With a vision to accelerate the growth of scale-ups in the country, LevelNXT was conceived by PwC and FICCI as a comprehensive programme that will identify, honour and nurture the 10 most promising and innovative companies across India.
India has demonstrated the ability to build products and services that can compete globally. However, we still lag behind in terms of our representation in Fortune 100 companies. There is clearly no dearth of ideas and talent in our country. What is perhaps lacking are the infrastructure, easy access to valuable networks, tiered set of investors, and a culture of mergers and acquisitions, along with some hidden factors.
With a vision to accelerate the growth of scale-ups in the country, LevelNXT was conceived by PwC and FICCI as a comprehensive programme that will identify, honour and nurture the 10 most promising and innovative companies across India. Their growth will be facilitated through a strong industry–scale-up–academia partnership framework.
The curtain raiser to the programme was held on 17 September 2018 in New Delhi. Applicants were invited to register on www.levelnxt.in. A three-level screening process, including multi-city jury rounds, will assess entries and shortlist applicants for the grand pitch to an eminent Grand Jury in Bengaluru on 28 November 2018. CNBC-TV 18, a key partner in the event, will be covering all the action along the course of the roadshows, pitching and grand finale.
The LevelNXT team believes that by bringing together representatives from the government, the scale-up and investor community, and academia, we will be able to build a bridge for scale-ups to reach the maximum potential their business holds. PwC, FICCI and their programme partners are committed to achieving the core vision of LevelNXT—to create a thriving ‘scale-up ecosystem’ that will enable emerging companies to scale higher and faster.
N V Sivakumar
Partner & Leader - Private & Entrepreneurial Business
Tel: +91 80 2558 5663