Hana Haile-Mariam, Business Development at Prodigy Finance shares her thoughts on how they have been using FinTech to enable international students to study abroad, and what their future plans are.

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— @Hana Haile-Mariam, @Prodigy Finance

Watch highlights of the 22nd Wharton India Economic Forum and 5th Wharton India Startup Challenge on CNBC TV18 India today (Saturday, January 13) 8:30pm IST / 10am EST and tomorrow (Sunday, January 14) 12pm IST / 1:30am EST.

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Congratulations Eduvanz for winning the Wharton India Startup Challenge 2018 Judges’ Choice Award!

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Meet the Wharton India Startup Challenge winners.
Eduvanz - Judges' choice award
SpotDraft - People's Choice Award
Saral Designs - Exhibitor Award

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The startup winners Wharton India Startup challenge, which concluded in Mumbai today include SpotDraft, Eduvanz Financing, and Saral Designs.

“Innovation happens at the intersection of technology and art”

We are honored to have Padma Shri Dr. Ananda Shankar Jayant deliver our closing keynote address.

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As a packed day is nearing its last leg, we are excited about the final three startups gunning to win the Judges' Choice Award, the People's Choice Award and the Startup Exhibition Award. Stay tuned!

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"We attract great talent because we offer all employees LSD. L - Lakshmi or Money, S - Saraswati or Knowledge and Training, and D - Durga or an Individual Identity" - Kishore Biyani

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It was the organizational culture set by Kishore Biyani (not familial relationships) that enabled Ashni and Avni Biyani to overcome bias at work. Real change has to come from the top.

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A full house at wharton india startup challenge.
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Brand Loyalty Panel at #whartonindia #wief #wief2018 kicks off with India's rising and entrenched stars Nykaa's CEO Falguni Nayar , Zoomcar 's CEO Greg Moran, CocaCola's SVP Shehnaz Gill, and DS Consulting's Dalip Sehgal. Moderated by WSJ 's Eric Bellman

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...and we're off!

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All geared up for today's conference! Excited to hear India's bigwigs share their thoughts. Opening keynote by Ajay Piramal of the Piramal Group

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Four Seasons Mumbai is being painted blue. We're looking forward to hosting a full house tomorrow! Thank you for your overwhelming enthusiasm for the conference and look out for our live posts all day on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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Celebrated as one of India’s most eminent and renowned classical dancers, choreographer and dance scholar, Ananda’s artistic body of work spans mythologies and abstraction, historical chronicles and women studies, poetry, abstraction, philosophy and humour.

For her contribution to the field of classical dance, Ananda was conferred the Padma Shri(India’s 4th highest civilian award) in 2007 and the Sangeet Natak Akademi Puraskar (India’s apex cultural body) for Bharatanatyam i...n 2009.

Ananda is a sought after motivational speaker and actively engages with young India on a wide range of topics, at leading corporate entities, leadership programs, hospitals, universities and schools. A TED speaker in 2009, her TED talk after her tryst with Cancer has been ranked as one of 12 Incredible TED talks on the subject. In January 2015, the Huffington Post ranked Ananda’s TED talk, as one of five greatest TED talks by an Indian.

Ananda Shankar Jayant also recently launched “Natyarambha”, an app at the intersection of technology and tradition. We are honored to have Ananda deliver our closing keynote address at WIEF 2018. Buy your tickets now at:

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Amit Shah, Executive Director at YES Global Institute, recently talked about digitization of the financial supply chain, and we are excited to have him further share his perspectives on developing the FinTech ecosystem in India at WIEF.

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