MTV announces the world’s first ever start-up formed on television 

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~ Ajay Vishnu, Karmaditya Bagga and Priyansha Jain emerge victorious in the first edition of Dropout Pvt. Ltd. ~

After numerous business pitches, multiple presentations, and solving real-world
business problems, Ajay Vishnu from Gurgaon, Karmaditya Bagga from Delhi and
Priyansha Jain from Jabalpur emerged as winners in the first season of Dropout
Pvt. Ltd. The trio made history by being a part of the world’s first ever start-up
formed on television. Created by Monozygotic and co-developed by MTV and
Monozygotic, Dropout Pvt. Ltd. took the viewers through the process of
identifying and transforming ‘dropouts’ into the ideal start-up team and kick-
starting their entrepreneurial journey. The grand finale aired on MTV on Saturday,
November 11 at 7pm.
The journey which began few months ago has finally reached its pinnacle and now
the trio, Ajay-Priyansha- Bagga are all set to face the real world and give wings to
their entrepreneurial dreams. The awesome threesome has braved 10 other
dropouts, excelled grueling challenges featuring the biggest companies – Droom,
Pepperfry, Kamasutra to name a few, survived being pitted against their own
teammates and emerged victorious. They have truly showcased what it takes to
be an entrepreneur.
Speaking about the finale of MTV Dropout Pvt. Ltd., Mr. Ferzad Palia, Head,
Youth, Music and English Entertainment, Viacom18 said, “The concept of
Dropout Pvt. Ltd. was unique and we did expect it to connect with a lot of
youngsters out there who dare to dream big. I hope this show acts as a propellant
for young minds to take a chance. The winners of the show have shown
exceptional growth and we wish them luck for their future endeavors!”
On judging the contestants for the finale, Sandeep Aggarwal, CEO & Founder of
Droom said, “It was wonderful to be a part of Droom MTV Dropout as one of the
mentors. The show had an interesting concept of helping ‘Dropouts’ who wanted
to be successful entrepreneurs. The concept is very close to my heart as I have
had the experience of dropping out from my comfort zone and starting out on my
own to build some of the biggest brands in the ecommerce industry in India. I
hope that I have been able to inspire youth to pursue their entrepreneurial
dreams and to provide the right mentorship. I would like to wish all the winners

the best of luck for their successful future ahead and in my view, people who
have not been declared winner or even did not get a chance to participate in the
program are still my heroes. I hope to continue with my passion to mentor
youngsters and inspire more to realise their start-up dream”
“Priyansha, Bagga and I, each of us possesses a unique set of talent which
together, makes our team a winner. Besides, We also share a great chemistry
with each other, which makes work, a lot more fun. MTV has given us the
platform to catapult our start-up dreams and we will surely not disappoint the
people who have supported us”, shared CEO of the new start-up, Ajay Vishnu.

On being announced winners of the first season of Dropout Pvt. Ltd., an
excited Priyansha Jain shared, “This definitely feels awesome! Dropout Pvt. Ltd. is
a unique and one of a kind show and to be crowned the winners of the first
season is simply unbelievable. Coming so far in the competition was definitely
challenging with 13 different entrepreneurial personalities on the show. All hard
work and struggle seems worth now!”

Karmaditya Bagga added, “The best moment of my life was when I grabbed those
keys which Rajeev Sir threw towards us. It was like I have grabbed my entire
dream in my fist. It was the best feeling in the world!”
From dreaming big to making it big, these aspiring entrepreneurs have come a
long way long way through the guidance provided to them by their mentors and
top guns in the industry. Here’s wishing these dropouts good luck as they kickstart
their exciting and rewarding entrepreneurial journey!

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