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This event occurred on
November 27, 2011
9:00am - 6:00pm IST
(UTC +5.5hrs)
Mumbai, MH

TEDxGateway has the same passion as TED: Spreading Ideas & Opening a gateway to innovation. Our mission is to reach out and inspire people to learn, share and discuss “Ideas Worth Spreading” that have the power and potential to make a difference in our lives, and our world.

TEDxGateway will make headway into various aspects and industries and talk about how to take innovative ideas forward in a country with such great diversities and a phenomenal potential to be the next super power in the world.

The ideas showcased at TEDx are big and powerful. Our speakers think big : predicting and shaping the future of technology, creating and implementing ingenious solutions to global problems, and innovating in technology, business, science, design and arts.

The first edition of TEDxGateway gathered some of the best creative and active thinkers from across the globe – from entrepreneurs to artists : inspiring, discovering, generating and sharing ideas worth spreading in diverse areas. The second edition promises to be even bigger!!

For our 2nd Edition (27th Nov, 2011) we are assembling a cast of characters capable of stirring the imagination as never before. Explorers, storytellers, photographers, scientific pioneers, visionaries and provocateurs from all parts of the globe.

From dazzling technology and leading-edge science to the richest veins of human creativity and interconnection, we are assembling our most diverse group of speakers ever for TEDxGateway, with just this in common: that they have something remarkable to share, and they are able to share it in a remarkable way.

We are a non-profit initiative based on the principles of social entrepreneurship by which we simply mean that we place a good and inspiring cause at the centre of our efforts and activities, and apart from the direct costs associated with the conferences and organizing we use all income to foster that cause and help a community forming around it.

Jamshed Bhabha Theatre, NCPA
NCPA Marg, Nariman Point
Mumbai, MH, 400021
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Dr. Madhavan

Dr. Madhavan’s mission is to strengthen the legislative process by making it better informed, more transparent and participatory by co-founding PRS.

Prof.Ramesh Raskar

A picture is worth a thousand words. Prof. Ramesh Rasker shows you how. A multi-award winner and a holder of 40 US patents, Prof. Rasker is an Associate Professor at the MIT Media Lab along with his innumerable pioneering inventions and exhaustive area of research.

Suneet Singh Tuli

Suneet Singh Tuli makes the ‘Made In India’ tag look envious by conceiving the worlds- cheapest Android Tablet, ‘Aakash’ which is around $35. This Founder and CEO of DataWind Ltd, has also launched two successful companies that conducted Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) on the Nasdaq stock market.

Narayanan Krishnan

Narayanan Krishnan builds bridges between the fortunate and under-privileged by being the social ambassador. Forfeiting a post of an award-winning chef at a 5-star restaurant in Switzerland, Narayanan Krishnan instituted H.E.L.P. Trust in India and has served over 1.7 million meals to the needy since 2003.

Mallika Dutt

Using the cutting edge multimedia and pop culture tools for mainstreaming global dialogue on Human rights, the President of Breakthrough, Mallika Dutt practices what she preaches. This recipient of numerous awards is on the panel of endless social organizations and on the forefront of the global movement for gaining recognition for women’s rights as human rights.

Kranthi Kiran Vistakula

Ever wished for a heat transport mechanisms that can be readily embedded into apparel, accessories, products and systems to provide heating or cooling on demand? Krathi Kiran Vistakula, founder and CEO of the technology venture Dhama Innovations Pvt. Ltd. makes your wish come true with the breakthrough invention of ClimaCon Technology.

Prem Joshua

“Know Music, Know Life” seems to be Prem Joshua’s motto in life. He is a stellar exemplar on how music can be a way of life.

Illac Diaz

He is the ‘Sun’ for Manila’s various districts as the program of MyShelter Foundation has now installed more than 15,000 solar bulbs in 20 cities around the country. Armed with a bottle and vision in his mind, IIIac lights up homes of thousands of people.

Stalin K

Capturing emotions on real people make true stories. This Media and Human-rights activists films, Lesser Humans and India Untouched are responsible for the attention to Dalit issues on a global arena. He is currently leading the world onto Video Volunteers, an international organization dedicated to empowering community voices by setting up media projects around the world.

Vicky Roy

Vicky Roy’s story is so remarkable and full of hope and mentorship that it never ceases to leave one awestruck. Vicky Roy, who is one of the photographers to work on the photo-documentation of the reconstruction of the World Trade Center in New York, believes in photographs of life on the street so people could see the “real street life” as he had lived it.

Anu Sridharan

"Will I get water today? If yes, when?" In almost all of the cities in South Asia and at least a third of those in the rest of Asia, Africa, and Latin America, families face this question every day. Anu and her team provide the answers.

Organizing team


Mumbai / Delhi, India


Mumbai, India
  • Viraj Sawant
  • Deepika Malla
    Head - Speaker Research & Curation
  • Neelam Mane
    Head - Public Relations
  • Vipul Ovhal
    Head - Marketing
  • Bhavik Shah
    Head - Registrations & Attendee Management
  • Manish Ahuja
    Speaker Research & Curation
  • Shweta Goud
    Speaker Research & Curation
  • Mandar Dalvi
    Corporate Communications
  • Anjana Telang
    Speaker Research & Curation
  • Sneha Menon
    Registrations & Attendee Management
  • Sneha Rambhia
    Stage Design
  • Shruti Rambhia