is to promote dialogue on the circumstances shaping the current business landscape in India and how innovation across diverse sectors can be harnessed to create a positive impact on India's growth story.

6th Jan, 2017: A startup competition featuring 10 of the most exciting startups in India and a chance to listen to the leading VCs and entrepreneurs on enhancing innovation at the startup level. For the Startup Competition, we are partnering with State Bank of India, India's largest bank, which places high emphasis on innovation in technology-enabled services to enhance financial inclusion.

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Platinum Sponsor: State Bank of India

7th Jan, 2017: A full-fledged speaker and panel series focusing on the evolving business landscape in India and how large enterprises can stay innovative.

Friends of WIEF: Limited number of subsidized tickets are open to Wharton students, alumni and key partners (invite-only basis). Kindly use the code received via email to claim your special discount.

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Tickets include:

Day 1:

  • Unlimited access to all Keynote, Panels, Startups pitches and Inspirational talks
  • Access to the Networking Hour
  • Networking over Lunch, Snacks and Drinks

Day 2:

  • Unlimited access to all Keynote, Panels, Startups pitches and Inspirational talks
  • Networking over Breakfast, Lunch, Appetizers and Drinks

Day 1+2: Access to all of the above at further discounted prices

Step 2: Attend Visionary Dinner (optional)

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Agenda

Day 1: WIEF-SBI Startup Competition 2017


Friday, January 6, 2017, Mumbai
06-Jan-17 Schedule Speaker / Panelist / Moderator
12:00 - 14:00 Registration & Lunch
14:00 - 14:15 Opening Remarks
14:15 - 14:45 Opening Keynote Kunal Shah, CEO, Freecharge
14:45 - 15:30 Investing Panel - Sumeet Thadani, Founder, Presto
- Nipun Mehra, Vice President, Sequoia Capital
- Rehan Yar Khan, Founder, Orios Venture Partners
- Sumit Mody, General Partner, Health Passion Fund
- Venkat Nageswar, Deputy MD SBI
Moderated by: Prof Kartik Hosanagar
15:30 - 16:45 WIEF-SBI Startup Competition - Startup Pitches - Part 1 Judges:
- Kartik Srivatsa, Managing Partner, Aspada Investments
- Kartik Hosanagar, Angel Investor, Professor at Wharton
- Bharati Jacob, Managing Partner, Seedfund
- Tarun Davda, Managing Director, Matrix Partners India
- Rajul Garg, Serial Entreprenuer
16:45 - 17:00 Entrepreneur in focus Sandeep Aggarwal, Founder ShopClues & Droom
17:00 - 17:30 Coffee & Tea
17:30 - 18:30 WIEF-SBI Startup Competition - Startup Pitches - Part 2 Judges:
- Kartik Srivatsa, Managing Partner, Aspada Investments
- Kartik Hosanagar, Angel Investor, Professor at Wharton
- Bharati Jacob, Managing Partner, Seedfund
- Tarun Davda, Managing Director, Matrix Partners India
- Rajul Garg, Serial Entreprenuer
18:30 - 19:00 Entrepreneurs in Discussion - Rohan Mirchandani, Co-Founder, Drums Food International
- Kunal Kapoor, Actor and Investor
19:00 - 19:15 Inspiration Speaker Kerry Hilton, Founder Freeset
19:15 - 19:45 Closing Keynote Amitabh Kant, CEO, Niti Aayog
19:45 - 20:15 Competition winners (Awards presentation) WIEF-SBI team
20:15 onwards Networking session

Day 2: Speaker Series


Saturday, January 7, 2017, Mumbai
9:00 - 10:00 Registration
10:00 - 10:30 Inaugural Speech - The Government View
10:30 - 11:00 Fireside: Private and Public Sector Perspectives
11:00 - 12:00 Panel: Government and Public Policy Insights
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
13:00 - 13:30 Fireside: Bollywood Prospects
13:30 - 14:30 Fireside: Building Effective Organizations
14:30 - 15:30 Panel: Women's Evolving Role
15:30 - 16:00 Tea Break
16:00 - 17:00 Panel: New Generation of Indian Influencers
17:00 - 17:30 Fireside: Transition Across Generations
17:30 - 18:00 Keynote: Outlook on Indian Industry
18:00 - 19:00 Networking Session and Close

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Date

6th-7th Jan 2017 Add to my Calendar

Event Venue

The Taj Mahal Palace, Apollo Bunder, Mumbai, Maharashtra - 400 001 INDIA View on Map

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