Young Entrepreneurs in India

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Are you struggling with your unconventional startup idea? Do you desire to be in the list of startup unicorns of 2021? Belonging to the generation Z, we have witnessed the conversion of mere ideas into successful startups. Not following the herd, if you also want to carve your own career path and start a venture, you must start thinking and acting like business leaders! Perfect articulation of ideas can help you develop a well-devised plan which will act as a key element of turning an idea into a flourishing business. With a plethora of platforms available in just a few clicks, it has now become comparatively easier to turn your plans into reality. There are various types of entrepreneurs and their life-changing innovations from which you can learn and work towards developing your career skills! Here is a blog that aims to shed light on inspiring stories of young entrepreneurs of India and how they have turned their aspirations into a success!  

Ritesh Aggarwal (OYO Rooms)

Changing the face of the Indian hospitality sector, OYO Rooms has become a popular choice to stay for every trip short or long. Being a travel enthusiast, Ritesh realized the need for cheap accommodation facilities housed with all the necessary amenities and thus came up with an idea to start an affordable hotel chain. To carry on with his idea and formulate into a full-time business, Ritesh dropped out of college at the age of 18 and established his startup-Oravel Stays Pvt. Ltd. (2012) which was relaunched as OYO Rooms in the year 2013. Out of all the young entrepreneurs in India, Ritesh Aggarwal has the most influential startup journey. Beginning with just 11 rooms in a Gurugram hotel in 2013, his business has now expanded to 65,000 rooms spread across 170 beautiful Indian cities! 

Akshay Chaturvedi (Leverage Edu)

Having a colossal list of professional and academic experiences, Akshay Chaturvedi, a true believer in Karma and alumni of Indian School of Business, is a renowned name in the league of Ed-techs in India. With an aim to democratize higher education abroad, he started his own venture Circa, in 2015 which was later renamed to Leverage Edu in 2017. Leverage Edu’s unique approach in using Artificial Intelligence to collate a list of universities and courses based on the interest of students and then connecting them with mentors from all over the world has helped the startup in raising around 3.5 million within 3 years of its establishment! Apart from being bestowed with the BusinessWorld Techtors Award (2020), TiE Entrepreneurial Excellence Award (2020), CNBC Young Turk (2019), and PM’s Champions of Change (2017), Akshay has recently etched his name in the Forbes India-30 Under 30, 2020 edition!

Gaurav Chaudhary (Technical Guruji)

‘Namaskar Dosto.. Chaliye shuru karte hai’ is the famous introductory line of Gaurav Chaudhary aka Technical Guruji. Chaudhary developed a keen interest in programming languages at an early age and went on to follow his passion for electronic gadgets by pursuing a Masters in Microelectronics from Dubai (2015). Springing as a hobby, his Youtube channel (Technical Guruji) now has 15.3 million subscribers from around the globe! Being one of the young entrepreneurs of India, Gaurav has built a successful career as a Youtuber and he keeps on adding his vlogs to his self-build library of 2,700 which can easily resolve all the queries related to electronic gadgets.

Sreelakshmi Suresh (eDesign)

Breaking the monotony of male business leaders, Sreelaksmi Suresh is the world’s youngest CEO with a storyline to inspire a plethora of women who want to follow their passion. While at the age of 6, the only art we could design consisted of mountains, rivers and trees, Sreelakshmi Suresh, a born tech-geek designed her first website! A lot of her accomplishments have received national and international recognition, especially being a CEO at the age of 21. The idea of her web designing startup, eDesign, emerged at the age of 10 which aims to serve people by offering web-related services like SEO, web designing, etc. Falling under the list of young entrepreneurs of India, Sreelakshmi has designed more than 100 websites for elite institutions and organizations and aspires to contribute more in the domain of designing! Just like Sreelakshmi, all the budding women entrepreneurs can get geared up by reading the inspirational stories and learning from the career lessons from top women entrepreneurs through this blog! 

Abhishek Gupta and Rishabh Verma (NavGurukul)

Graduating from one of the institutions of national importance, IIT Delhi, Abhishek Gupta realized that money excites him the least when it comes to building his dream startup with Rishabh Verma. With the motto to offer people with the basic necessity-education, Gupta and Verma, with an aim to foster high employability rates for the underprivileged, they started NavGurukul. The brainchild of young entrepreneurs of India, it is a 1 year-long residential program for the youth who aspire to train the destitute in the domain of software and coding. With a 90% success rate, NavGurukul has two setups located in Bengaluru (women) and Dharamshala (men). Moreover, its unique 1.2 Lakh INR payback policy, where the students enrolled have to repay the money within 3 years but only after they successfully land in their dream job is a step taken in the right direction!

Apart from the above-mentioned names, here is a list of some other prominent young entrepreneurs of India: 

  • Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal (Flipkart)
  • Falguni Nayar (Nykaa)
  • Vijay Shekhar Sharma (Paytm)
  • Bhavish Aggarwal and Ankit Bhatti (Ola Cabs)
  • Palak Shah (Ekaya)
  • Priya Prakash (HealthSetGo)

Thus, with a unique idea and the zeal to bring a positive change to the world, you can also etch your name in the list of young entrepreneurs of India and inspire others! If you aspire to turn your career aspiration into success, you can begin by enrolling in an Entrepreneurship Development program. Take the assistance of the experts at Leverage Edu who will help you select the right university and complete the admission related formalities of the same! 

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