Past Conference

Past Conference

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

Startup dialogue - 2019 came with a series of exciting panels lined up to comprehensively enable the ecosystem, networking sessions for all the stakeholders, along with Startup Challenge: Sandbox Challenge - A B-plan contest with funding opportunities, Mentors Clinic - Speed dating with mentors/investors, Startup Expo - An opportunity for startups to showcase their products and THENEXTLINK - A blockchain hackathon.

Startup Dialogue | Deshpande Startups

Past Keynote Speakers

Past Keynote Speaker, N. R. Narayana Murthy, Founder & Former Chairman, Infosys
N. R. Narayana Murthy

Founder & Former Chairman,

Past Keynote Speaker, Dr. Gururaj Desh Deshpande, Founder, Deshpande Foundation
Dr. Gururaj "Desh" Deshpande

Deshpande Foundation

Past Keynote Speaker, Kishore Biyani, CEO, Future group
Kishore Biyani

Future group

Past Keynote Speaker, Ramanan Ramanathan, Mission Director, Atal Innovation Mission
Ramanan Ramanathan

Mission Director,
Atal Innovation Mission

Past Keynote Speaker, Neeraj Kakkar, CEO, Hector Beverages Pvt. Ltd.
Neeraj Kakkar

Hector Beverages Pvt. Ltd.

Past Keynote Speaker, Shradha Sharma, Founder & CEO, YourStory Media Pvt. Ltd.
Shradha Sharma

Founder & CEO,
YourStory Media Pvt. Ltd.

Past Keynote Speaker, T. N. Hari, Head – Human Resources, BigBasket
T. N. Hari

Head – Human Resources,

Past Keynote Speaker, Phanindra Sama, Co-founder, Redbus
Phanindra Sama


What We Did!!

Sandbox Challenge

Startup Challenge of Deshpande Startups is a B-Plan contest, which aims to provide a platform to young entrepreneurs and provide them with the right mentoring to develop their ideas. Startup Challenge invites Startups all across India pitch their Business Plan and stand chance to win seed grant along with incubation facility at Deshpande Startups. Startup Challenge is Sector Agnostic and invites aspiring Entrepreneurs to come up with business plans for challenges we face on a day to day basis.

Mentors Clinic

Speed Dating provides a great opportunity to receive some face time with multiple potential mentors/investors in a short period of time. It is fun, but can also be stressful. Shortlisted startups can book a slot to meet VC's personally.

Startup Expo

Startup Expo is an initiative of the Deshpande Startups, comprehensive entrepreneurship platform for all the aspiring startups from across the nation can come and showcase their product or service startups, from the wide sector such as Technology, Education, Health, Agriculture, Livelihood and much more.

Blockchain Hackathon

Blockchain Hackathon, an initiative of Deshpande Startups is extending an opportunity to the current and alumni engineers to be a part of exclusive national level 24 hours hackathon event, it includes 8 hours training with hands-on coding experience followed by 16 hours hacking on blockchain.

Past Dialogue

Listen to our past speakers

Ramanan Ramanathan
Speaks at Startup Dialogue 2019
T. N. Hari
Speaks at Startup Dialogue 2019
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