Young Entrepreneur Summit & Awards 2018

India's Hottest Young Entrepreneurs

BW Businessworld is hosting its 5th Annual Young Entrepreneur's Summit, an interactive and insightful platform endeavouring to generate interesting debates on issues related to Indian Entrepreneurial Ecosystem. The summit will be followed by Young Entrepreneur Awards, an annual event conceptualized by BW Businessworld to recognize India's Hottest Young Entrepreneurs 2018, where start-ups who transformed the Indian ecosystem will be identified, acknowledged, and celebrated.

Young Entrepreneur Awards is an annual event conceptualized by BW Businessworld to recognize India's Hottest Young Entrepreneurs 2018. In its 5th edition, companies can submit their nominations by 10th January 2019 for one of their founding members or CXOs. Nominations can be categorized under companies with 0-3 of experience and companies with 3-7 years of experience. Requirements for filing a nomination are, one, minimum capital of ₨ 5,00,000 and ₨ 25,00,000 respectively and, two, 80% of revenue should be from domestic operations. 

Jury Chair


Akhil Gupta

Vice Chairman – Bharti Enterprises
Chairman – Bharti Infratel



Rohit Bhayana

Co-Founder & Managing Partner
Lumis Partners


Mahendra Swarup

Venture Gurukool


Tej Kapoor

Managing Director & Head,
Fosun RZ Capital India


Karan Mohla

Partner & Executive Director,
Chiratae Ventures


Alishaan Naqvee



Anurag Batra

Chairman and Editor-in-Chief,
BW Businessworld

02:30 P.M.
03:15 P.M.
Opening Address : “ The Accidental Entrepreneur”
  • Dr. Annurag Batra, Chairman & Editor-in-Chief, BW Businessworld & exchange4media Group
04:00 P.M.
Keynote Address : "The Indian Entrepreneurship Story: Not For The Timid Hearted"
  • Mr. CK Kumaravel - Founder & CEO, Naturals Salon & Spa
04:30 P.M.
PANEL : Forward Focus : The To Do List for a Successful Venture

What are some of the areas that young entrepreneurs must focus on in order to spread awareness, build a firm foundation and make a road to success.

  • Ms Anoushka Adya, Founder & Partner, Di-Mentions Studio
  • Mr Gurpreet Singh, Co-Founder and COO, One Digital Entertainment
  • Ms Lavanya Nalli, Vice Chairman, Nalli
  • Ms Namrata Rana, Author & Entrepreneur
  • Ms Rashi Mittal Nair, Co-founder & Director, WOOP
  • Ms Veena Ashiya, Passionate Shoe Creator & Founder, Monrow
  • Session Chair :- Ms Sneha Walke, Business Head South, Exchange4Media
05:15 P.M.
Keynote Address : How To Build An Investible Company?
  • Mr Rohit Bhayana - Co – Founder & Managing Partner, Lumis Partners
05:45 P.M.
Special Address : "Environment and Health - Why Glass is Ideal for F&B Packaging"
  • Mr. Ashutosh Joshi - CEO, Glasspower Engineering India
06:00 P.M.
Networking Break
06:15 P.M.
Keynote Address : “A Journey From a Small Village to the National Stock Exchange”
  • Dr Velumani A - Founder, Thyrocare
06:45 P.M.
Panel : The Young and Restless : What keeps India’s Entreprenurship Flame Burning?
  • Mr Abhay Hanjura, Founder, Licious
  • Mr Thirukumaran Nagarajan, Co- Founder & CEO, Ninjacart
  • Ms Tamanna Dhamija, Co-founder, Baby Destination
  • Ms Ayushi Gudwani, Founder, Fable Street
  • Mr Arjun Mishra, Director, Nabet India
  • Mr Mohd Naser Azeez, Director, Aquality Water solutions
  • Mr Aman Gupta, Co – Founder, BoAt Lifestyle
  • Session Chair : Dr Annurag Batra, Chairman & Editor in Chief, BW Businessworld & Exchange4Media Group
07:30 P.M.
Jury Address
07:45 P.M.
BW Businessworld Young Entrepreneur Special Issue Cover Unveiling
07:50 P.M.
BW Young Entrepreneurs Awards Ceremony
08:30 P.M.
Vote of Thanks by Mr Amar Sinha, CEO, Radico Khaitan
08:40 P.M. Onwards
Cocktails & Dinner


Ecosystem Partners


Partners 2017


Partners 2016

Glimpses 2016