Inspiring entrepreneurial journeys
Entrepreneurs have been driving radical innovations, catalyzing fundamental transformations, and paving the way for economic and societal growth. Be it creating jobs or driving social change, entrepreneurs have been at the heart of it. The relevance and significance of entrepreneurship have never been more prominent in India.

However, given the rapid changes in the market dynamics, new challenges, and opportunities, there is no blueprint to learn from or adapt to. However, there are many contemporaries who are driving the growth of a new wave of entrepreneurship in India. In a series of conversations, Global Alliance for Mass Entrepreneurship (GAME) aims to bring to the fore the inspiring stories of these contemporary entrepreneurs and their stories of overcoming the odds.

The series “The Road Less Travelled”  will shine the spotlight on influencers and role models and explore how they went against the grain to find success. As an organization working towards creating a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem, GAME believes that role models can go a long way in making entrepreneurship aspirational and inspire people to try new things, and create a massive flourishing of entrepreneurs.

This initiative is in partnership with Your Story.
Kunal Kapoor
Co-founder, Ketto

Ace Bollywood actor - Kunal Kapoor is the Co-founder of, Asia’s largest online crowdfunding platform which fuels a wide variety of sustainable causes, right from fundraising for start-ups to fundraising for medical purposes. Over the years, Ketto has helped more than 2 lakh people start fundraisers and raised over Rs. 1100 crores of funds for their causes.

Kunal was born in Mumbai to a Punjabi family originating from Amritsar. He is a renowned film and theatre actor, who has garnered love and success from his critically acclaimed movies such as Manaxi, Rang De Bansanti, Gold and Aja Nachle.  Kunal has also been applauded for his recent work in Disney + Hotstar Indian historical fiction period drama series The Empire and Netflix movie Ankahi Kahaniya. He is super clever and has a heart of pure, sunshiny gold which landed him into social work.

Ravi Venkatesan
Business leader, Author, and Social Entrepreneur

Ravi Venkatesan is a business leader, author, and social entrepreneur.

He is currently UNICEF’s Special Representative for Young People and Innovation, the founder of the Global Alliance for Mass Entrepreneurship (GAME) and serves on the boards of Hitachi Ltd and Rockefeller Foundation. Ravi was the chairman of Microsoft India, Bank of Baroda, and Cummins India. He has a B.Tech from IIT Bombay, an MS from Purdue University, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Ravi is the author of ‘What The Heck Do I Do With My Life: How To Flourish in Our Turbulent Times’ and Conquering the Chaos: Win in India, Win Everywhere. He was voted as one of India’s best management thinkers by Thinkers50 and as Microsoft’s Alumni Hero 2020.

Anohita Sharma
Programme Coordinator, SEWA Bharat | CEO, Ruaab SEWA

Anohita works as a programme Coordinator at SEWA Bharat and also leading one of the enterprise “Ruaab SEWA” as CEO. As a lead for the enterprise her role is to support the business growth of the enterprise, manages day to day operations lead the development of the company’s long term and short term strategy, capacity building of board members and members of the social enterprise, assessing risks of the system and ensuring monitoring and ensure overall efficiency of the producers company, operational and financial performance.

Anohita has development background which backed up by Master in Social Work from Delhi School of Social work, University of Delhi. Her total professional experience is more than 7 years now and during her working years she has worked on various issues such as youth development, human right, livelihood generation etc. Before moving to SEWA she worked in a child rights based organization in which she closely worked on child and women issues.

Raghu Ravinutala
CEO and Co-Founder,

Raghu Ravinutala is the CEO and Co-Founder of (formerly known as Yellow Messenger), a leading enterprise-grade Conversational AI platform, enabling enterprises to unlock business potential at scale. Since its inception, Raghu and his team have successfully expanded’s presence across the U.S., Southeast Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Japan, Australia, and Latin America with 1000+ customers in 85+ countries.

The entrepreneurial bug had been conceded deep inside him for a long before he co-founded in 2016, with a vision to make customer and enterprise interactions more effective and effortless. Previously, Raghu worked for 16 years with leading tech companies such as Texas Instruments, and Broadcom across leadership roles in Engineering, Product Management, and Business Development both in the Bay Area and India. He is also an elected member of the NASSCOM Executive Council 2021-23. Raghu has been recently recognized as the CX Leader of the Year at the CX Awards 2022, organized by CX Today (US). Raghu is an alumnus of NIT Warangal where he completed his B-Tech in the year 2000. He enjoys a game of squash every now and then and believes in practicing an active lifestyle.

Sairee Chahal
Founder, CEO – SHEROES (women-only social platform)

Sairee Chahal is the Founder and CEO of SHEROES – the world’s largest women-only social platform, offering a complete online ecosystem for women via communities, a chat-based helpline, opportunities, and resources, accessible via and the SHEROES App.

A serial entrepreneur, Sairee is credited with building up the Women's Internet conversation in India, making a strong technology play to solve the problems of gender disparity in India. Sairee’s community meets deep technology approach has made SHEROES a globally formidable platform, changing the game for women and their aspirations. A technology entrepreneur and a liberal arts student, Sairee has straddled the best of both worlds in her ventures Newslink, Fleximoms and now SHEROES. SHEROES is set up to impact over 500 million women in the next decade under Sairee’s leadership.

Baskar Subramanian
Co-founder & CEO, Amagi Media Labs

Baskar is a serial entrepreneur with many patents to his name. As CEO, Baskar drives Amagi’s vision, growth strategy, and execution, enabling the transformation of the global media and entertainment industry through technology innovation. Baskar has been instrumental in developing several of Amagi’s path-defining technologies on cloud broadcast and frame-accurate ad splicing for both TV and OTT. Under Baskar’s leadership, Amagi has demonstrated strong growth, becoming an industry leader in SaaS-based solutions for broadcast.

Prior to Amagi, Baskar co-founded ImpulseSoft, a wireless technology company, which was later acquired by NASDAQ-listed SiRF. To foster a culture of entrepreneurship in society, Baskar regularly shares his insights and expertise with start-ups and small businesses. He is a well-known speaker at technology and industry events, evangelizing the use of the cloud for broadcast industry transformation.

Shashank Kumar
CEO, DeHaat

Shashank Kumar, an alumnus of IIT Delhi (’08), co-founded the full-stack, business-to-farmer (B2F) agritech platform DeHaat, in 2012, and currently serves as its CEO. DeHaat is a one-stop destination for small farmers, catering to all their agricultural needs. Under his leadership, DeHaat is grown into one of India’s fastest-growing AgriTech startups employing a brigade of 1000+ professionals, and working with over 700,000 farmers and 3400+ micro-entrepreneurs.
Shashank was awarded ‘The Most Innovative Personality For Rural Development & Agriculture’ at the Desh Ratna Conclave 2021 and in 2018, his alma mater, IIT Delhi, felicitated him with the Distinguished Alumni Award. He has also been featured on the BW Disrupt 40 Under 40 list as well Forbes 30 under 30 list in the years 2017 and 2014 respectively. In 2014, he was recognised by Time Now among their list of Amazing Indians, and in 2013, he was awarded the honour of “Ashoka Fellow”, recognising the world’s leading social entrepreneurs.

Harish Hande
Founder and CEO, SELCO Foundation

Harish Hande is recognized as a pioneer of rural energy service across the globe. He wanted to bust the myth that while solar energy is environmentally desirable, it is very expensive and only the rich can afford it. Through SELCO, Harish successfully demonstrated that decentralized energy solutions, particularly those powered by solar, can be truly sustainable, provided it is implemented by combining appropriate technological, financial, and ownership models suited to the cash flows and local contexts of the poor. For his pioneering efforts, Harish has received many national and international awards including, more recently, The Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship (2018) and Asia's prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award (2011).
HARISH HANDE (Founder and CEO, SELCO Foundation) is recognized as a pioneer of rural energy service across the globe. He is the co-founder of SELCO Solar Light Pvt Ltd and is presently the CEO of the SELCO Foundation. Harish has received many national and international awards including the Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship (2018) and Asia's prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award (2011) for “his pragmatic efforts to put solar power technology in the hands of the poor, through his social enterprise SELCO India”.

Mangal Shetty
Entrepreneur, Social venture investor, sales professional and advisor in Nasdaq, Genpact and Capgemini

Mangal Shetty is an experienced entrepreneur, social venture investor, sales professional and has been an advisor to companies like Nasdaq, Genpact and Capgemini. Deeply passionate about Conservation by local Communities via Commerce; committed to living life fully and to all forms of wellness; individual, community and environmental. Prime driver of Panchabhuta building blocks for fostering inclusive green economies in the West Coast and Western Ghats of India. Published a coffee table book 'Gems of the Western Ghats' and co-created the 'Panchabhuta Innovation Toolkit', a framework for incubating and nurturing a responsible green economy.

Supriya Paul
Director & Co-founder, Josh Talks

Supriya Paul is the Director and Co-Founder of Josh Talks, a social tech startup headquartered in Gurugram, Haryana. She was recently listed as one of the top ‘20 Self-Made Women’ by Forbes India. Supriya was born in Delhi and raised in Gurugram, Haryana. She completed her Bachelor of Commerce from Sri Venkateswara College, University of Delhi. At the young age of 20, Supriya co-founded Josh Talks with Shobhit Banga. Owing to the success of her startup, she has been recognised as one of the top entrepreneurs in India. In 2018, she was featured in the Forbes 30 under 30 Asia list for defining and driving the ever-shifting world of news and content. Supriya also serves as an advisor and mentor for the Women Economic Forum, Atal Innovation Mission, and the Founder Institute.

About Global Alliance for Mass Entrepreneurship (GAME)GAME is an alliance of organisations committed to creating an entrepreneurial movement in Indiathat results in 10 million new entrepreneurs, half women, who will create 50 million livelihoods by 2030.GAME is a non-profit operating as a project under Junior Achievement India Services.For more information:

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