Look who is attending our 2nd Entrepreneurs’ Meetup in Pune

The Lifestyle Portal is very happy to share our list of esteemed Keynote Speakers, Guest Speakers, Gifting Partners and Participants. It is truly humbling and very encouraging to see you all step forward to be a part of this growing ecosystem of entrepreneurs.

Keynote Speakers

Sonali Karande Brahma, Brand Strategist and a Creative Advisor

Sonali Karande Brahma, Brand Strategist and a Creative Advisor

1. Sonali Karande Brahma – Topic ‘Homepreneurs Branding Dos and Don’ts: Sonali Karande Brahma’, Pune

Sonali Brahma was among the awarded the title of Top 50 Most Influential Content Marketing Professionals – Asia. She is a published author and has five stories in Chicken Soup for the Soul Series- India. She is also a Mentor to SHEROES.com and Mentor- Marketing to Startup Leadership Program. She is a ‘sustainable living’ evangelist and a practitioner and supports the causes of women empowerment, physically and mentally challenged people. A fitness enthusiast, she has run several official runs with a podium finish to her credit. You will find her at the happy intersection in life where purpose, passion and profession meet. Read more.

Adv. Nishant Kiran Makasare, Transformational Coach, Legal Advisor & Consultant

Adv. Nishant Kiran Makasare, Transformational Coach, Legal Advisor & Consultant

2. Adv. Nishant Kiran Makasare – Topic ‘5 Mistakes Start Ups/Entrepreneurs Should Avoid’, Pune.

Adv. Nishant Kiran Makasare is a young & dynamic entrepreneur who is ambitious by nature and a dreamer by choice. He dons many hats right from a Transformational Coach, a Core Team Member- Indus Health Plus(P) Ltd. and is a Legal Advisor & Consultant.

Being a Science Graduate, he holds a Masters in Business Administration and a Bachelors in Law, he is a Certified Neuro-Linguistic Program Practitioner and is an Internationally Certified Business & Transformational Coach. He carries an experience of more than 20 years in Business & Transformational Coaching through The Sixth Element. Read more.

Chanda Rajat Sahu, Principal & Founder, WizKids International

Chanda Rajat Sahu, Principal & Founder, WizKids International

3. Chanda Rajat Sahu – Topic ‘New Age Daycares – Second Home for your kids while you are at work’, Mumbai.

Chanda is a passionate educator and a lifelong learner. She has spent more than 2 decades in the education sector. She is a B.Sc., B.Ed. with P. G. Dip in Education Management and many other certifications to other credit.

Her Area of Specializations includes Teacher Training, Teacher Recruitment, Content Development and School Audits in CBSE & ICSE Schools, NGOs, MCGM Schools and Organizations in Education.

She was Empaneled as a Visiting Faculty at TISS and AYJ Institute and a NABET Authorized School Assessor. She currently manages her own brand – WizKids International Preschool at Mumbai since 2017. Read more.

Shalini Singh, Founder, Galvanise PR and andwemet.com

Shalini Singh, Founder, Galvanise PR and andwemet.com

4. Shalini Singh – Topic ‘5 things you cannot do without if looking to be an Entrepreneur’, Bangalore.

Shalini Singh, Founder, Galvanise PR and andwemet.com. While Galvanise is a communication and PR consultancy firm, andwemet.com is a responsible website to help urban Indians to find their soulmate. Read more.

Guest Speakers

Trupti Dhakate, Founder, Quality Mushrooms

Trupti Dhakate, Founder, Quality Mushrooms

5. Guest Speaker: Trupti Dhakate, Founder, Quality Mushrooms, Pune.

Trupti holds a degree in MSc Biotechnology, MSc Botany and is a University topper in MSc Botany from RTM Nagpur University. She has completed a 4-year lecturership (PG and UG) and has worked for 2 years in Agrigen Biotech Malivada Aurangabad, where she has taken a workshop on mushroom cultivation, biofertilizers and biopesticide production and plant tissue culture. She chose mushroom cultivation mainly because it’s eco-friendly. One of the biggest issues after harvesting a crop is its leftover stalk which is the most often burnt further contributing to pollution. Read more.

Nishita Mantry, Founder, MyLifeTranscript

Nishita Mantry, Founder, MyLifeTranscript

6. Guest Speaker: Nishita Mantry, Author, Business Coach, Marketing Strategist and Brand Consultant, Pune.

Nishita is an Author, Business Coach, Marketing Strategist and Brand Consultant. As a Business Nutritionist, she believes that every business needs daily nutrition to stay healthy. Nishita only works with Women Entrepreneurs & Women Centric Brands. Read more about Nishita in an exclusive interview with us. Read more.

Shweta Menon, Founder, Truly Tribal

Shweta Menon, Founder, Truly Tribal

7. Guest Speaker: Shweta Menon, Founder Truly Tribal, Pune.*

Headquartered in Pune, Truly Tribal ha product setups across India and cater to clients across the country, USA, Europe and Australia. Their top clients include corporates such as Sandvik Asia, Institute of Actuaries of India, export companies such as Broadway Interior, Dubai, EthinicMantra – Canada, Arumi Designs UK and domestic stores across India right from Anuriya Stores & Interiors, Sholapur, Things Etc Mumbai, The wood Studio Kolkata, Tealisous – Kolkata. Read more.

Ikshita Tiware, Co-Founder, Nutriplate India, Lucknow.

8. Guest Speaker: Ikshita Tewari, Founder, Nutriplate India, Lucknow.

Nutriplate is a health food startup that offers tasty, nutritious meals so consumers don’t have to associate health with boring food anymore. We focus on natural foods that are easily absorbed by the body and have lower side-effects. Our products are calorie-counted and home-made with no added preservatives/chemicals. Read more.

Dushyant Bhatia, Founder, Eating Cultures

Dushyant Bhatia, Founder, Eating Cultures

9. Guest Speaker: Dushyant Bhatia, Founder, Eating Cultures, Pune

Dushyant has been in multiple businesses. He has been an IT trainer, restaurateur and currently into IT services and food blogging. In his current IT venture, he has been a lead architect and technologist on various Financial and Educational Domain projects. He has worked on handling host-based systems to the current cloud-based applications using Azure / Amazon. He is also the Founder of Eating Cultures as a blog and business was conceived about 3 years back. The idea was to cover recipes, experiences around food, specific cuisines and unique food all around India. We started writing unique content to the extent of having recipes of Sat Saagi in Sindhi to Tungrymbai from Meghalaya. The journey from 0 followers to a decent follower base on facebook and a good amount of unique visitors every day to the website was fascinating, to say the least. Read more.

Gifting Partners

*Gifting Speaker: Shweta Menon, Founder Truly Tribal, Pune.

Headquartered in Pune, Truly Tribal ha product setups across India and cater to clients across the country, USA, Europe and Australia. Their top clients include corporates such as Sandvik Asia, Institute of Actuaries of India, export companies such as Broadway Interior, Dubai, EthinicMantra – Canada, Arumi Designs UK and domestic stores across India right from Anuriya Stores & Interiors, Sholapur, Things Etc Mumbai, The wood Studio Kolkata, Tealisous – Kolkata. Read more.

Jasmine Shah, Founder, Crimson Bluz

Jasmine Shah, Founder, Crimson Bluz

10. Gifting Partner: Jasmine Patel, Founder, Crimson Bluz, Pune.

Crimson Bluz is a lifestyle brand that is into home décor and body products. Launched in October 2017, we first started with home decor items such as handcrafted marble and stone products, and moved on to soaps, bath salts, hand and body washes and scrubs.

Meet Jasmine Patel, who is originally from Agra, and is now settled in Pune. A mother of two grown-up boys, she holds a Masters Degree in Child Development and has worked as a Teacher for special children. She’s an Immigration and an Overseas Education consultant for over 19 years and runs a lifestyle brand called Crimson Bluz. Read more.

Arjun Vaidya, CEO, Dr Vaidya’s New Age Ayurveda

Arjun Vaidya, CEO, Dr Vaidya’s New Age Ayurveda

11. Gifting Partner: Arjun Vaidya, CEO Dr Vaidya’s New Age Ayurveda. 6th Generation Vaidya I Forbes 30 U 30 Asia. Mumbai

Dr. Vaidya’s is a new age Ayurvedic products company that was founded by a family with 150 years of Ayurvedic heritage. Over the years, the Vaidya family has passed down the knowledge that has led to a 100+ FDA approved formulations for Ayurvedic proprietary medicine produced in a Ministry of AYUSH approved, ISO 9001:2015 and GMP Certified manufacturing facility that is also US FDA approved. At Dr. Vaidya’s, we aim to take our traditional science of Ayurveda to modern consumers both in India and worldwide. Read more.

Apoorva Mairal, Founder, The Sweet Store

Apoorva Mairal, Founder, The Sweet Store

12. Gifting Partner: Apoorva Mairal, Founder, The Sweet Store, Mumbai

Meet interior designer turned home baker, Apoorva Mairal, who is spreading sweetness through The Sweet Store- All for the love of cakes! “The USP of The Sweet Store is that we use pure products here, we don’t use preserved products. We use fresh products for our baking. I believe we bake the tastiest cupcakes and oats cookies in our area. Everything is homemade and this I feel is a major USP of The Sweet Store. We don’t use fondant cream because I feel it’s a waste of money and time-consuming. I feel there is a huge difference between a cake bought from the stores outside and what we bake at The Sweet Store. We deliver more affordable and reasonable rates compared to all the other big bakeries and cake shops in the vicinity. Read more.

Participants

Sujata Rane, Sujata Creations Innovative Handbag Creations.

Sujata Rane, Sujata Creations Innovative Handbag Creations.

13. Participant: Sujata Rane, Sujata Creations Innovative Handbag Creations, Mumbai

My team comprises six ladies, mostly below the poverty line, but with the zest of overcoming the worst, providing me with an opportunity to impart basic knowledge of the business and also to make them self-sufficient.  Along the way, these ladies, with their zeal and expertise, branch out to become ‘Homeprenuers’.  Yes, it does bring in a bit of void which tends to put pressure on other team members, but when I see these ladies being able to provide for their family, it gives me a sense of satisfaction and confidence that I could bring about a difference in the life of one person. Read more.
Shyam Bari, Mushroom Farmer, Burhanpur, MP

Shyam Bari, Mushroom Farmer, Burhanpur, MP

14. Participant: Mr. Shyam Bari, a Mushroom Farmer from Burhanpur Madhya Pradesh.

मेरा 1000 sq. फ़ीट में मशरुम का फार्म है पिछले दो साल से में मशरुम का उत्पादन कर रहा हु ।

हमने मशरुम उत्पादन ऐसे स्थान पर कर रहे है जहा पर गर्मी के टाइम 45℃ तापमान रहता है और मशरुम क्या है किसी को नही पता है फिर भी हमने 1 week में 10 Kg. मशरुम मार्केट में बेचा है साथ ही हमने मार्केटिंग के लिए whatsaap पर एक Bussiness Group भी बनाया था जिससे हमें बहुत फायदा हुआ.

Sunita Mundra, Founder, Muskan Collection

Sunita Mundra, Founder, Muskan Collection

15. Participant: Sunita Mundra, Founder, Muskan Collection, Mumbai

Muskan Collection, founded by Sunita Mundra specialises in Exclusive Collection of Dress Materials, Kurtis with Dupatta & Gowns, Garara-Sets /Plazzo-Sets/Pant-Sets, Regular & Casual Wear Kurtis and a variety of Dupattas /Bottom wear.

Reema Gopalan, Gardening Blogger & Founder, Reema's Garden

Reema Gopalan, Gardening Blogger & Founder, Reema’s Garden

16. Participant: Reema Gopalan, Founder, Reema’s Garden, Activity Hub & Co-Sharing Workspace, Pune

Initially, when I started conducting Workshops, I was always dependent on others for venues that never gave me enough momentum to carry out my activities at the pace I would have loved to. This gave birth to the activity hub where I realized, like me, there are many hobby teachers, trainers, and educationists looking for spaces like these. So everyone is welcome to Reema’s Garden. Read more.

Naazima Shaikh Bahule, Founder, Naaz Caterers

Naazima Shaikh Bahule, Founder, Naaz Caterers

17. Participant: Naazima Shaikh Bahule, Founder, Naaz Caterers, Pune

An MBA in International HR, Naazima is the Founder of Naaz Caterers. The specialty of Naaz Caterers is its home-style food that’s made on a professional level using cooking techniques learned from her mum. While Muslim cuisine is their specialty, they also offer vegetarian and non-vegetarian cuisines in the traditional Muslim style. They accept takeaway orders for a minimum of 1kg, outdoor orders with or without service options. Read more.

Hari S Dasgupta, Country Head, Shreeja India

Hari S Dasgupta, Country Head, Shreeja India

18. Participant: Hari S Dasgupta, Country Head, Shreeja India, Kolkata

Hari is a Chartered Accountant and retired from Procter and Gamble as the Head of Accounts after a stint of 25 years with the Company. Has has had a number of awards for various achievements and has personally handled the accounting of the Gillette transition to P&G in 2005-06. I was associated with the various business teams by way of analysis and controls. Systems Implementations and MIS were the other core areas of his expertise. Currently, he is the Country Head of Shreeja India – a non-profit CSO aspiring to empower young women through sports and education in West Bengal. Shreeja India is a non-profit civil society organization working towards gender justice by empowering young women through sports and education in India. Read more.

Shridaa Raheja, Interior Designer at Doozy Designs

Shridaa Raheja, Interior Designer at Doozy Designs

19. Shridaa Raheja, Founder, Doozy Designs, a unit of Ruthraj Technologies Pvt Ltd., Pune

An experience of more than 20 years in Interior Design and now coming into the need of the hour solutions like Home Automation CCTV surveillance and many more products, Doozy is now a unit of Ruthraj Technologies Pvt Ltd. Read more.

Kainaaz Mehta, Founder & Owner Amaara

Kainaaz Mehta, Founder & Owner Amaara

20. Kainaaz Mehta, Founder, Ammara, Pune

Before I began moulding my own natural products, I was uncomfortable with the fact that I had no idea about what I was using on my skin. I began researching more into it and got up to speed on issues such as palm oil, animal testing, parabens, micro-plastics and sulfates. Realising that there was very little on the market that we wanted in our cabinet, I decided to start making my own skincare and soap. Read more.

++ Please note, bookings are still open and we’ll be adding to our list of participants until the seats are booked until 23rd November 2019.

The Lifestyle Portal’s 2nd Entrepreneurs’ Meetup, Pune: (For more details, click here)

Venue: E-Square
Timing: 10am – 5:30pm
For Bookings: Email us at contact@tanyamunshi.com

Topics to be covered at the meetup:
i) Top 5 Business Mistakes I made & the Lessons Learned.
ii) What does Environmental Sustainability & Entrepreneurship mean to me
iii) Homepreneurs – what makes us so successful

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