Social Entrepreneur + Motivator
Amrut Deshmukh quit his fat salaried CA job to become a social entrepreneur. He is determined to bring a reading revolution in India with the help of technology through his mission "Make India Read". Every week he reads a bestselling book and creates a "20-min-book-summary", going beyond a book review. He also shares big ideas that he learned from various books every day. All this through his free app "Booklet". More than 6 lac Indians are now part of the mission.
Social Worker + Talent Analyst
Delice Mascarenhas has completed her BA in Psychology from Sophia College and is currently the City Team Lead for the Mumbai chapter of a NGO - Make A Difference (MAD). MAD mobilizes young leaders to ensure that children in shelter homes are able to realize equitable outcomes. She wishes to give back to the community and has been associated with the organization for 6 years. She believes that volunteering with MAD and working for the cause makes her happy. Apart from MAD, she is a Talent Analyst at Shortlist ( a tech- recruitment startup in Mumbai) and she is also an Emcee where she hosts corporate and family events. She is a food and travel enthusiast. Her motto in life is to 'Spread Happiness' and she is here to talk about her volunteering experience and how volunteering has enabled her to lead efficient teams.
Dinesh Kumar Singh
Researcher + Innovator
Dinesh Kumar Singh is a part of the TCS Digital Farming Initiative (mKRISHI) in TCS Research and Innovation, that had been incepted as an idea to use Digital Five Forces in Agriculture in 2006. He is currently leading this sector along with Aquaculture. Today, these five forces of Mobility, Internet of Things, Cloud Computing, Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence have become an unswerving backbone for the Industry 4.0 revolution. mKRISHI has reached approximately 2 million farmers and fishermen and generated over a million Ag transactions and still growing.
Hanna Stromgren Khan
Serial Entrepreneur + Consultant
A Swedish national, Hanna has lived and worked in Mumbai since 2013. After finishing up her degree in International Relations at Brown University in the US, she has worked as a consultant across a wide range of sectors, making her way from the corporate space to the startup world. Today, she runs 'byhanna’ as an independent consultant, not only to build brands but also to connect them to the world around them. She’s also the co-founder of one of India’s only luxury second-hand and upcycling retail companies, VRTT vintage, and the founder of India based WAC—a community of women who value authenticity, vulnerability & genuine connection.
Jerin Jacob is an educator, social entrepreneur, trainer and researcher. She is the COO at One Future Collective, a not for profit that works at building compassionate youth social leadership to harness social change and justice. She's also the Editor in Chief of it's flagship digital advocacy initiative- The Thought Project, India. She is also a Doctoral Researcher at Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai with the Advanced Center for Women's Studies researching on Feminist and Local Retellings of Biblical Narratives. She has an academic background in Literature and Gender Studies. She believes in power of art for social change and ardently works in the areas of inclusive education and gender justice. An avid reader and writer, she firmly believes in the power of words changing lives and creating change.
Pankaj Thakkar is an inspirator and reformer, who has always had a growing fervor of redefining humanity amongst people. In order to achieve this, he founded "We Can We Will Foundation", an NGO which caters to education and providing nutrition to the less privileged. With a strong belief of 'Guts Decide Your Destiny', Pankaj Thakkar is making a difference one child at a time since the age of 19, having contributed to more than 1600 hours in this community service. Apart from his commendable contribution towards the growth of a society, Pankaj has also been a judge, recently being the youngest in a medical college, and has also risen in stardom through many news articles highlighting his major achievements as the Good Samaritan in myriad ways.
Shreyash Mishra is the co-founder and CEO of Shrex Group – a diversified global business group. He is a fast-paced entrepreneur currently heading over 4 companies and mentoring a lot more striving to empower people and make them happier citizens of the world. He is the National Champion of Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship and has received the Gold Award by the Royal Commonwealth Society for his writing.