Workshop Hosts

Abhijit Jejurikar

Abhijit Jejurikar

MUSICIAN

A musician at heart, Abhijit is an active volunteer with 'Dharavi Rockers'; his initiative to spread the healing and the transformative magic of music to children in the Mumbai slums.
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Aman Jain

Aman Jain

LEARNING NAVIGATOR

Aman Jain is the Head of Learning & Development at VF Corporation, India, well known for their iconic brands, The North Face, Timberlands, Vans, Lee, Wrangler & Nautica. He is a passionate, energetic and highly experienced trainer in diverse domains like behavioral interventions, experiential learning, youth and women empowerment.
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Amit Hardi

Amit Hardi

CHIEF GAMING OFFICER, NUKEBOX STUDIOS

Amit is a visionary and technology evangelist with a penchant for mobile apps and games. He has over 15years experience and has consulted with Fortune 500 organizations across domains such as travel, defense, healthcare, banking & mobile.
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Anirudh Sharma

Anirudh Sharma

ENTREPRENEUR, GRAVIKY LABS

In 2011 Anirudh started the LeChal project. Anirudh won the MIT Tech Review TR35 ‘Innovator of the Year’ award.
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Anushka Sani

Anushka Sani

FOUNDER, THOUGHT OVER DESIGN

With a keen interest in visual design, human behaviour and technology , Anushka founded Thought Over Design - a studio based in Mumbai that creates positive experiences and memories through design.
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Kalyan Varma

Kalyan Varma

WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHER

Kalyan Varma is a wildlife photographer and filmmaker specializing in environmental issues in India. He is a freelancer with many of the world’s leading magazines and channels like National Geographic and BBC.
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Kaneez Surka

Kaneez Surka

COMEDIAN/IMPROVISER

Kaneez Surka is an improviser, comedic actor, sketch artist and a stand up comic.
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Samyak Chakrabarty

Samyak Chakrabarty

Managing Director, X Billion Labs

Listed by Forbes as one of Asia's most influential under 30 year olds, Samyak leads X Billion Labs - an eco system of impact enterprises. Through his unique ability to align different stake holders such as governments, private sector & grassroot organizations - he is building future relevant businesses in areas such as employability, agriculture, population control, healthcare and rural development. He is currently developing a skilling model to enable India's youth to remain professionally relevant in a digital economy (Skill Lab), an information access platform for rural Indian youth (Netpar - Tech Lab) and a behavior change model to positively influence people's choices (Action Lab). In the past, he has founded some of the country's pioneering youth platforms such as Operation Black Dot, The Indian International Model U.N, The Green Batti Project, Youthportal.in, UN Young Changemakers Conclave & Nimaya Foundation which have collectively engaged a million + young citizens.
Through all his work, Samyak's core aim is to enhance the quality of life & raise the standard of living for India's next billion. 
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Sumukhi Suresh

Sumukhi Suresh

COMEDIAN

Best known for her stand-up and sketch comedy, Sumukhi Suresh is an actor, writer, and comedian from Bangalore. She currently stars in a leading role on Them Boxer Shorts' new web series, “Better Life Foundation”.
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Sunil Rao

Sunil Rao

STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS DEVELOPMENT, GOOGLE INDIA

Sunil is responsible for designing programs to enhance the local internet ecosystem by supporting developers, entrepreneurs and IT professionals to understand the endless opportunities of working on google technologies.
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Tirthankar Dash

Tirthankar Dash

CEO, Quantum360 Design Solutions Lab

Thirthankar Dash created Quantum360, a human insights and design solutions lab that helps organizations innovate around powerful human insights. Prior to this, he also created StoryCompany, a unique search engine that helps individuals and communities find meaning in their lives. In addition, he authors askingmyself.com, a blog which provokes people to ask themselves un-frequently asked questions. He speaks often in classrooms and at conferences and forums.
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Exclusive INK Live 2016 Speakers

Malishka Mendonsa

Malishka Mendonsa

RADIO JOCKEY, REDFM

If you have a loving connection with Aamchi Mumbai, there’s hardly a chance that you’ve missed the boldest, wittiest, most influential voice on the airwaves.
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Abhay Mahajan

Abhay Mahajan

ACTOR

Trained in dance forms like ballet, bharatnatyam, contemporary, contact improvisation and martial arts like Kalari-payattu from the Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts in Bengaluru, Abhay Mahajan has been a part of more than 30 plays of which he has performed around 400 shows.
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Anisha/ "Rickshawali"

Anisha/ "Rickshawali"

YOUTUBER

Rickshawali is a girl-centric comedy channel and the host of the channel is Anisha Dixit. Every Friday, she dons her unique Ricksha Topi and plays an Uber-effervescent alter-ego known as Rickshawali. On Tuesdays she does skits and comedy vlogs, with a funny twist to Indian daily behaviour.
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Harsh Songra

Harsh Songra

FOUNDER, MYCHILD APP

Harsh Songra is the founder of MyChild, an Android app that uses artificial intelligence to track and inform parents about any delays in the child's growth and development. Today 1 out of 6 children suffer from one or the other developmental disorder and 16 million children out of 100 million born every year, go undiagnosed.
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Hemmant Jha

Hemmant Jha

CHIEF DESIGN OFFICER, GODREJ & BOYCE

Hemmant Jha is Chief Design Officer at Godrej & Boyce.
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Jitendra Kumar

Jitendra Kumar

ACTOR

Acting comes naturally to Jitendra Kumar who is known and recognised for his work in some of  TVF’s most popular videos - Munna Jazbaati, remembered for his hyperactive emotional state, Kejriwal in Bollywood Aam Aadmi Party which is by far the most popular TVF video and that of a role as an impatient son engaged in a tech conversation with his Dad!
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Kazuhiro Obara

Kazuhiro Obara

CATALYST

Kazuhiro has two callings; launching IT platforms and connecting people to bridge more innovations between Japan and other Asian countries. He has worked for McKinsey, Google, Rakuten and 8 other companies in the New biz dev sector.
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Krithi K. Karanth

Krithi K. Karanth

CONSERVATION BIOLOGIST

Dr. Krithi K. Karanth (Associate Conservation Scientist at Wildlife Conservation Society) is a Fellow at the Centre for Wildlife Studies, and Adjunct Assistant Professor at Duke University. 
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Luke Sequeira

Luke Sequeira

UX DESIGNER

Luke is a user experience designer with a deep interest in math and maps. He focuses on simplifying complex networks and is the founder of Numadic IoT. Numadic builds sensors and software for logistics and supply chain management.
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Nikhil Velpanur

Nikhil Velpanur

Counterculture entrepreneur

Nikhil operates the multidisciplinary studio and business incubator, Boiled Beans Inc, whose purpose is to explore the idea of infinity and build technology that can change the world.The incubator builds companies at the intersection of the physical and digital world, in realms like personal fabrication, robotics and physical computing.
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Sanvar Oberoi

Sanvar Oberoi

AGRICULTURAL ENTREPRENEUR

Sanvar Oberoi is the Co-Founder and Director of Finance and Digital Technology at Bombay Hemp Company (BOHECO), a hybrid social enterprise transforming agriculture in developing economies. BOHECO is South Asia's pioneering help company and is working with governements, scientists, farmers, industry and consumers globally to build an end-to-end ecosystem and self sustaining model which unleashes the supercrop's tremendous socio-economic and environmental benefits at large scale. 
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Varun Agarwal

Varun Agarwal

Media/Merchandise Maverick

By the age of 25, Varun Agarwal was already a filmmaker, entrepreneur and the bestselling author of 'How I braved Anu Aunty & Co-founded A Million Dollar Company'. He is the co-founder of Alma Mater, India's biggest college apparel/memorabilia company, and also the co-founder of Reticular, a social media marketing firm. The pursuit of his interests brought about collaborations with A.R. Rahman, Preity Zinta, and many others.
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Speaker Interactions
Brock Pierce

Brock Pierce

CHAIR, BITCOIN FOUNDATION

Brock Pierce is a venture capitalist and entrepreneur with an extensive track record of founding, advising and investing in disruptive businesses. He pioneered the market for digital currency in games and has raised more than $200 million for companies he founded. Brock is an early investor in Bitcoin, founding board member of Omni, and one of the largest investors in the Ethereum crowd sale. He is the Chairman of the Bitcoin Foundation and founder and Managing Partner of Blockchain Capital, the first sector-focused venture fund that invests in Blockchain technology companies (more than 40 to date) and the Bitcoin ecosystem.
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Crystal Rose

Crystal Rose

CO-FOUNDER, SENSAY

Crystal Rose is an entrepreneur and technologist based in Los Angeles, California. She has founded a digital interactive agency and co-founded two technology startups. Crystal is currently co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer of Sensay, an interactive platform that lets you message strangers around the world about anything. Crystal is also founder and Director of the LA Startup Week, a 5-day series of events celebrating entrepreneurs and startups in Los Angeles. Crystal was previously involved in the Code for America Brigade in Los Angeles (Code for LA) supporting open government and civic hacking for the Mayor's Office.
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Dali and Finn

Dali and Finn

FOUNDERS, NALU

Dali Schonfelder is 15 years old and attends the Green School in Bali, Indonesia. She loves design and fashion and started her own fashion label when she was just 13. Her label is called Nalu. Nalu is not your ordinary label – it provides school uniforms to children who require them to remain in school, with the profits generated from sales. Dali also enjoys travelling to remote parts of the world and immersing herself in new cultures.
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Heather Blair

Heather Blair

FEMINIST

Heather Blair is 17 years old and a recent graduate of The Green School in Bali, Indonesia.  She lives between Canada, California, Bali and the Caribbean.  Having studied musical theatre, acting and improv since she was five, Heather has taken these skills and put them towards speaking about sexual assault.  
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Kenta Koga

Kenta Koga

FOUNDER & CEO, GAKKO

Kenta is the Founder and CEO at GAKKO, a collective of thinkers and makers working through design, technology, and pedagogy to question the way people learn. GAKKO's mission is to craft experiences that inspire reflection and action, and through education, to form compassionate and engaged citizens of the world. GAKKO aims to make education richer and more accessible by re-modularizing it through thoughtfully designed digital learning tools and experimental summer camps created by collaborators around the world. 
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Performers

Joi Barua

Joi Barua

Musician

Joi Barua is a musician from Assam, India who fell in love with music at the age of four, after his father gifted him a violin. Growing up, his town had one piano and no music teachers, and his father had to cross the border and get him a keyboard from Bhutan. Since then, Joi has been making waves in the advertising, music, and film circuit in Mumbai with his musical stylings and melodious voice. He is also the lead vocalist of the band Joi and has a mixed musical style incorporating elements of rock, soul, jazz, folk and world music.
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Nirali Kartik

Nirali Kartik

MUSICIAN

Nirali is an Indian Classical Vocalist from Mumbai. She nurtured the dream of being a classical vocalist from her childhood; backed by support from her parents and her music Guru Vikas Parikh. Nirali was the recipient of Shrestha Sadhaka Award by Gujarat Sangeet Academy. 
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Poornima Sukumar

Poornima Sukumar

ARTIST/ MURALIST/ILLUSTRATOR

Poornima Sukumar is a Bangalore based muralist, artist, illustrator and documentary photographer. She  uses public spaces – through wall art - to empower youth voice, engage the youth in peacemaking and to create awareness. 
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