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Registrations for Unconvention 2022 are now closed

Note: We have concluded Unconvention 2022! We thank all our partners  and attendees at Unconvention 2022 for joining us and making Unconvention 2022 a success! Here’s to enabling social impact through innovations and “Making it Possible”. You can now watch the Unconvention webinar series below and learn more about what happened at Unconvention 2022. 


We are officially in the third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. Social Enterprises all over the world have worked hard to stay afloat. Now more than ever, pathways to knowledge, resources, finance, and markets, need to be paved wide open. Unconvention 2022 aims to do just that.

Unconvention will provide open access for social entrepreneurs to the world’s leading funders, businesses and knowledge powerhouses. This year, Unconvention aims to uncover answers to key questions such as:

  • How are international funders hoping to work with Indian enterprises? What resources do funders hope to channel and what kind of innovations are they looking for?

  • How is the Indian Government viewing startups in their vision for economic growth? How can entrepreneurs best leverage the substantial resources on offer?

  • Which are the leading businesses wanting to engage with inventors and innovators? How can social entrepreneurs gain faster access to them?

Each week will have a focal point surrounding which discussions will be convened

Week 1: On-ground action on Climate Action & Circularity

16 Feb 2022 | 5 pm IST: Catalyzing climate action entrepreneurship: Driving capital to hardware-based innovations

    • Karthik Chandrasekar, CEO, Sangam Ventures
    • Ragini Bajaj Chaudhary, Director, Investments, Caspian Debt
    • Kunal Vaid, Director, Resham Sutra Pvt Ltd
    • Ananth Aravamudan, Sector Lead, Climate Action, Villgro Innovations Foundation (Moderator)
    • Akash Agarwal, CEO, New Leaf Dynamic Technologies (Presenter)

17 Feb 2022 | 4 pm IST: Net Zero Homes: How Housing Innovations Can Embrace A Circular Economy Approach

    • Jennifer Oomen, Global Lead, Applied Innovation, Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter
    • Pratap Raju, Founding Partner, The Climate Collective
    • Kunjpreet Arora, Co-founder, Angirus Ind Pvt Ltd.

Week 2: Harnessing Capital & Markets for Good

22 Feb 2022 | 4 PM IST: Navigating debt and equity financing for early-to-mid-stage startups

    • Sushant Bhatia, Senior Investment Manager, Caspian Debt

24 Feb 2022 | 4 PM IST: How is the Gender-forward approach a smart proposition towards business growth?

    • Tushar Devidayal, Founder & CEO, Devidayal Solar Solutions Pvt Ltd
    • Nidhi Pant, Cofounder – S4S Technologies
    • Shipra Nayyar, Business Development Advisor, Shell Foundation
    • Maya Chandrasekaran, Co-founder & Managing Partner – Green Artha Innovation
    • Amar Gokhale, Associate Vice President, Livelihoods & Gender – Intellecap (Moderator)

25 Feb 2022 | 4 PM IST: Unlocking market accessibility for new-age agribusinesses through FPOs: An Overview

    • Sudipto Saha, Vice President, ACCESS Development Services
    • Mohammad Azhar – Lead, Government and Public Sector Initiatives, Villgro Innovations Foundation (Moderator)

25 Feb 2022 | 6:30 PM IST: Why hasn’t the promise of Blended Finance scaled up?

    • Prachi Jain Windlass, Director, India – Michael & Susan Dell Foundation India LLP
    • Hari Rajagopal, Vice President – Capital Markets & Strategic Initiatives – Samunnati Financial Intermediation & Services Private Limited
    • Gautam Chakraborty, Senior Health Finance Specialist – USAID
    • Srinivas Ramanujam, CEO, Villgro Innovations Foundation

Week 3: Making Healthcare Accessible & Affordable

1 March 2022 | 4 PM IST: Roundtable Discussion: Intensifying Partnerships Towards Adoption of Healthcare Innovations at the BoP

Snapshot of Unconvention 2021

The theme for the 11th Edition of Unconvention was “Remodelling for Resilience”. Unconvention was executed as a 3-day virtual convening – in February 2021. The days were divided into sub-themes: Building Better, Building Bigger and Building Meaningfully. The core purpose of Unconvention was to build resilience within the social enterprise ecosystem while creating a space for meaningful conversations and connections.

Unconvention 2021 witnessed a total of 842 attendees, 157 Speakers, 94 Sessions and Networking events, and 71 startup & Investor and knowledge partner booths.

Unconvention 2021: Speakers

Unconvention 2021 in Numbers




Sessions & Networking Events




Startup Booths


Investor & Partner Booths

A Glimpse of Previous Unconventions