The era of profligate spending is over. After an unprecedented funding boom, the past 18 months have forced Indian startups to think deeply about sustainable growth and a path to profitability.  If 2021 saw investors put in over $77 billion, 2023 saw less than $4 billion of capital coming into the startups.

This has impacted how startups and investors think about capital allocation and invariably cut back on excesses.  Are these trends permanent? How are investors thinking about startups and the promised rise of the Indian unicorn story?  What are the new trends they are backing?  

The funding crunch also impacted the unsung heroes of the startup ecosystem – the employees. Large numbers of startup employees were laid off in 2022 and 2023 as companies firmed up their paths to profitability. How are startups retaining key talent in this context?

The third edition of the Mint Startup Icons Summit promises to bring top startup founders, CXOs, employees, investors, top government officials and all  other stakeholders to  discuss these and other topics of relevance.


8:30 AM onwards
  • 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM

    Delegate Registration and breakfast

  • 9:30 AM – 9:45 AM

    Welcome address

  • 9:45 AM – 10:15 AM

    Keynote address

  • 10:15 AM – 11:00 AM

    How to brave the never-ending winter

  • 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM

    New trends in 2024

  • 11:30 AM – 11:45 AM

    Tea break

  • 11:45 AM – 12:30 PM

    The cost of flipping back to India

  • 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM

    Talent shopping and retention

  • 1:15 PM – 2:30 PM

    Lunch and networking

  • 2:30 PM – 3:45 PM


  • 3:45 PM – 4:15 PM

    The bite of taxes

  • 4:15 PM – 5:00 PM

    Learnings from 2021

  • 5:00 PM – 5:45 PM

    The path to IPO

  • 5:45 PM – 6:00 PM

    Concluding Keynote Address

  • 7:00 PM – onwards

    Mint Startup Icon Awards

Jury 2023


Nupur Garg

Founder, WinPE

Jai Rupani

Chief Investment Officer, Dinesh Hinduja Family Office

Shanti Mohan

Founder, LetsVenture

Kunal Bahl

Co-Founder, Snapdeal and Titan Capital

Satish Chander

Partner, True North

Shivani Bhasin Sachdeva

Founder & CEO, India Alternatives

Past Speakers


Nupur Garg

Founder, WinPE

Shivani Bhasin Sachdeva

Founder & CEO, India Alternatives

Sai Deo

Partner, Bain & Company

Akash Saxenaa

VP, Samsung India Electronics

Aparajita Puri

Partner, McKinsey

Swati Arora

Director, Sales, Slack India

Vivek Sehgal

Country Head - South Asia, Alibaba Cloud Intelligence, India

Ronnie Screwvala

Co-Founder & Chairperson, upGrad

Aanchal Saini

CEO & Founder, Flyrobe & RENT IT BAE

Sanjeev Bikhchandani

Founder and Executive Vice Chairman, Info Edge

Karthik Prabhakar

Managing Partner, PeerCapital

Sankalp Agarwal

Co-Founder & CEO, TravelTriangle

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