‘40 Under 40’ by BW Disrupt Celebrates Young Leaders

40 under 40 award organized by BW Disrupt is one of the most sought-after and distinguished business awards provided as a recognition for being the region’s best and brightest young professionals under 40. This year, in the 3rd edition, 261 nominations were received and post thorough review 120 nominees were shortlisted and presented to the jury. Amongst these, 40 attended the jury meet for a presentation. For the remaining 80, videos and elevator pitch presentations were looked at by the Jury.

The jury meeting took place on 10th October 2019 where the prominent jury members finalized the 40 winners out of the 120 shortlisted members. An extraordinary elevator pitch, growth parameters, organization USP, vision and faith, and conviction have been showcased by the winners.

The distinguished jury members were Bhaskar Pramanik -Former Chairperson, Microsoft India, Mahendra Swarup- Founder, Venture Gurukool, among others and all of them were the decisions makers for the 267 entries for this year’s 40 under 40 awards.

On October 23rd, 2019, the quest for the 40 most progressive corporate leaders, change-makers, funders, and founders has ended. At the third edition of the BW Businessworld 40 under 40 awards in association with BW Disrupt, following a rigorous jury process, 40 awards along with 3 special mentions were awarded to some of the most influential leaders of the year.

Our CEO, Annu Talreja, was also amongst the winners of the BW Disrupt 40 under 40 award, and was recognized for being the region’s best and brightest young professionals under 40. In one of the panel discussions, experts discussed the development and growth of co-living spaces in India. In this discussion, our CEO also shared her views on co-living. In the words of Annu, “Co-living is like a hotel business of shared offices. If you see the trend in the sharing economy, we are moving to the asset-light model. So is the living experience. If you see globally homeownership is coming down in double digits last year. As homeownership is coming down, they are looking for more feasible alternate rental accommodations. Everybody is focusing on their niches. That is why we are focusing on students’ accommodation.”

“I am humbled and filled with gratitude to be honored tonight along with some of India’s great and worthy leaders. We have been blessed with a few awards over the last few years but this one holds a special significance”, acknowledged Annu while receiving the award. 

This event featured hypnotic speakers including Arnab Goswami, MD Editor-in-Chief and Co-Founder Republic TV, Jackky Bhagnani Actor Founder JJUST Music, Ankit Prasad, Founder Bobble AI, and Alok Bansal Co-Founder and Director Policybazaar, among others.

The event also featured inviting conversations and experiences that will aid entrepreneurs and others within the business field gather valuable feedback from the audience in addition to helping personalities visualize through the significance of ingenious and innovative thinking in business. This award is a step forward towards acknowledging the leaders and innovators who are the future of tomorrow and are bound to make the world a better place. We would like to congratulate all the winners and we wish them all the best in their future endeavors.

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