About Startup Dialogue

Startup Dialogue the annual conference of Deshpande Startups intends to create an exciting platform for all the stakeholders (Enablers, Startups, VC's/Investors, Startup enthusiasts, Leaders) of the Indian startup ecosystem to come together and celebrate the spirit of entrepreneurship.

At the dialogue, entrepreneurs will have an immersive experience into the startup ecosystem and hear from leading successful entrepreneurs, engage with interactive product showcase, learn from curated workshops and network with peers and enablers.

Keynote Speakers

Ajai Chowdhry, Founder, HCL, Speaker Startup Dialogue 2020
Ajai Chowdhry


T. V. Mohandas Pai, Chairman, Manipal Global Education, Speaker Startup Dialogue 2020
T. V. Mohandas Pai

Manipal Global Education

Dr. Gururaj Desh Deshpande, Founder, Deshpande Foundation, Speaker Startup Dialogue 2020
Dr. Gururaj "Desh" Deshpande

Deshpande Foundation

Harsh Kumar Bhanwala, Chairman, NABARD, Speaker Startup Dialogue 2020
Harsh Kumar Bhanwala


Srikar Reddy, MD & CEO, Sonata Software, Speaker Startup Dialogue 2020
Srikar Reddy

MD & CEO, Sonata Software

Speaker Startup Dialogue 2020
Jinesh Shah

Managing Partner, Omnivore

Padmaja Ruparel, Co-founder, Indian Angel Network, Speaker Startup Dialogue 2020
Padmaja Ruparel

Co-founder, Indian Angel Network

Rajeev Kaul, MD & CEO, Aequs Aerospace, Speaker Startup Dialogue 2020
Rajeev Kaul

MD & CEO, Aequs Aerospace

Phanindra Sama, Founder, RedBus, Speaker Startup Dialogue 2020
Phanindra Sama

Founder, RedBus

Sharada Satrasala, Vice President - Operations, IESA, Speaker Startup Dialogue 2020
Sharada Satrasala

Vice President - Operations, IESA

Samir Kumar, MD, Inventus India, Speaker Startup Dialogue 2020
Samir Kumar

MD, Inventus India

Rajiv Prakash, Board Member, Deshpande Startups, Speaker Startup Dialogue 2020
Rajiv Prakash

Board Member, Deshpande Startups

Poyni Bhatt, CEO, SINE - IITB, Speaker Startup Dialogue 2020
Poyni Bhatt


Rajendra Belgaumkar, Chairman, KLS VDIT, Speaker Startup Dialogue 2020
Rajendra Belgaumkar


Dominic Blakely, Innovation & Entrepreneurship Strategist, UNB, Speaker Startup Dialogue 2020
Dominic Blakely

Innovation & Entrepreneurship Strategist, UNB

Shanti Mohan, Founder, LetsVenture, Speaker Startup Dialogue 2020
Shanti Mohan


R. Raghuttama Rao, CEO, GDC, IIT Madras, Speaker Startup Dialogue 2020
R. Raghuttama Rao

GDC, IIT Madras

Ramanathan Ramachandran, CEO, Inthree Access Services Pvt. Ltd., Speaker Startup Dialogue 2020
Ramanathan Ramachandran

Inthree Access Services Pvt. Ltd.

Dr. Raj Melville, Executive Director, Deshpande Foundation, Speaker Startup Dialogue 2020
Dr. Raj Melville

Executive Director,
Deshpande Foundation

C. M. Patil, CEO, Deshpande Startups, Speaker Startup Dialogue 2020
C. M. Patil

Deshpande Startups

Our Mentors

JV Ramamurthy, Senior Advisor, HCL Infosystems Ltd., Mentor Startup Dialogue 2020
JV Ramamurthy

Senior Advisor,
HCL Infosystems Ltd.

Mahesh Jadhav, Growth Strategist, Mentor Startup Dialogue 2020
Mahesh Jadhav

Growth Strategist

Anand Talwai, Executive Director, NextWealth Entrepreneurs Pvt. Ltd., Mentor Startup Dialogue 2020
Anand Talwai

Executive Director,
NextWealth Entrepreneurs Pvt. Ltd.

Vivek Punekar, Startup Mentor, Leadership & Business Consultant, Mentor Startup Dialogue 2020
Vivek Punekar

Startup Mentor, Leadership & Business Consultant

Medha Pawar, Angel Investor, Mentor Startup Dialogue 2020
Medha Pawar

Angel Investor

Anand K. V, Educator & Mentor, GDC, Mentor Startup Dialogue 2020
Anand K. V

Educator & Mentor, GDC

Raj Hirwani, Emeritus Professor, AcSI, Mentor Startup Dialogue 2020
Raj Hirwani

Emeritus Professor, AcSI

Muthu Singaram, CEO, IIT Madras HTIC Incubator, Mentor Startup Dialogue 2020
Muthu Singaram

CEO, IIT Madras HTIC Incubator

What's in it for

  • Inspiring panel sessions and talks
  • Showcase your product at startup expo reaching Investors, Mentors, Government officials and more
  • Meet and engage with mentors and investors
  • Investor pitch
  • Learn from workshops curated for startup needs
  • Network with Peers, Mentors, Industry experts and Ecosystem enablers
  • Developthon
  • Job/Internship opportunities
  • Networking
  • Exposure to entrepreneurial ecosystem
  • Connect to mission driven entrepreneurs
  • Exposure to entrepreneurial ecosystem
  • Knowledge exchange

Register Now

Registrations are closed for Startup Dialogue 2020.

Investor Pitch

INR 3000

Exclusive of conference registration, only for selected startups.

  • Startups with tech solutions for Tier-II and Tier-III cities, viz Agri, Health, Edu, etc.

Startup Expo

INR 5000

Exclusive of conference registration, only for selected startups.

  • Introduce your product to 400+ Entrepreneurs, Investors, Mentors and Government officials.

Registrations are Closed!

Registration has been closed and due to reaching max capacity
we cannot accept any registrations on-site.
We apologize for any inconvenience but hope to see you next year!




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