Sr No. Entity Name Startup/SME/MSME Industry City State Name of Participant
1 Squaremeal Foods Private Limited Startup Restaurants Mumbai Maharashtra
Raja Sekhar Reddy, Founder & Investor, SquareMeal Foods
Shishir Gorle, Founder & Investor, SquareMeal Foods
Ranjan Chakraborty, Director & COO, SquareMeal Foods
2 Suryalogix Private Limited Startup Solar Energy Monitoring Pune Maharashtra
Nitin Gutte, MD, SuryaLogix
Shravan Nalgirkar, HOD-Operations, SuryaLogix
Shravan Nalgirkar, HOD-Operations, SuryaLogix
3 Hire Pay MSME IT/ITeS/StartUps Mumbai Maharashtra
Satish Burange - Founder and CEO
Mahadev Burange - Director
4 Assesshub MSME IT/ITeS/StartUps Mumbai Maharashtra
Amit Desai, Co-Founder, Assesshub
5 Minimac Systems Pvt Ltd Start-up Engineering & Advisory Services Pune Maharashtra
Anshuman Agrawal - Managing Director, Minimac Systems
Bobby Jacob - Business Manager, Minimac Systems
Sr No. Entity Name Startup/SME/MSME Industry City State Name of Participant
1 Thinkerbell Labs Private Limited Startup Disability & Education Bengaluru Karnataka
Sanskriti Dawle – CEO
Aman Srivastava - COO
Dilip Ramesh - CTO
2 Earthsave Pvt. Ltd. MSME Textile, Apparel, Accessories Bengaluru Karnataka
Prashanth Kamath – Director
Prasad Hegde – Director
Oorja Praveen Kumar – Director
3 Phi Property Management Services Pvt Ltd. / Home Inspektor Startup Home Inspection Service Bengaluru Karnataka
Sudhindra Naib, Wholetime Director
Vivek K Bhat, Wholetime Director
4 Astu Eco Private Limited Startup Industrial Manufacturing Bengaluru Karnataka
Anitha Shankar - Founder and Director
Uday Shankar - Director
5 Tactile Education Services Private Limited/ThinkTac Startup Education Bengaluru Karnataka
Ravi Rangan S, Director
Raghu A.P, Director
Vishal Bhatt, VP
Procheta Mallik, VP
Rajani Rangan, VP
Sr No. Entity Name Startup/SME/MSME Industry City State Name of Participant
1 Planet Abled Start-up Travel & Tourism New Delhi Delhi
Ms. Neha Arora - Managing Director
Mrs. Achla Arora - Director
2 NeoStencil India Start-up Education Delhi Delhi
Mr. Kush Beejal - Director
3 Engineering and Environmental solutions MSME IT/ITeS/StartUps Aligarh Uttar Pradesh
Mohammad Hamza - Partner
Sabir Ahmad Shamoo - Partner
4 Testpan India Startup & MSME IT/ITeS/StartUps New Delhi Delhi
Rajesh Setia- Founder CEO
Meenakshi Setia-Director
5 Money4Drive Advertising Startup & MSME Advertising Indore Madhya Pradesh
Mr. Sourabh Khandelwal - Director
Mr. Tilkesh Bhatia - Director
Rank Entity Name Average Scores Start-up/ SME/ MSME Industry City State Name of promoters
1 Sabse Sasta Dukan/ Inyt Technologies 75 Start-up Healthcare - Pharmacies Kolkata West Bengal
Mr. Mohendra Agarwal - Director
Mr. Anant Jain - Director
Mr. Pramod Mehta
Mr Mayank Bhawsinghka
2 Nupa Technologies / Eggoz 74 MSME Agriculture & food processing Nalanda Bihar
Mr. Abhishek Negi - Director
Mr. Uttam Kumar - Director
Mr. Aditya Singh - Director
Mr. Pankaj Pandey - Director
3 Arrelic Reliability 74 Start-up & MSME IT/ITeS/StartUps Bhubaneshwar Odisha
Mr. Deepak Kumar Sahoo - Director
Mrs. Biswabharati Sahoo - Director
4 Krishworks Technology And Research Labs 73 Start-up Education Kolkata West Bengal
Subhajit Roy
Gargi Mazumdar
Kaushik Mazumdar
5 Erc Eye Care 73 Start-up Healthcare Jorhat Assam
Dr Parveez Ubed, CEO (Chief Executive Officer)
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India’s largest platform for entrepreneurs- Leaders of Tomorrow has built on its pedigree of being the country’s only daily series focused on empowering upcoming businesses. In its ninth edition, with the theme ‘Empowering a Billion Dreams’, Leaders of Tomorrow continues to be an enabler for SMEs & MSMEs, students & enterprising Indians guiding them on personal finance, innovation & strategy amongst others.

Leaders of Tomorrow Town Hall

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Leaders of Tomorrow is doing 12 ground events across India bringing together some of the country's most inspirational speakers on a single platform. These experts will motivate every individual, through stories of innovation, determination & drive and interact face to face with a live audience. The forum will also give the entrepreneurs the chance to ask their questions live on this public platform.

Leaders of Tomorrow Awards

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LOT Awards & Conclave will be a platform for awarding India's most enterprising SMEs, MSMEs and Startups of 2020 that Survived, Revived and Thrived during the crisis. This will also be a forum for ideating on the best path ahead for the small business ecosystem given the circumstances. We intend to make the event a melting pot of Enterprising Visionaries, Startup Gurus, Policymakers, Business Icons, Domain Experts, Next-Gen Entrepreneurs and Disruptors.

In the past, LOT has seen the participation of leading voices like V Vaidyanathan (IDFC FIRST Bank), Suresh Narayanan (Nestle), Sankalp Potbhare (KraftHeinz India), Kiran Mazumdar Shaw (Biocon), Sanjeev Sanyal (Principal Economic Adviser, Ministry of Finance), Samina Vaziralli (Cipla) Nitin Gadkari (Minister for Road Transport & Highways of India and Shipping & Minister for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises) amongst others.

Leaders of Tomorrow eAwards concluded with a glittering ceremony recognizing and rewarding the most promising entrepreneurs pan India. The Leaders of Tomorrow culminated in a thrilling finale wherein the best SMEs of the year battled it out before a highly distinguished jury of industry luminaries.

Season 8 of Leaders of Tomorrow, we endeavoured to create a virtual yet equally grand platform that celebrated the country’s most groundbreaking SMEs & startups and their success stories. An eminent jury, consisting of some of India Inc’s most respected business tycoons evaluated hundreds of entries from across the country to arrive at the final list of winners, all of whom received the highly prestigious Leaders of Tomorrow’s Season 8 eAward on 13th September 2020.
Dr. Puneet Gupta
SME of the Year
Dr. Puneet Gupta
Clensta International
Mr. Naresh Pagariya
Agriculture and food processing
Mr. Naresh Pagariya
Pagariya Food Products
Mr. Ravi Vishwanathan
Fintech
Mr. Ravi Vishwanathan
PayMate India
Dr. Puneet Gupta
IT ITes Startups
Dr. Puneet Gupta
Clensta International
Mr. Vishwas Singh
Transport and logistics
Mr. Vishwas Singh
SUPER HIGHWAY LABS
Mr. Bandaru Subbarao
Electricals and Electronics
Mr. Bandaru Subbarao
Sealwel Corporation
Mr. Sumnesh Khandelwal
Industrial Manufacturing
Mr. Sumnesh Khandelwal
Robo Silicon
Mr. Vishwas Jain
Real estate and Construction
Mr. Vishwas Jain
Consulting Engineers Group
Mr. Jameet Singh Chhabra
Real estate and Construction
Mr. Jameet Singh Chhabra
ISC Projects
Mr. Gaurav Gujral
Textile apparel and accessories
Mr. Gaurav Gujral
BASANT OVERSEAS
Ms. Priyanka Gill
Young Woman Entrepreneur
Ms. Priyanka Gill
Luxeva India

Agenda

A large number of high profile dignitaries from the administration, corporate, relevant SME & industry bodies will deliberate in a day long event to guide, inspire and recognise the next crop of Small Business Entrepreneurs.
Location: 25th September, 2018 Taj Land Ends, Mumbai.
9:00 am Registration
10:00 am – 11:35 am Welcome Address: Nikunj Dalmia, Managing Editor, ET NOW

Inaugural Address: Amitabh Kant, CEO, Niti Aayog

Special Address: V. Vaidyanathan, Founder & Chairman, Capital First

Keynote Address: ‘RIGHT TO WIN’by Harsh Mariwala, Founder & Chairman, Marico India

Moderated Q&A
11:35 am – 12:30 pm SME to SENSEX:

Ashish Chauhan, MD & CEO, BSE

Nilesh Shah ,MD, Kotak Asset Management

Kailash Kulkarni, CEO, L&T Mutual Fund

Rajesh Nuwal, Founder & MD, IndiaNivesh Group

Session Moderator: Mihir Bhatt, Chief Editor, TIMES INFLUENCE

12:30 pm – 1:15 pm CMO PANEL : SMART MARKETING

Partha Sinha, VC & MD, Mccan Worldwide

S Swaminathan, Co-Founder & CEO, Hansa Equity

Vivek Bhargava, CEO, Dan Performance Group

Sam Subramaniam, CEO, Brand Capital

Arun Iyer, Chairman & CCO, Lowe Lintas

Session Moderator : Ajay Kakar, CMO, Aditya Birla Capital

1:15 pm – 2:00 pm NETWORKING LUNCH
2:00 pm – 2:45 pm THE DIGITAL FRONT:

R Chandrasekaran, Executive Vice Chairman, Cognizant India

Pradeep Parameswaran, President, Uber India & SA

Debjani Ghosh, President, NASSCOM

Session Moderator : Sunanda Jayaseelan, Editor – Leaders of Tomorrow, Times Influence, ET NOW

2:45 pm – 3:05 pm Master Opportunity & Make it Big: 4 Crucial Lessons Richard Rothman, Author
3:05 pm – 4:00 pm Local to Global:

Vijay Karia, Chairman MD, Ravin group

Piruz Khambatta, Chairman MD, Rasna Pvt Ltd

Prabodh Thakker, Chairman, Global Insurance Brokers

Vinod Kumar, President, India SME Forum

Session Moderator : Sunanda Jayaseelan, Editor – Leaders of Tomorrow, Times Influence, ET NOW

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm LOT HALL OF FAME :

Ambareesh Murthy, COO , Pepperfry

Jayant Jha,Co-founder & CEO, Yaantra

Nitin Saluja,Founder & CEO, Chaayos

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm SESSION BREAK RESUME FOR THE AWRADS at 6:00 pm
6:00 pm Registration
6:30 pm – 7:10 pm Welcome Address:‘RISE WITH INDIA’by MK Anand, MD & CEO, Times Network

Special Address: ‘DREAM BIG’ by Madhusudan Kela, Market Veteran & Founder MK Ventures

Moderated Q&A

7:10 pm – 7:35 pm Awards Presentation
7:35 pm – 8:20 pm BATTLE OF THE YEAR for the ‘SME OF THE YEAR’ (LIVE CONTEST)

Special Jury
Suresh Narayanan, Chairman & CEO, Nestle India Limited

Pradeep Parameswaran, President, Uber India & SA

Sam Subramaniam, CEO, Brand Capital

Debrati Sen, MD, 3M India & Sri Lanka

Saurabh Srivastava, Co-founder & Chairman, Indian Angel Network

Madhusudan Kela, Market Veteran & Founder MK Ventures

MK Anand, MD & CEO, Times Network

8:20 pm – 8:35 pm Disruptors Citations Presentation
8:35 pm – 8:50 pm Announcement of ‘SME of the Year’

Photo op with all Winners
8:50 pm Networking Cocktail and Dinner
Pramod Menon
Group CFO, RPG Group
Anupam Pahuja
MD, PayPal India
Shreyas Srinivasan
Founder & CEO, Paytm Insider
Rohit Kapoor
CEO ,OYO India & South Asia
PC Musthafa
Co-Founder and CEO, iD Fresh Food
Avani Davda
Former CEO and MD of Nature’s Basket
Bhavik Rathod
Founder & CEO, Kyt
Ritu Mehrotra
Country Manager, India, Sri Lanka & Maldives
Ameve Sharma
Founder, Kapiva
Sr. No. Industry Category Winner Post Evaluation
1 Clothing, Textile & Accessories SME of the Year NMK Textile Mills India Private Limited
2 Food & Agricultural Processing SME of the Year Pasupati Aquatics Private Limited
3 Pharma & Healthcare & Diagnostics SME of the Year Biophore India Pharmaceuticals Private Limited
4 Logistics, Cargo & Courier SME of the Year Sequel Logistics Private Limited
5 Machinery, Electricals & Electronics SME of the Year Oilmax Systems Private. Limited
6 IT/ITES & Tech SME of the Year HRH Next Contact Centre Services
7 Auto OEM Manufacturer SME of the Year Bharat Balancing Weightss & Co
8 Travel, Tourism & Hospitality SME of the Year Campus Students Communities Private Limited
9 LoT 'Best Manufacturer SME of the Year' Bharat Parenterals Limited
10 Ballantine's Golf Retreat presents ‘Undaunted SME Entrepreneur of the Year’ Mr. Sharad Jobanputra - Sequel Logistics Private Limited
11 LoT 'Innovative SME of the Year' Ercon Composites
12 Travel, Tourism & Hospitality StartUp of the Year Your-Space
13 Logistics, Cargo & Courier StartUp of the Year iThink Logistics
14 Food and Foodtech StartUp of the Year I Support Farming Private Limited
15 IT/ITeS/ E-Commerce StartUp of the Year RDL Technologies Private Limited
16 Ballantine's Golf Retreat presents 'Undaunted Startup Entrepreneur of the Year' Vijayakumar Mani
Promoter & Co-Founder, I Support Farming
17 Social Game Changer of the Year Ummeed Child Development Center
18 LoT 'Woman Entrepreneur of the Year' Vibha Krishnamurthy - Ummeed Child Development Center
The Leaders of Tomorrow Awards & Conclave is India’s most definitive platform to recognise and reward the country’s most innovate entrepreneurs across sectors. Season 7 awards saw a thrilling finale where the best SMEs of the year battled it out in front of a special jury comprising of some of the industry’s most recognised stalwarts.

The Leaders of Tomorrow Awards is the biggest celebration of SME’s on any platform. This night is dedicated to highlighting SME winners across multiple categories. The Awards are the culmination of a month-long process where SME’s pan India apply to be crowned for their excellence across industries and business practices.

The Awards ceremony in the past has been attended by top industrialists, policy makers and SMEs of the country including Former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, Infosys Founder N. R. Narayana Murthy & Former Minister for Commerce and Industries Anand Sharma and Sunil Mittal, Chairman & Group CEO, Bharti Group and KV Kamath, President, BRICS Bank have been the Chief Guest in Awards 2010, 2011 2012 and 2013 respectively.
Dr. Puneet Gupta
SME of the Year
Dr. Puneet Gupta
Clensta International
Mr. Naresh Pagariya
Agriculture and food processing
Mr. Naresh Pagariya
Pagariya Food Products
Mr. Ravi Vishwanathan
Fintech
Mr. Ravi Vishwanathan
PayMate India
Dr. Puneet Gupta
IT ITes Startups
Dr. Puneet Gupta
Clensta International
Mr. Vishwas Singh
Transport and logistics
Mr. Vishwas Singh
SUPER HIGHWAY LABS
Mr. Bandaru Subbarao
Electricals and Electronics
Mr. Bandaru Subbarao
Sealwel Corporation
Mr. Sumnesh Khandelwal
Industrial Manufacturing
Mr. Sumnesh Khandelwal
Robo Silicon
Mr. Vishwas Jain
Real estate and Construction
Mr. Vishwas Jain
Consulting Engineers Group
Mr. Jameet Singh Chhabra
Real estate and Construction
Mr. Jameet Singh Chhabra
ISC Projects
Mr. Gaurav Gujral
Textile apparel and accessories
Mr. Gaurav Gujral
BASANT OVERSEAS
Ms. Priyanka Gill
Young Woman Entrepreneur
Ms. Priyanka Gill
Luxeva India

Agenda

A large number of high profile dignitaries from the administration, corporate, relevant SME & industry bodies will deliberate in a day long event to guide, inspire and recognise the next crop of Small Business Entrepreneurs.
Location: 25th September, 2018 Taj Land Ends, Mumbai.
9:00 am Registration
10:00 am – 11:35 am Welcome Address: Nikunj Dalmia, Managing Editor, ET NOW

Inaugural Address: Amitabh Kant, CEO, Niti Aayog

Special Address: V. Vaidyanathan, Founder & Chairman, Capital First

Keynote Address: ‘RIGHT TO WIN’by Harsh Mariwala, Founder & Chairman, Marico India

Moderated Q&A
11:35 am – 12:30 pm SME to SENSEX:

Ashish Chauhan, MD & CEO, BSE

Nilesh Shah ,MD, Kotak Asset Management

Kailash Kulkarni, CEO, L&T Mutual Fund

Rajesh Nuwal, Founder & MD, IndiaNivesh Group

Session Moderator: Mihir Bhatt, Chief Editor, TIMES INFLUENCE

12:30 pm – 1:15 pm CMO PANEL : SMART MARKETING

Partha Sinha, VC & MD, Mccan Worldwide

S Swaminathan, Co-Founder & CEO, Hansa Equity

Vivek Bhargava, CEO, Dan Performance Group

Sam Subramaniam, CEO, Brand Capital

Arun Iyer, Chairman & CCO, Lowe Lintas

Session Moderator : Ajay Kakar, CMO, Aditya Birla Capital

1:15 pm – 2:00 pm NETWORKING LUNCH
2:00 pm – 2:45 pm THE DIGITAL FRONT:

R Chandrasekaran, Executive Vice Chairman, Cognizant India

Pradeep Parameswaran, President, Uber India & SA

Debjani Ghosh, President, NASSCOM

Session Moderator : Sunanda Jayaseelan, Editor – Leaders of Tomorrow, Times Influence, ET NOW

2:45 pm – 3:05 pm Master Opportunity & Make it Big: 4 Crucial Lessons Richard Rothman, Author
3:05 pm – 4:00 pm Local to Global:

Vijay Karia, Chairman MD, Ravin group

Piruz Khambatta, Chairman MD, Rasna Pvt Ltd

Prabodh Thakker, Chairman, Global Insurance Brokers

Vinod Kumar, President, India SME Forum

Session Moderator : Sunanda Jayaseelan, Editor – Leaders of Tomorrow, Times Influence, ET NOW

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm LOT HALL OF FAME :

Ambareesh Murthy, COO , Pepperfry

Jayant Jha,Co-founder & CEO, Yaantra

Nitin Saluja,Founder & CEO, Chaayos

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm SESSION BREAK RESUME FOR THE AWRADS at 6:00 pm
6:00 pm Registration
6:30 pm – 7:10 pm Welcome Address:‘RISE WITH INDIA’by MK Anand, MD & CEO, Times Network

Special Address: ‘DREAM BIG’ by Madhusudan Kela, Market Veteran & Founder MK Ventures

Moderated Q&A

7:10 pm – 7:35 pm Awards Presentation
7:35 pm – 8:20 pm BATTLE OF THE YEAR for the ‘SME OF THE YEAR’ (LIVE CONTEST)

Special Jury
Suresh Narayanan, Chairman & CEO, Nestle India Limited

Pradeep Parameswaran, President, Uber India & SA

Sam Subramaniam, CEO, Brand Capital

Debrati Sen, MD, 3M India & Sri Lanka

Saurabh Srivastava, Co-founder & Chairman, Indian Angel Network

Madhusudan Kela, Market Veteran & Founder MK Ventures

MK Anand, MD & CEO, Times Network

8:20 pm – 8:35 pm Disruptors Citations Presentation
8:35 pm – 8:50 pm Announcement of ‘SME of the Year’

Photo op with all Winners
8:50 pm Networking Cocktail and Dinner
AJAI CHOWDHRY
Founder - HCL & Chairman, Board of Governors - IIT Patna
VINEET NAYAR
Founder Chairman, Sampark Foundation
RAVI PANCHANADAN
MD & CEO, Manipal Global Education
VENKATESH GOPALAKRISHNAN
CEO, Shapoorji Pallonji Real Estate
AMIT GOSSAIN
MD, Kone, India
AMEERA SHAH
Promoter & Managing Director, Metropolis Healthcare
SANKALP POTBHARE
MD, Kraft Heinz India
PAVAN SHETTY
Director of Porsche India
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Introducing 'Leaders of Tomorrow MASTERCLASS' a digital first platform with a never-before coming together of India's sharpest minds!
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Leaders of Tomorrow, Season 9 in its continued endeavor to provide SMEs & MSMEs with the most incisive information hosted a series of twenty digital first Live MASTERCLASSES featuring some of country’s biggest & most prominent voices. India Inc’s well-known personalities shared their views on a range of topics including ‘Banking in the New Normal’, ‘Taking Care of Your Wealth’s Health with Wealth Management Solutions’, ‘Women Entrepreneurship’, ‘Becoming a Changemaker through Business’ ‘How Vaccines can Boost Economy’ & others to help small businesses & entrepreneurs build resilience during these trying times.

Over the course of five months, twenty masterclasses, sixty plus titans of the industry & thousands of live viewers, Leaders of Tomorrow has yet again come to the forefront & cemented its reputation as India’s largest enabling platform for entrepreneurs & small businesses by providing them with cutting-edge industry insights & advice to get through the toughest of times.
Leaders of Tomorrow Wealth FIRST
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Besides the long-format daily show, this season Leaders of Tomorrow will also introduce a special short-format video series covering topics of personal finance. This content series will be packed with information ranging from financial educational videos to advice from visionaries, all aimed at advising and inspiring entrepreneurs.
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From personal finance to the economy to innovation and hiring, the daily on-air show captures all of these topics in granular detail. Take a look at all of the episodes of the ongoing series here.

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