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The Disruptors

BWDisrupt launched ‘The Disruptors — a special issue featuring 20 entrepreneurs and their valuable stories of success By BW Bureau

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During the opening remarks, Anurag Batra, Chairman and Editor in Chief, BW Businessworld and exchange4media group welcomed the attendees and introduced Shivjeet Kullar, Founder, and BVR Mohan Reddy, Founder & Chief Executive Director, Cyient and Former Chairman of Nasscom, who were present at the launch of the magazine held at The Metropolitan Hotel & Spa in New Delhi.

Speaking at the launch, Batra said, “Disruptors is a new initiative by BW Disrupt. This special issue features the best and uniquely defined founders — we like to call them disruptors of the present and future. There is a disruption happening everyday even in the way people think. Technology is disrupting the world but the value of connection will go up even more. If you build businesses around human interaction that will be more valuable than technology.”

Shivjeet Kullar shared his kind words about entrepreneurship and disruption. He added, “I feel that basically entrepreneurship is like walking on a tightrope without a safety net. Entrepreneurs are meant to create disruption and because of that they get noticed and that’s why entrepreneurship and disruption go together.”

Taking the discussion forward, BVR Mohan Reddy said, “Disruption is driven by technology. For me ‘Challenging the Status Quo is a disruption’. There is a huge opportunity in front of us today, all we need to do is learn and get going. Learning has to be continuous, learning has to be just in time. We have to learn continuously and here technology is playing an important role. If you want to see disruptors coming in, constantly challenge the status quo because disruption is all about change. Your mindset has to change, you need to think more in terms of exponentially. Also we need to have entrepreneurial thinking like what he/she does. And I think India has the potential to become a global innovation hub.”

The Disruptors were felicitated by Batra and Reddy followed by the launch of the special issue of The Disruptors magazine. The disruptors of this year who have made a mark in their field are : Aavishkaar Venture Management Services, Angel Broking, Avaali Solutions, B9 Beverages (Bira91), Bharti Axa General Insurance Company, Blume Venture Advisors, BYJU’s Learning App, Ecom Express, Fratelli Wines, Innov8 CoWork, Intex Technologies, Lendingkart Technologies, LetsTrack Tech, MedGenome Labs, HappinessFactory, Safexpress, TeamIndus, Truecaller, Vyoma Technologies and Zoho Corporation.

The event saw a gathering of entrepreneurs and investors who discussed the future of investment and technology and how this will bring about a postive change in society.

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