India's Top Entrepreneurs: BW Disrupt 40 Under 40, 2022

Vineeta Singh, Sugar Cosmetics; Pratik Gauri, 5ire; Pranav Goel, Porter; Rashi Agarwal, Zypp; Ankit Tandon, OYO join the elite list of BW Businessworld's 40 Under 40, 2022

Considering the larger emphasis on the startup sector, future-ready entrepreneurs are in the ‘driver’s seat’ to navigate growth. Startups’ stakeholders are in a pursuit to craft and draft innovative solutions that can address a plethora of problems modern day India faces. Accelerated digitalisation is a significant push to advent of tech-focussed startups and the segment looks promising even for the traditional business models

BW Disrupt, part of BW Businessworld Group, embarked on a quest to find young innovators whose ideas not just stood apart in their own segment but has been trailblazing in overall economic impact. Many of the earlier discoveries of list are unicorns today and it is to be expected that these 40 change-makers are going to make headlines in the times to come.

Businesses across the spectrum have faced unexpected transformations yet many enterprises have been continuously witnessing high tides in terms of growth. According to a report, Indian startups have raised $20.84 billion as of August 31,2022. 

Applications received for BW Disrupt 40 Under 40 Awards were put through multi-tier screening process. More than 1000 entries were received which were then brought down to over 500 post the initial screening round. Subsequently, after the second level of assessment, a total number of 163 nominees were shortlisted and invited to present before the power-packed jury panel. 

The process of finalising the list of 40 winners with two special mentions was rigorously demanding. The nominations were evaluated on critical parameters that include the mark of disruption made by the business idea, scope of social impact, sustainable financial performance, and the long-term growth potential it holds. Their unique monetisation models, funding status, and the clarity of their thoughts were the also some of the major areas they have been marked upon.

Entrepreneurs from an extensive range of ecommerce, fintech, edtech, logistics, D2C brands, apparel businesses, social enterprises and many more nominated for the recognition. The BW Disrupt 40 under 40 quest did not leave Intrapreneurs behind, employees who have been instrumental to their company’s business growth, key shareholder of new entity or program launch were invited to file nominations.

The Jury Panel

The final winners were decided by a jury including prominent entrepreneurs and investors. The jury panel included Jury Chair - A Velumani, Thyrocare; Ankur Bansal, Founder and Director Blacksoil Group; Anup Jain, Managing Partner, Orios Ventures; Sanjay Mehta, Founder and Partner, 100xVC; Anisha Motwani, Founder, StormTheNorm Ventures; Sudhir Maheshwari, Founder and Managing Partner, Synergy Capital; and Annurag Batra, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief, BW Businessworld and Founder, exchange4media, Noor Fathima Warsia,.


S. NoWinnerDesignationCompany
1Aastha AlmastCo- FounderThe New Shop
2Abhishek SharmaCo- Founder and COOFashinza
3Alok K Singh CEO SNVA Group
4Aman Ashwin DesaiPromotor/ Whole Time DirectorAether Industries 
5Ankit AgarwalManaging DirectorSterlite Technologies
6Ankit AgrawalCo- Founder and CEOInsuranceDekho
7Ankit GargCEO and Co- FounderWakefit Innovations
8Ankit MehtaCo- FounderMintifi
9Ankit TondonGlobal Chief  Business Officer and CEO, Southeast Asia and Middle East (SEAME)OYO
10Ankita ShethCo-Founder  Stay Vista
11Annanya SarthakCo- Founder and CEOAwign
12Anusha RamakrishnanChief Operation OfficerZeo Fin Technology
13Arjun NairCo- FounderGreat Learning
14Arun BalakrishnanCEO and Chairman of the boardXceedance Group
15Ayushi GudwaniFounder and CEOFableStreet Lifestyle Solutions
16Dipesh KarkiCo- Founder and CTOInnofin Solutions (LenDenClub)
17Gaurav GoelCEOToprankers EdTech Solutions
18Kunal Singhal Managing DirectorEazy ERP Technologies 
19Manan ThakkarCo- Founder and Managing DirectorProzeal Infra Engineering (P)
20Mayank KukrejaFounderITILITE
21Mayank TiwariFounder and CEOReshaMandi
22Namrata Ashok ChotraniCEOKhadim India
23Prabhu GandhikumarFounder and MDTABP Snacks and Beverages
24Pranav Goel Founder and CEOPorter
25Prasuk Rajendra JainManaging DirectorSnow World Entertainment
26Pratik GauriFounder and CEO5ire
27Pritesh AsherCEO and Co- FounderJuicy Chemistry
28Priyanka SalotCo- FounderThe Sleep Company
29Rashi AgarwalCo- Founder and CBOZypp Electric
30Ravi KabraCEO - Co FounderSkippi Icepops
31Rohit Kumar MSCo- Founder and PartnerZensciences
32Saaim KhanCo- Founder and COOUpScalio
33Samridhi katyalCo-FounderFandrum
34Shradha AgarwalCo- Founder and CEOGrapes
35Shreyas PatilHead of Tech- Founding MemberAssetgro Fintech
36Siddharth DungarwalFounder4M Clothing LLP
37Siddharth RajsekarFounderInternet Lifestyle Hub
38Siddhartha LaikFounder and Editor-in-ChiefIWMBuzz
39Tanya SinghalFounder and DirectorSolarArise India Projects
40Tejal BajlaCo-founderAll Things Baby India
41Vineeta SinghCEOSUGAR Cosmetics
42Yamini BhatFounder and CEOVymo

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