30 young achievers come under the spotlight, as the ‘BW Disrupt 30 Under 30’ initiative celebrates entrepreneurs & intrapreneurs who are hitting above their weight for a larger impact.
In line with its objective to highlight change agents in the Indian start-up, entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs community, BW Businessworld’s publication BW Disrupt embarked on its inaugural under-30 list. The ‘BW Disrupt 30 Under 30’, a jury-led initiative, celebrates a community of innovative and influential young leaders who are changing the course of businesses.
The two-phased judging process was preceded by an outreach to over 1000+ young achievers. More than 150 nominations were received, of which 75 were shortlisted following an initial screening. These were presented to a jury board that was chaired by Manu Jain, Global Vice President, Xiaomi & Managing Director, Mi India and Co-Chaired by angel investor and business strategist, Lloyd Mathias.
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More than 60 nominees presented virtually to the jury, which then led to a list of 30 top achievers who were awarded in a ceremony on July 3, 2021.
The winning list included seven intrapreneurs and 23 entrepreneurs. While tech-led products and services did have an edge, sectors such as finance, healthcare, education, and the likes that had stood out during the crisis year also featured among the winners. Young women leaders comprised almost 27 per cent of the young achievers.
|BW DISRUPT 30 Under 30 Winners 2021|
|Aalesh Avlani||Co-Founder, Credit Wise Capital|
|Anika Tanwar||Vice President Business, Bobble AI|
|Anjana Sastri||Director Marketing, Sterling Developers|
|Anuj Rajain||Founder & CEO, Soteria Command Center|
|Arnav Mutneja||Director, XOR Technologies LLP|
|Ayushi Mona||Manager, Novartis|
|Bala Sarda||Founder & CEO, VAHDAM India|
|Divij Bajaj||Founder & CEO, Power Gummies (Aesthetic Nutrition)|
|Gautam Raj Anand||Managing Director, Hubhopper|
|Girish Ananthanarayanan||COO & Program Director, Peepul|
|Kush Taneja||Founder & CEO, FamPay|
|Mukul Rustagi||Co-Founder & CEO, Classplus|
|Neetish Sarda||Founder, Smartworks Coworking Spaces|
|Nikhil Saraf||Co-Founder & COO, Stones2Milestones|
|Nishtha Yogesh||CEO, Hunar Online Courses|
|Nitasha Seth||Marketing Manager, Netflix|
|Prashant Janadri||Founder, Taskmo|
|Rahul Gupta||Founder & CEO, Singularity AI Labs|
|Ramya Ramachandran||Founder & CEO, Whoppl|
|Rohan Nayak||Co-Founder & CEO, Poket FM|
|Rohit Shah||CEO, Hemp Horizons|
|Sakshi Bakshi||CEO, Nucros Science & Taste|
|Sambhav Jain||Founder & CEO, FamPay|
|Sarvesh Shashi||Founder, SARVA|
|Shashvat Nakrani||Co-Founder, BharatPe|
|Shivam Singla||Founder & CEO, Leegality|
|Siddharth Maheshwari||Co-Founder, Newton School|
|Sreekar Sannapareddy||Founder & CEO, Gradvine Advisors|
|Varda Taneja||Senior Assistant Vice President, Invest India|
|Vinayak Shrivastav||Co-Founder & CEO, Toch|
|Yashas Khoday||CTO, FYERS Securities|
In addition to the Jury Chair and Co-Chair, the jury panel comprised leading industry names such as Anshul Singhal, Managing Director, Welspun One; Aman Gupta, Co-Founder & CMO, boat; Gurpreet Singh, COO & Co-Founder – One Digital Entertainment; Rammohan Sundaram, Country Head & Managing Partner, Integrated Media, DDB Mudra; Neelesh Misra, Audio Storyteller & Founder, Slow; Samyak Chakrabarty, Founder & Managing Director, X Billion Skills Lab; Vivan Sharan, Partner, Koan Advisory; Ruchira Chaudhary, Author, Leadership Coach & Founder, TrueNorth Consulting; Chef Anahita N. Dhondy; Vinay Dixit, Regional Business Director, Abbott; Miniya Chatterji, Founder & CEO, Sustain Labs Paris; Salil Kappoor – Business Unit Head – Appliances – Orient Electric and Siddharth Batra – Independent Counsel Practise & Partner – Satram Dass & Co.
The BW Disrupt 30 Under 30 is planned as annual initiative, organised by the BW Businessworld Group, under the aegis of its community platform dedicated to the startup and affiliated ecosystem in India – BW Disrupt