About Eye on Innovation

Eye on India will host a series of events from 11 am — 10 pm on Saturday, June 7th and 11 am – 6 pm on Sunday, June 8th to celebrate the work and stories of innovative South Asian entrepreneurs in the Chicago-land area.

In addition to a series of talks, interactive sessions and panel discussions, entrepreneurs will showcase their products and services at the space starting at 11 am each day.


Saturday, June 7th

12:00 — 1:00: Nourishing the Soul: Art and Empowerment Concepts by Monica Badlani of Veranda8, Rajiv Nathan of Idea Lemon and Raaja Nemani of Bucketfeet

2:00 — 2:45: Discover your Inner Awesome Workshop with Rajiv Nathan of Idea Lemon

3:45 — 4:45: Are you going to eat that? Food concepts by Jay Savsani of Meal Sharing, Rajesh Karmani of Zero Percent and Anshul Mangal of Takito Kitchen

5:15 — 6:00: Myth Busting: Fine Art Pricing, Collecting and Navigating the Art World with Monica Badlani of Veranda8


Sunday, June 8th

11:00 — 12:00: Breaking Bread: A Morning Meal Share (limited seating for 20 people, separate tickets required)

12:00 — 1:00: A Virtual Travel Experience Courtesy of Georama

2:00 — 3:00: I’ll Have What She’s Having: Panel Discussion with Innovative Tech Entrepreneurs: Faraz Khan of Freebie, Nihal Advani of Georama and Hemant Kashyap of Whittl, moderated by Prash Sabharwal.

4:00 — 4:45: Building a Better World: Social Entrepreneurship Concepts by Nisha Sutaria of The Campaign for Better Banking and Seena Jacob of Bookwallah

5:00 — 5:30: Where Did You Get that Vest? Fashion Concepts by Shruti Kirti, Independent Fashion Designer and Director of Eye on India Fashion Collaboration with Maria Pinto and Harish Patel of Ishi Vest

6 PM onward: Eye on Innovation After Party at Takito Kitchen, 2013 W Division St, Chicago

Event Info:

  • Saturday, 7th June 2013 & Sunday, 8th June 2013
  • Open Secret Studio, 11 AM – 6 PM