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Theme: Take Off

This event occurred on
September 4, 2016
Bangalore, Karnataka

We return for a sequel with the theme “Take Off” aimed at individuals who have run a long distance and await that sweet euphoria of success. We plan to provide you an event full of
ideas worth spreading and hopefully, you will be awash in inspiration.

Bangalore Institute Of Technology
Bangalore, Karnataka, 560004
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Chetan Maini

Technologist | Director Maini Group
Chetan Maini is an Indian business magnate. He is best known as the founder and advisor of Mahindra Reva Electric Vehicle Co Ltd. In past Chetan Maini served as Chief Executive Officer, Chief of Technology and Strategy office and Deputy chairman at Mahindra Reva Electric car Co Ltd In 2009 Business week magazine voted Mr.Chetan Maini as one of the India's "Top 50 Influential people" He builds India's first electric car REVA.he also managed to transport it from green street to main stream. He holds over 40 patents in Battery and Energy management systems in electric vehicle technologies. Chetan Maini has over 20 years experience with electric vehicles during the course of which he has developed over Electric, Solar And Hybrid-electric cars in India

Mohan Sundaram

Mentor IIM-B
A multi-faceted personality specializing in business leadership and social entrepreneurship, he knows how to ace challenges come what may!Board member and trustee at Association of People With Disability and a mentor at NSRCEL IIM-B. Join us and be invigorated by innovation.

Nihal Kashinath

Founder IoTBLR
Nihal Kashinath is the founder of IoTBLR, an open platform for Internet of Things (IoT) professionals. Apart from evangelizing IoT and guiding companies and startups in this space, he spends time thinking about the future of technology and humanity, and the many possibilities resulting from their convergence

Priya Vardarajan

Founder DURGA | CA
A CA by profession, a DURGA by choice, Priya Varadarajan is the founder of DURGA, "an initiative that brings out inherent skills among young Indian women to recognise and deter crime." After the Nirbhaya Rape Case, Priya felt that something must be done to empower Indian women. Hence, DURGA was born.

Sandeep Varma

Misunderstood Animals Research
A wildlife enthusiast with a particular interest in herpetology and a soft corner for ‘misunderstood animals’ like snakes, frogs, scorpions and crocodiles, Sandeep Varma has always been the wild child, who after a Bachelor’s in Computer science, went off to the UK to follow his beloved amphibians. Currently working at IISc, his aim in this talk with us, is to convey the conservation message, and fascinate us into an interest in the animal kingdom, by trying to link the different behavioural responses they use, to that of human beings, and spark intrigue in the world beyond our little bubble.

U.A. Vasanth Rao

General Manager – Finance BMRCL
U. A. Vasanth Rao is at the helm of Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd as General Manager – Finance (Taxation and Resources), Chief Public Relations Officer. His undisputed role involves procuring funds from many bilateral and multilateral agencies and managing project finance. He is experienced in urban development, planning and infrastructure. With a distinguished career which involves tenure at various government agencies, he truly is a man of substance.

Organizing team


Bangalore, India


Bengaluru, India
  • Chathura Vishwanath
  • Hemadri N
  • Prateek Narayan