Amitabh Kant is CEO, NITI Aayog. He is the architect of several government campaigns, including “Make in India”, "Startup India", “Incredible India” and Kerala: “God’s Own Country” among others. He is an IAS officer from the batch of 1980 of the Kerala cadre. He in an alumnus of St. Stephens College, New Delhi and John F Kennedy School of Government, Harvard.
Founder, MD & CEO - Metropolis Healthcare
Ameera Shah is the promoter and CEO of Metropolis Healthcare - a chain of diagnostic centres. She is an alumnus of the University of Texas, Austin and Harvard Business School.
Founder - ShopClues
Radhika Agarwal is the Founder of ShopClues.com - India's first and largest managed marketplace. It is the latest entrant into the Unicorn Club making Radhika the first woman co-founder of a billion dollar start up.
Founder - Quintillion Media
Raghav Bahl is the Co-founder of Quintillion Media Pvt Ltd. Besides founding and scaling Network 18, India’s leading media group, Raghav has also seeded moneycontrol.com, bookmyshow.com, firstpost.com, yatra.com, among others. He is also the author of Superpower: The Amazing Race between China’s Hare and India’s Tortoise. He is an alumnus of St Stephens College and FMS, Delhi.
Founder, Chairman, MD & CEO - Thyrocare Technologies
A. Velumani is the promoter and CEO of Thyrocare Technologies. Thyrocare is India's first fully automated diagnostic laboratory with a focus on providing quality at affordable costs to laboratories and hospitals in India and other countries. Arokiaswamy has worked with Bhabha Atomic Research Centre. He is an alumnus of University of Madras and University of Mumbai.
MP & Founder - Orissa Post
Tathagata Satpathy is the founder of leading English daily in the eastern state, Orissa Post. He is a member of the 16th Lok Sabha of India and this is his fourth term. He represents the Dhenkanal constituency of Odisha, and is a member of the Biju Janata Dal.
Actor & Founder - Spandana Label
Divya Spandana of Spandana Label is an actress, activist and Politician. She is the leading actress of Kannada cinema, is a former member of Parliament and has varied business interests. She is also the brain behind the RT Narayan Memorial cup tennis tournament.
Actor & Member, AAP
Gul Panag is an actor, activist and member of Aam Aadmi Party. She is the Co-founder of Mobiefit, a technology company that makes fitness apps. Gul is an alumnus of the Government College for Girls, Patiala and Punjab University Chandigarh.
Founder & CEO - Your Story
Shradha Sharma is the founder and Chief Editor of YourStory. YourStory is a media platform for entrepreneurs, dedicated to passionately championing and promoting the entrepreneurial ecosystem in India. Shradha has worked with Times of India and CNBC TV18. She is an alumnus of MICA, Ahmedabad and St. Stephens College, Delhi.
Co-founder - Crayon Data
Srikant Sastri is the Co-Founder of Crayon Data. He previously co-founded Solutions Integrated which was acquired by the Publicis Groupe. A serial entrepreuner, Srikant started his career with stints in sales and advertising. He is an alumnus of Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur and Indian Institute of Management Calcutta.
Co-founder & MD - Adfactors Public Relations
Madan Bahal is the Co-founder and Managing Director of India’s largest Public Relations consultancy - Adfactors Public Relations. He is also a Partner in several other media enterprises. He has managed some of the largest IPOs in the Indian market in the last two decades. He has a Bachelors in Science from the University of Mumbai.
Founder & Chairman - Agarwal Movers Group
Ramesh Agarwal is the Founder, Chairman & Managing Worker at Agarwal Movers Group. He reimagined the Indian Surface Logistics Industry. He served the country as an Airman in the Indian Air Force. After his tenure ended, he was entrusted with the task of moving the army’s goods. This led him to start what has today become an iconic company.
Journalist & Author
Rajdeep Sardesai is a news anchor and author. He is the recipient of the prestigious Padma Shri for Journalism in 2008. Currently, he is a consulting editor at the India Today Group. He was the Founder-Editor-in-Chief of IBN18 Network that included CNN-IBN, IBN7 and IBN-Lokmat. He is an alumnus of the St. Xavier's College, Mumbai and University College, Oxford.
Executive Editor - Mint
Anil Padmanabhan is the Executive Editor of Mint. He has been a journalist and editor covering India’s political and economic arena for the last 27 years. Anil writes a weekly column called ‘Capital Calculus’ focussing on the intersection of politics and economics.
Co-founder & CEO, Newslaundry Media
Abhinandan Sekhri is the Co-founder of Newslaundry and Small Screen Film and Television. Newslaundry is a media critique, news and current affairs portal and YouTube channel. Abhinandan has worked with TV Today. He is an alumnus of Hansraj College and Doon School.
Consulting Editor - Mint
Monika Halan is the Consulting Editor at Mint. She has worked with the Ministry of Finance, FPSB India, Outlook Money, The Indian Express, The Economic Times and Business Today. Monika is an alumnus of Delhi School of Economics, Shri Ram College of Commerce, Cardiff University / Prifysgol Caerdydd, Indian Psychology Institute.
Founder & CEO - Zebraa Works
Aparna is the Founder and CEO of Zebraa Works, a consultancy that specializes in Integral Coaching. Aparna is India's first certified Integral Master Coach TM. An advocate for equal gender rights and increasing the number of women leaders in the workplace, Aparna has authored a book on Women Leadership called “Own It: Leadership Lessons from Women Who Do.”
Founder - Goonj
Anshu Gupta is the Founder of GOONJ. Goonj’s mission is to make clothing a matter of concern and to bring it among the list of subjects for the development sector. He won the Ramon Magsaysay Award in 2015. He is an Ashoka fellow and was conferred the ‘Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award' by Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship in 2012.
Founder - The Happionaire Way
Yogesh Chabria is a bestselling author, entrepreneur and founder of The Happionaire Way. Happionaire Way aims to help each and every Indian be empowered financially and spiritually.
He regularly hold talks and address seminars on various subjects ranging from motivation and a balanced and value based approach to investing and holistic living and is regularly invited to Fortune 500 corporations, financial institutions and Universities. Yogesh is an alumnus of University of Mumbai.
Founder & CEO - Indian Trading League
Jimeet Modi is the founder of The Indian Trading League (ITL). ITL is an online stock & commodity trading competition where India’s best traders & Investors compete with the singular aim of generating maximum percentage returns for the Title of Becoming India’s Best Trader & Investor & attaining national prominence. Jimeet is a Chartered Accountant from ICAI. He is an alumnus of CFA Institute, USA and Harvard University.
Ajay A. Singh
Founder & Director - 5nance.com
Ajay A. Singh
Ajay Arjit Singh is the co-founder and Chief Business Architect of 5nance. 5nance is an online financial planning and management platform. Ajay has worked with HP, Microland and Tata Honeywell. He is an alumnus of NIT, Jalandhar and Symbiosis Centre for Management & Human Resource Development.
Founder & CEO - BankBazaar
Adhil Shetty is the Founder and CEO of BankBazaar. BankBazaar is a marketplace that gives consumers access to customized rate quotes on loans, credit cards or personal finance products. Adhil has worked with Deloitte Touché Tomahatsu’s US East Alliance and Cisco Systems. He is an alumnus of Columbia & Anna University.
Founder & COO - Faircent
Vinay Mathews is the founder and Chief of Operations of Faircent. Faircent.com is peer2peer lending platform where users can interact directly with fellow borrowers/lenders, negotiate terms. Vinay has worked with Bennett, Coleman and Company, Sify, Rediff.com and Indian Express. He is an alumnus of Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya and Barkatullah Vishwavidyalaya.
Founder & MD - ItzCash
Naveen Surya is the founder of ItzCash. Launched in 2006, ItzCash Card Ltd. has evolved from being India’s first and largest non-bank entity to offer prepaid cash cards to becoming the leading holistic payments solutions company. Naveen has worked with TCS, ACC, GE Capital (UK) and UBS (Japan). He is an alumnus of University of Mumbai.
Founder & CEO - Brands of Desire
Saurabh Uboweja is the founder and CEO of Brands of Desire, a leading brand consultancy. Saurabh has worked CrediHealth and CitiBank. He is an alumnus of IIM, Calcutta and Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology.
Co-founder & CEO - JetSetGo
Kanika Tekriwal is the Founder of JetSetGo. The company offers private jet booking on your fingertips, real time availability with unmatched prices and unbeatable service delivery. It is India's first online marketplace for private jet and helicopter charter. Kanika has an MBA in Finance from the Coventry University in the UK.
Founder - Finomena
Riddhi Mittal is the co-founder of Finomena. Finomena provides access to flexible credit to a large segment of India's young demographic who do not traditionally have access to it. Riddhi also founded Citizens Disaster Response Force. She has worked with Stanford Cap and Gown, Algorithmic Trading, Microsoft – HoloLens, Mohr Davidow Ventures and HealthTap. She is an alumnus of Stanford University.
Co-founder & CEO - Haptik
Aakrit Vaish is the co-founder and CEO at Haptik. It is an app which acts as a mobile messaging assistant for information and support. In 2013, Aakrit also co-founded and was the lead investor for Flat.to, a real estate marketplace for college students. He is an alumnus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Founder & CEO - Explara
Santosh Panda is the Co-Founder and CEO of Explara. The product helps you to discover and purchase tickets for events, activities and experiences in your city or when travelling. He previously worked for eBay, BBC Broadcast and UPCO. He is an alumnus of Utkal University and the Alliance Manchester Business School.
Amit Kumar Agarwal
Founder & CEO - NoBroker
Amit Kumar Agarwal
Amit Kumar Agarwal is the Founder and CEO of NoBroker.com. As the name suggests, NoBroker is an algorithm-based, marketplace that ensures that only owners and tenants/buyers contact each other for their real estate needs. He is an alumnus of Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.
Co-founder - CashKaro.com
Rohan Bhargava is the Co-founder of CashKaro.com - India's premier coupons and cashback website. Rohan has worked with Aladdin Capital, Credaris and Washington Square Investment. He is an alumnus of The London School of Economics and Franklin & Marshall College.
Founder & CEO - The 120 Media Collective & Sooperfly
On Campaign Asia-Pacific's '40 Under 40' in 2014, Roopak Saluja is Founder & CEO of The 120 Media Collective - a communications & content group comprising subsidiaries, Jack in the Box Worldwide, Sniper and Bang Bang Films; and Sooperfly - a new media company, building content brands direct-to-audiences. He holds an MBA from INSEAD, has lived in ten countries and speaks nine languages.
Founder & Director - Jamun Collective
Ayesha Sood is the founder of Jamun. Jamun is digital filmmaking company which aspires to explore and embrace new tools of creation, while preserving the romance of film making. Ayesha has worked with Aradhana Seth, Deepa Mehta, Pankaj Butalia, Mira Nair, Rahul Bose, Daisy Von Mayer, and Farhan Akhtar. She is an alumnus of Asian Academy of Film and Television.
Co-founder & CSO - InShorts
Deepit Purkayastha is the co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer of InShorts. InShorts (previously known as News In Shorts) is known for its content discovery and distribution application. Deepit has worked with Mensa India, Goldman Sachs and Charles University Prague. He is an alumnus of IIT, Kharagpur.
Founder & Editor-in-Chief - TheNewsMinute
Dhanya Rajendran is the Founder & Editor-in-Chief of www.thenewsmintues.com, the digital portal that brings in-depth and incisive reports from South India. Previously, she worked as South India head for the English news channel Times Now reporting extensively from the state of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Andhra Pradesh. She is an alumnus of the Asian College of Journalism.
Jayadevan P K
Co-founder & Managing Editor - FactorDaily
Jayadevan P K
Jayadevan P K is the founder and Managing Editor of FactorDaily, a visual storytelling platform at the intersection of technology, culture, and life in India. Jayadevan has worked at leading media outlets including with The Economic Times, NextBigWhat and The New Indian Express. He is an alumnus of the Government Engineering College, Kottayam.
Founder & MD - Credihealth
Ravi Virmani is the Founder & Managing Director of Credihealth, the market leader in the online hospitalization space. Credihealth is an information portal for making informed decisions for hospitalisation. It is the one stop shop bringing transparency and reliability in connecting with renowned doctors and hospitals. Ravi is an alumnus of the Xavier Labour Relations Institute.
Co-founder & CEO - Mirai Health
Aakash Ganju is the Founder and CEO of Mirai Health. He is passionate about disrupting healthcare delivery through solutions that make sense for both doctors and patients. An alumnus of Grant Medical College with an MD in Pharmacology, he previously worked at leading pharmaceutical companies like Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson.
Co-founder - Curofy
Pawan Gupta is the Co-founder of Curofy, the largest network of verified doctors in India with over 60,000 doctors from over 350 cities of India. He was awarded by IIT Delhi Alumni Award in 2014 for innovation. He has been featured on Rising Stars by Bloomberg TV, Young Turks by CNBC, and was awarded "Business Excellence and Innovative Best Practices Academia Awards".
Founder - CoralCarebook
Gauri Angrish is the founder and CEO of CoralCarebook. CoralCarebook is a full service pharmacy that uses innovative packaging and proprietary technology to improve medicine management and adherence. Gauri has worked with McKinsey & Company. She is an alumnus of University of Nottingham.
Co-founder & COO - BabyBerry
Subhashini Subramaniam is the co-founder & COO of CereBrahm Innovations. The company helps organisations to collect their customer’s feedback through various mediums. She has previously worked at Netscape, SUN & GE. She is an alumnus of the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani.
Co-founder - OyeHelp
Akanksha Kapoor is co-founder of OyeHelp. OyeHelp connects patients to doctors in real time through phone, video and chat over the mobile. Akanksha has worked with Mercatus Capital, Extreme Startups, BRIKA.com. She is an alumnus of Nanyang Technical University, Singapore, Stanford University and University of Delhi.
Founder - Archive of Indian Music
Vikram Sampath is the founder of Archive of Indian Music (AIM). AIM seeks to digitize and preserve for posterity the valuable slices of India’s cultural history and musical heritage. Vikram is the Director at Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication, Bangalore and has worked with GE Money and Citibank. He is an alumnus of BITS, Pilani and S P Jain Institute of Management & Research.
Co-founder - Inclov
Shankar Srinivasan is the Founder of Inclov, Inclov, the world's first matchmaking app focusing on people with disabilities and health disorders, provides an equal platform for all to find love.
Founder - Political Quotient
Surabhi H.R is the founder and MD of Political Quotient. Political Quotient works with different stakeholders in an electoral constituency in providing impact oriented innovative solutions for constituency development and management. She has worked with PRS Legislative Research. She is an alumnus of Christ University, Bangalore.
Founder & CEO - KarmaCircles
Deepak Goel is the Founder & CEO of KarmaCircles. Prior to that, he was co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Packback, the Chief Product Officer of IndiaHomes, Director of Product Management at Coupons.com and a senior executive at Microsoft & Nokia. He is an alumnus of the University of California, Berkeley - Walter A. Haas School of Business.
Founder - SoCHE Foundation
Kanika Pal is the Founder of SoCHE Foundation. SoCHE or Solutions for Clean and Healthy Environment is an enterprise aimed at social upliftment, environment conservation and CSR advisory. Kanika has worked with Apollo Tyres and Winrock International India. She is an alumnus of Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand.
Founder & CEO - V Resorts
Aditi Balbir is the co-founder and MD of V Resorts, offering property management services and cutting edge online systems for owners of properties that have 5-25 rooms located in unexplored destinations. Aditi has worked with Barings Private Equity, Infinity Business School, Bliss Inns and McKinsey. She is an alumnus of ISB Hyderabad and Fuqua School of Business, Duke University.
Co-founder & Editor-in-Chief - Investonomix
Vivek Law is the co-founder & editor-in-chief at Investonomix and author of "The Money Book". He has anchored many leading shows like Exposed, Fightback, Market Guru, Smart Money, Courtroom, Big Story, and In Conversation. Vivek has also worked with CNBC TV 18, Economic Times, Business Standard and The Statesman. He is an alumnus of the Delhi College of Arts and Commerce.
Founder - CashCare
Vikas Sekhri is the founder of CashCare. CashCare is a lending platform for online purchases that offers easy installment payment options to customers at 0% interest rate. He also Co-Founded EkSMS. Vikas has worked with ZipDial Mobile Solutions, GSF Accelerator, HarbourVest Partners and Bank of America. He is an alumnus of University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School and Indiana University - Kelley School of Business.
Co-founder - Cardback
Nidhi Gurnani is the co-founder of Cardback. Cardback is a mobile start-up, built to make sense of payment mechanisms - Credit Cards, Debit Cards, Prepaid Cards and Digital Wallets. Nidhi has worked with Aricent Group, CoNetActivity and BVPIEEE. She is an alumnus of Bharati Vidyapeeth's College of Engineering, New Delhi.
Founder & CEO, CocoaPay
Pranav Manpuria is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of CocoaPay.
CocoaPay allows small businesses to accept card payments from their customers via their smartphone. Pranav has worked for BonaParty and Zingitt. He is pursuing a degree at Illinois Institute of Technology and is alumnus of St. Joseph's Pre-University College.
Founder - Food for Thought
Rajyasree Sen is the Founder of Food for Thought Catering. She is a woman of varied interests. She is columnist with Mint, Wall Street Journal, Newslaundry and The Economic Times. She has had stints in Public Relations firms, media outlets and ran a restaurant. She is an alumnus of the Sophia Polytechnic and Jadavpur University.
Co-founder & CEO - Pure Snacks
Maulik Mistry is the Founder & CEO of Pure Snacks which offers its flagship product Mojobars. He previously worked at a unique American chocolate brand, UNREAL and at Nestle USA. He is a BE in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Mumbai and an MS in Industrial Engineering from the University of Southern California.
Co-founder & Director - PING Digital Broadcast
Rajeshree Naik is the Co-Founder PING Digital Broadcast, one of India's largest next-gen television networks for a digital audience. She is co-creating the largest Studio MCN and multi -platform network backed by proprietary technology here in India. She previously worked in public relations and marketing. She is an alumnus of the University of Mumbai.
Co-Founder & CEO - Tulleho
Vikram Achanta is the co-founder and CEO of Tulleeho. Tulleeho provides beverage education and training services addressing the hospitality industry, the end consumer, and the hospitality student in India. Vikram has worked with IBM and TCS. He is an alumnus from IIM, Calcutta and Shri Ram College of Commerce.
Founder - Chockriti
Pragati Sawhney is the founder of Chockriti Chocolates. Chockriti Chocolates is a for profit social enterprise selling chocolates internationally online while supporting and empowering women in an urban village in Delhi with fair wages and flexible hours. Pragati has worked with East West Assist TPA, HealthBridge Advisors, Lincoln Medical Centre, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre. She is an alumnus of Columbia University, Boston University and University of Pune.
Co-founder & MD - Moods Hospitality
Ashish Kapur is a Co-Founder & Managing Director of Moods Hospitality Pvt. Ltd. (brands include The Wine Company, Dimsum Bros and Yo! China). Mr. Kapur was part of GE's global Leadership Program and worked with GE in Financial & Quality Management across North America & India. He is an alumnus of the McGill University in Canada.
Dr Rajashree Krishnaswamy
Founder & CEO - Catalyze Center for Learning
Dr Rajashree Krishnaswamy
Rajashree Krishnaswamy is the Founder of Catalyze Center for Learning, where she is using the flipped class room approach to personalize online tutoring. She previously worked at Biocon and Kemin Industries. She has a Doctorate in Biotechnology from Bharathiar University. She is an alumnus of the Michigan State University.
Syed Sultan Ahmed
Founder & MD - LXL Ideas
Syed Sultan Ahmed
Syed Sultan Ahmed is the Founder of LXL Ideas which was until recently known as EduMedia, an organisation that enriches the lives of children through progressive initiatives using media. He is an alumnus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he completed the Entrepreneurs Master’s Program.
Founder & CEO - EduAce Services
Gaurava Yadav is the Founder & CEO of EduAce Services. Prior to this Gavurav co-founded, Grey Gambit - an International Award Winning Social Media Platform. He is the creator of School Quiz League - Pratibha Ki Khoj, India's fastest growing state centric quiz program for Schools. He is an alumnus of the Amity Business School.
Co-founder & MD - UpGrad
Phalgun Kompalli is the co-founder and MD of UpGrad. UpGrad has a vision of building a credible, quality & scale education platform. Phalgun has worked with The Parthenon Group and Opera Solutions. He is an alumnus of IIT, Delhi.
Maruti Konduri is the Co-founder of Cracku. Cracku is working to revolutionize the way students prepare for competitive examinations with special focus on post-graduate tests. Maruti has worked with Barclays & Rediff.com. He is an alumnus of IIM, Ahmedabad & IIT, Bombay.