Four Indians are among the winners of a Harvard Business School competition that awards prizes worth over $300,000 to ‘new and innovative business and social impact start-ups’ conceptualised by the US institution’s students and alumni.
Amrita Siagal, Saurabh Mahajan, Mira Mehta and Pritar Kumar won the prestigious awards in various categories.
Siagal won the grand prize in the ‘Social Enterprise’ category at the 18th Harvard Business School New Venture Competition for her venture ‘Saathi’, which she cofounded with Oracle engineer Kristin Kagetsu. The winner in the business track category was the start-up ‘Alfred’, being launched by Mahajan, Marcela Sapone and Jess Beck.
The runner-up in the social enterprise track was ‘Tomato Jos’ founded by MBA students Mehta and Mike Lawrence.
In the business category, ‘Booya Fitness’ founded by MBA student Pritar Kumar won the runner-up award and a $25,000 cash prize.