Bridging the gap between the Australian and Indian women’s start-up communities

Meet some of
our 2018 Finalists

These amazing Virangana Women will all be vying for investment at our upcoming Virangana Bollywood Pitch Fest to be a Held in Sydney on 24th October - click RSVP for details and tickets.

View our 2018 Finalist below, or dive deeper to learn more about each of our finalist’s companies and there investment requirements via the ShieldDocs secure dataroom.

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Meet some of
our 2018 Finalists

Winners will be announced at  Australia's first ever Bollywood themed pitch fest event to be held at Sydney Spark Festival.


Dr Suba Dravida, PhD

Developing novel treatment options to chronic conditions based on stem cell technologies.

Optimization of lead candidates on statistically significant patient derived platforms to develop the blockbuster drug molecules for  Alzheimer's/Parkinson's diseases

  • Experimentalist turned entrepreneur

  • Commercialized 3 cell based products

  • 20 patents to her credit

  • Published in peer reviewed science journals


Aditi Balbir

A boutique hospitality chain focussed on micro tourism in the leisure travel sectoe, helping travellers explore India with a unique local touch. With over 150 Resorts spread across 21 states, V Resorts helps bring offbeat destinations into mainstream focus through curated experiences.

As a prominent voice on Women Entrepreneurship today, Aditi stumbled upon the idea of V Resorts while working with a private equity firm. With further research, she realised the potential scale of a proposition that could address the needs of both the property owners (supply side) and travellers (demand side), as well as the potential of building circular economies in rural India. Aditi has won numerous awards including the CNBC Young Business Women Award 2017


Rajlakshmi (“Raji”) Borthakur

Builds medical-grade, non-invasive, fully automated wearable devices for the prediction, detection and management of different types of diseases and disorders.

Innovative medical wearables to life, hoping to benefit people globally. Raji has about 20 years of experience in IT, starting her own venture in 2015. Her company is recognised for its innovation by the Government of India and she received an award from Prime Minister Modi.

Using technology as the catalyst, helping people with debilitating disorders live a safer and dignified quality of life is today Raji’s main mission in life.


Devika, Srimal Bapna

First one-of its kind indigenous brand, offering ethically made, 100% vegan, and fashionable products.

Devika started her career at Ernst & Young, London in Financial Services and simultaneously qualified as a Chartered Accountant. She always had an entrepreneurial itch since she was little and found her calling when she moved back to Delhi and identified a gap in the footwear industry.

She was nominated as one of the Top 35 CA’s under 35 in 2017 by ICAS (the professional body of CA’s). She won the Digital Women’s Award for E-commerce, hosted by SheThePeople in Dec 2017.


Nayab Bookwala

Co-founder of a food-tech platform that offers home-dining experiences by empowering Indian home-chefs located across the globe

Nayab spent the last decade in television and broadcast media in various roles with expertise in Brand Development, Marketing, and Events with some of the leading media conglomerates in India.

She is is also working towards reducing child hunger through their Meal For A Meal campaign, where they donate a meal for every meal sold on their platform.

Nayab was listed as one of the Top 50 Women in Tech by Goodman Lantern, UK in 2017


Ruchi Rastogi

Hunar Foundation, reduce gender inequality by making underprivileged women financially independent and giving them sustainable livelihood opportunities

Develop 300 women entrepreneurs from 6 villages of Faizabad and slums of Ghaziabad in next 3 years, provide handholding support in livelihood opportunities for these women, to improve their quality of life


Namrata Sequeira

Founder of Trioog. Trioog aims to help keep children, spouses and family members safe and empower them to Never Feel Helpless.

Trioog is developing a technology that integrates blockchain technology to provide secure, real-time locational data notifying your loved ones in vulnerable scenarios.