Dreams turned reality at an early age!
India’s entrepreneurial future rests with the young. This may not just be a mere rhetoric but the sheer number of student startups performing exceedingly well in the big league is testimony to the fact that youngsters today are driving force in the startup world.
There are ample startup success stories that underline the successful entrepreneurship ecosystem of India. Here we profile 4 successful student start ups who look for conquering greater heights in the year 2017
Rocking Deals: To set rocking
Rocking Deals is India's leading online store for unboxed, refurbished, and pre-owned products. Coming from a service class background, Yuvraj Aman Singh, Founder & CEO, says that he was driven by a burning desire to be independent and do something on his own. From a startup entity, Rocket Deals today has a team of 250 people, outsources work to almost 15 independent agencies and selling close to 1500-2000 phone units per day. Being a student, Yuvraj was able to capture the sentiment of students with limited budgets wanting to buy the latest phones on a budget.
Boltt Sports: Leveraging technology
When it comes to leveraging new age technology like artificial intelligence student startups are just as active as others. The example of Boltt Sports Technologies Pvt. Ltd stands out with its college dropout founder Arnav Kishore living up his startup dream offering AI based wearable tech company from India. Boltt has pulled a successful show at CES 2017 and Techcrunch Disrupt, 2016.
Keventers: Making older businesses new age and mainstream
The example of Keventers from a small dairy to a mega milkshake business empire stands out as a success story. Revived by three youngsters and friends Aman Arora, Agastya Dalmia and Sohrab Sitaram, this iconic milk brand has become synonymous with its classic milkshake flavors as well as new modern milkshakes for a younger target audience. From a sleepy dairy in Delhi Keventers today has an approximate sale of Rs 1.25 Lakhs per day. Young co-founders have been able to blend the Gen-X needs by marketing it for the today's generation while keeping the traditional recipe of Keventers intact with an attractive pricing.
Inshorts: Innovative ideas for success
An observation that the youth is increasingly getting disconnected with the idea of reading news every day marked the birth of Inshorts. Today as India’s highest-rated news app with more than 5 million downloads, Inshorts success story underlines how student startups are able to create new businesses from using innovative ideas from day to day life situations.
Set up by Azhar Iqubal & Anunay Arunav of IIT Delhi and Deepit Purkayastha of IIT Kharagpur in 2013, Inshorts allow allows users to stay updated with all the happenings of the day in a precise 60-word format. With an attention span of less than a few minutes Inshorts has bypassed the difficulty for youngsters today to keep themselves abreast with all the latest national and global happenings.
The success of student startups have shown that there is no stopping them if provided the right support system and promotion of startup ecosystem.