India has travelled a long journey in its startup stories. India has achieved the milestone of being the world's third-largest startup ecosystem.

More than 100,000 startups were registered in the country in the year 2023. However, startups faced multiple challenges in the year due to slowdown in funding which led to existential crisis for many startups. Several startups struggled to raise funds from VCs as funding winter brought many challenges and hindered fresh investments. As such, startups in 2023 shifted their focus to profitability and cost-efficiency.

The Startup India initiative emerges as a globally recognized journey within India's rapidly evolving and resilient entrepreneurial ecosystem. The year 2024 is all about building business model which is saleable, scalable and sustainable – The Calibrating Start-up Story.

About the summit - LEAP India Startup Summit 2024

Startups struggle with challenges such as competition, scaling & growth concerns, infrastructure issues, cybersecurity, funding challenges, inadequate planning, regulatory compliance and financial management.

Leap India Startup Summit 2024, the second edition of the startup summit has been organized by D&B to address these challenges, analyze emerging trends and outlook, thereby bringing all stakeholders on one platform.

The summit will feature keynote address and deliberations with emerging business entrepreneurs, policy makers, government bodies and startup enablers. The summit will additionally showcase the felicitation of the Dun & Bradstreet ‘The Trailblazers’ and the release of the special report, ‘The Next Big Leap’.

Summit USP

A platform to gain fresh perspectives and practical startup tips from industry experts.

Through interactive sessions, startups will address their real-time challenges collaboratively.

The Next Big Leap 2024 publication will offer insights into top companies through expert perspectives, interviews, case studies, and success stories, along with featuring startup trailblazers across sectors.

Felicitation of unique companies among the nominations received across emerging sectors such as will be shortlisted across major sectors such as Cleantech, Deeptech, Edtech, Fintech, Foodtech, Govtech, Healthtech, Logitech, Martech and Autotech.

Summit Highlights

Thought-provoking panel discussion, keynote address and deliberations with emerging business entrepreneurs, policy makers, government bodies and startup enablers.

Network with industry leaders, fostering collaboration and knowledge exchange.

Connect with top minds, discuss strategies for next-level business growth.

The Trailblazers’ felicitation across industries with the launch of special report on the ‘The Next Big Leap’.

Our Speakers

Avinash Gupta
Managing Director &
CEO - India
Dun & Bradstreet

Dr. Arun Singh
Global Chief Economist
Dun & Bradstreet

Mohit Gupta
Senior Director, Sales
Dun & Bradstreet India

Vipul Oberoi
Director of Marketing CSR & Learning Solutions
Dun & Bradstreet India

Pratik Basu
New Business Development
Appsflyer India

Saurabh Garg

Anand Bala
Commercial and SMB
Sales Leader
India and SAARC

Dr. Christopher Richard
G7 CR Technologies India Pvt. Limited

Anuj Tewari
Co- Founder & CFO
Yulu Bikes

Ankur Agarwal

Sunil Jain
Managing Director
Sprout Capital Advisors LLP

Trivesh D
Co-Founder & COO

Vishesh Jhol
Director- Sales
PayU Payments

Virjin Jawahar
Assistant General Manager
State Bank of India

Sudakshina Ghosh
Sr. Director
Customer Advisory Practice
Digital Natives and Unicorns
SAP Indian Subcontinent

Namratha Swamy
Chief Operating Officer
Mobile Premier League

Rajiv Mukherjee
CEO & Founder

Rohit Singh
Managing Partner
Dexter Capital Advisor

Sourabh Deorah
CEO & Co-founder
Advantage Club

Sanket Deodhar
VP & Head
Digital Natives
SAP Indian Subcontinent

About the Report – ‘The Next Big Leap’

The report will showcase the most promising startups and their disruptive ideas along with the profiles of leading startups. The Dun & Bradstreet ‘The Next Big Leap’ report will be circulated among CXOs of leading corporates, Government ministries, and other leading corporates across India and abroad. The report will also be available on the Dun & Bradstreet website for download.

The report will broadly cover:

  • Impact of Startup on Indian Economy
  • Startup 50: The Trailblazer stories
  • Experts’ views and case studies of corporates

Felicitation of Startup 50: The Trailblazers

The Dun & Bradstreet ‘Startup 50: The Trailblazers’ is an endeavour to recognize the special achievement of startups and felicitation of unique companies among the nominations received across emerging sectors such as:


Eligibility Criteria: The following are eligible to apply

  • Business incorporated or commenced on or after January 1, 2014
  • Annual Turnover of not exceeding Rs. 250 Crores for any of the financial year since inception
  • Entity should not have been formed by demerger or split or reconstrution of an existing business.


  • Last date to submit the nomination form is April 15, 2024.

Partnership Opportunities at the Summit

  • Speaking at the mega summit to highlight startup solutions fueling business growth.
  • Boost brand exposure with logo placement and extensive media coverage at summit, ideal for showcasing innovative solutions to summit attendees.
  • Showcase innovative products and solutions to gain mind share and bridge relationships between end customers and vendors.
  • Engage with industry leaders, VE/PE firms, and customers via panel discussions, keynotes, and interactive sessions.


  • Last date to submit the nomination form is April 15, 2024.

Summit attendees

Government ministries & departments

Industry association

Startup Incubators

Startup enablers

Subject matter experts (across financing, technology, regulatory, HR domains)

Startup financing




  • Alternate avenues of financing - SME IPO, debt financing, crowdfunding etc.
  • The Do’s & Don’ts for start-up in business pitches
  • Technology as enabler for business efficiencies – Increasing revenue, optimizing costs.


  • Mohit Gupta, Senior Director – Sales, Dun & Bradstreet India


  • Anuj Tewari, Co- Founder & CFO, Yulu Bikes
  • Ankur Agarwal, Co- Founder,
  • Sunil Jain, Managing Director, Sprout Capital Advisors LLP
  • Trivesh D, Co-Founder & COO, Tradejini
  • Vishesh Jhol, Director- Sales, PayU Payments
  • Virjin Jawahar, Assistant General Manager, State Bank of India
Pratik Basu, Sales, New Business Development, Appsflyer India

Saurabh Garg, Co-Founder,

Moderator: Vipul Oberoi, Director of Marketing, CSR & Learning Solutions, Dun & Bradstreet India

  • Sudakshina Ghosh, Sr. Director, Customer Advisory Practice, Digital Natives and Unicorns, SAP Indian Subcontinent
  • How to manage risks while driving non-linear growth
  • Effective management of regulatory and bureaucratic challenges
  • Management of stakeholders - employees, shareholders, suppliers and creditors
  • Navigating infrastructure bottlenecks - physical, digital and technological


  • Vipul Oberoi, Director of Marketing, CSR & Learning Solutions, Dun & Bradstreet India


  • Namratha Swamy, Chief Operating Officer, Mobile Premier League
  • Rajiv Mukherjee, CEO & Founder, Incubatehub
  • Rohit Singh, Managing Partner, Dexter Capital Advisor
  • Sourabh Deorah, CEO & Co-founder, Advantage Club
  • Sanket Deodhar, VP & Head, Digital Natives, SAP Indian Subcontinent

Anand Bala, Commercial and SMB Sales Leader, India and SAARC, Zoom

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Technology Partners

Real Estate Partner

Scaleup Partners

Co- Partners

Government Partner

Publication Partner

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