India is at the forefront of some of the most successful startups created by young entrepreneurs. Using only their creativity and hard work, these young self-made entrepreneurs of India have managed to carve a path to newfound success. They have shown that nothing can keep them down and have paved the way for many to follow. Read on and be inspired.
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1. Ritesh Agarwal
Ritesh Agarwal is one of the youngest and most successful Indian entrepreneurs. He started his entrepreneurial journey at the tender age of 17 with Oravel Stays in 2012, which later became OYO rooms in 2013. OYO is now one of the biggest budget-friendly hotels franchises in India today.
2. Tilak Mehta
The youngest Forbes panelist, Tilak Mehta, was just 13 years old when he started his logistics company- Paper N Parcels. The company delivers small parcels and papers across Mumbai by working directly with dabbawalas, who act as delivery partners. So far, the company has handled over 1200 parcels in a day and employs over 200 people.
3. Trishneet Arora
One of the youngest ethical hackers in the country, Trishneet Arora, is the founder and CEO of TAC Security Solution. In 2013, at 19 years old, he founded TAC Security Solutions, which provides cyber protection and analysis to corporations. Arora’s success helped him be listed among the 50 Most Influential Young Indians by GQ Magazine and the Forbes 30 Under 30 2018 Asia list.
4. Sreelakshmi Suresh
Sreelakshmi Suresh is a young entrepreneur who has been making waves with her web designs since the age of 6 when she designed a web portal for her school. She has since then gone on to become a CEO at 11 years old when she founded her company eDesign in 2009. Her company has designed over 100 websites for a variety of clients.
5. Akhilendra Sahu
The founder and CEO of ASTNT Technologies Pvt. Ltd., Akhilendra Sahu, is the youngest serial entrepreneur globally. Within two years after founding his first company, he started a few more companies, namely Technical Next, ASTNT Media, ASTNT Newswire, ASTNT Hosting, StartUp199, and as becoming one of the co-founders of Scoop Beats Private Limited.
6. Divya Gandotra Tandon
Divya Gandotra Tandon or as she is known among her fans as ‘Tech Divya’ is a Youtuber, co-founder (along with Akhilendra Sahu), and the director of Scoop Beats, a news and media organization. The 19-year-old entrepreneur has managed to become an influential figure in the world of social media and tech with collaborations with brands like Aquaconnect, Lazy Gardner, etc.
7. Farrhad Acidwalla
Farhad Acidwalla started his entrepreneurial journey at the age of 13 by investing Rs 1000 to start an online community of aviation enthusiasts which he then sold. Using the money from the sale, he founded Rockstah Media, a digital marketing and branding agency. His company’s success brought him many accolades, and he was even invited to CNN talk shows and TED talks.
8. Suumit Shah
Suumit Shah is the CEO and Founder of Dukaan App. This platform allows small local groceries to carve a space in the eCommerce sphere by creating their own website. Since its launch, millions of merchants have started selling their goods online using his app. He also recently founded another company called AdSigma that deals with advertising.
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9. Advait Thakur
The founder and CEO of Apex Infosys, Advait Thakur is a young entrepreneur who is succeeding at making his mark on the world. From creating his first website at the age of 9 to starting his own IT company at the age of 17, Thakur has risen above and beyond to revolutionize the digital world with out-of-the-box solutions.
10. Kavita Shukla
Kavita Shukla is the inventor of Freshpaper and is the founder and CEO of The Freshglow Co.. This innovative young woman holds four patents and has even won the INDEX Design to Improve Life Award. Her work with Freshpaper, an innovative solution that uses disposable, recyclable, and biodegradable sheets to keep produce fresher for a time landed her on the list of Forbes’s 30 under 30 lists and TIME Magazine’s 5 Most Innovative Women in Food.
So, that concludes our list of 10 young entrepreneurs in India who have made a place for themselves in a dog-eat-dog world. India has a bright future with such talented young minds at the forefront of the country’s economy. I am sure that many more of these young entrepreneurs will come out in the future and take India to greater heights.