1 ASCENT Conclave 2017s


ASCENT is fueled by the power of trust. In the last five years, we have created a unique and powerful peer-to- peer platform for entrepreneurs to share and exchange experiences, ideas and insights, which helps them grow their enterprise and enrich themselves in a confidential environment. ASCENT leverages the ‘Power of Collective’ and enables entrepreneurs through self-facilitated Trust Groups and an extended network of enablers. In November 2016, ASCENT created a large format Conclave (first of its kind for the foundation) with the objective to inspire, share and celebrate entrepreneurs in their growth journey for a much larger impact. The ASCENT Conclave achieved the following:

1. Created a platform for 450 entrepreneurs of enterprises of growth size ranging from 5 crs to 1500 crs for a day long intense engagement/ networking opportunity.

2. Delegates got an opportunity to learn from industry’s best Thought Leaders, Change Makers and Innovators through their experience which enabled participants to gain insights to grow their own business.

3. Esteemed speaker list included Uday Kotak (MD, Kotak Mahindra Bank), Ronnie Screwvala (Unilazer), Vijay Shekhar Sharma (Founder Paytm), Ashish Hemrajani (Co-founder, Book My Show), Falguni Nayar (CEO, Nykaa.com), Anita Dongre (Founder, House of Anita Dongre Limited), Dr Velumani (Founder, Thyrocare Technologies Ltd.), Sasha Mirchandani (MD, Kae Capital), Neeraj Kakkar (CEO, Hector Beverages – Paper Boat), Sandeep Singhal (Nexus Ventures), Karthik Reddy (Blume Ventures), Dhanpal Jhaveri (Everstone Capital) and Bala Deshpande (NEA) and many more.

The ability to change gears from time to time is crucial for a successful business. Being nimble and adaptable to the changing business environment is a necessity, which for many entrepreneurs is a difficult task. 

- Harsh Mariwala (Marico Ltd. and ASCENT Foundation)

This Conclave, come and listen to thought leaders and innovators share their failure stories and their entrepreneurial journey, more than their successes. Be there at the St. Regis, Mumbai on Saturday, 11 November 2017 to witness ASCENT’s second experiential sharing Conclave and get enriched.

6 Reason for attending the Conclave




Thought leaders,
Change Makers,


Network with fellow entrepreneurs and ASCENTers


Experience the ASCENT way – ‘power of collective’


Spark the
creativity in you


500 like-minded entrepreneurs attending the conclave


9:00 AM

Registrations open

Welcome and introductions

Keynote Session - Building a Billion Dollar Enterprise

Panel Discussion- Staying Ahead of Trends

ASCENT Awards 2017

Category: Business Innovation of the Year and Young Achiever of the Year

11:45 AM

Tea / Coffee - Networking

Fireside Chat - Where to Start when your Growth Stops

ASCENT Award 2017

Category: Growth Strategy of the Year

1:30 PM

Power Lunch - Break

Fireside Chat - How to communicate with Voice v/s Noise

Panel Discussion - Missing Link to Leadership

ASCENT Awards 2017

Category: Entrepreneur of the Year and Woman Leader of the Year

4:30 PM

Tea / Coffee - Networking

Surprise Session

6:00 PM

Closing Note - Vote of Thanks


Sajjan Jindal, Chairman and MD of JSW, began his career in 1984 in Mumbai by independently looking after the OP Jindal groups steel manufacturing business in western India. Today JSW is known as one of the top business houses in India with forays into steel, energy, cement and infrastructure helping build a new nation, touching revenue of more than $10 billion annually and employing more than 40,000 people.

Sajjan Jindal

Prasoon Joshi is the CEO of McCann World Group India, Chairman of McCann(Asia-Pacific) and Chairperson of the Central Board of Film Certification. He is also an award winning Indian lyricist, screenwriter and poet. He was awarded Padma Shri by the Government of India in 2015, for his contributions towards the field of Arts, Literature and Advertising. Under his leadership, vision and craft, McCann India has become a powerhouse that has the pulse of this diverse market of 1.3 billion consumers.

Prasoon Joshi
McCann World Group

Harsh Mariwala leads Marico Limited as its Chairman. He is also Chairman and Managing Director of Kaya Limited. Over the past three decades, Harsh has transformed traditional commodities driven business into a leading consumer products and services company in the Beauty and Wellness space. He was the President of FICCI in 2011. He has held the position of YPO Education, Membership and Chapter Chair for the Bombay Chapter and was a member of the International Forum Board of YPO International.”

Harsh Mariwala
Marico Ltd. and ASCENT Foundation

Piyush Pandey, Co-Executive Chairman and National Creative Director of Ogilvy & Mather India and Vice-Chairman of Ogilvy & Mather Asia-Pacific. The Government of India awarded him the civilian honor of the Padma Shri in 2016. He also mentors creative executives from around the world at the Berlin School of Creative Leadership.

Piyush Pandey
Ogilvy & Mather

Ameera Shah, MD of Metropolis Healthcare Limited, one of the top 10 pathology labs in India. She has evolved Metropolis from a single pathology lab to a chain of 140 diagnostic centers and a 1000 collective centers across the globe with a presence in UAE, South Africa, Mauritius to name a few. She was conferred with ‘Exemplary Women Leadership award’ at the World Women Leadership and Congress awards 2014. She has been chosen as one of the most respected leaders under 40 years by Economic Times and Spencer Stuart (2014). Recently Forbes Asia listed Ameera in the Asia’s Most Powerful Women 2015.

Ameera Shah
Metropolis Healthcare Limited

Kunwer Sachdev, MD and Founder of Su-Kam, is one of the greatest innovators, marketers, motivational speaker and visionary entrepreneur of our times. The success story of this self made great man, also known as the Inverter Man Of India, is the biggest example of “Make In India”. He is particularly passionate in making green energy available to everyone in the country. His mantra is “I innovate therefore I am”.

Kunwer Sachdev

Siddharth Roy Kapur is an eminent Indian film producer, erstwhile Managing Director of The Walt Disney Company India and the current President of Film and Television Producers Guild of India. He is the man behind the marketing of multiple successful projects such as the successful TV show “Kaun Banega Crorepati”, Hungama TV in the kids broadcasting space and multiple path breaking films, to name a few. He has also served as CEO of UTV Motion Pictures and responsible for the integration of UTV with The Walt Disney Company.

Siddharth Roy Kapur
Founder Roy Kapur Films
Former CEO UTV and MD Disney India

Pratap Nambiar is the Founder and Chairman of Thought Perfect Pte. Ltd. a Singapore based firm providing coaching and mentoring services to CEOs. He is also the Director of The Leadership Circle, which is the world’s leading process of evaluating leadership effectiveness. Earlier he was a Partner with Heidrick & Struggles in their Leadership Consulting Practice in Asia Pacific. He has worked with and helped major companies with leadership and succession throughout the world.

Pratap Nambiar
Thought Perfect Pte. Ltd.

Vineet Rai is the Co-founder & Chairman of Aavishkaar and Intellecap. In a career spanning two decades, Vineet’s areas of interest have included early-stage venture capital, microenterprises, microfinance investments and incubations. He also chairs the Board of Villgro, an incubating and funding platform, and IntelleGrow, an Intellecap subsidiary, which provides venture debt services to impact enterprises. He serves on the Board of the WISH Foundation and is an advisor to the Tibetan Entrepreneurship Development Initiative.

Vineet Rai
Aavishkaar and Intellecap

Kanika Tekriwal is the Founder and CEO of JetSetGo, the “Uber of the skies”. JetSetGo is India’s first digital platform enabling customers to reserve their own private jets and helicopters, it boosts the countries largest fleet of Jet and Helicopters in the Industry. Kanika has made it into Forbes “30 under 30 achievers list”, BBC “100 Most Inspiring Woman” and CNN “20 under 40”.

Kanika Tekriwal

Radhika Aggarwal is the Co-founder of ShopClues.com. ShopClues.com established in 2011 with a 10 member team, today it is one of India’s fastest growing e-commerce destinations. Radhika holds an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis, USA and has more than 16 years of work experience in managing marketing, strategy and merchandise teams.

Radhika Aggarwal

Sweta Mangal is a social entrepreneur and Director at MUrgency Inc, a mobile app that connects people in need of urgent medical help to the nearest doctor, nurse or paramedic. She was co-founder and CEO of Ziqitza Health Care Limited (ZHL), one of India’s leading emergency medical services providers. ZHL manages more than 2500+ vehicles across 18 Indian states.

Sweta Mangal


Roopak Saluja is the Founder and CEO of two companies- The 120 Media Collective – a communications and content group, working with some of Asia’s largest advertisers; and Sooperfly – a digital-first media company, building content brands direct-to-audiences. Roopak is an active angel investor and currently serves on the Board of Toko Labs, a venture funded children’s digital content company. Additionally, he is an Advisor to the Content Marketing Summit Asia and Mentor to D Labs, a design-thinking led accelerator at the Indian School of Business.

Roopak Saluja
120 Media Collective and Sooperfly

Vikram Bhalla is the global leader of The Boston Consulting Group’s leadership and talent topic and the head of the Leadership and Talent Enablement Center in Singapore. He also co-leads the family business topic for BCG globally. He is a core member of the firm’s Industrial Goods practice.

Vikram Bhalla
Boston Consulting Group

Menaka Doshi is the Managing Editor of BloombergQuint. She has been a broadcast journalist for almost 12 years, having begun her career with TV18 in 1996 as Features Reporter on India Business Report (BBC). Thereafter she moved to reporting business news for CNBC-TV18. She has played an integral role in news programming in the past 9 years. Menaka was the first recipient of the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Award 2005-06 in the category of Business & Economic Journalism (Broadcast).

Menaka Doshi

Atul Kasbekar is an Indian Fashion Photographer, Bollywood Film Producer and Entrepreneur. He is recognized for his Kingfisher Calendar shoots and producing the film Neerja staring Sonam Kapoor. Atul runs a celebrity management firm called Bling!. He was also the honorary chairman of the Photographer's Guild of India.

Atul Kasbekar
Fashion Photographer, Film Producer and Entrepreneur


ASCENT Members

(Please use the special code sent via email to avail the Member Discount. This code can also be used for bulk booking for your Trust Group.)

Rs. 7000

Early Birds
Members and Non-Members
From 1st - 15th August for the first 50 registrants

Rs. 5000

(Sold out!)


Rs. 8000

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