SfS – Start-ups for Sustainability (25 Nov 2022 14.00—16.00 hrs)

Innovations to solve the wicked problems of sustainability and addressing the UN-SDGs

A Parallel Session at the Asian Society of Innovation & Policy (ASIP) Conference 2022. Co-organised by the Department of Management Studies, IISC, School of Business, Monash University and the Hungry Lab.

14.00 - 14.10
Opening Note

Prof Avvari V. Mohan. School of Business. Monash University Malaysia

14.10 - 14.30
Key Note

Ms Bian Li, Co-Founder of The Hungry Lab

14.30 - 14.35

Introduction to Panel Members by Moderator Bian Li

14.35 - 15.45

Organization : PowerMitra CleanTech

Description :
Vikesh is a battle hardened serial Entrepreneur and technology manager in corporate avatar with experiences spanning multiple domains such as Real Estate, Banking, Insurance & now Climate-Tech. These varied experiences have not only stretched his domain acumen but also the ability to handle and resolve complex real world issues. Vikesh, so far, has helped 35 industry owners to move towards a sustainable future by helping them put Solar on their roof. In his previous business he helped1500 families from bottom of pyramid to find their dream home in Mumbai through his real estate company. Prior to that he failed in starting a business in IOT twice before going back to banking career briefly.

Organization : Bookwater

Description :
Serial entrepreneur, with international, multi-cultural experience spanning across manufacturing, R&D and consulting environments. Possess extensive experience in working closely with diverse Industries, Non governmental organizations and Governmental bodies. Former Manager at the CCaSS practice of EY from Chennai, initiated and managed engagements on CDM, Carbon Strategy, Carbon footprinting, CSR and EHS.

Organization : ASCo

Description :
ASCo is one of the leading Impact Investing & tech startup focused Transaction Advisory firm Head Quartered in India, but with significant global experience focused on sustainable ventures, Impact Investing & tech innovation. ASCo’s mission is to contribute to increased transparency, accountability & responsible reporting in Impact Investing & Social Enterprise space. We are market leaders for Due Diligence in Impact investing in India & have worked for ~50+ PE VC funds/Foundations/development Agencies.

Organization : Startup India

Description :

Organization : The Hungry Lab

Description :
Bian is an entrepreneur, futurist and former investment banker at the intersection of finance, operations, technology and social innovation. With 15+ years of experience working with hundreds of entrepreneurs of all sizes across 30 countries, she is now the co-founder of The Hungry Lab, where she specializes in building startups and designing the collaborative value networks and "glocal" ecosystems needed to grow them. The Hungry Lab is now B speaks frequently around the world. She has been a TEDx speaker, appeared in Inc. Magazine and presents frequently around the world. She is a board member and advisor to a diverse array of startups. She is a member of Women in Blockchain and a mentor for Blockchain for Social Impact's Decentralized Hackathon and Incubator.

15.45 - 15.55
Session Summary

Session Summary by Moderator

15.55 - 16.00

Closing Remarks