Note: Listed panel speakers are only the confirmed ones and more  might/will be added soon. Also, speaker lineup and times are subject to change.
 
 

Day 1 - March 21, 2016


8:30

Registration


09:00

Inaugural Address


09:30

Opening Keynote Panel: Startup India

(A review of large-scale Indian initiatives)


10:30

Coffee Break

How to Make the Best of MIT GSW


 

 

12:30

Lunch


14:00

From Idea to Scale (1/2)

(Hands-on activity: A crash-course in turning your ideas into scalable businesses)

Vineel Nalla, 50K Ventures Founder


15:30

Coffee Break


16:30

Afternoon Keynote Address


17:00

Reception

 

19:00-22:00

Traditional Indian Dinner


 
 

Day 2 - March 22, 2016


08:30

MAKE IN INDIA: Introduction

(and Registration)


09:00

Morning Keynote Address


09:30

Get out of the lab! Transforming research ideas into successful businesses 

(Focus discussion on turning research into products)


Renu Swarup, Department of Biotechnology Advisor

Financial & Infrastructure Enablers

(Focus discussion on requirements for setting up and running SME's)


Dr. Kshatrapati Shivaji, SIDBI Chairman & Managing
Director

Amandeep Singh, Ministry of Finance

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Ashok Madaravally, Deputy Director at NASSCOM

 

10:15

Coffee Break


10:30

MAKE IN INDIA: Hardware and Manufacturing Innovation

(Focus discussion on most recent avenues to increase capabilities of manufacturing units)


 

11:15

Defense Innovation in India - Role of Startups

(Focus discussion on opportunities and potential partnerships with the Defense sector in India)


Representative from Defense Ministry

Training: Elevator Pitch Competition

(Hands-on activity: practice your pitch in front of an audience, assess your weaknesses and learn from best practices)



12:00

Lunch


14:00

From Idea to Scale (2/2)

(Hands-on activity: A crash-course in turning your ideas into scalable businesses)

15:30

Coffee Break


15:45

Afternoon Keynote

Ashok Rao, Chairman, Bio Med X, Inc.


16:30

Reception

(Networking & Startup Showcase)


19:00 - 22:00

Gala Dinner


 
 

Day 3 - March 23, 2016


08:30

Registration


09:00

Entrepreneurs  prepare on their own for Finals and/or attend  Startup Showcase


10:00

 DIGITAL INDIA Introduction 


10:45

Hardships in Entrepreneurship

(Focus discussion on lessons learned from young entrepreneurs growing their business)

Sandipan Chattopadhyay, JustDial Chief Technological Officer

Jitendra Gupta, Citrus Pay Founder


Elevator Pitch Competition Finals

(Final round of business plan pitches in front of judges)

11:30


12:30

Lunch


13:45

Business Plan Competition Finals

(Final round of business plan pitches in front of judges)


15:00

High Tech Manufacturing

(Focus discussion on bringing revolutionary ideas into products)

R. Chidambaram, Principal Scientific Advisor to the Government of India

G.K. Kalyanaram, MIT South Asia Alumni Association (moderator)

Uday Desai, IIT Hyderabad Director


15:45

Coffee Break


16:00

Afternoon Keynote Address


16:30

Closing Remarks & Announcement of Awards


17:30 - 19:30

Reception