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.

Conference Schedule (2022)

January 7th, 2022

6:00PM to 6:45PM IST

Fireside chat with Hon'ble Jyotiraditya Scindia

Moderated by Udai Dhawan (Founding Partner, Affirma Capital)

7:00PM to 8:00PM IST

Panel: Sports: New Frontier of India Inc

Featuring: Sid Shakdher (CMO, Hotstar), Mustafa Ghouse (CEO, JSW Sports), Prakash Padukone (Veteran Badminton player) moderated by Sumit Sinha (Co-founder, Filter Capital)

7:45PM to 8:30PM IST

Fireside chat with Harsh Jain (CEO and Co-founder, Dream11 and Dream Sports)

Moderated by Sumit Sinha (Co-founder, Filter Capital)

Day 2 - January 8th, 2022

9:00AM to 10:15AM IST

Panel: Technology 3.0

Featuring: Ashneer Grover (Co-founder & MD, BharatPe), Padmaja Ruparel (Co-founder, India Angel Network), Pradeep Parameswaran (APAC President, Mobility, Uber), Srinivasu MN (Founder, Billdesk) moderated by Sandeep Singhal (Partner, Nexus Venture Partners)

10:30AM to 11:30AM IST

Panel: Bridging the talent gap

Featuring Nupur Garg (Founder, WinPE), Phalgun Kompalli (Co-founder, Upgrad), Amrita Padda (CHRO, Airtel), Anuradha Razdan (VP HR, Unilever South Asia), Amitav Mukerji (CHRO, ITC) moderated by Priyanka Aggarwal (MD and Partner, BCG)

12:00PM to 1:15PM IST

Panel: Reinventing the Incumbents

Featuring Suparna Mitra (CEO, Watches and Wearables, Titan), Gaurav Dalmia (Chairman, Dalmia Group Holdings), Nilesh Gupta (MD, Lupin), Amit Sinha (President - Group Strategy, Mahindra and Mahindra) moderated by Karan Singh (MD, Bain India)

1:30PM to 4:00PM IST

Startup Challenge Finals

Adjudged by: Prasun Agarwal (A91 Partners), Ruchi Seth (General Atlantic), Kanika Mayar (Vertex Venture Partners) and Aditya Misra (Omidyar Network)

4:15PM to 5:00PM IST

Fireside chat with Dr Karan Thapar

Moderated by Venkat Badinehal (MD, RBC Capital Markets)

Speakers - 2022

CPO, Airtel

VP HR, Unilever South Asia

Co-founder and MD, BharatPe

Emninent Journalist

Chairman, Dalmia Group Holdings

CEO and Co-founder, Dream11 & Dream Sports

Minister for Civil Aviation

India Head, Bain & Company

CEO, JSW Sports

Managing Director, Lupin Ltd

Founder WinPE and Former Lead South Asia, IFC

Co-founder, India Angel Network

Co-founder, Upgrad

APAC President, Mobility, Uber

Veteran Badminton player

Partner and MD, BCG

Co-founder, Nexus Venture Partners

EVP, Hotstar

Co-founder, BillDesk

Co-founder, Filter Capital

CEO, Watches Titan

Founding Partner, Affirma Capital

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

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