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Bangalore Business

Literature Festival

Startup Literature Day

Read to Grow. Write to Lead.

17 September 2022

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

The Schedule

What is the Most Enduring Question of Business Literature?

Manish Sabharwal, Chairman - TeamLease Services, in conversation with V Raghunathan, Chair - Bangalore Business Literature Festival

10.30 am - 11.00 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

11.00 am - 11.45 am


11.45 am - 12.00 pm


How to Make Business Schools Startup-Friendly

Sudhakar Rao, Director - ICFAI Group

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

12.00 pm - 12.30 pm


12.30 pm - 12.45 pm


Networking Break


12.45 pm - 1.15 pm


Investing in Student Startups

Suresh NarasimhaFounder -; 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

Stories of Resilience During the Pandemic

Rashmi DagaFounder - FreshMenu, in conversation with Suviggya Bansall, Owner - Gopaljee Café

1.15 pm - 1.45 pm


What Makes Social Startups Tick

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

1.45 pm - 2.15 pm


Networking Lunch


2.15 pm - 2.40 pm


Live Music by Brainbow (


2.40 pm - 3.00 pm


3.00 pm - 3.20 pm


2022 BBLF CK Prahalad Best Business Book Award

Launchpad - Book Launches

3.30 pm - 4.00 pm


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2022 BBLF CK Prahalad

Best Business Book Award


Rishikesh Krishnan

Prof. Rishikesha Krishnan

Author; Director - IIM Bangalore
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Jessie Paul

Author; Marketing Expert

3.30 pm - 4.00 pm

Jury's Review of Shortlisted Books

Award Ceremony

Chat With the Award Winner

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Malavika Harita

Former CEO - Saatchi & Saatchi Focus and Founder - Brand Circle

Award Sponsor

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