Kaustubh Dhargalkar (Mentor)

Saturday, September 24, 2016, 5:30 – 8:30 AM UTC

Design Thinking Coach and an ‘Innovation & Strategy’ Consultant. In 2006, sold his commercial interests in the first 3 companies and plunged into academics and research. Currently, a mentor at CIIE-IIM,Ahmedabad and also active on the startup forums s.a. Weekend ventures, ET-Power of Ideas etc. His Ted talk: http://bit.ly/2cxOSrc Visualising unique & sustainable Business Models is his forte

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About this event

A Design Thinking Trainer/Coach and an ‘Innovation & Strategy’ Consultant. Has been associated with corporates s.a. Daimler (Mercedes), Deloitte, Mahindra Group, YES Bank, Accenture, RPG Group, L&T and many others. Relishes the challenge of ‘Enhancing the Innovation Quotient’ of an organization, by helping create new offerings to tap existing as well as new markets and has many satisfied clients. Visualising unique & sustainable Business Models is his forte. 

A serial entrepreneur since 1990. Founded four companies and is now on two more ventures. Between 2006- 2016, has been an acclaimed professor of Innovation & DesignThinking at Weschool. 

His work in the field of ‘Unconventional User Research’ been acknowledged by The Wharton School of Business, which awarded him the runner-up award in their global 'Wharton Innovation Tournament' 

In March 2015, was awarded the 'Entrepreneurship Educator & Mentor' Award by the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship-Govt. of India.

In Nov 2015, his proposal on clean energy integration with electric vehicles was adjudged as the top seven in the world at the Smart City World Expo Congress held in Barcelona, Spain

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  • Kaustubh Dhargalkar




Saturday, September 24, 2016
5:30 AM – 8:30 AM UTC


5:30 AMArrival and Intros
6:00 AMChat with Kaustubh
7:30 AMQ&A
8:00 AMNetworking with Coffee


  • Ayush Jain


    Pune Director

  • Pravin Uttarwar



  • Pratap Basutkar

    Startup Grind

    Pune Co-Director