About Us

We’re on a mission

India’s startup ecosystem is at the cusp of exponential growth and we are on the lookout for bold startups to turn them into great companies. PwC India, in association with FICCI, conceptualized LevelNXT to unearth the brightest of entrepreneurs by building a collaborative ecosystem and enabling easier access to networks.

The programme will identify ten best scaleups in the country every year who will be a part of an ongoing engagement with players from the industry. With a vision of agglomerating all key stakeholders in the innovation network, LevelNXT is more than just a competition. We believe that a close-knit ecosystem will help accelerate growth both for startups as well as for large corporations.

LevelNXT Stalwarts


Amitabh Kant

The CEO of NITI Aayog, our government’s arm for catalysing economic development, a member of the Indian Administrative Services and the author of Branding India - An Incredible Story, Amitabh Kant is a well renowned face across the length and breadth of the country. The LevelNXT team is pleased to have him on board as our stalwart on our journey towards nurturing high growth scale ups.


Naina Lal Kidwai

Naina Lal Kidwai is a well known banker, charted accountant and business executive. The former Country Head of HSBC India and a former FICCI President, she was the first Indian woman to graduate from Harvard Business School and the first woman to guide the functioning of a foreign bank in India. We are honoured to work hand in hand with a woman of her calibre as we envision to scale up the dreams of potential entrepreneurs.


Ramesh Abhishek

Senior bureaucrat Ramesh Abhishek is presently the Secretary of Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP), Ministry of Commerce & Industry, the key Department which is spearheading important Government initiatives such as Make in India, Start-up India, Ease of Doing Business and Industrial Corridors in the country. He has also been the Chairman of the Commodity Derivative Markets Regulator, Forward Markets Commission, Government of India, and has brought about far-reaching reforms in the regulation of the market. As LevelNXT agglomerates startups and big companies to create one comprehensive growth & innovation platform, the guidance he brings with his versatile portfolio is a priceless asset.


Saurabh Srivastava

Saurabh Srivastava is one of India’s leading entrepreneurs and institution builders, widely acknowledged in India and globally, as one of the architects of the Indian IT Industry and as leading the creation of a vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem in India. He was honoured with the Padma Shri award in 2016, for his contributions to trade and industry. He is one of the founders of the Indian Angel Network, one of the largest angel investor forums in the world. He has always been at the forefront of public service, constantly striving to help create a positive environment for start ups and entrepreneurship in India. We are delighted to have him on board as a visionary and a source of inspiration, as we help scale-ups make their next big transitions.

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