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Startup Literature Day

Read to Grow. Write to Lead.

17 September 2022

Offline at Bangalore International Center, Domlur, Bengaluru. Also to be streamed online.

10.30 am - 11.00 am

What is the Most Enduring Question of Business Literature?

Manish Sabharwal, Chairman - TeamLease Services,

In conversation with V Raghunathan, Chair - Bangalore Business Literature Festival


11.00 am - 11.45 am

Chronicling the Startup Life

TN Hari, author of From Pony to Unicorn – Scaling a Startup Sustainably; Co-founder - Artha School of Entrepreneurship; Angel Investor

In conversation with Ganesh Vancheeswaran, author of The Underage CEOs: Fascinating Stories of Young Indians Who have Become CEOs in their Twenties; Branding Specialist; Book Coach


11.45 am - 12.00 pm

How to Make Business Schools Startup-Friendly

Sudhakar Rao, Director - ICFAI Group

12.00 pm - 12.30 pm

Success Secrets of 15 Entrepreneurs

Ujwal Kalra, author of Startup Compass – How Iconic Entrepreneurs Got it Right

In conversation with Shoaib Ahmed, Founder - Catalyster; Former President - Tally; Co-founder - iSpirit


12.30 pm - 12.45 pm

Networking Break


12.45 pm - 1.15 pm

Investing in Student Startups

Suresh Narasimha, Founder -; CEO - JustBooks

In conversation with Anaya Jethanandani, Student - Student, Grade 11 - Indus International School; IB MYP Innovator Awardee; Founder - FINWIN,

and Maanya Singh, StartupYou Student Entrepreneur; Founder - Incuba-Naari

1.15 pm - 1.45 pm 

Stories of Resilience During the Pandemic

Rashmi Daga, Founder - FreshMenu

In conversation with Suviggya Bansall, Owner - Gopaljee Café

1.45 pm - 2.15 pm

What Makes Social Startups Tick

Nagaraja Prakasam, author of Back To Bharat – In Search of A Sustainable Future; Angel Investor; Mentor; NSRCEL - IIMB 

2.15 pm - 2.40 pm 

Networking Lunch


2.40 pm - 3.00 pm

Live Music by Brainbow (


3.00 pm - 3.20 pm

2022 BBLF CK Prahalad Best Business Book Award

3.30 pm - 4.00 pm

Launchpad - Book Launches


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