Background Image
State Bank of India

Startup Conclave 2016


3rd December 2016
Sanjeev Kumar Auditorium, Surat


Bringing together India’s most forward thinking minds!

Presented By

Co-Presented By

Powered By

Driven By


  • 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM Registrations

    Registrations & entry to the auditorium

  • 3:00 PM - 3:15 PM Welcome Note

    Inaugural speech by Nagarajan M. (CEO, Smart City Surat)

  • 3:15 PM - 3:35 PM Working with a Startup

    Deeti Dave (Product Manager, Games2Win)

  • 3:35 PM - 3:55 PM Zero to One

    Nadeem Jafri (Founder, Hearty Mart)

  • 3:55 PM - 4:10 PM SBI for Startups

    Parminder Singh (Deputy General Manager & Business Head, SME, SBI)

  • 4:10 PM - 4:35 PM Panel Discussion

    Panel Discussion on ‘Startup Ecosystem’

    Moderator: Jatin Chaudhary (Founder, eChai)


    1. Nagarajan M. (CEO, Smart City Surat)
    2. Ashvin Savani (CEO, Avinashi Ventures)
    3. Gaurav Duggal (CEO, Modhvanik Sarvajanik Trust)
    4. Naveen Dhamecha (Assistant General Manager, SME, SBI Surat)
    5. Dr. Anil Saraogi (Honorary Secretary, SGCCI)


  • 4:35 PM - 4:40 PM Introduction to Pitch Event

    Brief introduction about ‘Startup Conclave Pitch’ to be organized in first week of January in association with SBI.

  • 4:40 PM - 5:00 PM Social Entrepreneurship

    Laxmi Agarwal (Director, Chhanv Foundation)

  • 5:00 PM - 5:20 PM Revolutionary Idea

    Hemjit Taneja (COO, Hajoori & Sons)

  • 5:20 PM - 5:35 PM Going against the Odds

    Abhishek Jain (Founder, Cineman Productions) through Video Conferencing

  • 5:35 PM - 5:55 PM Creating a Path

    Manan Desai (Founder, Comedy Factory)

  • 5:55 PM - 6:00 PM Thank you Note

    Nishit K Jariwala (Founder, BuddyBits)


Laxmi Agarwal

Laxmi Agarwal

Director, Chhanv Foundation

Laxmi, a girl like everyone, young and beautiful with a dream in her eyes, the passion of singing who aced many talent hunt competitions and was waiting for a call from ‘Indian Idol’. Laxmi was acid attacked in Khan Market, Delhi 2005 by a mid-aged man ho was pursuing her for marriage. She was in…

Read More
Abhishek Jain

Abhishek Jain

Founder, CineMan Productions

After completing his graduation in management, Abhishek Jain joined film-making course at Whistling Woods. Then he assisted Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Subhash Ghai on Guzaarish, Saawariya and Yuvvraaj. After returning to Ahmedabad, he met Mikhil Musale and Anish Shah and founded CineMan Productions in 2010. He made his debut film, Kevi Rite Jaish in Gujarati language,…

Read More

Manan Desai

Founder, The Comedy Factory

Manan Desai started his journey as a Call Center Executive and became one of the youngest radio jockeys of the country at the age of 19 probably because of the accent he got from his call center days. He is one of the founders of The Comedy Factory. After seeing vacuum in live entertainment industry…

Read More

Hemjit Taneja

COO, Hajoori & Sons

She started her career with media production house; grooming the budding RJs, VJs and models; handled brand events for sometime and then joined IBM. She has worked with Hutchison, Essar, TataSky and many other companies. She has not restricted herself to one domain.

Read More

Nadeem Jafri

Founder, Hearty Mart

After graduating with BSc in Physics, he started his sales career with Dalmia Resorts International, a tough time-sharing job and first brush with the direct sales. This exposure gave him tremendous insights of the travel and tourism market and he landed up with the job in Orbit travels in early 1995.

Read More

Deeti Dave

Product Manager, Games2Win

A mom, digital and social technocrat, explorer, adventurist, fitness enthusiast, with keen interest into product development and behavior psychology. Deeti Dave is a co-owner and product manager for a product at Games2win. She is founder of NX Smart Solutions, a technology company and co-founder at VacciSafe, a healthcare initiative.

Read More

Event Photos

Associate Partners

Supporting Partners

Community Partners