Unconvention|Speaker Series: Celebrating the GES

Apr 26, 2018
04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Venture Center, 100 NCL Innovation Park, Dr Homi Bhabha Rd, Pashan

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This April, Villgro Innovations Foundation will be celebrating some of the pivotal themes of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2017 across 7 cities in India.


Better Health without Breaking the Bank: How Low-Cost Innovations are Revolutionizing Healthcare: In recent years, the emergence of a new generation of low cost, point-of-care technologies has transformed the healthcare industry and is now poised to revolutionize the field of global health in lab environments, homes, and treatment centres. This panel will explore emerging global health technologies that improve patient access to better outcomes and quality of life and provide treatments for communicable and non-communicable diseases.


1. Mr. Shitij Malhotra: Co-founder, Sushrat Foundation  

2. Mrs. Veena Moktali: CEO, Periwinkle Technologies

3. Dr. Yogesh Patil: Cofounder Biosense Technologies

4. Moderator: Arun Venkatesan, CTO Villgro Innovation Foundation

About the GES

For the first time since its inception in 2010, the GES was hosted in South Asia (Hyderabad) in November 2017, highlight India’s enabling environment for innovation and entrepreneurship – including actions by the government to increase the ease of doing business, eliminating unnecessary regulations, and supporting start-ups. Villgro is celebrating the GES and this spirit of entrepreneurship with a particular emphasis on social innovation through the Unconvention|Speaker Series in 7 cities across India.

About Unconvention: Unconvention is a series of conferences organised by Villgro across the country, with the aim of unearthing and nurturing social entrepreneurs, and growing the social enterprise movement deeper in India. Through Unconvention, we motivate aspiring social entrepreneurs through inspirational addresses by successful change-makers & influencers and seed entrepreneurial ideas through business plan competitions. Since 2012, Villgro has hosted 90+ Unconvention events in 22 cities, with 160 partners and 7000+ attendees. More details

Venue Partner: Entrepreneurship Development Center (Venture Center) – a CSIR initiative – is a Section 25 company hosted by the National Chemical Laboratory, Pune. Venture Center strives to nucleate and nurture technology and knowledge-based enterprises by leveraging the scientific and engineering competencies of the institutions in the Pune region in India. The Venture Center is a technology business incubator supported by the Department of Science & Technology’s National Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board (DST-NSTEDB). Venture Center’s focuses on technology enterprises offering products and services exploiting scientific expertise in the areas of materials, chemicals and biological sciences & engineering.

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Organiser : Ragini Pillai

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