Program Coworking India 2016

Our conference theme ?

Bringing Indian digital communities and startup ecosystems together


Coworking India 2016 will be organized on September 9th and 10th in Delhi.

The first edition aims to connect and support the development of professional communities in accelerators, incubators, innovation hubs and of course, coworking spaces within the country and beyond.

2 day event dedicated to storytelling, discussions, sharing best practices, co-creation workshops, peer to peer learning, brainstorming new ideas and, why not, build up and collaborate on new exciting projects.

A unique opportunity to address openly all the topics related to the coworking model by sharing knowledge, success stories and experiences from the leaders of the coworking industry.

We are working on Coworking India 2016’s program. It will be finished soon.

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Day 1

  • 8.45 Registration

  • 9.30 Welcome by organisers
  • 9.35 Introduction by American Center
  • 9.40 The role of coworking spaces in achieving the Startup India vision

    Saurabh Kumar, Ministry of IT & Communication, Government of India

  • 09.50 The Evolution of Coworking in India : Journey 2011-2016

    Yatin K Thakur, Startup India, CoworkIn (Delhi)

  • 10.05 Why Coworking? Why Now? The future & opportunity that is ahead of us

    Dr. Ritesh Malik, Innov8 (Delhi)

  • 10.20 How the largest Indian coworking network was built

    Varun Chawla, 91Springboard (Delhi)

  • 10.35 Break
  • 11.00 The story of BHIVE, a succesful coworking space in Bangalore

    Shesh Paplikar, BHIVE (Bengaluru)

  • 11.15 Coworking India Survey: Disclosure of the most recent data

    Jean-Yves Huwart, SocialWorkplaces – Brussels (Europe)

  • 11.30 Why coworking goes beyond the space?

    Vikraman Venu Saranyan, IKP-EDEN (Bangalore)

  • 11.45 ``On stage Twitter-Express``

    All attendees can line up in front of the mic on stage to introduce themselves or make an announcement or an invitation, all in 20 sec max !

  • 12.10 - 13.00 Panel 1 (room A): How to build up a community’s identity

    Vineel Reddy – Collab House (Hyderabad), Pranav Bathia – Stirring Minds (Delhi)
    Moderator: Yatin K Thakur – CoworkIn (Delhi)

  • 12.10 - 13.00 Panel 2 (room B): Coworking, incubators and accelerators program boosting the startup ecosystem

    Anil Chhikara – Jaarvis Accelerator (Gurgaon), Pawas Jain – Blue Box Media/Wired Hub (Jaipur), Ashu Agrawal – BW Accelerate (Delhi), Ajay Ramasubramaniam – Zone Startups India (Mumbai)
    Moderator: Darpan Majumbar – Strategic Innovation Consultant (Delhi)

  • 13.00 - 14.00 Lunchtime
  • 14.00 - 14.50 Panel 3 (room A): Things to watch out before you open your space

    Gargi Shah – The Playce (Mumbai), Himanshu Bindal – One Internet (Delhi), Sumit Lakhani – Awfis (Mumbai), Saahil Wadhwa – Easydaftar (Kolkata)
    Moderator: Amit Mishra, INC42 (Noida)

  • 14.00 - 14.50 Panel 4 (room B): Coworking in Asia - Differences & Similarities

    Sajid Islam – Hubdhaka (Dhaka, Bangladesh), Honey J. Kathuria – Kowrk (Hong Kong), Ash Goenka – CAAAP/Mingle/Bombay Connect (Mumbai)
    Moderator: Arjun Ahlawat, CoSphere (Gurgaon)

  • 14.50 Break
  • 15.10 - 16.00 Panel 5 (room A): How to avoid the routine and keep the engine running

    Gagandeep Singh Sapra Sprout Box (Gurgaon), Aditya Dev Sood – Startup Tunnel (Delhi), Raman K. Chauhan – Zen Co-Works (Delhi), Clarisse Tonon – Numa (France)
    Moderator: Vijay Rathee,  Bizztor (Gurgaon)

  • 15.10 - 16.00 Panel 6 (room B): How can women leverage the power of coworking?

    Himanshi Goyal – Wired Hub (Jaipur), Monika Misra – iKeva (Hyderabad), Garima Juneja – Coworkdelhi (Delhi), Ruchi Chaudhary, CoSphere (Gurgaon)
    Moderator: Avani Parekh

  • 16.05 Communications
  • 17.00 Coworking India Party

    FLYP@MTV Cafe
    Address: N57, First floor, Connaught Circus, Rajeev Chowk
    Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001

Day 2

  • 9.15 Welcome
  • 9.25 Coworking transforming corporate Real Estate

    Vikas Lakhani – InstaOffice (Delhi)

  • 9.40 How can the Indian coworking community connect with overseas peers?

    Jean-Yves Huwart, Social Workplaces (Brussels, Europe)
    Sajid Islam, Hubdhaka (Dhaka, Bangladesh)

  • 9.55 Do's and don'ts of hunting sponsorship money for your space

    Mike La Rosa, Coworkaholic (Washington DC, US)

  • 10.00 - 10.45 Masterclass (room A): Investment & Acceleration

    Vishal Gupta, (United Kingdom)

  • 10.00 - 10.45 Masterclass (room B): How do you measure your coworking business performance. Metrics and indicators

    Anil George, 91Springboard (Delhi)

  • 10.45 Break
  • 11.15 Unconference briefing

    Coworking India organization

  • 11.20 Sessions pitches

    By sessions leaders.

    8 topics will be confirmed and presented to the audience.

  • 11.45 - 12.35 Unconference Session 1

    2 simultaneous discussion groups.

  • 12.40 - 13.30 Unconference Session 2

    2 simultaneous discussion groups.

  • 13.30 - 14.30 Lunchtime
  • 14.30 - 15.20 Unconference Session 3

    2 simultaneous discussion groups.

  • 15.20 Break
  • 15.40 - 16.30 Unconference Session 4

    2 simultaneous discussion groups.

  • 16.35 Results presentations

    Every session leader gets the opportunity to share during 1-2 minutes with the audience his/her takeaways from the discussion session they led.

  • 17.00 Coworking India Party

    FLYP@MTV Cafe
    Address: N57, First floor, Connaught Circus, Rajeev Chowk
    Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001