What is SWAG HUNT?

Swag Hunt is our nationwide search for India's 10 most happening startup companies. Here's your chance to stand on the biggest platform of them all and show us your game.

What's in it for you?

  • 40 selected startups from across the country to receive 4 weeks of intensive mentoring
  • Face Off in the Regional Finals
  • 10 best of the best selected for National Finals
  • 4 more weeks of mentored preparation
  • Present to Investors at our exclusive National Finals Demo Day
  • Chance to be selected to be for 'MONEY ON THE TABLE' Live Pitch Event
  • Possible opportunity to raise funds from ah! Ventures and all our affiliated networks.

How Does It Work?

  • Startups apply from across the country
  • Regional Mentor leads select 10 of the best from each region for 4 weeks of intensive mentoring and preparation
  • Regional Finals in front of Investors to be conducted at NCR, Kolkata, Bengaluru & Mumbai
  • Top 10 from the Regional Finals qualify for the National Finals
  • 4 more weeks of intensive mentoring preparation by the National Mentor team
  • National Finals in front of a large investor gathering, opportunity to network, interact, pitch and set up conversations
  • Continued handholding from the STARup team

Don't miss this golden opportunity, apply now!!

Eminent Mentors

Mukesh Malik
T.S.S. Subramanian
Asst. Dean (Resources Mobilization & Planning), Hindustan College of Science & Technology Mathura

Techno-preur and Graduated from IIT Delhi having 16 years of Professional experience from Industry and Academia...

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T.S.S. Subramanian

Asst. Dean (Resources Mobilization & Planning), Hindustan College of Science & Technology Mathura

Mukesh Malik
Rishi Kapal
Global Head and CEO, EDUGILD Innovations Foundation

Edtech Impact |Stanford LEADer|Performance Coach |...

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Rishi Kapal

Global Head and CEO, EDUGILD Innovations Foundation

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Amit Singal
Founder & CEO, Startup Buddy Services Private Limited

Amit Singal is Co-founder & CEO of Startup Buddy with a demonstrated history of working in the accounting industry...

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Amit Singal

Founder & CEO, Startup Buddy Services Private Limited

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Achint Setia
Sr. VP, Viacom18 Media Pvt. Ltd

Achint Setia is a Senior Vice President with Viacom18 Media, one of the leading media entertainment companies in India...

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Achint Setia

Sr. VP, Viacom18 Media Pvt. Ltd

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Manisha Mehta
Director, NBM international

Manisha mehta is successful enterpuner . Running international business ...

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Manisha Mehta

Director, NBM international

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Dhruvil Sanghvi
CEO, LogiNext Solutions

Dhruvil Sanghvi has played a pivotal role in revolutionizing logistics and field service management globally...

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Dhruvil Sanghvi

CEO, LogiNext Solutions

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Varun Dhingra
Co founder, InnerWave.in

Varun is the Co-founder of InnerWave, a corporate advisory firm. He has experience in raising funds for Venture Capital, Private Equity, Startups and SMEs....

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Varun Dhingra

Co founder, InnerWave.in

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Arun Kumar Waghchoure
Director, Tigri Innovation Pvt Ltd

Prof. Mr. Arun Kumar V Waghchoure has diverse background in areas of management, IT, entrepreneurship and teaching with an experience of 18 years....

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Arun Kumar Waghchoure

Director, Tigri Innovation Pvt Ltd

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Deepak Agrawal
AVP, Ideaspring Capital

Deepak is the AVP at Ideaspring Capital; a venture fund which is focused on investing in market disruptive product innovation startups...

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Deepak Agrawal

AVP, Ideaspring Capital

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Gaurav Tripathi
CTO, Innoplexus AG

With a focus on Data, Gaurav has successfully built teams in Big / Deep data and other technologies...

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Gaurav Tripathi

CTO, Innoplexus AG

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Ravin Sanghavi
CEO, Surat ideas and Innovation Lab

Specialties: Coaching/ Mentoring New Start-ups ,Networking with Angel Investors & Venture Capitalists covering Seed Funding,...

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Ravin Sanghavi

CEO, Surat ideas and Innovation Lab

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Dr. A. Vinay Kumar
Director, Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Bangalore (NMIMS)

Startup Coach, Innovator, Growth Strategist, and Financial Analyst . Passionate teacher and avid learner/reader,...

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Dr. A. Vinay Kumar

Director, Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Bangalore (NMIMS)

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Devang Raja
Founder, Venture Wolf

With more than 15 Years of experience in Financial Services Industry, Devang Raja is the Founder at Venture Wolf,...

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Devang Raja

Founder, Venture Wolf

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Dr. Nitin Parab
CEO & Business Evangelist, Crosslink International

DR. NITIN PARAB - Sr. Strategic Business Consultant ...

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Dr. Nitin Parab

CEO & Business Evangelist, Crosslink International

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Vijay Liladhar Talele
CEO, COEP's Bhau Institute of Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Leadership

Vijay Talele has over 31 years of corporate career in managing the global IT software services delivery operations for multinational IT services providers....

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Vijay Liladhar Talele

CEO, COEP's Bhau Institute of Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Leadership

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Somak Biman Ghosh
Managing Partner, Contrarian Drishti Partners

Somak Ghosh is the Managing Partner of Contrarian Vriddhi Fund- I an Angel Fund which invests in early stage enterprises with investment size...

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Somak Biman Ghosh

Managing Partner, Contrarian Drishti Partners

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Anurag Kanti
Director, InnovatioNext

A Marine Engineer by training, an Entrepreneur by nature and a Social Thinker, Anurag, rising to the position of Chief Engineer,...

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Anurag Kanti

Director, InnovatioNext

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N K Somani
Director, Auditek Systems

Advising companies for growth, turn around and change management...

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N K Somani

Director, Auditek Systems

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Mahavir Pratap Sharma
Chairman, Rajasthan Angels (RAIN)

Mahavir Sharma, a serial entrepreneur is part of umpteen businesses and social organizations, and exudes passion in angel investing, leadership and mentoring. ...

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Mahavir Pratap Sharma

Chairman, Rajasthan Angels (RAIN)

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Aman Khanna
Sole Propreitor, Sole propreitor

I work towards creating a more inclusive and equitable global economic environment. ...

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Aman Khanna

Sole Propreitor, Sole propreitor

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Manish D Balwani
Founder, Value Creation Catalyst Services LLP

Manish Balwani (MMS --- Finance, B.Com) has over 12 years of experience as an equity research analyst focused on the Indian Stock Markets ...

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Manish D Balwani

Founder, Managing Partner, Value Creation Catalyst Services LLP

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Himanshu Chudasama
Founder, CEO, Start-n-Excel

Himanshu Founder, CEO at Start-n-Excel and StartUp Tech Center, helps StartUps at various stages in accomplishing their goals...

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Himanshu Chudasama

Founder, CEO, Start-n-Excel

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Praveen Kumar Kalbhavi
Co-Founder, Managing Director & CEO, Novigo Solutions Pvt Ltd

Praveen Kumar Kalbhavi has around 26 years of experience in IT industry. He has handled various responsibilities in IT industry, ...

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Praveen Kumar Kalbhavi

Co-Founder, Managing Director & CEO, Novigo Solutions Pvt Ltd

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Rohit Kilam
CTO, Aditya Birla Finance

20+ years of experience in technology and business...

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Rohit Kilam

CTO, Aditya Birla Finance

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Avinash Garg
Director Channels and Alliances, FireEye Technologies India Pvt Ltd

Avinash Garg is Director Channels at...

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Avinash Garg

Director Channels and Alliances, FireEye Technologies India Pvt Ltd

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Bhushan Sonkusare
Vice President, Publicis.Sapient

A seasoned executive with 18 years of experience and a relentless passion to help CXOs of top 10 wall-street houses...

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Bhushan Sonkusare

Vice President, Publicis.Sapient

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Haseena Sayed
Associate Professor, HOD-Dept. of Commerce, Jai Hind College, Churchgate, Mumbai

Associate Prof. HOD-Dept. of Commerce, Jai Hind College...

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Haseena Sayed

Associate Professor, HOD-Dept. of Commerce, Jai Hind College, Churchgate, Mumbai

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Keyur Bhalavat
Director, Plutomen Technologies Pvt Ltd

A young entrepreneur full of intellectual energy and concern that transform into an untiring center of knowledge seeking...

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Keyur Bhalavat

Director, Plutomen Technologies Pvt Ltd

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Ashish Bhalla
Head - Strategic Business, JR Laddha Capital

Ashish has 15 years of experience in capital markets and banking sectors in India...

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Ashish Bhalla

Head - Strategic Business, JR Laddha Capital

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Amit Pamnani
Mentor, Rethinkers Accelerators

Having more than ten years of experience in Building Business Plan...

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Amit Pamnani

Mentor, Rethinkers Accelerators

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Sukriti Saroj
Regional Head- South, Lead Angels

Holds Engineering degree in Electronics and Communication and a MBA in Finance from University of Delhi...

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Regional Head- South, Lead Angels

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Nitin Chaudhary
Founder, NC Financial advisory Services

Nitin Chaudhary is a Production Engineer and holds a Masters degree in Finance....

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Nitin Chaudhary

Founder, NC Financial advisory Services

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Niraj Didwania
Head - Corporate Development & Investor Relations, HealthCare Global Enterprises (HCG)

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Head - Corporate Development & Investor Relations, HealthCare Global Enterprises (HCG)

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Bhavesh Kothari
Co-Founder & Chief Business Officer, Tapaswi Group Ventures

He is a Science Graduate with Chemistry Majors, a Post Graduate Degree in Event Management ...

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Co-Founder & Chief Business Officer, Tapaswi Group Ventures

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Akshay Shah
CEO, IWEB Technology Solutions Pvt.Ltd.

To build the new age Apple - MADE IN INDIA :-) Pragmatic Libertarian....

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CEO, IWEB Technology Solutions Pvt.Ltd.

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Hemang Desai
HR Advisor & Business Success Coach, TRILEDGE Advisory & Coaching for Transformation (TACT)

HEMANG DESAI, 43, is an astute HR Professional, Business Coach, Orator, Mentor and Strategic Thinker ...

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HR Advisor & Business Success Coach, TRILEDGE Advisory & Coaching for Transformation (TACT)

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Girish Bajaj
Global Strategic CEO, GB Blockchainer

I have been in the Financial Services sector for 17 years plus, with experience and expertise in Equity Markets, Mutual Funds, Forex ...

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Global Strategic CEO, GB Blockchainer

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Shambhavi Mishra
Chief Manager, Brand Capital

She strongly believes in the power of entrepreneurship and has been instrumental in closing high value investment deals ...

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Chief Manager, Brand Capital

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Satish Kataria
Investment Head, Viridian Asset Advisors Pvt Ltd

More than 16+ years experience across various business domains – including brand management, investor relations ...

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Satish Kataria

Investment Head, Viridian Asset Advisors Pvt Ltd

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Dibya Prakash
Founder, ECD Zone & ECD Venture

Dibya Prakash is an enterprise strategist, mentor and C-suite startup advisor with more than 15 years of experience ...

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Dibya Prakash

Founder, ECD Zone & ECD Venture

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Piyush Jain
CEO, MSI

Sound Exposure of working in Oil & Gas Industry, Upstream and downstream (20+ Years). Have worked in India, Muscat and Nigeria ...

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Piyush Jain

CEO, MSI

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Vijay Singh Rathore
Partner, InnerWave

Vijay is the partner at InnerWave and manages its operations at Bengaluru ...

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Vijay Singh Rathore

Partner, InnerWave

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Murtuza Haryanawalla
Venture Partner, Strtup.net

Serial entrepreneur, Product evangelist, Angel and Startups Mentor ...

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Venture Partner, Strtup.net

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Vikram Pandya
Director FinTech, S P Jain School of Global Management

Vikram is Director FinTech at SP Jain School of Global Management where he has designed Asia's first interactive classroom led FinTech program ...

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Vikram Pandya

Director FinTech, S P Jain School of Global Management

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Siddharth Deshmukh
Managing Partner - Sports Business, Arimaya Management Ventures LLP

A seasoned business leader with 15+ yrs of progressive experience in leveraging solution selling to...

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Siddharth Deshmukh

Managing Partner - Sports Business, Arimaya Management Ventures LLP

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Jey Subburaj
Senior Director & Head of HR - India & Philippines, Finastra

Jey is a global HR leader with opulent multi-cultural and two decade of multi-geo experience...

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Jey Subburaj

Senior Director & Head of HR - India & Philippines, Finastra

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Paresh Gupta
Founder and CEO, Global Centre for Entrepreneurship and Commerce

4 times TEDx Speaker, Founder and CEO Global Centre for Entrepreneurship & Commerce (GCEC) and ...

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Paresh Gupta

Founder and CEO, Global Centre for Entrepreneurship and Commerce

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Ajay Chandak
PRINCE, Suman Foundation, Founder

Working as Freelance consultant in renewable energy ...

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Ajay Chandak

PRINCE, Suman Foundation, Founder

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Rajiv Indimath
Co Founder, InCa Growth Partners LLP + SportNasiumX Private Limited | Mojo India

4 x entrepreneur; seed investor ; product & experience design ...

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Rajiv Indimath

Co Founder, InCa Growth Partners LLP + SportNasiumX Private Limited | Mojo India

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Mukesh Malik
Partner and CEO SMARTup, ah! Ventures

A Business transformation expert and startup evangelist, actively engaged in innovations in BFSI, Retail, Wellness, entertainment and many more industries...

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Mukesh Malik

Partner and CEO SMARTup, ah! Ventures

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Amitabh Sinha
Co-founder & Chief Strategy Officer, meetingsandoffices.com

Cofounder & Chief Strategy Officer, meetingsandoffices.com | Code Breaker, Dcyphr | Ex Chief Executive Officer, SMEConfex | Ex Director, Start-Ups Council of India | Ex Director Finance & Investment, SME Chamber of India...

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Amitabh Sinha

Co-founder & Chief Strategy Officer, meetingsandoffices.com

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Meenal Sinha
Founder & CEO, meetingsandoffices.com

Meenal started off in the shared workspace industry by building Servcorp – one of India's earliest shared space offerings – into a profitable entity. She has subsequently also consulted extensively on the creation of conventional shared workspaces and the new age co-work...

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Meenal Sinha

Founder & CEO, meetingsandoffices.com

Abhijeet Kumar
Abhijeet Kumar
Co-founder, Pronto Infotech
Co-Founder, ah! Ventures


Working hard paves the way, working smart gets you there
  • Graduate IIT Mumbai (2003 Batch)
  • Analyst with Deloitte for 1.5 years
  • Co-founder, Pronto Infotech (A technology company with about 50 employees and offices in Mumbai & Delhi)

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Abhijeet Kumar

Co-founder, Pronto Infotech
Co-Founder, ah! Ventures

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Harshad Lahoti
Founding Partner & CEO, ah! Ventures

Currently at the helm of four companies in the Financial Services & Consultancy space, creating and growing businesses is not new for Harshad. He made his beginnings as a Management Executive with Larsen & Toubro, where he was assessed to be a high level performer and selected for their esteemed Management Leadership Program...

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Harshad Lahoti

Founding Partner & CEO, ah! Ventures

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