1. Ruchi Jha, Founder – iMithila Handicrafts and Handloom Private Ltd
Ruchi left a career in investment banking to turn into an entrepreneur and founded iMithila, a social enterprise engaged in promoting hand-painted Indian crafts and Handloom products.
2. Sheetal Bhadani, Founder – Loophoop
Sheetal began her digital entrepreneurial journey with Loophoop. The e-commerce platform is India’s top handloom offering space ranging in handwoven apparels, accessories, home furnishing and much more.
3. Vithika Yadav, Head – Love Matters India
Vithika has been the driving force behind a unique, yet significant concept in India. Love Matters is a platform for people to share stories and talk about love, sex and relationships with an open, honest, and non-judgmental attitude.
4. Apurva Sharma, Co-Founder – Elate Wellbeing
Apurva Sharma’s Elate focuses on a wide range of psychological issues affecting people. The platform provides online emotional counselling and support to people to enhance their mental health.
5. Deepa Pant, Founder – SVATANYA
Deepa’s idea of entrepreneurship dives deep into bringing about social change. As a social enterprise, Svatanya aims to empower underprivileged women by training them to make handcrafted products, which are later sold under its in-house labels, Amaryn and My Munchkin.
6. Priyanka Jain, Founder – Hygiene and You
Priyanka took the plunge into entrepreneurship with Hygiene and You. She envisioned to introduce environment-friendly menstrual cups to women in the country, thus providing a cost-effective advantage.
We will be releasing our long list of the awards every day until the finale on Sunday.