Vishwapreneur '17



Mohit Pawar
Digital India Project, Govt. of India.

Mr. Mohit Pawar is in the process of launching “The #ContentMarketing Show” a weekly web show that focuses on using content marketing to grow brands and also give a peek into professional life and hustle of a modern day marketer. Whenever he can get a scrap of free time, he answer hundreds of emails from the community, and show up on speaking stages at conferences like Digital India and TEDx. He has been quoted in various publications like Times of India and Dainik Bhaskar. His work has also featured on sites like Business Insider and many more.




Anna Rehermann
Founder & CEO, Growth Hacking Asia.

At Growth Hacking Asia, their goal is to flip the success rate of Asian startups from 1/10 to 9/10. In order to, achieve that, they have: GH Academy: Their growth hacking academy conducts hands-on entrepreneurship & growth hacking programs for passionate startup teams. Goal is to train and educate 20,000+ entrepreneurs across SEA by 2020. Growth Labs: Their growth hacking consultancy works closely with startup teams (Seed to Series B) and helps them identify and leverage their unique set of growth drivers. GH Community: They organize bi-monthly growth hacking events in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam and Indonesia to encourage experience sharing between entrepreneurs and equip them with the skills necessary to successfully grow their ventures.


Dr. A. Velumani
Founder and CEO, Thyrocare.

Thyrocare was started in 1996, by A. Velumani, ex-scientist at Bhabha Atomic Research centre (BARC), Mumbai, Maharashtra. The first laboratory was set up in Byculla, Mumbai, with an initial focus on thyroid testing considering a huge potential for thyroid testing in India. The company introduced a franchisee model for procuring samples to be send for testing at their central laboratory in Mumbai. Thyrocare mainly deals with thyroid testing along with more than 200 tests and 50-odd profiles comprising different tests for preventive care and wellness under its brand, Aarogyam. In 2010, Thyrocare raised its first private equity funding with INR 188 crore from New Delhi-based CX Partners for a 30% stake. It set up a subsidiary, Nuclear Healthcare Limited, which uses PET-CT to detect and locate cancerous cells. In 2014, Siemens Healthcare's Diagnostic Division installed its world's largest laboratory automation track – Aptio Automation – at its laboratory in Mumbai. Thyrocare became the first laboratory in India to install this automation by Siemens.


Indraneel Chitale
Partner at Chitale Bandhu.

Chitale Bandhu, one of the largest Maharashtra-based manufacturers and sellers of sweets, savories, milk and milk products, need no introduction. He is the 4th generation entrepreneur of the super innovative Chitale family Indraneel Chitale. Indraneel possesses deep knowledge about everything remotely related to his field from biochemistry, product placement, marketing, sales and distribution to quality management. His keen interest in recycling and using waste is very impressive and he has definitely gone out of his way to apply the waste water treatment plant at the Shivapur factory. Indraneel showcases brilliant entrepreneurial skills; continuous learning, improvisation and optimisation. “Only dislike I have is people not honouring time. Punctuality and time commitment are something I really appreciate.” says Indraneel. He is sure a visionary like every other member of the Chitale family.