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BW Disrupt Unveils 30 Under 30 Super Intra-Entrepreneurs

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

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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.

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