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January 13, 2019
9:00am - 5:00pm IST
(UTC +5.5hrs)
Rajkot, Gujarat

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Hotel The Fern Residency
Deluxe Cinema Chowk, Kuwadwa Road
Rajkot, Gujarat, 360003
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Anurag Maloo

Digital Nomad, Techstars | Helping entrepreneurs, building startup and corporate innovation communities in India & APAC
Anurag Maloo is an Indo-Asian startup innovation Community Architect. As a Regional Manager for South & Central Asia with Techstars and Startup Weekend, he is responsible for the cultivation and sustained growth of vibrant startup ecosystems in India, SAARC nations and Central Asian countries. I have travelled to nearly 50+ countries across Asia Pacific & Europe. His interests range from entrepreneurship to education, startups to sustainability, social impact to grassroots innovations, and peace building communities. Being a storyteller, teacher and life explorer, he can be found having engaging conversations with friends and random people, sharing life stories, radiating positive joyous happy energies, enriching audiences with his traveling experiences and narrating inspirational humane stories around the world from the hot deserts of Rajasthan to the cold deserts of Antarctica.

Arijit Bhattacharyya

Serial Entrepreneur. Angel Investor, Mentor, Technologist
Arijit is technologist, founder of an wonderful technology company, a restless serial entrepreneur with a passion for creating feedback loops between innovation, teams and revenue streams, applying new and old business models to changing industries, and pushing people to do the very best they can do. An entrepreneur for over 20 years, Arijit Bhattacharyya is founder of Virtualinfocom, since 1998. Founder- animgaming, cosplayseller, Co-Founder-Sportszonein MD-virtualgamedeveloper, Co-Founder Entrepreneursface. He is the creator of India's one of the first 3D games based on mythology and culture. R & D partner & creator of of Virtual Reality solution since 2001. He is creator of India’s one of the first Virtual Reality institute & lab.

Bhavin Dabhi

CoFounder and Studio Head, Universal Designovation Lab
Bhavin Dabhi is Managing Partner of Universal Designovation Lab LLP (UDLAB) & Director of Empathic Design Research Pvt. Ltd.(EDRLAB). Bhavin is a creative & visionary Entrepreneur with sole aim of Design in India, Make in India for Brand India. An expert in complete product development cycle having more than 15 years of experience in the field of Mechanical Engineering Design. He is managing the business, developing strategies, doing research based innovation and creating products as a studio head of UDLAB. More than 15 products designed by him are National or International Award winner. With his firm UDLAB, he is working towards innovative and strategic product development to make life easier and happier. UDLAB is winner of 16 National and 10 International Awards and winner of India's Best Industrial Design Studio Awards 2017 and in best 100 SMEs of India.

Dhrumil Dhanesha

Founder & CEO, DD Technologies
I am Dhrumil Dhanesha, I am 14 years old and an entrepreneur. I love to invent and make things. I am the Founder & CEO of Dhrumil Dhanesha Technologies also known as DDTVentures which is a Technology based company specifically working on WEB & APP Based Products. I am also the Co-Founder of iBrainz which is an education based startup I was born in Gujarat, after which I shifted to Mozambique with family. Right from the age of 5 years, I only had gadgets to play with! I felt that the gadgets were solely made for me. Becoming extremely user-friendly with technology, I went on to explore more about gadgets then from the age of 6. I developed an interest to develop a game and from the age of 9, I mastered that art of developing games and applications At the age of 12, I went on to explore making websites.

Madhukant Joshi

Inventor, Author, Editor, Educational reformist, Artist, Story teller, Mimicry artist
Mr. Madhukant Joshi, elder son of Late Shri Mahipatram Joshi, has started a magazine based on children literature in the year of 1989, named Tam-Tam. From 1989 to 2015 he has distributed it one handed without subscription to 45000+ kids. People also knows him as an inventor, author, editor, educational reformist, drawing teacher, story teller, mimicry artist. He is the inventor of an Art called "Shabd-Chitra" & created 100s of ShabdChitro and completed more than 100 One Man Show of the art. He has addressed more than 1.5 million people in his with more than 5000 programs. Starting from 1985 award for International youth year sanman till now he received many awards. He is also an author of 18 famous books. He believes that Children are his 3G (Grace, God & Guru)

Meet Oza

Barista | Inventor | Entrepreneur | Coffee Taster
Meet Oza holds Bachelors in Business administration from Atmiya College, Gujarat. A year later he went on to study shoe making in a tiny village outside Rome in Italy. Later went to Paris for 6 weeks to study Luxury management and that’s where he discovered the his love for the coffee & cafes per say. Now, with 9+ years of experience working in his family Export business, Meet designates his role as a business scout in his field of occupation. His other venture ‘Carmanya’ is essentially this passport to the world where he artistically conceptualises bespoke bags & shoes for the people who believe in the finer things in life. Always manages to rack up a conversation with the person in the next seat. To him Spirituality is a never ending process of dwelling within oneself. He makes it a point to spend a specific number of hours every week to engage with various group of socially and spiritually aware people for his own inner transformation.

Mohit Patel

Educator | Social Entrepreneur
Mohit is an educator, engineer and entrepreneur who strives to create engaging and insightful learning experiences. He designs and executes learning experiences for teachers and students based on learning theories and cognitive neuroscience. Mohit has a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and a master’s degree in Industrial Systems from the University of Cambridge where he went on a scholarship from the Cambridge Commonwealth Trust. He completed his second master’s degree at Harvard University focusing on education and technology. He has been a cross-registered candidate at Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he focused on institutional management. His program was funded by a scholarship from Harvard University.

Reena Kataria

Entrepreneur, Ghostwriter, Translator, Psychotherapist, Healer, Poet
Reena Kataria, a microbiology graduate and a DMLT gold medalist, did medical transcription for few years who turned into ghost writer. She is also a published poet, translating movies and series (English - Hindi) and is currently writing her own novel. She, being a single mother, understanding social norms and making a difference as social entrepreneur and inspires others through writing under the pen name #antarnaad on social media. Reena is certified psychotherapist & healer

Salim Somani

Passioante Reader | Candit speaker | Academic Counselor | Book writer | Content Creator | Radio program producer | All India Radio Program executive | Book talk specialist | Mentor
Salim Somani is working as a Program Executive at AIR, Rajkot & Having a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering from S P University, Vallabh Vidhyanagar. He is Passionate reader, writer, speaker and lifelong learner. He is Conducting book sessions at various institutes, school, colleges etc. He has written ten books on education and youth development. 'Bhanvano Anand' is a very useful book for students for improving study habits. 'Priya Yuvan' book series is a collection of inspirational articles in letter format. He is an education counselor and a career guide. TheDynamic BookFans being run is a book club meant for cultivating reading habit and sharing some superlative books. He is conducting developmental training sessions for students, parents and teachers for various schools and colleges. He has conducted more than 350 book sessions on more than 150 book titles.

Shani Pandya

Cofounder, Innovation and Incubation Centre, PDPU | CEO, Imagine Powertree Pvt. Ltd | SLP Fellow
Shani Pandya is a Entrepreneurship & Innovation ecosystem enabler. He is incredibly passionate about fostering entrepreneurship, grassroots leadership, strong communities and Innovations. He has a deep love for creative minds, adventure, coffee and travel. He is currently Cofounder of IIC, PDPU and works with leaders, Entrepreneurs, Mentors, Coaches, Innovators & Investors to strengthen and empower local startup ecosystem and make the client startup companies successful. His interests range from entrepreneurship to education, startups to sustainability, social impact to grassroots innovations and nurturing students into Entrepreneurs. Shani played key role in establishing unique Incubator which is Started by the Students, incubated by the Students, Now Accelerated by the Students and considered as one of best incubator in Gujarat. Finally, He is a thinker, working with mission to enable, Inspire and Motivate people to Create Great Products, Build great companies and "Change the World"

Sweety Kotak

Specially abled creative professional
Sweety Kotak is based at Surat and specially abled person with big heart & loves her life with her very own way of living meaningful life. She worked very hard since childhood in uncommon world. She developed her skills and learned hair styling, makeup on other & self. She won many prices for different program and competition like mime, dance etc. She is learning & evolving everyday and doing makeup & hair styling professionally and created her own identity. She is very caring & empathetic human being.

Organizing team


Rajkot Gujarat, India
  • Bhavik Sinroja
    Team member
  • Nisha Kotecha
    Team member
  • Palak Desai
    Team member
  • Raj shah
    Team member
  • Rushi Adhia
    Team member
  • Vatsal Marvania
    Team member
  • Vithal Baraiya
    Team member