Drona Pay emerges victorious with Vouch and NuCash as runners-up at the SPJIMR FinNovate Accelerator Demo Day
Drona Pay secured first place in the SP Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR) hosted FinNovate Accelerator Demo Day. The event held at the SPJIMR campus in Andheri West awarded the company after observing its commitment to innovation, mentorship, collaboration, etc.
Prof. Varun Nagaraj, Dean of SPJIMR Mumbai, said, "The FinNovate Accelerator Demo Day showcases the remarkable growth and potential of fintech start-ups and reflects SPJIMR's commitment to fostering innovation in the financial sector."
The jury comprised angel investors, family offices and high net worth individuals (HNIs), corporate investors, and venture capitalists, including industry leaders such as Blume Ventures, Chiratae Ventures, Pentathlon Ventures, Prime Venture Partners, Aavishkar Ventures, SIDBI Ventures, Citi Group, YES Bank, and ICICI Bank.
Manoj Mohan, head of FinNovate and executive director of the centre for financial innovation (CFI), SPJIMR, added, "The FinNovate Accelerator Demo Day is a testament to the potential unlocked when visionary start-ups, experienced mentors, and influential investors come together. It embodies the spirit of innovation and promises a brighter, more innovative future in the fintech landscape."
The event also featured the Mumbai Roadshow, hosted by the Sunil Bhatia start-up Hub. It included panel discussions with renowned industry experts and a masterclass designed to elevate fintech understanding to unprecedented levels. The occasion provided an excellent opportunity for networking, learning, and enhancing one's presence in the fintech community.