Varun Agarwal

Varun Agarwal is a filmmaker, entrepreneur and a bestselling author.

His talk on TED India (INK Talks) recently was viewed by over 1.6 Million People on Youtube making him one of the few Indian speakers to cross a Million Views. He was part of the INK team that gave talks at the Pentagon , UN, Facebook , Google and the TIE Con in the USA. He is also giving a talk at Unilever in London in July.  He has given lectures at Google India HQ, Cisco India HQ, Yahoo India HQ , HP India HQ besides all the IITs, IIMs and over 100 colleges across India.

Varun is 29 years old and has three companies to his credit – Alma Mater, Reticular And Last Minute Films.  His company Alma Mater is India’s largest provider of merchandise and memorabilia to schools and colleges.  As a filmmaker he has directed the likes of Bollywood stars Preity Zinta and Oscar Winner A R Rahman in music videos and his films have over a million views on YouTube.  His debut novel “How I Braved Anu Aunty And Co-Founded A Million Dollar Company” became a National Bestseller within a month of its release and is already in its seventh print selling over 100,000 copies.

He has been featured on the cover of India Today, The New York Times India Ink and numerous other periodicals as well as on the CNBC Young Turks Show.  He has also been awarded The Young Achiever Award by the Rotary International last year.  He has over 148,000 Followers and 100,000 Likes on Facebook.


Don’t Think  –  Simple Secrets to ensure you never give up on your dreams.

All of us are born with a million ideas but sometimes we kill our ambitions and our dreams because we think too much.  Don’t Think is a programme  designed that actually asks you to STOP THINKING. Extremely popular on the internet this programme got over 1.2 million views on Youtube making it one of the most popular INK/TED talks ever.

In this Programme Varun highlights the importance of pursing your ambitions and ideas with some very simple secrets. This programme holds the distinction of creating over 600 new young entrepreneurs in India.

In this session Varun shares :

  • Simple secrets to ensure you don’t give up on your dreams.
  • How to overcome that fear and have risk- taking abilities.
  • How to believe in your ideas and ensure their execution.
  • How to over-come negativity and standup to your detractors.

Based on his book “How I Braved Anu Aunty and Co-Founded A Million Dollar Company” this programme will ensure you never give up on your dreams.

The New India and its Ambitions

India is now the worlds youngest population with an estimated 400 million between the age of 15-30. This is a massive market opportunity for major brands and companies. This is also an enormous talent pool.

This is a fast paced presentation on the mindsets of this “New India”. What are their wants, desires and ambitions. How to woo this audience and how to win them over by gaining mind-share. Based on his own story Varun outlines how this generation is miles apart for the previous one and how brands and companies have to completely re-think their strategy if they have to hit the nail with this demographic.

In this Session Varun Shares :

  • An insight on the mindsets of Young Indians.
  • Marketing strategy and techniques used to grab their attention.
  • The spending power and their needs.
  • The massive talent pool and its impact on the world.
  • What to you need to do to grab a share of this market


Anil Gupta

INSEAD Chaired Professor of Strategy, INSEAD & Chief Advisor, China India Institute

Fraser Doherty

Entrepreneurship, The Adventures of Jam Boy