The brands
of India mission
Bringing together D2C startups, brand-builders, investors, corporates and policymakers to accelerate the growth of India's D2C economy.

YourStory’s Brands of India initiative will play a significant role in realizing the $100 billion market that would be created by India's D2C brands by 2025. YourStory will collaborate with select partners who can help influence outcomes towards enabling:

Discovery of the most promising, emerging D2C brands and startups
Incubation & funding of early-stage, high potential brands
Influence conversations around Policy to accelerate sector growth
Support in building brand identity for key brands
Enable ecosystem partnerships to facilitate scale for growth-stage brands
Fuel the expansion of D2C brands in India and across the world
Top
initiatives
Brands of India Summit

A flagship summit for the most defining conversations to shape the future of India's D2C brands

500 Challenger Brands

Discover, showcase & amplify high potential emerging D2C brands and startups

The Brand Accelerator

100 handpicked brands that will be supported by YourStory’s network from incubation to scale

Branding and amplification

Special multimedia property showcasing stories and series of content and branding campaigns

VC and ecosystem connect

Meet and network with leading investors and ecosystem stakeholders

Startup deals and offers

Access to curated set of high impact deals and offers from tech solution providers

Masterclass

Closed room learning and mentoring sessions for D2C Founders

The Launch

Special platform for Product launches and experiences

Small business surveys

Influence meaningful change through policy recommendations to key stakeholders

Launch
Event
Unveiling YourStory's strategic Brands of India initiative
September 17, 2021
Brands of India Summit
YourStory's flagship D2C summit to shape the future of brands
January, 2022
Agenda
10:00 am - 10:45 am
Opening Keynote + Fireside Chat
D2C Brands of India: Unlocking the $100B+ opportunity for the Indian economy

Delve into insights from XXX latest research that addresses why consumer-facing businesses struggle to become truly customer-centric, data driven organizations and what needs to change to overcome the structural, cultural and technological obstacles.

Doug McMillon, President and CEO, Walmart
10:45 am - 10:55 am
Keynote
How social commerce platforms are empowering D2C brands to flourish in India

Delve into insights from XXX latest research that addresses why consumer-facing businesses struggle to become truly customer-centric, data driven organizations and what needs to change to overcome the structural, cultural and technological obstacles.

Doug McMillon, President and CEO, Walmart
10:55 am - 11:25 am
Fireside Chat
Acing the D2C marketing game for the evolving Indian consumer

Delve into insights from XXX latest research that addresses why consumer-facing businesses struggle to become truly customer-centric, data driven organizations and what needs to change to overcome the structural, cultural and technological obstacles.

Doug McMillon, President and CEO, Walmart
11:25 am - 11:35 am
Keynote
Fueling the rapid growth of Indian D2C brands through Logistics

Delve into insights from XXX latest research that addresses why consumer-facing businesses struggle to become truly customer-centric, data driven organizations and what needs to change to overcome the structural, cultural and technological obstacles.

Doug McMillon, President and CEO, Walmart
11:35 am - 12:00 pm
Fireside Chat
TECH your samosa!

Delve into insights from XXX latest research that addresses why consumer-facing businesses struggle to become truly customer-centric, data driven organizations and what needs to change to overcome the structural, cultural and technological obstacles.

Doug McMillon, President and CEO, Walmart
12:00 pm - 12:20 pm
Fireside Chat
Democratising access to capital

Delve into insights from XXX latest research that addresses why consumer-facing businesses struggle to become truly customer-centric, data driven organizations and what needs to change to overcome the structural, cultural and technological obstacles.

Doug McMillon, President and CEO, Walmart
12:20 pm - 12:50 pm
Fireside Chat
Building a house of brands

Delve into insights from XXX latest research that addresses why consumer-facing businesses struggle to become truly customer-centric, data driven organizations and what needs to change to overcome the structural, cultural and technological obstacles.

Doug McMillon, President and CEO, Walmart
12:50 pm - 01:00 pm
Keynote
D2C, Retention and tomorrow

Delve into insights from XXX latest research that addresses why consumer-facing businesses struggle to become truly customer-centric, data driven organizations and what needs to change to overcome the structural, cultural and technological obstacles.

Doug McMillon, President and CEO, Walmart
01:00 pm - 01:10 pm
Keynote
Cracking the D2C consumer code

Delve into insights from XXX latest research that addresses why consumer-facing businesses struggle to become truly customer-centric, data driven organizations and what needs to change to overcome the structural, cultural and technological obstacles.

Doug McMillon, President and CEO, Walmart
02:00 pm - 02:30 pm
Fireside Chat + Launch of Challenger Brands
Unlocking the $70 billion Indian social commerce opportunity

Delve into insights from XXX latest research that addresses why consumer-facing businesses struggle to become truly customer-centric, data driven organizations and what needs to change to overcome the structural, cultural and technological obstacles.

Doug McMillon, President and CEO, Walmart
02:30 pm - 02:50 pm
Fireside Chat
How automation in Logistics is helping D2C brands in India

Delve into insights from XXX latest research that addresses why consumer-facing businesses struggle to become truly customer-centric, data driven organizations and what needs to change to overcome the structural, cultural and technological obstacles.

Doug McMillon, President and CEO, Walmart
02:50 pm - 03:10 pm
Fireside Chat
Disruptions in D2C eCommerce: It's all about tech

Delve into insights from XXX latest research that addresses why consumer-facing businesses struggle to become truly customer-centric, data driven organizations and what needs to change to overcome the structural, cultural and technological obstacles.

Doug McMillon, President and CEO, Walmart
03:10 pm - 03:35 pm
Fireside Chat
Building a pure play D2C brand from India

Delve into insights from XXX latest research that addresses why consumer-facing businesses struggle to become truly customer-centric, data driven organizations and what needs to change to overcome the structural, cultural and technological obstacles.

Doug McMillon, President and CEO, Walmart
10:45 am - 11:15 am
Masterclass
The D2C playbook

Delve into insights from XXX latest research that addresses why consumer-facing businesses struggle to become truly customer-centric, data driven organizations and what needs to change to overcome the structural, cultural and technological obstacles.

Doug McMillon, President and CEO, Walmart
11:15 am - 11:40 am
Fireside Chat
Deconstructing the journey of a full-stack content commerce brand of India

Delve into insights from XXX latest research that addresses why consumer-facing businesses struggle to become truly customer-centric, data driven organizations and what needs to change to overcome the structural, cultural and technological obstacles.

Doug McMillon, President and CEO, Walmart
11:40 am - 12:20 pm
Masterclass
How brands can supercharge their packaging, the digital-first way

Delve into insights from XXX latest research that addresses why consumer-facing businesses struggle to become truly customer-centric, data driven organizations and what needs to change to overcome the structural, cultural and technological obstacles.

Doug McMillon, President and CEO, Walmart
12:20 pm - 01:00 pm
Masterclass
Rethinking fulfillment: A perspective on powering omnichannel, speed, and experience.

Delve into insights from XXX latest research that addresses why consumer-facing businesses struggle to become truly customer-centric, data driven organizations and what needs to change to overcome the structural, cultural and technological obstacles.

Doug McMillon, President and CEO, Walmart
02:00 pm - 02:25 pm
Fireside Chat
Future of India's D2C startup ecosystem

Delve into insights from XXX latest research that addresses why consumer-facing businesses struggle to become truly customer-centric, data driven organizations and what needs to change to overcome the structural, cultural and technological obstacles.

Doug McMillon, President and CEO, Walmart
02:25 pm - 03:05 pm
Masterclass
Tapping into video and vernacular social content for scaling up

Delve into insights from XXX latest research that addresses why consumer-facing businesses struggle to become truly customer-centric, data driven organizations and what needs to change to overcome the structural, cultural and technological obstacles.

Doug McMillon, President and CEO, Walmart
03:05 pm - 03:30 pm
Fireside Chat
Achieving explosive growth in the D2C landscape

Delve into insights from XXX latest research that addresses why consumer-facing businesses struggle to become truly customer-centric, data driven organizations and what needs to change to overcome the structural, cultural and technological obstacles.

Doug McMillon, President and CEO, Walmart
03:30 pm - 04:00 pm
Panel discussion
Redefining digital landscapes for businesses

Delve into insights from XXX latest research that addresses why consumer-facing businesses struggle to become truly customer-centric, data driven organizations and what needs to change to overcome the structural, cultural and technological obstacles.

Doug McMillon, President and CEO, Walmart
03:05 pm - 03:30 pm
Fireside Chat
Lessons in building an iconic brand

Delve into insights from XXX latest research that addresses why consumer-facing businesses struggle to become truly customer-centric, data driven organizations and what needs to change to overcome the structural, cultural and technological obstacles.

Doug McMillon, President and CEO, Walmart
Speakers -
Launch Event
Anil Agarwal
Additional Secretary,
Department of Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade,
Government of India
Pulkit Agrawal
Co-founder & CEO,
Trell
Shradha Sharma
Founder & CEO,
YourStory
Rhitiman Majumder
Co-founder & CEO,
Pickrr
Ankur Gattani
VP - Growth and Marketing,
WebEngage
Kanwaljit Singh
Managing Director, Fireside Ventures
Nandita Sinha
VP- Customer, Marketing & Events, Flipkart
Bimal Kartheek Rebba
Co-founder & COO,
Trell
Aman Gupta
Co-founder & CMO, boAt
Rishi Vasudev
Co-founder & CEO,
G.O.A.T. Brand Labs
Vidit Aatrey
Founder & CEO,
Meesho
Gaurav Mangla
Co-founder & CTO,
Pickrr
Nitin Agarwal
CEO,
GlobalBees Brands
Diksha Pande
Founder, Samosa Party
Varun Alagh
CEO and Co-founder,
Mamaearth
Dipti Nair
Editor-at-Large, YourStory
A Appadurai
Country Manager,
HP Indigo
Manish Chowdhary
Co-founder,
WOW Skin Science
Bhavik Vasa
Founder & CEO,
GetVantage
Ramneek Khurana
Co-founder,
Lenskart
Angad Bhatia
Founder - MensXP & CEO - Indiatimes Lifestyle Network
Aanchal Saini
Chief Executive Officer,
Flyrobe
Rajaganesh Sethupathi
Head of Enterprise Solutions, Delhivery
Sanjay Netrabile
Chief Technology Officer,
Pepperfry
Ashish Vasudeva
Business Development Manager,
HP Indigo
Shivani Muthanna
Senior Anchor & Associate Programme Producer, YourStory Media
Naipal Singh
Business Development Manager,
HP Indigo
Ankit Mehrotra
Co-Founder & CEO,
Dineout
Ankit Aggarwal
CIO,
Bikano
Madanmohan Rao
Research Director,
YourStory
Priya Sheth
Senior Anchor,
YourStory Media
Nishant Verman
Co-founder & CEO, Bzaar
Prasad Date
Customer Success Manager,
HP Indigo
Ramarko Sengupta
Senior Editor,
YourStory

As one of India’s largest independent media houses, with a laser focus on startups, YourStory will bring together brand builders, startups, corporates, and the government to accelerate the growth of D2C brands in India.

We will help all stakeholders collaborate and bring their combined capabilities to the table.

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