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Grand Challenge 

India's Largest Student
Entrepreneurship Event

Campus Fund and Amazon Web Services annually organises the Grand Challenge- a unique pan-India competition to recognise the most innovate student-led startup of the country. The challenge aligns with government initiatives like Startup India, and Make in India to boost the country’s startup ecosystem. It also aligns with the recently-released National Education Policy 2020 which emphasises the need to enable and promote student entrepreneurship to fulfil India’s ambitious goal of ushering in an entrepreneurial revolution. Through the Grand Challenge, AWS and Campus Fund aim to contribute to transforming India’s entrepreneurial ecosystem and help make starting a company an attractive and achievable path for enterprising students.

Amount raised by the Finalists
$26M
Mentors
1000+
Jury Members
30+
3000+
Applications

Amitabh Nagpal

Head of Startup Ecosystem

AWS, India

2023

Anjali Bansal

Founding Partner

Avaana Capital

2023

Anna T

Partner

Lattice Fund

2022

Ashwini Kumar Tewari

Managing Director

SBI

2022, 2023

Bharat Shah

Co-Founder

HDFC Bank

2023, 2022, 2021

Dev Khare

Partner

Lightspeed, India

2023, 2022, 2021, 2020

Gaurav Arora

Head of Startup Business

AWS, APAC

2023, 2022, 2021, 2020

Gaurav Chaturvedi

Partner

Kae Capital

2020

Gina Chiang

Director

AWS, APJ

2023, 2022

Hiro Mashita

Director

M&S Partners

2023

Jalaj Dani

Co-Promoter

Asian Paints

2022

Kanwaljit Singh

Founder & Managing Partner

Fireside Ventures

2021

Karan Mohla

General Partner

B Capital Group

2023, 2021

Lakshmi Pattabi Raman

Director

Omidyar Network India

2023, 2022

Mekin Maheshwari

Founder / Ex-CPO

Udhyam / Flipkart

2023, 2022

Nupur Garg

Founder

WinPE

2023, 2022, 2021

Padmaja Ruparel

Founder

Indian Angel Network Fund

2022

Phanindra Sama

Founder / Venture Advisor

Redbus / Westbridge

2023, 2022, 2021, 2020

Raghunandan G

Founder

Zolve, TaxiForSure

2023, 2022, 2021, 2020

Ruchira Shukla

South Asia Head

IFC

2023

S Ramann

CMD

SIDBI

2023

Sairee Chahal

Founder

Sheroes, Mahila Money

2023, 2022

Sanjeev Bikhchandani

Co-Founder

Info Edge

2023

Sasha Mirchandani

Founder & Managing Director

Kae Capital

2023, 2022, 2021

Siddharth Nautiyal

Partner

Omidyar Network India

2021

Soumya Rajan

Founder & CEO

Waterfield Advisors

2023, 2022, 2022

Sriharsha Majety

Co-Founder & CEO

Swiggy

2023, 2022, 2021, 2020

Suraj Saharan

Co-Founder

Delhivery

2023, 2022

Thomas Hyland

Co-Founder & CEO

Aspada

2020

Ullas Kamath

Chair

Karnataka State Council

2023, 2022

Varun Alagh

Co-Founder & CEO

Mamaearth

2023

Vidit Aatrey

Founder & CEO

Meesho

2020

Yatin Shah

Co-Founder & Joint CEO

360One (IIFL Wealth)

2021, 2022, 2023

Our Jury

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Partners

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