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Startup Stories of Indian Entrepreneurs

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Entrepreneurial Journey of This Entrepreneur From Selling Papads to Creation of a Company Will Inspire You

rahul ji and sadri ji

Starting up your own business or having a thought of creating something with the name of yours is such a magnificent idea. All it needs a sharp mind, Good investment and most important, guidance. Talking about Rahul Kumar Jain, he had less interest in studies and wanted to start a business on his own and earn his name . despite ... Read More »

This startup unifies the unorganised automobile service industry into a single organised platform for Multi-brand Vehicles

ZoZoom Team

ZoZoom unifies the unorganised automobile service industry into a single organised platform for Multi-brand Vehicles, where you can book your car for different services like wash, service, repair etc. in just one click of a ZoZoom app or website to make life easy for the customers, all at its fingertips. From a Customer perspective, you can explore 6 different services ... Read More »

This Startup deals with the needs of students in all aspects, including stationery, crafted projects, books, notes, and other inventories

studybazar team

StudyBazar.com is One Stop for all Study Projects & Discount Offers. A student requires various services such as engineering kits, calculators, books, notes that prove effective during exams, as well as projects that can get you good grades during evaluations. There is a dire need for a website that sells all the items mentioned above along with additional items that can ... Read More »

India’s First Ayurvedic E-Commerce Startup Provides Online Sale of Supplements and Nutraceuticals

Here are excerpts of our conversation with Nirogam.com Founder and CEO, Puneet Aggarwal. Q. What prompted you to get into e commerce right after the dot com bubble burst in 2000? A. Entrepreneurship and e commerce happened accidentally to me. I was working as a web developer and simply helping out a client to market one of their organic products across the world when she asked whether I would want to make it into a business. What followed was a portal where we started selling some ayurvedic medicines, which later took shape of Nirogam, a health and wellness online destination. Q. Most e commerce startups are shutting down in their first few years of operation in India. What made you sustain over 17 years? A. Being lean is the one thing which made us sustain and grow. No fancy hiring, no fancy offices, no unrealistic expansion plans. Simple business, based on profits and not GMVs is what clicked. Q. You have served customers from over 100 countries over time. How did you manage to spread word so far and wide without too much marketing? A. We did marketing where and when required. We did everything right from banner ads to PPC to facebook ads and more, but never overspent. We focused on returns and stopped investing in mediums where we were not being able to draw profits. We heavily invest in email marketing and think it is one of the most under hyped mediums. In addition to all this, we reach out to many customers through marketplaces like amazon. Q. What are some of the biggest challenges you faced in your entrepreneurial journey? A. I think the journey of each entrepreneur is full of multiple professional and personal challenges. Of the ones I can recount, adapting to changing market conditions, scaling up and sensitising people about the field of Ayurveda are the toughest ones I faced. Q. Has Nirogam diversified over the years or is the business model the same as when it started? A. Adapting and pivoting are crucial in today’s times. While we started off by selling a particular product, we have since grown in our offerings and what we stand for. This year itself, we remodelled our business and now offer multiple services like online counselling, panchakarma, corporate workshops for stress reduction among certain other health related solutions. Q. Do you offer these yourself or have you tied up with external partners for the same? A. Some of the services we offer are managed in house while we have empanelled select partners to help us with others. The focus is on delivering quality over unnatural scaling up. We still stick to our primary motto of staying lean. Q. Baba Ramdev and Patanjali are riding high on the Ayurvedic and Make in India wave. How do you look at that vis a vis companies like yours. A. I feel while Yoga and Ayurveda has been around forever, there has quite been nobody like Baba Ramdev who has brought these things to the forefront at such a massive scale. Our entire industry is proud to have an evangelist in him and it is a strong push for the Make in India initiative. Ayurveda, natural and home grown products will only find an even wider acceptance because of Patanjali. Q. What would your advice be to new startups? A. Focus on making money over raising money. While investments help businesses grow, but businesses need to first focus on growing on their own before seeking external funding. Also, companies must try and do more with less. Whatsapp was built by just 50 engineers, we don’t need 500 for all companies we create. Q. How important is to have mentors in a business? A. Very very important. A good mentor and no mentor may be all the difference between one’s success and failure. I am blessed to find some of the best mentors and constantly reach out to them to seek advice and take corrective action.

Here are excerpts of our conversation with Nirogam.com Founder and CEO, Puneet Aggarwal. Q. What prompted you to get into e commerce right after the dot com bubble burst in 2000? A. Entrepreneurship and e commerce happened accidentally to me. I was working as a web developer and simply helping out a client to market one of their organic products ... Read More »

This startup is grabbing the beverage market by refreshing the businesses with passion

This café parlour supports and promotes startups not only by fund raising but giving them platform in the form of events.

Pulkit Arora, the Founder of Jux Pux started this innovative venture in March 2015 at the world’s 6th most expensive market. Jux Pux cuisine includes Shakes, Lemonade, flavoured tea, coffee, flavoured lassi, hot milk, ice cream and the icing on the top is their Smoothies. The company has two obstinate stars Simran Jeet Singh (a civil engineer by education) and ... Read More »

This Indian CEO has completed 900 PROJECTS from 45 COUNTRIES in 5 YEARS

This Indian CEO has completed 900 PROJECTS from 45 COUNTRIES in 5 YEARS

Mark of uncompromising quality This is the story of a highly talented young man, set in circa 2011. Hailing from India, the land of entrepreneurs, Atishe has an established family business in finance waiting for him to take over. However, life takes him to Carnegie Mellon University where he majors in Mechanical Engineering, Economics & Statistics. He follows it up ... Read More »

This startup provides end-to-end e-commerce solution services and allow retailers, manufacturers or brands to manage their complete digital presence with ease

This startup provides end-to-end e-commerce solution services and allow retailers, manufacturers or brands to manage their complete digital presence with ease

India has an internet user-base of about 375 million (30% of population). Despite being the second largest user-base in world, only behind China (650 million, 48% of population), the penetration of e-commerce is low compared to markets like United States or France, but is growing at an unprecedented rate, adding around 6 million new entrants every month. With this increasing ... Read More »

A Startup Driving Restaurant Industry With Augmented Reality to Engage More Customers

Yeppar event in Fairmount, USA

Customers are the kingpin of any market and when talked about Restaurant industry, customers and their satisfaction is what governs the whole game. With people having acquainted with newer ways of communicating and shopping on digital platforms, a technological elevation at restaurants is just too obvious they expect in coming future. With some of the famous fast food chains like ... Read More »

This Startup Develops An Integrated Healthcare Delivery System For Better Patient Experience

This Startup Develops An Integrated Healthcare Delivery System For Better Patient Experience

The Indian Healthcare System has a grave shortcoming and is crying for attention – the absence of an integrated healthcare delivery system. With Information Technology booming and startups innovating new ideas in the field of fashion, e-commerce, food delivery, very few actually thought of investing their time and resources into the healthcare sector. With the change in lifestyle and with ... Read More »

This NGO aims towards empowering the youth and redirecting their energies in ways, which help the society as a whole

This NGO aims towards empowering the youth and redirecting their energies in ways, which help the society as a whole

Each one of us knows that our society is in dire need of change. Each one of us is ready to curse the system and be damned about the same. Stop over for a second, leave things aside and question your conscience; How do we bring about change? Who brings about that change? All your thoughts and ideas shall be ... Read More »