Speaker Check: Venktesh Shukla

Venktesh Shukla, or Venk as he is fondly called, is a General Partner at Monta Vista Capital, President of Foundation for Excellence since 24 years and the ex-chairman of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE). As president of TiE, he presided over one of the most powerful networks focused on technology startups in Silicon Valley and the […]

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Speaker Check: Aaron Friedland

Aaron Friedland is the founder and executive director of The Walking School Bus, an organization that empowers children with access to education, nutrition, and curriculum across the world. Its website reads: “Every day, over half a million students in Uganda alone walk over 5 kilometres to attain an education. These students walk through some of […]

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Speaker Check: Rajiv Srivatsa

A first-generation entrepreneur, Srivatsa never planned to enter the start-up space at first. Born and brought up in Chennai, he studied engineering at IIT Madras. He graduated in 2000 and then immediately started work with Infosys in the same city. After being there for two years as a software engineer, Srivatsa decided to add to […]

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Speaker Check: S Subramanyeswar

Subramanyeswar leads the Strategic Planning function of Lowe Lintas in India. He has spent two decades in advertising and marketing, having worked at Wipro, Publics Communications (as the National Planning Director), Rediffusion Y&R, and Saatchi & Saatchi in the markets of India, US and UK. Some of the leading brands and companies whose branding he […]

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Entrepreneurship in India

Entrepreneurship has had a long and colourful history in India, right from the Swadeshi Movement to the Startup India Movement. While the Swadeshi Movement was fuelled by patriotism, the Startup India Movement was fuelled by the desire for growth and innovation. Perhaps our motives for engaging in entrepreneurship have changed over time, but now the […]

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Speaker Check: Arun Thukral

MD & CEO Axis Securities Mr. Thukral has been long associated with Axis Bank, and under his stewardship Axis Securities (ASL), one of the fastest growing bank-promoted retail stock brokerage firms in the country, has also become one of the country’s largest. His experience in heading resource and strategic initiatives, streamlining operations and growing assets […]

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Speaker Check: Chaitali Moitra

Managing Director, HarperCollins Publishers India Ms. Moitra has 20 years of experience across various domains, such as Consulting, ITES, Govt. sector and Publishing with expertise in Training, Business Development and Sales & Marketing. She has been involved in setting up key departments/offices across various industry segments and driving them to be key revenue generating ventures. […]

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Speaker Check: Mr. Sandesh C

Currently the COO of the India’s largest organized Chai retailer, Chai Point, Mr. Sandesh with his acumen continues to inspire a firm which has grown immensely since its inception in 2010 and is operating successfully in eight cities across India. Mr Sandesh graduated in Computer Science from NITK, Surathkal and went on to complete his […]

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A Saga…

All successful start-ups have one thing in common: Innovative ideas backed by sound execution. i5 Summit, the annual entrepreneurial extravaganza of IIM Indore in collaboration with IIT Indore, works to give entrepreneurs with innovative ideas a platform, and give them actionable insights which can help them execute their ideas better. Budding entrepreneurs get to interact […]

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Speaker Check: Mr. Manish Advani

Mr. Manish Advani is the Head of Marketing at Mahindra Special Services Group (SSG), Mumbai. He has had a long and illustrious career preceded by education from top notch institutions of the world. Being a TedX speaker, he possesses significant experience in delivering inspirational talks to large audiences Mr. Advani was awarded the degree of […]

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