Agenda At A Glance


The Global Entrepreneurship Summit agenda is packed with groundbreaking presentations from across industries and businesses, hot-off-the-press startups & ventures, awesome award ceremonies, thought leading panel discussions, lots of TiEconic Pitches, gala networking evening and so much more.

As always, we’re placing a BIG focus on #Entrepreneurship to make sure that ideators, potential leaders and influencers are able to push forward the spirit of entrepreneurship and with it drive employment and growth across the globe.

Entrepreneurship – Driving Employment Driving Growth


Govt Tech & Digital Transformation (Powered by IBM) Karan Bajwa, MD IBM India​

Timings Main Hall Darbar Shah Jahan Mumtaz Jahangir Sheeshmahal Roshanara Jahanara
08:30 – 09:30 Registration
09:30 – 10:00 Grand Keynote : Hon Min Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu,
Minister of Commerce & Industry –
Govt.of India with Dr Saurabh Srivastava, Chairman- Emeritus, TiE Delhi-NCR”
10:00 – 10:20 Keynote : Paul Dyck, Vice President, Global Government Affairs -Walmart
10:20 – 11:00

India’s Retail – Creating Jobs & Creating Wealth (powered by Benori Knowledge solutions)

Lalit Agarwal, CMD – V MART

Anna Carin Månsson, Retail Country HR manager – IKEA

Kalyan Krishnamurthy, CEO – Flipkart

Arvind Singhal, Chairman – Technopak (Chair)

10:20-11:20 A Better Future for All: The Opportunity for Impact Entrepreneurship (powered by Lemelson Foundation)

Harish Hande, CEO -SELCO Foundation

Laura Sampath, VP Programs – VentureWell

Paul Basil, Founder & CEO, Villgro

Shashi Jain, Global Education Director- TiE Young Entrepreneurs

Shashi Buluswar, CEO, Insti for Transformative Tech. Founder -LIGTT Institute at the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (Chair)

Koffee with Keynote – Paul Dyck
11:00 – 11:20 Weaving India’s Growth story Kishore Biyani, CEO – Future Group

11:00-11:45 Being an Investor (Powered by Waterbridge)

Sanjay Nath, Co Founder & Managing Partners – Blume Ventures

Satyan Gajwani, Times Internet

Sanjeev Bikhchandani (Chair)

11:20 – 11:45

Weaving India’s Growth story

Kishore Biyani, CEO – Future Group

Suchi Mukherjee, Founder & CEO – Limeroad

Peyush Bansal, CoFounder – Lenskart

Falguni Nayar

11:20-12:20 Realizing Success: Winning Insight from Today’s Impact Entrepreneurs (powered by Lemelson Foundation)

Ratul Narain, Founder- Bempu Health

Rajat Gupta, Founder- Tessol

Piyush Mathur, CEO – Simpa Networks

Paul Basil, Founder & CEO, Villgro (Chair)

11:45 – 12:00

Health For All: A Billion Person Opportunity

Dr David Sanders, CEO- Zoomplus

11:45-12:30 One World: Global Collaborations Tomasz Pisula, President, Board of Polish Investment & Trade Agency

ETRI, Korea

Fabian Stiefvater, Swiss Consulate

Barak Granot Israel Trade

Cris LI (Li Ting) Editor in Chief -GeekPark

Navneet Chugh, Managing Partner & Founder – Chugh LLP

12:00 -12:30

Health For All: A Billion Person Opportunity

Dr David Sanders, CEO- Zoomplus

Dr Abha Agarwal, President – TiE MP & Founder A4 Clinics

Rohit Pandey, CoFounder & CEO – Sigtuple

Ajoy Khanderia, Founder & Chairman- Gramin Healthcare

Sandeep Sinha, Co Founder & Managing Partner- Lumis Partners (Chair)

12:30 – 13:00

Connecting the Dots : Startups & Corporates

Vishal Wanchoo, President & CEO – GE South Asia in conv Debjani Ghosh, President- NASSCOM

13:00 – 13:30 Google Launch pad TiE The Knot setup
13:30 – 14:30 LUNCH Closed door Lunch for Chinese investors
14:30 – 15:00

GRAND KEYNOTE : Where Angels Dare to Tread

Asha Jadeja Motwani, Entrepreneur Investor Philanthropist -Motwani Jadeja Foundation

TiE the Knot Setup

14:30-15:30 The Silk Route Redux : Investors from China

Shirley Mao,
Vice Director
Strategic Investment –
Xiaomi. Inc

Tej Kapoor,
Exec President – Fosun RZ India & Africa
Chief Deputy Rep – Fosun India

Raghav Bahl,
Head of Investments- Alibaba Group, India Damien India Head- CDH Fund

Rajan Anadan, VP SE Asia & India – Google (Chair)

15:00- 15:30 Keynote: Bibop Gresta, Chairman & Founder- Hyperloop Transportation Technologies 15:00 – 16:45 Young Turks -TiE the Knot – Real Funding. Unreal Speed
15:30 – 16:00

Emerging opportunities in Connected Mobility (Powered by MG Motors)

Rajeev Chaba, President & MD -MG Motor India

Alok Srivastava, Regional Managing Director, India and South East Asia- Cisco IoT

Mr. Juergen Hase,CEO -Unlimit, A Reliance ADAG company

Dr Srini Srinivasan, MD -Arthur D Little, India

Rajiv Makhni (Chair)

15:15-16:00 Koffee with Keynote

Asha Jadeja Motwani, Entrepreneur Investor Philanthropist -Motwani Jadeja Foundation

16:00 – 17:00

Innovation on Wheels

Greg Moran, Founder & CEO-Zoomcar

Amit Gupta, Co Founder & CEO -Yulu Bike

Mr. Ravneet Singh Phokela, CBO – Atherenergy

Amit Singh, Co Founder – Shuttl

Annamalai Hemalatha, Founder & CEO- Ampere Vehicals

Ashish Kashyap,x-CEO & Founder, ibibo (, (Chair)

16:15-17:15 Fund of Funds Investment Startegy (Powered by IVCA)

Ramesh Abhishek, Secretary -DIPP

Sujoy Bose, MD & CEO- National Investment & Infra Fund (NIIF)

Anita M George, Exec VP, Strategic Partnerships – Growth Markets, CDPQ India

Gopal Srinivasan, Chairman & MD- TVS Capital Funds (Past IVCA Chairman)

Rajan Anandan, VP SE Asia & India – Google (Chair)

17:00-17:10 Govt Tech & Digital Transformation (Powered by IBM) Karan Bajwa, MD IBM India

16:45-17:30 Aspire Young Achievers

Rakshita Raju,​​ Paralympics Committee of India ​​

Satyam Kumar IIT Kanpur

Amit Bhatia, CEO- Global Steering Group for Impact Investment & Founder- Aspire

16:45-17:45 TiE Institute : A Fundraiser’s Journey to success: planning, execution, roadblocks, unexpected effects, workarounds, learning

Deepak Garg Rivigo

Sahil Barua, Dehlivery

Shradha Sharma, Yourstory

Upasna Taku, Mobiquik

Dinesh Agarwal, IndiaMart

Dhruv Shringi, yatra


Govt Tech & Digital Transformation (Powered by IBM)

Karan Bajwa, MD IBM India Rep, Govt of Tamil Nadu, Rep, Govt of Andhra Pradesh

Rahul Singh, Secy, Dept of IT & MD -BELTRON, Govt of Bihar

Bharath Visweswariah Omidyar

17:30-18:15 TiE Lumis Entreprenurial Excellence Awards (Powered by Lumis Partners )   17:15-18:30 Pitches @ TGS pre Series A – Series A
17:45-18:05 Sports : Changing the Game Jalaj Dani   17:45-18:30 Design Led Entrepreneurship Awards (Powered by QAI)

17:45-18:45 Maximizing Impact: Support Systems That Enable Scale Business (powered by Lemelson Foundation)

Robert Karanja, CEO – Villgro Kenya

Nitin Rai, Chairman TiE Global & Founder- Elevate Capital

Manoj Kumar, Co-Founder & CEO -Social Alpha, Advisor to TATA Trusts

Sucharita Kamath, Chapter Manager ANDE India (Chair)


Sports : Changing the Game

Founder, Chairman of the Board & CEO – Huami

Sanjay Gupta, Star TV

18:15-19:00 Setup for Townhall  
18:30-19:30 Break for Setup 19:00-20:00 Town Hall with Jayant Sinha – Powered by Client Associates (By invite Only ) 19:00-19:30 Spirit of Manufacturing Awards (Powered by Power2SME)
19:30 onwards Gala Networking Evening


Timings Main Hall Darbar Shah Jahan Mumtaz Jahangir Sheeshmahal Roshanara Jahanara
09:00 – 10:00

Ace Investors :
Reverse Pitch AdvantEdge
Angel List
Blume Ventures
CIO Angel Network
Dexter Capital
IDG Venture India
Ivy Cap Ventures
Kae Capital
Kalaari Capital
Lead Angels
LGT Impact Ventures
Precog Innovation Partners
Sangam Ventures
Startup Angel
Trifecta Capital

10:00 – 10:30 Grand Keynote Session : Fireside Chat with Rishad Premji Chief Strategy Officer & Member of the Board -Wipro Limited            
10:30 – 11:15

Investing In India

Padmaja Ruparel, Co Founder & President IAN , Founding Partner IAN fund

Mohit Bhatnagar, MD- Sequoia India

Vani Kola, MD- Kalaari Capital (Chair)

Sateesh Andra, MD – Endiya Partners (Chair)

10:30-11:30 TiE Institute Developing a USP that Inspires and gets Results

R. Paul Singh, CEO- Startup Strategies

Sangeeta Talwar, Managing Partner Flyvision Consulting

Manisha Girotra, CEO – Moelis & Company

Ashish Kapur, MD WhiteHat Hospitality . HItesh Oberoi, CEO- Naukri

Raghav Verma, Co Founder – Chaayos

Sumeer Walia, Director- Chitkara University Centre for Entrepreneurship

Subinder Khurana, Board Member – TiE Delhi-NCR (Chair)

  10:00 – 11:00 Koffee with Keynote    
11:15 – 11:45

Keynote : Being an Opportunity Miner: Building something from Nothing

Dhiraj Rajaram, Founder -MuSigma

Rohit Sarin, Founder Partner- Client Associates (Chair)

11:45 – 12:30

Home Sweet Home

Rishi Khiani, MD – Ant Farm & Scootsy

Rahul Khanna, Managing Partner-Trifecta Capital

Abhiraj Bahl, Co Founder- Urbanclap Prashant Tandon, Co Founder – 1MG

Anshul Gupta, Founder -Box8


BIRAC Energising BioTech Startup Ecosystem

Manish Diwan, Head Strategic partnerships & Enterpreneurship development- BIRAC

Followed by

BIRAC Entrepreneurs – Pitches

Launch of WINER awards Dr Renu Swarup, Secy – Dept of BioTech GoI 

11:45-12:45 The Right Money at the Right Time: Funding Options for Impact Entrepreneurs (Powered by Lemelson Foundation)
Rema Subramanin, Co-Founder & Managing Partner- Ankur Capital

Harsha Rawal, Director- Deloitte

Abhishek Sen, Co-Founder – Biosense Techn

Kartik Desai, ED- Asha Impact

Angela Jackson, Founder & MD – Portland Seed Fund

12:30 – 13:00

The New Face of Khadi Prasad Bidapa, Fashion stylist

Mahavir Sharma, (Chair)

     12:45-13:30 Social Deal Flow      
13:00 – 13:30 Keynote          
13:30 – 14:30

Womens Lunch Keynote :

Manisha Girotra, CEO – Moelis & Company Table Leads

How to be a Board Member

Manisha Girotra CEO Moelis India

How to select Board Members

Sharmilli Ghosh President / Board of Trustees TiE Seattle/ TiE Global

How to Network

Paritosh Phatak Strategic Networking Coach

How to choose and approach a MENTOR for your startup

Sarandeep Singh Chairman & CEO WEE Foundation

How to leverage Sales & Marketing platforms

Sangeeta Talwar Managing Partner Flyvision Consulting

How to raise funds?

Seema Chaturvedi Founder & President TiE Miami

How to be an Angel Investor?

Anisha Singh Founder & CEO mydala

14:30 – 15:30

Fintech Panel : Everyone’s game is Money (Powered by Clix Capital)

Amrish Rau, CEO – PayU

Sameer Maheshwary, CFO- Zomato

Ravi Garikipati, CTO

Alok Mittal, Co Founder-Indify

Bhavesh Gupta, CEO- Clix Capital (Chair)

14:30-15:30 Media & Entertainment : The Content experience

CHOI IN HO, Founder & MD
D-Carrick Co. Ltd. Fix-Games

Neeraj Roy -MD & CEO Hungama Digital Media

Vikram Chandra, Founder – Editorji Tech 

14:30 – 17:30 TYE & Youth Entrepreneurship (Ideation Lab) Koffee with Keynote : Manisha Girotra, CEO – Moelis & Company   14:30 -16:00 Pitches @ TGS Seed & Angels  
15:30 – 16:30  

Gig Economy: Unboxed Growth

Karan Virwani, CEO-WeWork India

Kanika Tekriwal, CEO & Founder – JetSetGo

Himanshu Wardhan, MD India- Etsy

Pankaj Bansal, Peoplestrong

Syna Dehnugara, Features Editor, CNBC- TV18 (Chair)

16:30 – 17:00  

Startup to Scale up

BJ Arun

17:00 – 17:45   Closing Keynote