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Officine Panerai was founded in Florence in 1860 as a watch-making establishment, shop and school; for years it supplied the Italian Navy with precision timepieces, particularly to cover the needs of the special underwater diving corps.The projects it worked on at the time,including the Luminor and Radiomir watches, were covered by the military secrets act for years and Panerai watches were launched on the international market after the Richemont group purchased the brand in 1997.Today, Officine Panerai develops and manufactures its watches and movements in Neuchâtel, combining Italian design and history with Swiss watch-making know-how. Panerai watches are sold all over the world through an exclusive network of distributors in addition to its boutiques worldwide.

Silver Sponsor

A leading player in India’s energy sector, Hindustan Powerprojects has plants in thermal, solar and hydro. The Company is developing more than 6,100 MW of capacity using conventional and non-conventional energy sources in India, Europe and the USA. Although the world’s fourth-largest energy consumer after the USA, China and Russia, India lacks abundant energy resources and meets its development needs by using all available resources.

This understanding helped the Company focus on renewable energy for the short-to-mid-term, and conventional energy for the mid-to-long term. Secured supply chains, a diversified customer base and focus on the right technology according to region ensures risk-mitigated growth. Hindustan Powerprojects has consistently focused on giving maximum returns to its stakeholders via corporate growth and social responsibility. Headquartered in New Delhi, the Company has power generation assets in Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Odisha, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh in India as well as in countries such as Germany, Italy, the US, the UK and Japan.

Session Sponsor

The Prestige Group has flourished into an entity that is considered the symbol of innovation and international offering. Since its inception in 1986, it has grown to become the second largest developer in India. Having completed more than 186 projects covering over 62.25 million sft, currently the company has 68 ongoing projects covering 64.98 million sft and 30 upcoming projects aggregating to 36.64 million sft of world-class real estate space across asset classes. In October 2010, the Prestige Group also successfully entered the Capital Market with an Initial Public Offering of Rs 1200cr. The company has in recent years, expanded its presence across several cities in South India including Chennai, Kochi, Mangalore, Mysore, Hyderabad and Goa apart from Bangalore.

The company stands apart from its counterparts by virtue of the immense appreciation, loyalty and goodwill that it receives from all its clients. The Prestige Group is the only developer in South India to boast of such a widely diverse portfolio covering the residential, commercial, retail, leisure and hospitality segments and is also the only real estate developer in Bangalore to have won the reputed FIABCI Award for its software and residential facilities. Prestige has also been awarded the Crisil DA1 Developer Rating in recognition of the quality of its projects and the ability to deliver completed projects in a timely manner, making it the only property developer across India to receive this distinction. The company is associated with the highest quality of development and has received recognition on a global platform by winning several international and national awards. The company has pioneered luxury residential and retail developments in South India with landmark developments like UB City, Prestige Acropolis, Prestige Golfshire, Prestige Silver Springs (Chennai), The Forum mall and Forum Value Mall, among many others, to its credit.

Supported by – Ascent

ASCENT Foundation is a not for profit, peer-to-peer platform set-up to identify and enable growth ready entrepreneurs accelerate the scaling up of their enterprises. ASCENT has been launched by Harsh Mariwala (Chairman Marico Ltd.) as an expression of his Personal Social Contribution to Entrepreneurship. ASCENT’s key role lies in Selecting (Entrepreneurs), Forming, Facilitating and Enabling Trust Groups. The Trust Group format helps growing entrepreneurs learn from each other through exchange of ideas, experiences and insights, in a confidential yet liberal environment. These relationships of trust create life-long bonds, and because an entrepreneur’s life is full of challenges and opportunities at every stage of the enterprise, these trusted relationships become the dependable support groups that entrepreneurs rely upon for advice, assistance and perspectives. Additionally, ASCENT also provides the eco-system of knowledge gurus and enablers to add value to the entrepreneur’s experience.

ASCENT since its journey in August 2012 has, 26 operational Trust Groups engaging every month; 350+ growth entrepreneurs selected from 850+ applications; 14,700 crs - Aggregate annual turnover across the members; 50 Lacs to 1,600crs - revenue spectrum across the membership; 65 diverse industries ; 37% Family Businesses and 46 : 54 ratio of Manufacturing to Service business models. Our dream is to impact 10,000 entrepreneurs through 1,000 Trust‐Groups across India in due course.To experience the power of the collective with ASCENT Trust Groups, visit

Supported by – TiE Mumbai

TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs) Mumbai is one of the most vibrant and fastest growing entrepreneurial ecosystems in the TiE Network, dedicated to the advancement of entrepreneurship. Some of the key focus entrepreneurial communities are:

The Technology Network (TTN) – caters to Entrepreneurs across various technologies and tech led organizations in the Ecommerce, Mobile, Cloud, Clean & Green Tech etc. based industries. TiE also runs a technology TiE IQ Boot Camp via a 2 month accelerator program to help entrepreneurs take their product to the next level.
TiE Food Network (TFN) is an initiative towards encouraging and supporting entrepreneurship in the foodspace, by providing entrepreneurs with a platform where they can network, learn and get mentored.
Media and Entertainment Network by TiE (MENT) works towards enabling and empowering entrepreneurs in the media & entertainment industry across Mumbai & Pune.
Healthcare Network @ TiE (HE@T) is an effort to build an active community of healthcare entrepreneurs, investors and service providers to make the Mumbai healthcare ecosystem the best in the country TiE Mumbai offers rich resource pool to an Entrepreneur and fulfils its mandate of ‘fostering entrepreneurship’ through educational, mentoring, inspirational and networking programs.
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