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The Indian Startup ecosystem is basking in a golden period. Many entrepreneurs are swiftly innovating and building in India for the world, thus partaking in the flourishing India growth story. Therefore, it becomes more pertinent that they have the right resources and opportunities at the right time to take the big leap and thrive.

With this intent, IDFC FIRST Bank has joined hands with Moneycontrol and CNBCTV18 to create ‘Leap To Unicorn’, a one-of-its-kind Founder Success Program that provides mentoring, networking, and fundraising opportunities for India’s most promising startups through a meticulously planned journey.

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Season 1 WINNERS

Mentors : Season 1

Ashwin Damera

CEO & Co-founder, Emeritus and Eruditus

Nikhil Kamath

Co-founder, Zerodha

Sabeer Bhatia

Co-founder, Showreel

Anand Chari

Deputy GM - SME & Startups Business Development), BSE

Shivangi Jain

Head - Corporate & Global Partnerships, Startup India

Sajith Pai

Director, Blume Venture

Anthony Anish

CDO, T-Hub

Amit Singh

Founder & CEO, Wow Labz

Vinayak Hegde

CTO, Microsoft For Startups

Arpit Agarwal

Director, Blume Ventures

Mohit Bansal

Founder, Deck Rooster

Mabel Chacko

COO & Co-Founder, Open Fintech

Arjun Vaidya

Partner, Verlinvest

Deepesh Agarwal

Co-Founder & CEO, MoveInSync

Chetan Bhatia

Founder, Honest Create

Gautham Sivaramakrishnan

Lead | Platforms - Market, Blume Ventures

Sanjay Mehta

Founder & Partner, 100X.VC

Akshay Verma

Co-founder, Fitpass

Akash Gehani

Co-Founder, Instamojo

Hemendra Mathur

Co-Founder, ThinkAg

LS Ravi

Director, Finvisage Treasury Solutions

Ashish Kumar Singh

CHRO, Meesho

Anand Bathiya

Partner, Bathiya & Associates

Tejas Desai

Partner - Tax & Regulatory Services, EY

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