The ‘Future Karnataka Summit 2020’ Celebrating the Start-up State

As nations, organizations and citizens recover from the economic meltdown, we here in Karnataka have identified growth areas, that would will value to the state’s vision for recovery, sustenance and growth.

The Karnataka state government has established new policies to catalyse growth in the industrial and agriculture sectors in the last couple of months. The effort of the state government to simplify procedures, make it investment friendly and increase employment opportunities for its citizens has been received very well by organizations from around the world.

The following sectors have been identified by us, that will add value to the state’s ambitious growth plans. We have created the following topics, which are relevant to present new opportunities for growth and help in evolving an Ecosystem, that will help nourish these vital segments of growth.

The topics are

1. Start-ups Eco-system: Catalysing Entrepreneurship

2. Atma Nirbhar Bharath and Make in India
3. Healthcare to the World
4. Tourism and Karnataka
5. The Entertainment Factory

The 74th Independence Day is a good occasion to bring in Intellectuals, Industry leaders, Government leadership, domain experts, etc on a democratic digital platform to discuss opportunities and showcase the potential of the state.

Each session will be attended by 1000 attendees (CXO, Head of the Institutions, Corporate Leaders & MSME Associations, Youth leadership, etc) and is slotted for 60 mins on the Webinar Platform WebEx.

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The speakers and guests are as follows:

Chief Guest 

Shri Piyush Goyal  – Union Minister of Commerce & Industry, Govt of India

Inaugural Address

Dr. Ashwath Narayan C.N – Deputy Chief Minister of Karnataka

Minister of Higher Education, Information Technology & Biotechnology and Science & Technology, Skill Development, Entrepreneurship and Livelihood

Start-up Vision Address

Shri. Prashanth Prakash – Partner ACCEL

Summit Introductory Address

Shri. Anil Shetty – Independent Investment Banker & Social Entrepreneur

Start-up Karnataka

12:00 – 12:50 PM



Vijetha Shastry

Executive Director, TiE Bangalore

Nikhil Kamath

Co Founder, Zerodha & True Beacon

Shashank ND, Co Founder & CEO, PractoTechnologies Pvt Ltd.
Priti SawantFounder & CEO, JoulestoWatts Business Solutions Pvt Ltd.

Healthcare to the World

12:55 – 1:50 PM

Guest of Honour – Dr. K. Sudhakar, Minister for Medical Education, GoK



Dr. Karthik Anatharaman Experienced E-health, MedTech & Pharma Industry Professional  

Vishwaprasad Alva

Founder & MD, Skanray Technologies

Dr. Nagendra Swamy

Founder Chairman, Medisync Health Management Services

Anil JJ

Founder & CEO, MyTeleOPD

Entertainment Factory

2:55 – 3:55 PM



Keerthi Narayan

Sphere Travelmedia & Exhibitions Pvt. Ltd

Ragini Dwivedi

Indian Actress

Ricky Kej

Grammy Award Winner

Prasad Bidappa

Fashion Guru

Usha Uthup

Bollywood Singer

Atma Nirbhar Bharath – Make in India

4:00 – 5:10 PM

Guest of Honour – Suresh Prabhu, Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha



Ravindra Pai

MD & CEO, Century Real Estate

Amitabh Kant


Kiran Mazumdar Shaw  

Executive Chairperson, Biocon

Krish Gopalakrishnan

Executive Vice Chairman, Infosys

Chairman, Axilor Ventures Pvt Ltd.


President, FKCCI  

Tourism & Karnataka

5:10 – 6:30 PM

Guest of Honour – CT Ravi, Minister of Tourism, Kannada & Culture, GoK



Rohit Hangal

Director, Sphere Travelmedia & Exhibitions Pvt. Ltd

Lokesh Bettaiah

Hon. Secretary General, Travel Agents Association of India

Anil Shetty

Independent Investment Banker & Social Entrepreneur

Srijan Vadhera

GM, Conrad Bengaluru

Manoj Mathew

President, SKAL Bengaluru & VP-Operations, Tamara Leisure Experiences Pvt. Ltd.

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