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BW Businessworld Celebrates India’s Best Entrepreneurial Minds

Young Entrepreneur Awards by BW Businessworld aims to identify, acknowledge and celebrate start-ups who have made an impact in the business ecosystem in India.

BW Businessworld hosted its sixth Annual Young Entrepreneur's Summit which is 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 (YEA) 2020, an annual event organized by BW Businessworld to recognize India's Hottest Young Entrepreneurs 2020. The aim of these awards is to identify, acknowledge, and celebrate start-ups who transformed the Indian ecosystem. 

The YEA 2020 Jury was chaired by Rajan Anandan, Managing Director, Surge & Sequoia Capital India. Other jury members include Aditya Prakash Gupta, Partner, GEMs; Anjali Bansal, Founder, Avaana Capital; Hemant Kanoria, Chairman, Srei Infrastructure Finance; Keshav Bhajanka, Executive Director, Century Plyboards; Mahendra Swaroop, Founder, Venture Gurukool; Monisha Advani, Partner, Emmay Entertainment and Motion Pictures; Pankaj Makkar, Managing Director, Bertelsmann India Investments; Radhesh Kanumury, Managing Partner, Arka Venture Labs; Sanjay Nath, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Blume Ventures; Tej Kapoor, Managing Director & Head, Fosun RZ Capital India; Vikram Gupta, Founder & Managing Partner, IvyCap Ventures Advisors Private; Vivek Tiwari, Founder & CEO, Medikabazaar; and Vipul Roongta, Managing Director & CEO, HDFC Capital Advisors Ltd (HCAL).  

After careful analysis and assessment of all the entries by the jury, the final top 42 young entrepreneurs were chosen, who were felicitated in a virtual award ceremony. They are as follows.   

India's Hottest Young Entrepreneurs: 

S.No.  

Category: 

Winner Name: 

Designation: 

Company: 

 

0-3 Years 

Aakash Vaghela 

Founder & Managing Director 

AV Organics LLP 

 

0-3 Years 

Abhinav Pathak 

CEO 

Perpule 

 

0-3 Years 

Aditya Goel 

Co-Founder 

Love in Store 

 

0-3 Years 

Anoushka Adya 

Founder & Chairman 

Di -mentions (Grow) 

 

0-3 Years 

Ashneer Grover 

Co-Founder & CEO 

BharatPe (Resilient Innovations) 

 

0-3 Years 

Balaji Viswanathan 

CEO 

Invento Makerspaces 

 

0-3 Years 

Deepanjali Kanoria 

Partner 

Heyday Care LLP 

 

0-3 Years 

Devanshi Shah 

Founder   

PetKonnect 

 

0-3 Years 

Dr Vivek Bindra 

Founder & CEO 

Bada Business 

 

10 

0-3 Years 

Gaurav Kumar 

Founder & Managing Director 

Vivriti Capital 

 

11 

0-3 Years 

Hakimuddin Wadlawala 

CEO & Director 

ProTechmanize Solutions 

 

12 

0-3 Years 

Himanshu Johar 

Co-Founder  

Lloyds Ventures 

 

13 

0-3 Years 

Kinner N Sacchdev 

Co-Founder & CEO 

Knorish 

 

14 

0-3 Years 

Konark Singhal 

Founder  & CEO 

MountBlue Technologies  

 

15 

0-3 Years 

Manikanth Challa 

Founder & CEO 

Workruit (StoryTech) 

 

16 

0-3 Years 

Paavan Nanda 

Co-Founder & CEO 

Winzo Games 

 

17 

0-3 Years 

Prem Saini 

Founder & CEO 

Saino First Network  

 

18 

0-3 Years 

Rushil Mohan 

Co-Founder 

Pidge (R-indventured) 

 

19 

0-3 Years 

Sadanand Teggi 

Director of Engineering 

SociallyGood 

 

20 

0-3 Years 

Saket Agarwal 

Founder & Managing Partner 

Onnivation Ventures  

 

21 

0-3 Years 

Saurav Kumar 

Founder & CEO 

Euler Motors 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

22 

4-7 Years 

Abhishek Bansal 

Co-Founder & CEO 

Shadowfax Technologies 

 

23 

4-7 Years 

Abhishek Deshpande 

Co-Founder 

RECYKAL 

 

24 

4-7 Years 

Anand Ayyadurai 

Co-Founder & CEO 

Vogo Automotive 

 

25 

4-7 Years 

Ankit Garg 

Co-Founder & CEO 

Wakefit.Co 

 

26 

4-7 Years 

Aravind Sanka 

Founding Team 

Rapido 

 

27 

4-7 Years 

Azhar Iqbal 

Co-Founder & CEO 

Inshorts Medialabs 

 

28 

4-7 Years 

Bala Sarda 

Founder & CEO 

Vahdam Teas 

 

29 

4-7 Years 

Deep 

Founder 

Sirona Hygiene (Brands - Peebuddy | Sirona | Bodyguard) 

 

30 

4-7 Years 

Gaurav Samdaria 

Co-Founder & Director 

Karza Technologies 

 

31 

4-7 Years 

Harshil Mathur 

Co-Founder & CEO 

Razorpay Software 

 

32 

4-7 Years 

Jitendra Chouksey 

Founder & Director 

Fittr (Formerly Squats Fitness) 

 

33 

4-7 Years 

Kiran Kalakuntla 

Founder & CEO 

Ekincare 

 

34 

4-7 Years 

Kushal Nahata 

Co-Founder & CEO 

Fareye (Roboticwares) 

 

35 

4-7 Years 

Manan Shah 

Founder & CEO 

Avalance Global Solutions 

 

36 

4-7 Years 

Mehul Agrawal 

Co-Founder & COO 

Cars24 Services 

 

37 

4-7 Years 

Neha Motwani 

Founder & CEO 

Fitternity Health E-Solution 

 

38 

4-7 Years 

Nikhil Sikri 

Co-Founder & CEO 

Zolostays Property Solutions 

 

39 

4-7 Years 

Radhika Lavu 

Founder 

Ellanar Films 

 

40 

4-7 Years 

Ranveer Ahlabaadi 

Founder 

Monk Entertainment / BeerBiceps Media 

 

41 

4-7 Years 

Sahil Gupta 

CEO 

Aveya Fertiltiy 

 

42 

4-7 Years 

Varun Sadana 

COO & Co-Founder  

Licious; Delightful Gourmet  

 


These young entrepreneurs have made their mark in the start-up ecosystem by establishing successful ventures and contributing towards fulfilling demands of the consumers.  

The winners were awarded in the presence of Jury Chair Anandan; Co-Jury Chair Kanoria; Dr Velumani, MD, Thyrocare; and Dr Annurag Batra, Chairman & Editor-in-Chief, Businessworld & exchange4media.T hey were delighted to receive the recognition and appreciated BW Businessworld’s efforts in organising the virtual summit and awards. 



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