Meet the first class of LinkedIn’s Creator Accelerator Program in India

Meet the first class of LinkedIn’s Creator Accelerator Program in India

In February, LinkedIn launched the Creator Accelerator Program in India as part of its $25 million investment in creators globally. Today, the world’s largest professional network has introduced the first India class of this 10-week incubator program — 200 creators from diverse professional and demographic backgrounds with a unique story to tell and a mutual passion to build meaningful communities. These creators endorse a wide range of professional topics across the world of work such as ethical Artificial Intelligence, entrepreneurship, semiconductors, financial literacy, health & wellbeing and more.

Creators are the lifeblood of LinkedIn — the content and conversations they create go a long way in creating opportunities for others across the LinkedIn community. The program includes creators like Language Quality Manager Raju Gupta (राजू गुप्ता) who wants to create Hindi content to help people get the right skills to land the right opportunities, or Kalki Subramaniam, a prominent transgender rights activist who wants to create short videos featuring transgender persons who broke gender stereotypes and built successful careers. Rida Malik Mubeen wants to have conversations with women in STEM and build inclusivity in Science & Technology fields; while Uttam Gupta wants to make education fun and engaging and teach people how to build a $20 million business in the leanest way, and shortest time, possible.

Today, India is the fastest growing market on LinkedIn, with 88 million Indian members on the platform. Interestingly, LinkedIn is looking to achieve even greater levels of member engagement as the Indian creator community continues to grow stronger on the platform. The 10-week Creator Accelerator Program will offer coaching, networking opportunities, and a financial grant to help the 200 creator participants amplify their voice, grow their communities, share content, and spark meaningful conversations.

As part of the program, the 200 participants will also receive guidance from four LinkedIn creators serving as program mentors: Nearbuy.com Founder Ankur Warikoo, Nas Academy CEO Nuseir Yassin, Le15 Patisserie Founder and CEO Pooja Dhingra and MD & CEO of Edelweiss AMC Radhika Gupta. LinkedIn is also partnering with some best-in-class content creation tools including Canva, descript, Restream and Streamyard to support the participants in their creation, and providing each person with production tools including Pivo starter packs.

The final 200 participants in India represent diverse voices who are dedicated to building communities, expanding their networks, and sparking meaningful, informative conversations.

Nearly half of participants are women who will draw on their personal experiences to create content that demonstrates the power of inclusion and representation across industries. A sizable portion of participants also hail from non-metro cities and are keen to make their voices heard and bring different local flavors to content creation. More than 1 in 3 (34%) participants selected English and Hindi as preferred creation languages, and a similar share (33%) expressed an intent to create more content in Hindi. And lastly, niche creators, podcast hosts, entrepreneurs, and students are some of the top creator categories among participants.

Anyone who has a story to tell and is driving professional conversations can be a creator on LinkedIn. For all those that were not selected, LinkedIn will still be supporting their creator journey via regular email updates that relay best practices and content ideas for the platform.

 LinkedIn hopes to launch other cohorts in the future. But it’s also important for them to support all creators. Sign up here to receive regular updates from LinkedIn on trending topics, new features and the latest tips for creation. Those interested can also find more resources here, and follow the Creator Weekly newsletter and LinkedIn For Creators page to learn more about future opportunities, new tools and great ways to create content on LinkedIn.

Here are the 200 participants who made it to the first class of LinkedIn’s Creator Accelerator Program in India:

  1. Abhinandan Tejaswi
  2. Abhinav Aggarwal
  3. Abhinav Ravi
  4. Aditi Surana
  5. Aishwarya Ashok
  6. Aishwarya Taukari
  7. Ajit Sivaram
  8. Akash Solanki
  9. Akshat Shrivastava
  10. Akshay Bachhawat
  11. Akshaykumar Sirsalewala
  12. Amit Agarwal
  13. Anand Vaishampayan
  14. Anangsha Alammyan
  15. Aniket Rai
  16. Ankur Garg
  17. Anmol Garg
  18. Anmol Gupta
  19. Annesha Dutta
  20. Anshu Patni
  21. Anshuman Tiwari
  22. Anuradha Shiv
  23. Anurag Sharma
  24. Aparna Dolia
  25. Arinjay Jain
  26. Arshh Azad
  27. Ashish Narang
  28. Astha Shukla Chaubey
  29. Ayush Kuwala
  30. Balaji Seetharaman
  31. Bhairav Kothari
  32. Bhavna Toor
  33. Bijay Goutaum
  34. Binati Sheth
  35. Brij Sethi
  36. Chaarmikha Nagalla
  37. Chaitali Khandekar
  38. Chitwan Manchanda
  39. Deepak Pareek
  40. Deepak Shankar Jorwal
  41. Deepali Naair
  42. Dhairya Gangwani
  43. Dilnawaz Khan
  44. Dirish Mohan
  45. Divyansh Raj
  46. Gagan Arora
  47. Ganesh S. Nagarsekar
  48. Gulshan Walia
  49. Gurnoor (Kaur) Behl
  50. Hardik Doshi
  51. Harsh Kedia
  52. Harsh Tripathy
  53. Harshad Bhagwat
  54. Hemang Shah
  55. Himanshu Agarwal
  56. Himanshu Rawat
  57. Ishita Madan
  58. Jahnavi Shah
  59. Jasmine Sachdeva
  60. Jatin Saini
  61. Jayanta Mukherjee
  62. Jitender Girdhar
  63. Jyotisman Rath
  64. Kakoli Das
  65. Kalee Kapoor
  66. Kalki Subramaniam
  67. Kalyani Sharma
  68. Kamalika Poddar
  69. Kasturi Gomatham
  70. Kirty Datar
  71. Komal Ahuja
  72. Krishna Kumar N (KK)
  73. Kriti Arneja
  74. Kritika Rampal
  75. Krusha Sahjwani Malkani
  76. Kul Bhushan
  77. Kumar Manish
  78. Kunwar Raj
  79. Lubhanshi Garg
  80. M Ayushi
  81. Mahak Agrawal
  82. Mahima Jalan
  83. Manish Kumar
  84. Mansi Mittal
  85. Mantasha Anwar
  86. Mayank Sharma
  87. Meghna Singhal
  88. Mrinal Bhattacharya
  89. Mukesh Mohan Gupta
  90. Myah Payel Mitra
  91. Namita Narkar
  92. Neha Kirpalani
  93. Neha Parashar
  94. Nidhi Chauhan
  95. Nidhi Sharma
  96. Niharikaa Kaur Sodhi
  97. Nishant Dhoreliya
  98. Nishtha Anand
  99. Nistha Tripathi
  100. OM Bharatiya
  101. Palak Rathi
  102. Pankhuri Gupta
  103. Papa CJ
  104. Paras Madan
  105. Parth Gupta
  106. Parul Pandey
  107. Pooja D.
  108. Pooja Jain
  109. Pooja Sriram
  110. Prachi Thakur
  111. Pranay L.
  112. Prashant kumar
  113. Praveen Tiwari



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