Abhishek Bachchan fetes Nagpur startup
   Date :09-Aug-2019

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Ritu Malhotra, Pratik Harde and mentor B C Bhartia have been recognised as Forbes India 30 under 30
It is a matter of pride that a Nagpur innovator Ritu Malhotra, Pratik Harde and mentor B C Bhartia have been recognised as Forbes India 30 under 30 at glittering ceremony held at Four Seasons Hotel (Worli) Mumbai by Forbes India magazine for EzySpit. They were felicitated by actor Abhishek Bachchan. EzySpit is an idea that will change India and save millions of lives. EzySpit is world’s first spit pack product. It is a unique product which helps in avoiding spitting in public place or making walls red all over. “Spitting and liquid waste in the street is one of the growing concerns of sanitation issues around the world. This innovation and concept was appreciated.
This lead to our selection,” said Pratik Harde Co-Founder. The selection was done after due process adopted by Forbes magazine expert team. They selected 36 innovators after Pan India survey and held interviews and verification of products. B C Bhartia, mentor and hand holder said, “It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the 970 entries from India.”
Bhartia further said, they are also recognized by 1) Forbes Asia as Forbes 30 under 30 2019, recognised as Women Entrepreneurial Research 2019, shortlisted as the Regional Finalist for Entrepreneurial World Cup 2019, shortlisted as the Regional Finalist in Young Champions on the Earth 2019 by UN Environment. The finals be held in Detroit USA on October 27, 2019. Ritu Malhotra proudly said, CII & Godrej has awarded her Women Startup of the year 2018 with cash prize of Rs 5 lakh, India Smart Grid Forum (ISGF) awarded as Smart Startup of the year 2019.
She was also Awarded by Maharashtra Government as Innovation of the Year, Times of India Recognised her as Nagpur Heroes 2019. She was proud recipient of Nagpur Municipal Corporation’s Mayor Innovation Award 2019. Pratik Harde said, “Now the production line is coming in place. Commercial production will start soon. Research team is working on further application of product.” Those who were prominently present were Sunny Leone, Manushri Chiller, Mayanti Langar, Jusprit Bumrah and others.