Join us at Brands of India launch today

YourStory will unveil ‘Brands of India’ — an initiative to bring together brand builders, D2C startups, investors, corporates, and policymakers to discover, build, and enable the growth of India’s D2C ecosystem — in a special launch event on Friday, September 17, 2021.
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YourStory is unveiling Brands of India, an initiative to bring together brand builders, D2C startups, investors, corporates, and policymakers to discover, build, and enable the growth of India’s D2C ecosystem, in a special launch event today, September 17, 2021

Hosted virtually, the day-long event will be launched in the presence of honourable Shri Anil Agarwal, Additional Secretary, Department of Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade, Government of India. 

YourStory's Brands of India will power a slew of initiatives to help daring entrepreneurs create an additional 500 Brands of India in the next three years and enable existing brands to grow their business to $100 million from $10 million.

The initiative will bring together many eminent personalities from the D2C startup ecosystem and leaders, policymakers, and influencers in the space.

The attendees will also get a chance to exclusive fireside chats and panel discussions on the future of India’s D2C startup ecosystem, building a pure-play D2C brand from India, acing the D2C marketing game, among others.

Register to become a part of YourStory’s Brands of India initiative here.


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Before you go, stay inspired with… 

“Through YourStory's Brands of India initiative, we will work closely with key leaders and ecosystem stakeholders to help discover, enable and build D2C startups in India, while powering the rise of the next 500-1000 D2C brands from India.”

Shradha Sharma, Founder and CEO, YourStory 


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