• Runway to Success Season 4

Runway to Success

A power packed programme on ET NOW that showcases the motivational stories of today’s business icons and provides India’s most innovative SMEs an opportunity to compete with the best and win a Grand Prize to take off on the flight to success.

The search is on for India’s most innovative SMEs. It’s your turn to shine!


About Runway to Success

Runway to Success is a multi-staged initiative that celebrates the spirit of Indian entrepreneurship. Conceived and developed by Lufthansa in partnership with the business experts at TiE and India’s premier business TV channel ET NOW.

Runway to Success TV series

A power packed programme on ET NOW that showcases the motivational stories of today’s business icons and provides India’s most innovative SMEs an opportunity to compete with the best and win a Grand Prize to take off on the flight to success. Registration is open!

The Grand Prize

  • A seat at Stanford University’s prestigious Design Thinking Boot Camp
  • A free Lufthansa Business Class ticket to the US
  • A coveted TiE mentorship.

All the remaining episodic winners too fly away with a Lufthansa Business Class ticket to Europe!

The Startup Expo

The first ever initiative in India, that was organized in Delhi/NCR on 23 April 2016, to bring together an ecosystem of facilitators that provided startups all the support they needed to succeed. The unique and special event included entrepreneurial workshops, guru sessions, expert talks, mentoring zones, networking zones, investor zones, partner lounges as well as a Startup Showcase, with a special focus on food entrepreneurs.

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Shortlisted Contestants

Karan TibrawallaDirector, Fresh Brew Co.
Dr. Pragati Sawhney Founder, Chockriti Chocolates
Anurag Mishra Co-Founder & Director, MyGreens
Gautam Shewakramani Founder, AudioCompass
Shipra Sharma Co-Founder & Director, Tattva Spa
Naveen Khanna Vice President-Sales, ePaisa
Bala Bhaskar MD, Genius Edulabs
Radhika Menon Founder, The Village Fair
Vivek Iyer Co-Founder, OneClickWash
Madhu Bajpai Founder, RIMUS Technologies
Ashvini Jakhar Founder & CEO, Prozo
Kashish Bhagya COO, MyRefers
Rashi Sanon Narang Founder & CEO, Heads Up For Tails,
Praneet Singh Sahai Co-Founder, PosterGuy
Vikas Bagaria Co-Founder, SafetyKart
Ankeeta Deb Co-Founder, Rivir
Sidharth Singh Co-Founder, CupShup
Ronak Dhoot Co-Founder & CTO, GeekShastra Technologies (Twiddle.TV)
Chandrasekaran J Founder & Director, Watsan Envirotech
Himanshu Mishra Co-Founder & CTO, SustainEarth Energy Solutions
Sandith Thandasherry MD, Navalt


Starting 4 June 2016, every Saturday 6:30 pm
Repeat telecast - Monday 5:30 pm

EP No. EP Name Telecast Date
1Curtain Raiser4 June, 2016
2CP Gurnani11 June, 2016
3Dilip Chhabria18 June, 2016
4Sanjeev Kapoor25 June, 2016
5Madhu Pandit Dasa2 July, 2016
6Alok Kejriwal9 July, 2016
7Mahesh Gupta16 July, 2016
8Ajay Kaul23 July, 2016
9Semi Finals30 July, 2016
10Live Grand Finale6 Aug, 2016

About TIE

The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE), was founded in 1992 in Silicon Valley by a group of successful entrepreneurs, corporate executives, and senior professionals with roots in the Indus region. There are currently 13,000 members, including over 2,500 charter members in 56 chapters across 13 countries. TiE’s mission is to foster entrepreneurship globally through mentoring, networking, and education. Dedicated to the virtuous cycle of wealth creation and giving back to the community, TiE’s focus is on generating and nurturing our next generation of entrepreneurs.

About Kalaari

Kalaari Capital is an early-stage, technology-focused venture capital firm with $650 million in assets under management. Since 2006, we have empowered visionary entrepreneurs building unique solutions that reshape the way Indians live, work, consume and transact. Along with capital, we focus on a long-term partnership with entrepreneurs to help unlock large value through disruptive innovation.

About ET Now

ET NOW, India’s No.1 Business News channel, helps you make money every day, by providing breaking news that impacts the market, trading strategies, cutting edge analysis and in-depth interviews. ET NOW is supported by the unmatched resources and expertise of The Economic Times, India’s leading business daily. Over the last year ET NOW has comprehensively broken the domination of a 13 year old incumbent in the English business news space and has clearly established itself as India’s No.1 Business news channel. In a matter of just 4 years since its inception, ET NOW has broken all bastions of business news supremacy and established itself as the definitive choice of its viewers. ET NOW ,with its sister publication - The Economic Times, can be said as India’s first truly integrated channel with a common vision and passion for business and economic news, views and analysis. ET NOW engages with viewers in 16 countries across the globe. It is available across all Cable and Satellite, Digital and Mobile platforms.


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