2023 Conference Schedule

January 7th, 2023

8:00AM to 9:00AM IST


9:00AM to 9:15AM IST

Welcome Address - Dean Erika H. James, The Wharton School

9:20AM to 10:00AM IST

Fireside Chat (virtual)

With Honbl Piyush Goyal, Minister of Commerce and Leader of Rajya Sabha

10:15AM to 11:00AM IST

Fintech Innovations

Discuss Fintech's evolving roles in the Indian economy with Gaurav Kumar, Founder and CEO Yubi | Adhil Shetty, Co-founder and CEO BankBazaar | Upasana Taku, Co-founder MobiKwik | Sandeep Singhal, Co-founder Nexus Venture Partners

11:15AM to 12:00PM IST

Investment outlook in the age of uncertainty

Discuss trends and areas with the highest potential to leapfrog India to a $5Tn economy with Aditya Joshi, MD, Brookfield Private Equity| Sumit Sinha, Co-founder and Managing Partner Filter Capital | Anuj Golecha, Co-founder Venture Catalysts | Sarthak Malhotra, VP and India Tech Lead, Think Investments

12:15PM to 01:00PM IST

Fireside Chat

With Mr Sanjeev Sanyal, Member of the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (EAC-PM) and Mr Amit Dixit, Head of Asia Private Equity, Blackstone

1:00PM to 2:00PM IST

Lunch Break

2:00PM to 2:45PM IST

Transforming organizations in a volatile environment

Discuss how leaders navigate difficult discussions, make sense of the macroeconomic uncertainties and find opportunities for innovation with Amit Sinha, President- Group Strategy, Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd | Nilesh Gupta, Managing Director Lupin | Prof. Harbir Singh (moderator): Professor of Management, The Wharton School

3:00PM to 3:30PM IST

Fireside Chat

With Mr Pratham Mittal (Founder of Master's Union) and Prof. Jagmohan Raju (Professor of Marketing, The Wharton School)

3:30PM to 4:00PM IST

High Tea

4:00PM to 4:45PM IST

Women's Leadership Roundtable

Discuss the rise of women in leadership roles particularly as founders and CEOs, and shifting the mindset for future leaders with Zia Mody, Co-founder AZ&B Partners | Radhika Gupta, CEO, Edelweiss AMC | Vineeta Singh, Co-founder and CEO, Sugar Cosmetics | Devita Saraf, Founder Vu Televisions | Ranjita Raman, CEO, Jaro Education (moderator)

5:00PM to 5:30PM IST

Fireside Chat

With Mr Amitabh Kant, G20 Sherpa of India moderated by Udai Dhawan, Founding Partner and Head of India Private Equity, Affirma Capital

Speakers - 2023

Co-founder & CEO, Bankbazaar

Managing Director - Private Equity, Brookfield Asset Management

Head of Asia, Blackstone Private Equity

President - Group Strategy, Mahindra and Mahindra

G20 Sherpa of India

Founding Partner, Avaana Capital

Founder, Vu Televisions

Co-founder, Venture Catalysts

Dean, The Wharton School

Founder and CEO, Yubi

Founder and CEO, ZestMoney

Managing Director, Lupin

Minister of Commerce, Leader of House - Rajya Sabha

Founder, Master's Union

Professor of Management, The Wharton School

MD & CEO, Edelweiss AMC

CEO, Jaro education

Co-founder, Nexus Venture Partners

Principal Economic Advisor, Govt of India

Executive Director, Wharton Interactive

Co-founder and Managing Partner, Filter Capital

Founder, MobiKwik

Co-founder and CEO, Sugar Cosmetics

Co-founder, AZ&B partners

Getting around Mumbai

Recommended HotelsStaying for the night? Check out these options

Sheraton University City
3549 Chestnut Street
Sofitel Philadelphia Hotel
120 South 17th Street
Loews Philadelphia Hotel
1200 Market Street
Hilton's Inn at Penn
3600 Sansom Street
Kimpton Hotel Palomar
117 South 17th Street

Getting to the VenueOptions to get there without a hassle

Parking at the Venue
Uber and Lyft are recommended, but you can use your own vehicle. However, finding parking within Center City is typically hard

Using Public Transport
Public transport options will be updated once the location is announced.

Places to VisitGet to know the city while you're here

Reading Terminal Market
12th and Arch
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Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
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Independence Hall
Chestnut Street between 5th and 6th St
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Liberty Bell Center
6th Street, Between Market and Chestnut St
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Wharton India Startup Challenge Judges 2021

Coming Soon!

Conference Overview

Panel Discussions

Fireside Chats

Networking Sessions

Indian stories, opportunities, challenges and insights, showcased to a diverse and accomplished audience comprising leaders across industry and government, Wharton and Penn alumni, and current students.