Zee Business lauds India's entrepreneurial spirit at Dare to Dream Awards Season 2

In partnership with SAP, the Dare to Dream Awards Season 2 felicitated the entrepreneurs of SMEs, spanning across 8 prominent Indian cities and recognized 101 winners from different categories

e4m by exchange4media Staff
Updated: Oct 31, 2019 6:18 PM
ZEE Business Dare to Dream Awards Season 2

The Zee Business Dare to Dream Awards in partnership with SAP reinforced Zee Business' commitment towards transforming India by empowering and mentoring entrepreneurs to help them take the right decisions. While the participants in the awards were from diverse backgrounds and from across the country, there was one unifying factor in them - they were all high-achievers in life who dared to dream big and saw it through.

Over the years, Zee Business has inspired innovators to come up with new initiatives while providing guidance in an easy to understand manner. Dare to Dream Awards is one such initiative exclusively curated to recognize the contribution of entrepreneurs of SMEs towards Prime Minister Narendra Modi's mission of making India a $5 trillion economy. 

The Zee Business team visited 24 different cities and organized over 37 meetings to select the key entrepreneurial turnaround stories and hosting the Awards ceremonies at 8 cities - New Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Chennai and Kolkata from September 25 to October 24, 2019. The entire process of the Awards saw strong focus on transparency, fairness clubbed with the sharp business acumen of the Zee Business editorial team to announce the 101 winner names, who have dared to dream big and make it happen.

The Award categories were: Company of the Year, Business Person of the Year, Women Entrepreneur, Inspirational Leader, Driving Growth Through Tech Innovation,Young Business Leader, Emerging Company of the year and Business Transformation through Technology.

Throwing light on this special initiative, Market Guru and Zee Business Managing Editor, Anil Singhvi commented, "In a country like India, there is no dearth of people who dream and also of those who make their dreams come true. But there is a lack of platforms that recognize known as well as unknown names who have dared to dream big and accomplish their goals. Zee Business Dare to Dream Awards in partnership with SAP is one such initiative and we are thankful to SAP for such an ideology to encourage the shining stars. Such initiatives to motivate start ups, SMEs across parts of the country can go a long way for the country’s progress. We look forward to igniting the spirit of passion and business while providing guidance on the way."

"Dare to Dream is the formula for new India. In the next decade, the winners are either going to start companies which are born digital companies or existing companies who will build internally digital native business models,” said Krishnan Chatterjee, Chief Customer Officer & Head of Marketing, SAP India Subcontinent.

Some of the winners were MR Jyothy from Jyothy Labs Limited (Woman Entrepreneur of the Year, Mumbai), Varun Agni from Bounce (Young Business Leader of the Year, Bengaluru), Manyavar(Company of the Year – Retail, Kolkata), Workafella(Emerging Company of theYear, Chennai), Chirayu Amin from Alembic Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (Inspirational Leader of theYear, Ahmedabad), GirirajEnterprises (Business Transformation throughTechnology, Pune), Rahul Gautam from Sheela Foam Ltd. (Business Person of theYear, Delhi).


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