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Wharton India Economic Forum


January 10, 2020


St Regis, Mumbai



They cannot be more excited to announce that the Wharton India Economic Forum is back in its 24th Year with the annual India conference and Startup Challenge on 10th January 2020 in Mumbai, India.  Early bird ticket sales for the conference are now live at and we have an exclusive discount code for all of you (K@W) allowing you to be among the first to purchase the ticket for just $35 (Regular price $55).

Wharton India Economic Forum, or WIEF, is among the largest and oldest annual, student-run business conference focused on India. The theme for this year is "Empowering Innovation" in an effort to showcase businesses and institutions innovating and driving the India growth story. If you are interested in the Indian economy and its impact on the US and the world across sectors such as Fin-tech, Healthcare, Finance, Education, Infrastructure, startups and economic relations and policy, this one is for you! WIEF brings together business and political leaders, professionals, and academics to discuss India’s evolution into a prominent global economic power, its current ever-changing role and future prospects. We have had the honor of hosting influential leaders such as Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, Mr. Mukesh Ambani, Mr. Narayana Murthy, Mr. Sam Pitroda, Mr. Adi Godrej, and Ms. Kiran Shaw at our past conferences. Get your Early bird ticket now at

The conference this year is Chaired by Anirudh Vishwanathan, Noopur Kamal, Prahal Ghai and Surekha Cherukuri.

Wharton India Startup Challenge

As a part of Wharton India Economic Forum, we also host Wharton India Startup Challenge (WISC), a rewarding platform for startups to connect with and present to the leading investors and industry experts in the Indian ecosystem. Since its inception, WISC has grown 20x and been a successful stage for companies like MyPetrolPump, Itilite, Credenc, Ketto, Zostel, and BabyChakra. Last year we received over 500 applications from 24 different cities and the winners received cash and prizes over $20000.

Applications for the Wharton India Startup Challenge are now open! Apply now at

WISC 2020 is the ultimate platform for startups targeting the Indian market to showcase their ideas to leading investors and entrepreneurs and win exciting cash prizes and prizes.

Past participants of the challenge have gone on to raise $50Mn+ funding from 20+ institutional investors and are now prominent startups such as Ketto, Kheyti, Zostel, Postergully, Flintobox, Detect Technologies and BabyChakra. This year is going to be bigger and better.  Apply now at

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