The Indian startup ecosystem has grown at an exponential rate in recent years. With 94,000+ DPIIT recognized startups, India has the world’s third largest startup ecosystem until March 2023. Number of unicorns added in India outpaced China for the second consecutive year in 2022. In the last three years, India has seen the birth of 81 unicorns, bringing the country's total unicorn valuation to US$ 345 billion. While these figures paint a positive picture of India as a startup nation, they also highlight the importance of an ecosystem that fosters innovation and ambition. Through the implementation of progressive policies and the development of relevant infrastructure, the Government of India plays a critical role in facilitating the growth of early-stage startups. Startup India is one of the few initiatives that have become a globally recognized journey of India’s fast paced innovating and resilient entrepreneurial ecosystem.

About LEAP India Startup Summit 2023

Recognizing the revolution of startups in India, Dun & Bradstreet India organized the first ever ‘LEAP India Startup Summit 2023’ on the theme "Unlocking India’s True Potential" on June 16, 2023, at Hotel Taj MG Road, Bengaluru. The event featured keynote addresses, panel discussions and knowledge sessions by several eminent dignitaries, including representatives from the Government, industry veterans, and other distinguished thought leaders. The event also featured the felicitation of the Dun & Bradstreet ‘Startup 50: The Trailblazers’ and the release of the special report, ‘The Next Big Leap’.

Highlights of the event

Inspirational Leaders and Influential Figures

Listen to top-notch dignitaries of the industry

Startup Showcases

Pitch sessions providing an excellent platform to gain visibility, receive feedback, and potentially secure funding or partnerships

Panel Discussions and Fireside Chats

Expert’s valuable insights and practical tips for startups to gain new perspective

Networking Opportunities

Network with the industry experts, fellow entrepreneurs, investors, media partners, potential partners, and many more

Gala Awards Night

‘Startup 50: The Trailblazers’ awards across industries with the launch of special report on the ‘The Next Big Leap’

Who attended the event?

  • This is an ideal platform to meet and network with the best and brightest minds in the world of business and to deliberate on key aspect of achieving next level of business growth.
  • The Summit bring together the best-in-class of entrepreneurs, innovators, policy makers, startup enablers, financing firms and business consultants.

Emerging Business Entrepreneurs

Policy-Makers and Govt. Representatives

Enablers of Startup Ecosystems

Enterprise Professionals

Startup Financing Businesses

Business Consultants


Dr. Arun Singh
Global Chief Economist
Dun & Bradstreet

Amit Kumar Agarwal
Founder & CEO

Amit Kulkarni
Finance and IR - Fireside Ventures

Aastha Grover
Startup India

Amuleek Singh Bijral
Founder & CEO
Chai Point

Anup Kuruvilla

Ankur Pandey
Co-founder & CTO

Bhushan Patil
Multiply Ventures

Deepak Agrawal
Dexter Capital

Divya Anand
Stride Ventures

Ganesh Subramanian
Founder & CEO
Stylumia Intelligence Technology Pvt. Ltd.

Guhesh Ramanathan
CEO & Co- Founder
Excubator & SEA Fund

Hitesh Sethi
Director - Analytics & Business Advisory
Dun & Bradstreet India

Jinand Shah
Managing Director
Online PSB Loans

Kshitiz Sachan
Process Coach
Performance Management
Keka HR

Mohit Gupta
Senior Director – Sales
Dun & Bradstreet India

Milapsinh Jadeja

Prasad Sreeram
Founder & CEO
Cogos Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

Parag Dhol
General Partner
Athera Venture Partners

Prateek Shukla
Co-Founder & CEO
Masai School

Rajesh Dembla
Investor and Entrepreneur & Founder

Radhika Bajoria
Radically Yours

Ravisankar Velidi
Chief Culture Officer & VP Engineering

Subhash Chandra L Reddy
Managing Director
Sangeetha Mobiles Pvt Ltd

Susmit Patodia
Antler India

Subhrangshu Kumar Neogi
Executive Director & Co-founder
Escrow Pay

Sivasubramanian Ramann
Chairman & MD

Sathvik Vishwanath
Co-founder & CEO

Sunil Jain
Sprout Capital Advisors LLP

Smita Murarka
Brand Consultant

Vinod Shankar
Co-founder & Partner
Java Capital

Vishwa Nath Jha
Founder & CEO

Venkat S. Raju
Venture Partner
YourNest Venture Capital




First Session Theme: Unlocking India’s True Potential: The Startup Story

Points of discussion:

  1. Adoption of digital technologies
  2. Government policies to support startups
  3. Growth of incubators and accelerators
  4. Investors fuel the startups' growth and their stages of development.
  5. Innovative solutions to tackle industry challenges
  6. Diversification of startup sectors

Speaker: Mr. Amit Kumar Agarwal, Founder & CEO,

Next Session Theme: Startup Enablers: Empowering the Next Frontiers of Innovation


Suggested Points of discussion:

  1. Exploring the stages of startup funding
  2. Key considerations and strategies for securing early-stage investments
  3. What VCs look for in startups and how to attract their attention?
  4. Scaling Strategies: How to allocate and utilize funds effectively?

Moderator: Ms. Radhika Bajoria, Founder, Radically Yours


  1. Mr. Vinod Shankar, Co-founder & Partner, Java Capital
  2. Mr. Amit Kulkarni - Director, Finance and IR - Fireside Ventures
  3. Mr. Susmit Patodia, Director, Antler India
  4. Mr. Deepak Agrawal, Principal, Dexter Capital

Points of discussion:

  1. Examining and understanding the financier's market landscape
  2. Types of capitalists and their approaches to investing
  3. Networking and building relationships with potential financiers
  4. Key issues, challenges, and the way forward

Moderator: Ms. Radhika Bajoria, Founder, Radically Yours


  1. Mr. Sunil Jain, Founder, Sprout Capital Advisors LLP
  2. Mr. Bhushan Patil, Founder, Multiply Ventures
  3. Mr. Parag Dhol, General Partner, Athera Venture Partners
  4. Mr. Milapsinh Jadeja, Founder, PayTamasha
  5. Mr. Venkat S. Raju, Venture Partner, YourNest Venture Capital
  6. Mr. Anup Kuruvilla, Co-Founder, 1Crowd
  7. Mr. Ankur Pandey, Chief Manager & Head - SBI Start-up Hub, Bengaluru

Points of discussion:

  1. What were some of the biggest challenges you faced in identifying the ‘right opportunity’ and then build your startup to seize the opportunity; how did you overcome these challenges?
  2. How did you effectively manage limited resources while scaling up your startup?
  3. Technology evolves rapidly, how did you navigate technological advancements and leverage them to your advantage
  4. Where are you in your growth journey? And what is your perspective on building a global business from India?
  5. Failure is often seen as a learning opportunity. Could you share a failure you encountered and the lessons you learned from it?
  6. How do you foster a culture of continuous learning and personal growth within your startup?
  7. What is the importance of employee well-being and engagement in startups? 8. How has your company leveraged technology to enhance employee benefits and engagement?

Moderator: Mr. Hitesh Sethi, Director - Analytics & Business Advisory, Dun & Bradstreet India


  1. Mr. VishwaNath Jha, Founder & CEO,
  2. Mr. Sathvik Vishwanath, Co-founder & CEO, Unocoin
  3. Mr. Paritosh Tripathi, Founding Member, Signzy
  4. Mr. Prateek Shukla, Co-founder & CEO, Masai School

Next Session Theme: Brand Building: An Imperative for New age Startups

Points of discussion:

  1. Building a unique identity
  2. Build quality products or services.
  3. Challenges faced during the journey
  4. Role of technology in creating products or services
  5. Steps taken to scale the brand


  1. Speaker: Ms. Smita Murarka, Brand Consultant

Next Session: Report Launch and Awards Ceremony

About the Report – ‘The Next Big Leap’

The report showcases the most promising startups and their disruptive ideas along with the profiles of leading startups. The Dun & Bradstreet ‘The Next Big Leap’ report was circulated among CXOs of leading corporates, Government Ministries and other leading corporates across India and abroad.

The Report Covers:

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 felicitate these entities across industries including:

Award Winners List

Sr. No. Company Name Brand Name Industry Sub-Industry Category
1 Telluris Biotech India Pvt. Ltd. Telluris Biotech Agriculture Agri Products
2 AquaExchange Agritech Pvt. Ltd. AquaExchange Agriculture Food and Agriculture Tech
3 BigHaat Agro Pvt. Ltd. BigHaat Agriculture Food and Agriculture Tech
4 Dvara E-Registry Pvt. Ltd. Dvara E-Registry Agriculture Food and Agriculture Tech
5 CyanConnode Pvt. Ltd. CyanConnode Energy Energy Tech
6 A.Treds Ltd. Invoicemart Financial Services FinTech
7 Analog Legalhub Technology Solutions Pvt. Ltd. CREDGENICS Financial Services FinTech
8 Autolytics Technology Pvt. Ltd. Financial Services FinTech
9 BASIC Enterprises Pvt. Ltd. BASIC Home Loan Financial Services FinTech
10 Finlabs India Pvt. Ltd. Finlabs India Financial Services FinTech
11 Gramcover Insurance Brokers Pvt. Ltd. Gramcover Financial Services FinTech
12 M2P Solutions Pvt. Ltd. M2P Fintech Financial Services FinTech
13 Oktober6 Insight Pvt. Ltd. CreditEnable Financial Services FinTech
14 Online PSB Loans Ltd. Online PSB Loans Financial Services FinTech
15 Paytail Commerce Pvt. Ltd. Paytail Financial Services FinTech
16 Trustt Trustt Financial Services FinTech
17 Square Panda Education Pvt. Ltd. Square Panda Health, Education and Wellness EdTech
18 Virohan Pvt. Ltd. Virohan Health, Education and Wellness EdTech
19 ANH Technologies Pvt. Ltd. ClaimTherapist Health, Education and Wellness HealthTech
20 Docplexus Online Services Pvt. Ltd. Docplexus Health, Education and Wellness HealthTech
21 HealthPlix Technologies Pvt. Ltd. HealthPlix Health, Education and Wellness HealthTech
22 Indigital Technologies LLP Indigital Technologies Health, Education and Wellness HealthTech
23 Jajal Medical Services Pvt. Ltd. Jajal Medical Health, Education and Wellness HealthTech
24 Onsurity Technologies Pvt. Ltd. Onsurity Health, Education and Wellness HealthTech
25 Vianam HealthTech Pvt. Ltd. HexaHealth Health, Education and Wellness HealthTech
26 Altigreen Propulsion Labs Pvt. Ltd. Altigreen Propulsion Labs Manufacturing Automotive
27 Tsuyo Manufacturing Pvt. Ltd. Tsuyo Manufacturing Automotive
28 Earth Rhythm Pvt. Ltd. Earth Rhythm Manufacturing Consumer Goods
29 Ecoright Pvt. Ltd. Ecoright Manufacturing Consumer Goods
30 Greensole Footwear Pvt. Ltd. Greensole Manufacturing Consumer Goods
31 TJ Dharam Global Foods Pvt. Ltd. KandeeFactory Manufacturing Consumer Goods
32 Waterwala Labs Pvt. Ltd. DrinkPrime Manufacturing Consumer Goods
33 Bendable Technology Solutions Pvt. Ltd. Manufacturing Industrial Goods & Manufacturing
34 Tekor Minerals Pvt. Ltd. TEKOR Manufacturing Industrial Goods & Manufacturing
35 Appstars Applications Pvt. Ltd. GuardianLink Media & Entertainment, Advertising  Gaming
36 Inuxu Digital Media Technologies Pvt. Ltd. Adgebra Media & Entertainment, Advertising  Marketing and Advertising
37 Filmboard Movie Technologies Pvt. Ltd. Filmboard Movie Media & Entertainment, Advertising  Media and Entertainment​
38 Johnnette Technologies Pvt. Ltd. Johnnette Technologies  Other Technology Solutions Aerospace, Maritime and Defense Tech
39 Bert Labs Pvt. Ltd. Bert Labs Other Technology Solutions AI/ML/IoT based solutions
40 GoKwik Commerce Solutions Pvt. Ltd. GoKwik Other Technology Solutions AI/ML/IoT based solutions
41 Biz Hero India Pvt. Ltd. NowPurchase Other Technology Solutions Enterprise Applications
42 Nextscm Solutions Pvt. Ltd. Increff Other Technology Solutions Enterprise Applications
43 Parviom Technologies Pvt. Ltd. Park+ Other Technology Solutions Enterprise Applications
44 FLIVE Consulting Pvt. Ltd. Unstop Other Technology Solutions Platform Solutions
45 Prolance Services Pvt. Ltd. Prolance Other Technology Solutions Platform Solutions
46 Reculta Solutions Pvt. Ltd. PickMyWork Other Technology Solutions Platform Solutions
47 Smartvizs Pvt. Ltd. Trezi Real Estate & Construction Others
48 Linking Spaces Technologies Pvt. Ltd. Settlin Real Estate & Construction Real Estate & Construction Tech
49 Indicold Pvt. Ltd. Indicold Transport and Logistics​ Transport and Logistics​ Tech
50 Snowmax Logistics Pvt. Ltd. SNOWMAX Transport and Logistics​ Transport and Logistics​ Tech


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