Manifest Summit 2016 - Day2 - #ARM Worldwide



Manifest–The Founders Summit aimed to nurture a community of Founders.The festival was a gathering of business founders, created to foster new ideas and inspire actionable results. The objective was to stimulate new initiatives and ventures, build new connections and collaborations, and kindle a community of people who have the desire to be inspired to rise above to achieve great things.The two-day event took place on 29th and 30th July at Vivanta by Taj, Dwarka, New Delhi.

There was a lot of buzz on social media about Manifest in the days leading up to the event. The speaker list and details about the event were disclosed on Twitter and Facebook. A live tweet chat was also conducted with two of the speakers, Dhanya Rajendran, Founder and Editor-in-chief of TheNewsMinute and Swati Bhargava, Co-Founder of, giving the followers a chance to connect with the speakers and ask questions.

Day 2 of the event kickstarted with a special address followed by more inspiring special sessions and power exchange.

#Special address1: Yogesh Chabria, Founder, The Happionaire Way on “The Secret Teachings of the Goddess of Wealth and Goddess of Knowledge”

Yogesh Chabria is one of the world’s most loved and sought-after speakers, bestselling author, successful entrepreneur and founder of The Happionaire Way.

He enlightened everyone about the power of knowledge. He ends the session on a happy note asking fellow founders to be happy.

#Special Session: Amitabh Kant, CEO, Niti Aayog on “Espousing Innovation and the Need to Celebrate Founders” 

Amitabh Kant delivered an inspiring session in which he talked about what India needs to do to keep growing the business ecosystem in the country. He also spoke how it is not always the fault of the government and citizens need to start acting responsibly in conversation with Anil Padmanabhan, Mint.


These two sessions were followed by a tea break and then came the first Power Exchange of Day2. A Power Exchange, unlike a Panel Discussion, had the moderator asking questions to get the Founders to share their journey, the vision for the sector and aspiration for their enterprise and how their services are making life simpler for the customer through an innovation or disruptive product or service.

Power Exchange: Social Impact Panel Discussion:

The Power Exchange moderated by Vikram Sampath, Founder, Archive of Indian Music included the panelists Shankar Srinivasan, Founder, Inclov. Surabhi HR, Founder, Political Quotient. Deepak Goel, Founder, KarmaCircles. Kanika Pal, Founder, SOCHE Foundation and Harsha Mukherjee, Entrepreneur.
The panelists discussed how social entrepreneurship is coming up in India, and how it can benefit the society.

Special address2 : Aparna Jain, Founder,Zebraa Works on “Are new-age Founders braver than corporate India?

Aparna spoke about women-related issues in the industry and discussed what steps the upcoming start-ups can take to practice gender equality and develop a healthy culture in their offices.

#Power Exchange2: Money and Fintech Panel

The Power Exchange with Money & Fintech Panel was moderated by Vivek Law, Founder, Investonomix with Vikas Sekhri, Founder, CashCare; Nidhi Gurnani, Founder, Cardback; Pranav Manpuria, Founder, CocoaPay.
The Panel discussion revolved around the scope of FinTech in India, and how this industry is changing how people use their credit/debit cards.

— Manifest (@ManifestIndia) July 30, 2016

Special Session: Tathagata Satpathy, MP & Founder, Orissa Post on “The Importance of Respecting Privacy in a Complex World” in conversation with Divya Spandana, Former MP & Kannada Actor on “Following Your Heart and Standing for a Cause”

Tathagata Satpathy started the session with a speech on “The Importance of Respecting Privacy in a Complex World” in which he discussed how India and the World is facing a threat of privacy in conversation with Divya Spandana and Madhavan Narayanan.

Power Exchange: EduTech

The Panel was moderated by Syed Sultan Ahmed, Founder, LXL Ideas with Gaurava Yadav, Founder, Eduace; Phalgun Kompalli, Founder, UpGrad; Rajashree Krishnaswamy, Founder, Catalyze; Maruti Konduri, Founder, Cracku as panelist.

Special Address: Anshu Gupta, Founder – Goonj on “Building Value Using the Power of Values”

Anshu Gupta, Founder, Goonj gave an amazing speech on how we should stay true to our values, and should give back to the society from time to time.

Special Address: Ramesh Aggarwal sharing his journey on entrepreneurship

Ramesh Aggarwal, Entrepreneur and Activist delivered an inspirational special address to the audience at #Manifest16

Closing keynote speaker was none other than Gul Panag, the actor, activist and co-founder, Mobiefit.  She talked about  “Action, Activism and Activity – A Founders Mantra”
She is an actor and an entrepreneur who is one of India’s most powerful opinion makers and thought leaders. She talked about how fitness is important and how the focus is important in our day to day life to get a better living!
Here are the few takeaways from Gul Panag session.

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