GIBS Bangalore
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Theme: IdeationX: Spark Your Ideas, Ignite Success

This event occurred on
September 24, 2023
Bangalore, Karnataka

TEDxGIBS Bangalore's theme, IdeationX: Spark Your Ideas, Ignite Success, encapsulates the essence of idea generation with an extra edge, denoted by the "X factor." This theme seeks to inspire individuals to unlock their creative potential and explore innovative solutions to real-world challenges.

"IdeationX" signifies the process of generating ideas, going beyond conventional thinking, and pushing the boundaries of imagination. It encourages participants to think differently, challenge the status quo, and delve into uncharted territories. This theme recognizes that groundbreaking ideas often emerge when we step out of our comfort zones and embrace experimentation.

"Spark Your Ideas" emphasizes the power of inspiration and motivation to ignite the creative flame within individuals. It encourages participants to actively seek out new perspectives, experiences, and knowledge that can fuel their ideation process. By sparking their ideas, individuals can foster a sense of curiosity, curiosity that acts as a catalyst for innovation and problem-solving.

"Ignite Success" highlights the transformative impact of turning ideas into tangible outcomes. It recognizes that ideas alone are not sufficient; they must be implemented effectively to achieve success. This theme aims to inspire individuals to take action, develop practical strategies, and persevere in the face of challenges. By igniting success, individuals can make a meaningful impact, create positive change, and contribute to their personal growth as well as the broader society.

Overall, IdeationX: Spark Your Ideas, Ignite Success encourages participants to embrace the power of their ideas, to approach problems with a fresh perspective, and to take proactive steps towards turning their visions into reality.

Global Institute of Business Studies (GIBS)
#44/4/8/5, Mylasandra Road
Off Begur Koppa Road, Next to Eternity Ecstasy Apartment
Bangalore, Karnataka, 560068
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Aditi Chaurasia

Co-Founder & COO - Supersourcing
Introducing Aditi, a trailblazing first-generation entrepreneur hailing from the heart of Madhya Pradesh, India. Over the past 8 years, she fearlessly pioneered Engineer Babu, surmounting challenges, and defying norms to establish its resounding success. Aditi, defied societal norms, making her the first female entrepreneur in her house. Her brainchild, Engineer Babu, emerged from humble beginnings as a duo, blossoming into a 75-member strong team today. Aditi's impact transcends borders, as she stood among Australia's Top 5 Startup Entrepreneurs and was recognized as a Rising Star by Elhai. As an influencer, Aditi's name resonates across the entrepreneurial sphere. She is graced over 60 national and international events as a speaker, including Google gatherings. Notably, she founded initiatives like the Indore Startups Community and She Connect, bolstering startups and women in tech.

Akhil Gupta

Mr. Akhil Gupta, a trailblazing businessman and innovator in the real estate industry. Gupta's transformational path is evidence of his unshakable dedication to changing the way that real estate is traded. Mr. Gupta's influence is felt all over the world as the co-founder and chief technology and product officer of, India's first Protect unicorn and the world leader in brokerage-free, peer-to-peer real estate dealings. He started a fantastic career after graduating from IIT Bombay with a dual degree in Chemical Engineering, creating a lasting impression at Oracle and other businesses. He is a driven individual who himself have built the NoBroker tech stack.

Dr. Kamini A Rao

Padma Shree Awardee & Founder Chairperson - Medline Academics
A expert in reproductive medicine, Dr. Kamini A. Rao is recognized for her groundbreaking work as a physician, researcher, and educator. She started a journey motivated by her father's commitment, coming from a long line of medical experts. During her term as president, she revived the Indian Society for Assisted Reproduction and established the esteemed Journal of Human Reproductive Sciences. She championed safe abortions, altering medical practice norms as a fierce supporter of women's health. Dr. Rao founded the Kamini Kares Foundation with a commitment to humanitarian problems, with an emphasis on empowering women and enriching lives. The Master Class discussion program and Medline Academics, two of her most recent endeavors are evidence of her dedication to innovation and creativity. Her lifetime pursuit of greatness in reproductive medicine and other fields, together with her steadfast devotion and revolutionary achievements are demonstrated through Kamini A. Rao's path.

Dr. Varun Kapoor

Additional Director General of Police ( ADGP) Cyber Security
Dr. Varun Kapoor, IPS, is a distinguished police officer and accomplished professional. He holds a BE (Hons) from NIT Trichy and initially worked at Reliance Industries as Executive Assistant to Shri Dhirubhai Ambani. Joining the Indian Police Service in 1991, he served in various capacities, including SP in three districts and DIG in three ranges. He's currently the ADG at Rustamji Armed Police Training College, Indore. Dr. Kapoor has served in three international missions and is a certified trainer in multiple domains. His pioneering work in community policing includes initiatives like Mahila Paramarsh Kendra and Ghat Security Plan. He has received numerous awards, including the Presidents Police Medal for Meritorious Services and the Home Ministers' Medal for Excellence in Training. Dr. Kapoor is a prominent figure in cyber security, conducting extensive awareness campaigns and training programs. His work in narcotic drugs enforcement and awareness is equally commendable.

Mangesh Natha Shinde

Founder & CEO - Willstar Media, Social Media Consultant & Content Creator
Meet Mr. Mangesh Natha Shinde, a visionary who ventured beyond engineering to become an inspiring founder. In 2017, armed with an 800 Indian rupee microphone and an unyielding passion, he embarked on his journey of content creation, birthing a YouTube channel centered around self-help and motivation. Over 6 transformative years, his magnetic charisma has drawn in an astonishing 550 million+ views across diverse social media platforms, fostering a loyal following of over 3.5 million. In 2019, he pioneered Will star Media, an innovative bridge connecting brands with emerging content creators from tier 2 and tier 3 cities, providing them with not just a platform, but a purposeful livelihood. Acknowledged as one of India's 15 youngest entrepreneurs by Outlook India Magazine in 2022, Mr. Shinde's recent brainchild,, is a testament to his commitment to fostering community and knowledge-sharing among AI enthusiasts.

Manish Gupta

ISRO scientist & Core team member of Chandrayaan-3, Aditya-L1 mission & IIT Bombay Alumnus
Mr. Manish Gupta, an accomplished scientist at ISRO Satellite Centre. Today, he will enlighten us on a topic that fills every Indian heart with pride: "Chandrayaan-3 and Beyond: India's Space Success Story." Mr. Manish Gupta is a specialist in flight dynamics and has been extensively involved in a wide range of space missions, including Low Earth Orbit (LEO), Deep Space, and Interplanetary missions. His contributions have been pivotal in both Chandrayaan-2 and Chandrayaan-3 missions. Throughout his career, Mr. Gupta has played a critical role in more than 20 space missions, handling the critical flight dynamics aspects of spacecraft. For Chandrayaan-3, he played a key role in ensuring its success by providing precise orbit and orientation information for the spacecraft. With a Master of Science (MS) in Physics from IIT Bombay and a Master of Science (M.Sc) in Physics from Thapar University, where he earned a gold medal.

Master Avi Sharma

Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar Awardee
Introducing Avi Sharma: A Remarkable Child Prodigy and Inspirational Speaker. A 14-year-old prodigy and recipient of the prestigious Pradhan Mantri Rastriya Bal Puraskar award in 2022. Hailing from Indore, Madhya Pradesh, Avi has captivated hearts with his extraordinary talents and an IQ of 161, ranking in the top 2% globally. Recognized as the "wonder boy" of India, Avi is an accomplished author, TEDx speaker, and motivational speaker. His accomplishments span a wide spectrum - from rewriting the Ramayana during the lockdown to mentoring students in Vedic math’s and coding. Avi's Alexa-like voice assistant, "MADHAV," serves the elderly and disabled, reflecting his compassionate innovation. Avi's impact is seen in his mission to instill moral values, leadership skills, and Indian culture through his "Mission Sanskar." His accomplishments include over 60 interviews, appearances in commercials, and an impressive 14 prestigious awards, including recognition from the OMG Book of Records.

Vishakha RM

MD & CEO - Indiafirst Life Insurance
Introducing Vishakha RM, a trailblazing leader with over 30 years of experience in the BFSI sector. As the MD & CEO of India First Life since 2015, she has orchestrated remarkable growth, driving India First Life to new heights across all financial metrics. Vishakha’s visionary pursuit of 'Insurance for All' extends beyond her company's success. She envisions a collective effort towards this goal, forging impactful partnerships. Her leadership resonates industry-wide, fostering positive change. Notably, she has been celebrated as the ASSOCHAM Woman Leader of the Year, Femina Most Promising Leader, and CEO of the Year, among other accolades. Championing gender equality, Vishakha embodies gender-agnostic leadership, emphasizing talent and potential. A passionate mentor, Vishakha empowers the next generation through associations like IIS Mentor program and RGA Leaders for Tomorrow. Her expertise enriches platforms such as ET BFSI Converge Virtual Summit and IDMA awards.

Vivek Kapoor

Co-Founder - Ayushpay & Former Co-Founder - Dineout
Let us introduce a true visionary and trailblazer, Vivek Kapoor. A dynamic entrepreneur with an extraordinary journey, Vivek's story is one of resilience, passion, and remarkable accomplishments. From a merchant navy professional to a pioneering force in startup, food tech, healthcare, and fintech industries, Vivek's diverse profile reflects his unwavering commitment to creating meaningful change. As a co-founder of Dineout, he not only achieved historic acquisitions but also led the company through challenges, emerging stronger even during the pandemic. Vivek's ability to forge strong relationships, take risks, and his deep-rooted belief in healthcare affordability led to his latest venture, Ayush Pay. Inspired by his personal experiences, he aims to revolutionize healthcare accessibility through fintech innovation. The path of Vivek Kapoor is a perfect example of the influence that tenacity, taking chances, and a person who is fully committed to their ambitions can have.

Organizing team


Bangalore, India
  • Priyam Sen
  • Rakesh R.y.
  • Sandeep Bhansali
  • Santosh Sahni