'THE PITCH' is a unified platform that helps startup founders pitch their business idea to the best suited investors across the country through pitch sessions, investor lounge and networking conference with 500+ startups and 50+ investors in Bengaluru, New Delhi and Mumbai. 

The program will be culminated by the Disruptor Awards, where a highly coveted jury will identify and recognize the top 20 disruptors in the country. 

The platform also provides access to an exclusive disruptor data hub, aa platform incorporating in-depth data and comprehensive analysis on startups and investors.

The Scope

Pitching Sessions

  • 500+ startups, 50+ investors
  • Exclusive pitching sessions with empaneled investors
  • Investor Lounge and networking conference

Disruptor Awards

  • Identifying and recognizing top 20 disruptors in India
  • Awards jury led by India's top investors and industry stalwarts

The Disruptor Data Platform

  • Unified data platform for startups and investors
  • Detailed data analysis on startups and investors from our proprietary research


10:00 AM onwards
  • 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

    Pitch Sessions (Applicable only for Nominated Startups)

  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

    Registrations - Networking Conference

  • 2:00 PM – 2:05 PM

    Welcome Address

  • 2:05 PM – 2:20 PM

    Growth Talk: The Growth & Win Success for New Founders

    Winning the cycles of peaks and trough in the startup growth journey.

  • 2:20 PM – 2:40 PM

    Fireside Chat: The Founder Journey

    Understanding the journey of a Unicorn founder, diving deep into their original pitches, the roadblocks and the peaks. How did they achieve it and kept moving. 

  • 2:40 PM – 3:10 PM

    Panel Discussion: The Start-ups Phenomenon of India - 500 Unicorns?

    The raise of Indian startup ecosystem and entrepreneurial culture – how has this come to take effect, what has it done for the country? Where is it heading towards in terms of the cultural and socio-economic outcomes it can produce?

  • 3:10 PM – 3:40 PM

    Panel Discussion: Building Digital Native Companies - What does it Take?

    Discussing the road to achieve DNB status – what does it take to digitalize all process, base revenue models on digital technology – what are the pitfalls that new companies should be aware of? How are the DNBs effecting cultural changes in Enterprises?

  • 3:40 PM – 4:00 PM

    Break & High Tea

  • 4:00 PM – 4:20 PM

    Fireside Chat: Building the Right Pitch - Winning the Raise

    What do investors look into when evaluating a pitch, what are the critical factors that founders need to focus on? What does it take to build the right pitch? 

  • 4:20 PM – 4:50 PM

    Panel Discussion: Preparing for Eventuality - Ensuring Growth of a Startup

    What are the pitfalls that high-growth startups should be aware of? How are changing policies, market conditions, and consumption patterns effecting business models? How important is pivoting in the right time?

  • 4:50 PM – 5:00 PM

    Closing Note

3:30 PM onwards
  • 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

    High Tea & the Investor Lounge Networking

    High Tea & Networking lounge with Investors –interactive sessions on Indian startups ecosystem, the theme being Investing in India

  • 4:30 PM – 4:50 PM

    The Future of India Keynote

    Keynote session on the future of India, the cultural changes and focus on building products and businesses. Where is India heading? 

  • 4:50 PM – 5:10 PM

    The Q&A Session - Culture of Entrepreneurship in India

    Q&A session with India’s top industry stalwarts, entrepreneurs and investors. The idea of entrepreneurship – how does the cultural change and journey look like?

  • 5:10 PM – 5:30 PM

    India: The Bonfire Amidst Winters

    The rise of India and related startup capital. How India is showcasing their startup dominance to the World amidst uncertain market conditions.

  • 5:30 PM – 5:50 PM

    The Digital Spine - Ensuring Scale & Nimbleness

    An interactive session on the realization of digital interventions and related success – how tech is benefiting speed and scalability of success in startups.

  • 5:50 PM – 6:30 PM

    The Closing Followed by Awards Distribution

    Closing Keynote and Awards Ceremony

Speakers 2023


Akshay Ghulati

Co-founder, Shiprocket

Amit Gupta

Co-Founder & CEO, Yulu, Co-Founder, InMobi & Glance

Amit Khatri

Co-Founder, Noise

Amit Kumar Gupta

CTO, Rebel Foods (Formerly Faasos)

Ankur Goel

Senior Director for Hybrid Work Solutions, HP India

Amit Nawka

Partner, Deals & Startups Leader, PwC India

Ankit Maheshwari

Founding Team Member & CTO, Innovaccer

Arvind Heda

CTO, @ Info Edge India Ltd

Ankit Nagori

Founder, Curefoods

Dr. Garima Sawhney

Co-Founder, Pristyne care

Darshan Shah

Co-Founder & CEO, NewsReach India

Harsh Parekh

Co-Founder and Whole-time Director, API Holdings

Hardika Shah

Founder & CEO, Kinara Capital

Karthik Prabhakar

Managing Partner, PeerCapital

Mayank Jain

Principal, Stellaris Venture Partners

Naveen Gulati

Vice President - Technology, and Head of Information Technology, Nykaa

Nitin Jain

Co-founder & CBO, OfBusiness

Priyank Shanker Garg

Managing Partner, IAN Alpha Fund; Angel Investor

Rajat Bansal

CTO, Games 24X7

Rakesh Verma

Founder and Chairman, MapmyIndia

Sachin Tagra

Managing Partner, JSW Ventures

Sonali Jindal

Founder & CEO, Ring/Kishtt

Srikanth Iyer

Co-Founder | CEO, HomeLane

Sunil Thakur

Partner, Quadria Capital

Tej Kapoor

Managing Partner, IvyCap Ventures

Vivek Agarwal

Co-Founder & CTO, Square Yards

Vaibhav Khandelwal

Co-founder and CTO, Shadowfax

Yash Dayal

CTO, Wakefit

Our Sponsors & Partners

Media Partner
Cloud Transformation Partner
Digital Infrastructure Partner
Collaboration Partner
Booth Partners

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