SAP India and TV9 Network join hands again to galvanize homegrown businesses

Celebrate the ‘Pioneers of New India’ in Dare To Dream Awards 2022

New Delhi: After the rousing reception Dare to Dream Awards received from homegrown enterprises in 2021, SAP and TV9 Network are back with the 2022 edition of India’s biggest entrepreneurial platform to acknowledge the Pioneers of New India.

As India celebrates 75 years of independence and plans its journey of the next 25 years to emerge as a global leader, business pioneers have been and will be the guiding light in realizing this ambition.

And the prestigious Dare to Dream Awards this year will celebrate these business stalwarts who are leading India’s charge toward becoming a developed nation by 2047. It captures the resolute entrepreneurial journey of these outstanding SME entities to embrace digital-first culture for innovation and growth that help India take giant strides towards transforming itself into the First World.

Commenting on the awards, Kulmeet Bawa, President & Managing Director, SAP Indian Subcontinent, said, “SAP’s journey in India has always been aligned with nation-building programmes that have had a significant impact on over 300 million Indians. We have always believed in the combined strength of India’s mid-market and have promoted their development, whether it is serving as the technology partner to develop a workforce of the future, being a trusted advisor to the SME community, or boosting the nation’s innovation ecosystem. This programme aims to recognize and honour all business heroes leading us towards the development of the New India.”

The awards also seek to acknowledge business bravehearts, who have continued to thrive even in volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous environments that keep throwing surprises at them, especially when economies across the globe are facing strong headwinds.

Talking about TV9 Network’s commitment towards the India SME ecosystem, Raktim Das, Chief Growth Officer, TV9 Network, said: “SAP and TV9 Network stay invested in the idea of recognising SMEs to eventually help fully leverage their potential for the India growth story. India has emerged as the only bright spot in an otherwise faltering international economy. And SMEs have a huge role to play in insulating us from global shocks. And that’s why it’s critical to acknowledge our homegrown businesses. Dare To Dream Awards is a tribute to all those visionary business leaders who have demonstrated innovation and a digital mindset converting adversity into advantage. And we are happy to continue to be a part of this exciting journey with SAP.”

Rajeev Singh, Vice-President, Midmarket and Emerging Business, SAP Indian Subcontinent, added, “Indian MSMEs and its business leaders hold power to transform not just India’s economy but also the lives of billions of Indians. They account for 27% of the total contribution to India’s GDP, with considerable headroom for growth. As we celebrate 75 years of India’s independence, we are gearing up the journey of the next 75 years that is being shaped by pioneers of the new India.”

The awards function will be held on November 16th, 2022 in Mumbai. It will be telecast on India’s leading national news channel – TV9 Bharatvarsh – with substantial digital amplification across TV9’s digital platforms.

More details about the awards can be found on the Growth Matters Forum Community

About SAP

SAP’s strategy is to help every business run as a sustainable intelligent enterprise. As a market leader in enterprise application software, we help companies of all sizes and in all industries run at their best: 87% of the world’s total global commerce touches an SAP system. Our machine learning, Internet of Things (IoT), and advanced analytics technologies help turn customers’ businesses into sustainable intelligent enterprises. SAP helps give people and organizations deep business insight and fosters collaboration that helps them stay ahead of their competition. We simplify technology for companies so they can consume our software the way they want – without disruption. Our end-to-end suite of applications and services enables business and public customers across 25 industries globally to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and make a difference. With a global network of customers, partners, employees, and thought leaders, SAP helps the world run better and improve people’s lives. For more information, visit

About TV9 Network

Promoted by Associated Broadcasting Company Pvt Ltd, TV9 Network is the biggest news network in India, operating one national Hindi news channel TV9 Bharatvarsh and five regional channels, comprising TV9 Telugu, TV9 Kannada, TV9 Marathi, TV9 Gujarati and TV9 Bangla. While most of the channels are leaders in their respective markets, the national channel, TV9 Bharatvarsh, recently scripted history by emerging as the undisputed leader among National Hindi news channels. Matching its leadership in the news broadcasting industry, TV9 Network has taken equally significant strides in the digital news space. The group undertook an audacious expansion drive, recruiting 700 people at a time when the world was reeling under the Covid pandemic. Riding the expansion, the network reached 100 million unique monthly visitors in record time and is still growing. After becoming the fastest growing language publishing platform, TV9 Digital has set out to conquer the English space with News9Live, which offers news, narratives and debate. TV9 Digital also boasts of being the only mainstream news platform to offer multi-lingual personal finance service at Money9. The group has recently soft launched, News9 Plus – India’s first English news magazine OTT service. TV9 Network proudly wears the pro-India identity on its sleeve and keeps the interest of 1.3 billion people paramount in its approach to news. For more information, visit

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