Get ready to reimagine the future at TechSparks 2021

Designed with the theme, “What’s Next: Reimagining the future”, the six-day virtual event will be held between October 25 and October 30, and will see leaders discuss empowering and enabling the next generation of changemakers from India.
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For over 12 years, TechSparks has been the go-to place to discover the startups, entrepreneurs and innovations set to shape the future of everything. The 13th edition of YourStory’s flagship startup-tech event—TechSparks 2021—is now less than a week away.

Designed with the theme, “What’s Next: Reimagining the future”, the six-day virtual event will be held between October 25 and October 30, and will see leaders discuss empowering and enabling the next generation of changemakers from India.

These include Apple Inc. Co-founder Steve Wozniak — who will share his all-encompassing vision for rethinking the future of everything in a post-pandemic world.

Also, India's internet pioneer Sanjeev Bhikchandani will talk about the joys and pains of being a first mover in various verticals of the internet business and identifying online business trends.

Byju Raveendran, Co-founder and CEO, BYJU’S, will speak exclusively with YourStory Founder and CEO, Shradha Sharma, on the incredible journey till now and the road ahead.

You can also catch a fireside chat with Ryan Hoover, who built Product Hunt — one of the most popular product discovery and community engagement platforms for startups, entrepreneurs, and product enthusiasts.

Join us to be a part of an immersive, inspiring and unique experience with startup awards, product launches, policy discussions, and masterclasses. Take a deep dive across 15+ special focus tracks and themes to be held at India’s most influential technology, innovation, and leadership summit.

You can sign up for updates on TechSparks 2021 or to express your interest in partnerships and speaker opportunities here.

Check out the TechSparks 2021 calendar for the line-up of action-packed sessions.


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Over the next few years, KRBL would become the ‘Gateway to India’ through its ‘India Gate Basmati Rice’ brand — the company’s flagship product. Read more.


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