Chirag Kapil of IIT Delhi was named the most Promising Young Entrepreneur by the 8th Lee Kuan Yew Global Business Plan Competition in Singapore.
While bringing the glory home, not to mention an award prize of $5,000, the timing couldn’t have been better for this 22-year-old entrepreneur. With Raksha Bandhan just around the corner, his team Leaf, which has also created a pendant linked with mobile app to send distress signals, has also gifted women the much-needed peace of mind.
“I feel brilliant. It is one of the most exciting things that happened in my life. (I am) very privileged to be called Most Promising Young Entrepreneur,” Kapil was quoted by news agency PTI.
Manik Mehta, Ayush Banka, Avinash Bansal, Chirag Kapil and team leader Paras Batra have designed an app embedded pendant SAFER that can communicate with your phone, send distress signals and location immediately.