MTV announces winners of first edition of Droom MTV Dropout
Ajay Vishnu, Karmaditya Bagga and Priyansha Jain emerge as the winners of world’s first ever start-up formed on television
The journey which began few months ago has finally reached its pinnacle and now the trio, Ajay-Priyansha-Bagga are all set to face the real world and give wings to their entrepreneurial dreams. The awesome threesome has braved 10 other dropouts, excelled grueling challenges featuring the biggest companies - Pepperfry, Kamasutra to name a few, survived being pitted against their own teammates and emerged victorious. They have truly showcased what it takes to be an entrepreneur.
Speaking about the finale of MTV Dropout, Ferzad Palia, Head, Youth, Music and English Entertainment, Viacom18, said, “The concept of Dropout was unique and we did expect it to connect with a lot of youngsters out there who dare to dream big. I hope this show acts as a propellant for young minds to take a chance. The winners of the show have shown exceptional growth and we wish them luck for their future endeavors!”
On judging the contestants for the finale, Sandeep Aggarwal, CEO & Founder, Droom, said, “It was wonderful to be part of Droom MTV Dropout as a Mentor. The show had an interesting concept of helping ‘Dropouts’ who wanted to be successful entrepreneurs. The concept is very close to my heart as I have had the experience of dropping out from my comfort zone and starting out on my own to build some of the biggest brands in the e-commerce industry in India. I hope that I have been able to inspire youth to pursue their entrepreneurial dreams and to provide the right mentorship. I would like to wish all the winners the best of luck for their successful future ahead and in my view, people who have not been declared winner or even did not get a chance to participate in the program are still my heroes. I hope to continue with my passion to mentor youngsters and inspire more to realise their start-up dream.”
“Priyansha, Bagga and I, each of us possesses a unique set of talent which together, makes our team a winner. Besides, we also share a great chemistry with each other, which makes work, a lot more fun. MTV has given us the platform to catapult our start-up dreams and we will surely not disappoint the people who have supported us,” shared CEO of the new start-up, Ajay Vishnu.
On being announced winners of the first season of Dropout, an excited Priyansha Jain shared, “This definitely feels awesome! Dropout is a unique and one of a kind show and to be crowned the winners of the first season is simply unbelievable. Coming so far in the competition was definitely challenging with 13 different entrepreneurial personalities on the show. All hard work and struggle seems worth now!”
Karmaditya Bagga added, “The best moment of my life was when I grabbed those keys which Rajeev Sir threw towards us. It was like I have grabbed my entire dream in my fist. It was the best feeling in the world!”
From dreaming big to making it big, these aspiring entrepreneurs have come a long way long way through the guidance provided to them by their mentors and top guns in the industry. Here’s wishing these dropouts good luck as they kickstart their exciting and rewarding entrepreneurial journey!
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