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36 Young Entrepreneurs Awarded At BW Disrupt YEA 2021

The awards were preceded by a day-long summit, where industry leaders tabled growth triggers, digital transformation and technology and innovation that assist young entrepreneurs today in their everyday decision making and in charting long term plans.

BW Businessworld hosted its 7th Edition of Young Entrepreneur’s Summit (YEA), an interactive and insightful platform endeavouring to generate interesting debates on issues related to the Indian Entrepreneurial Ecosystem. The summit was followed by Young Entrepreneur Awards, an annual event conceptualised by the publication to recognize India’s Blazing Young Entrepreneurs 2021, where start-ups who transformed the Indian ecosystem will be identified, acknowledged and celebrated.

In 2021 organizations submitted the nominations of CEO’S & Founders and Co-Founder under a category within 0-7 years of experience. Applications received were then proceeded to a multi-tier screening process.

More than 120 nominations were received, out of which more than 70 shortlisted entrepreneurs were called to present their case to the jury board that comprised a panel of industry experts. The winner’s list included 36 entrepreneurs. The awards were preceded by a day-long summit, where industry leaders tabled growth triggers, digital transformation and technology and innovations that assist young entrepreneurs today in their everyday decision making and in charting long term plans.

Young Entrepreneur Award 2021 Winners
Name Designation Organisation
Divij Bajaj CEO Power Gummies
Nikhil Aggarwal CEO Grip Invest Advisors
Angad Rajain Global Head-IFM & Chief Strategy Officer Tenon Facility Management India
Rishabh Goel Co-founder & CEO Credgenics
Gaurav Khatri Co-Founder Noise
Rohit Paranjpe CEO & Co-Founder SugarBox
Saahil Goel Co-Founder and CEO Shiprocket
Varun Chaudhary Managing Director CG Corp Global
Vinayak Shrivastav CEO Toch.ai
Pranit P Shilimkar Founder Fitnesstalks
Aakash Vaghela Founder AV Organics LLP / Evocus
Prabhdeep Singh Founder and CEO StanPlus Technologies
Dr Karthik Narayan R Managing Director Athulya Assisted Living 
Dr. Akshay V Singhal CEO & Founder Log 9 Materials
Sairaj Dhond Founder & CEO Wakao Foods
Vamsi Krishna Gaddam Founder & CEO Atumobile
Rahul Nainani Co-Founder & CEO Re-Circle
Ashutosh Co-Founder & CTO Bikayi
Rohan Nayak Co-Founder & CEO Pocketfm
Anant Bengani Director and Co-Founder Zell Education
Ankit Garg CEO & Co-Founder Wakefit.co
Kabir Siddiq CEO & Founder SleepyCat
Pranav Saxena Co-Founder The WorldGrad
Upasna Dash Founder & CEO Jajabor Brand Consultancy
Sunaina Harjai Director Hats Off Accessories
Sargam Dhawan Bhayana Director Tressmart Marketing
Pankaj Sunwar Entrepreneur Amway
Sushant Gaur CEO Adeera Pack
Amrita Gaddam Founder & CEO The Tribe Concepts
Pratik Gupta Co-Founder zoomedia
Bhavna Suresh Co-Founder & CEO 10club
Naivedya Agarwal Co-Founder Runaya
Pulkit Khurana Co-Founder Battery Smart
Ujjwal Jain Founder & CEO WealthDesk
Ram Shriram Founder & CEO Mahagram
Ashutosh Kumar CEO & Co-Founder Testbook

The panel evaluated these entrepreneurs on parameters such as key milestones of the company, the market opportunity, the financial performance and the entrepreneurial journey highlights. Following the screening process, a team of experts evaluated the eligible nominations on parameters such as business idea and model, long term potential, social impact, leadership team, the role of the entrepreneur and growth, to arrive at a shortlist.

The Jury Board was led by Jury Chair Sudhir Sethi, Founder & Chairman, Chiratae Venture India Advisor. In addition, the Jury Panel comprised eminent industry names such as Sandeep Naik, Managing Director, Head of India and Asia Pacific General Atlantic; Prashant Prakash, Partner, Accel Partners; Anup Jain, Managing Partner, Orion Venture; Sanjeev Aggarwal, Founder & Senior Managing Director, Helion; Preeti Vyar, Chairwomen & Chief Creative Officer at Vyas Giannetti Creative; Anupriya Acharya, Chief Executive Officer, South Asia, Publicis Groupe; Rajesh Srivastava, Chairman & Managing Director, Rabo Equity Advisors.

At the YEA summit there were three prominent industry leaders such as Manoj Kohli, Country Head, SoftBank India; Sudhir Sethi, Founder & Chairman, Chiratae Ventures and Beerud Sheth, CEO &Co-Founder, GupShup. More than 30+ high profile experts joined on the day to celebrate India’s nascent start-up ecosystem.

Source: Business World

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