20th October 2018


The Westin, Pune



About Pune Connect

Since its inception in 2011, PuneConnect has established itself as a marquee event for startups and serves as a platform to bring the early stage startups closer to their potential customers, investors, partners, mentors and other affiliates meet customers, investors, partners, mentors, and other affiliates. This seventh edition of PuneConnect will enable startups to showcase their products and services to corporate, VCs, and angel investors. It is no wonder that this includes leaders of Pune’s established companies and successful entrepreneurs.

As part of the selection process, our industry veterans identify the most promising startups enabling them to showcase their products or services at Pune Connect 2018. Theme for this year is Future of Work. Along side the startup showcase leaders from various industries such as Technology, Leadership , startup, Research and innovation will talk on future of work.

25+ Speakers

Unique opportunity to hear the industry Leaders on various topics.

Startup Alley

An excellent Opportunity to show case you products and services.

Brand Exposure

Opportunity to tap into potential Customers and industry stalwarts.


This one of a kind conference gives every Professional, the knowledge & Motivation to excel.

Know Our Speakers

Renowned experts providing exciting opportunity to learn more about what Future Offers. Know how Future Of Work will affect on Various sectors such as Technology, Leadership, Startup, Research and Innovation.

Time Session Topic Speaker Track
09:15AM - 9:30AM Kick Off - By

SEAP President

Main Track
9:30AM-10:30AM Keynote Address On your marks, get set, Go Pune... define the future By

Pari Natarajan

Main Track
10:40AM-11:40AM Keynote Address Punch above your weight with the customer at the core By

Vaibhav Tewari

Main Track
11:50AM-12:50PM Keynote Address Leadership lessons from Mt. Everest By Team Giripremi Main Track
12:50PM-01:00PM Inauguration of the startup stalls alley - - -
01:00PM-01:45PM Lunch break - - -
Time A day in the life of #data tomorrow (Technology Track) Leadership disrupted: pushing the envelope (Leadership Track) Research and innovation through industry & academia collaboration (Research And Innovation Track) Ignite your minds (Startup Track)

Keynote Address:

Unearthing possibilities with data

by Dr. Hanumantha Rao Susarla

Keynote Address:

How companies can become digital leaders

By Mrutyunjay Singh

Keynote Address:

Upleveling innovation and research

by Dr. Premnath Venugopal

Panel Discussion on A special glimpse into the minds of an investor and founder.

Panelist :

Vaibhav Domkundwar, Patanjali Somayaji,


Nitin Deshpande


Panel Discussion:

What are the challenges with data?

Panelist:Rohit Srivastwa, Milind Barve,Dr. Satish Patil,

Moderator : Sandeep Suryavanshi

Keynote Address:

Lead the change though social entrepreneurship

By Ramesh Padmanabhan

Keynote Address:

Research & innovation through industry & academia collaboration

by Dr.Anita Patankar

Keynote Address:

New World, Old Rules

By Samir Patil


Fireside Discussion:

Blockchain and the future of enterprise

Dr. Pandurang Kamat, Bharani Subramanium, Moderator : Dr.Navin Kabra

Panel Discussion:

The changing face of leadership

Panelist: Seema Gopal, Mangesh Kirtane, Dr. Kiran Bala, Moderator: S. Ramprasad

Panel Discussion:

Laying the path for research, academia and industry collaboration

Panelist: Dr. Bhalchandra Puranik, Dr. Neeraj Gupta,Anil Ghegade,Moderator:Sanjay Kanvinde

Panel Discussion:

Pune Connect winner alumni what happened afterwards...

Panelist: Nitin Gupta, Akshay Mehrotra, Madhukar Bhatia Moderator: Ashwin Megha

Time Session Topic Speaker Track
04:45PM-05:15PM Startup Shootout Top 5 Startups will pitch their startup in front of Jury Jury : TBA Main Track
05:15PM-05:45PM Awards Winner of Pune Connect will be announced Guest Of Honor will present the awards Main Track

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