Anand Rao had a comfortable job as an executive in PepsiCo, which he left to found one of India’s pre-eminent microfinance institutions, Chaitanya Microfinance,
which has around 200,000 active clients and a portfolio value of 315 crore INR. His goal is to show todays teenagers how to innovate for the good of society, and the importance of community.
Dinesh Chandwani is a philanthropreneur, Professional Skydiver, Business Development Manager and the Co-founder of the Walnut
School of Ideas. He is trying to change the Edutech space in India. With over a hundred success stories in the creative field, he has changed the entire objectification of creative industry and with the aim of training one million students, he, and his company stand strong with their ideology of holistic and practical education.
Siddharth is one of the youngest authors in India, and has been commended for his debut “The Special Fish”, and his contribution of all of the profits from book sales to farmers in drought affected regions. He firmly believes in holistic education and development, and has been awarded the youngest creative head according to World Record India, and wants to spread the word and show teenagers that following their passion is worth it.
Vibhu is an accomplished teenager from Kurukshetra. A math prodigy, he has graduated and been accepted to the University of Leeds at the tender age of 17. He has spoken at TEDx events, published research in an international journal and is the youngest recipient of the Cutting-Edge Research Award. After his sister’s suicide last year, he travelled to Karnataka to stay at temples and focus on his two passions: meditation and mathematics. He addresses suicide and has devoted his life to preventing the pain that his sister’s death caused.