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Partners in Prosperity

Indian couples turning entrepreneurs together is trending. From personal care brand Mamaearth to savings app CashKaro, these partnerships prove love and business go hand in hand. These dynamic duos are setting new benchmarks in their industries

Digital to Natural

Former IT professional Sandeep Chaudhary launched Amyra Farms on a 100-acre land in Chikmagalur in 2022. Cultivating coffee, vanilla, pepper and more, the farm has achieved a turnover of Rs. 9 crore in less than two years, says Chaithra Srinivas

Legal Help Online

Shreya Neeraj Sharma, a Pune-based young lawyer, launched Rest The Case in 2021 with Rs 4.5 lakh. This innovative online platform that connects people with lawyers across India has touched a turnover of Rs 1.5 crore in just two years, says Shyla F

Tides of Conservation

Lake restorer Anand Malligavad, who rejuvenated 80 Indian lakes, received the prestigious 'The Weekend Leader – VIT Person of the Year' award. Presented by VIT Chancellor Dr. G Viswanathan, the award celebrates Anand’s water conservation work

Dream to Dynasty

Rohit Tandon's journey from a hotel front office to co-founding Fraterniti Foods with Karan Makan is a tale of grit and success. Starting with Yummy Tummy, he launched China Box and Zoca, scaling the business to a Rs 150 crore empire, says Shyla F

Harvesting Digital Growth

Drawing from their common interest in agriculture, Shashank Singh and Bhuvnesh Gupta created Poshn, a digital agritech platform. Their digital platform, aiding farmers and traders, soared to a Rs 510 crore GMV within three years, says Bilal Khan

 
Business of Warmth

Entrepreneur Bhavna V's idea on a Swiss trip with her family led to Warmee, unique body warmers that require no electricity or hot water. Starting with a Rs 2 crore turnover in 2013, her business now makes Rs 15 crore annually, says Bilal Khan

Redefining Recruitment

Inspired by his father’s words, Karthik Sridharan left a promising career at JP Morgan to pursue an MBA at IIM Ahmedabad and then along with three friends started Flexiple, a tech hiring company whose turnover is now Rs 22 crore, says Usha Prasad

Windows of Opportunity

In an inspiring tale of resilience, Delhi lad Manish Bansal, alongside his father, revived a faltering unit into Window Magic, a top window and door brand, achieving an impressive turnover of Rs. 125 crore overcoming many challenges, says Shyla F

Trash to Treasure

Nandan Mall, a 24-year-old, invested Rs. 10 lakh in 2014 to establish Hulladek Recycling, which has now grown to a Rs. 7.5 crore e-waste business, expanding across Indian states with diverse collection methods and partnerships, says Partho Burman

Chef's Digital Delight

'Book My Chef,' ex-Oberoi Chef Shankar Krishnamurthy’s recently launched bootstrapped venture introduces a new era of home dining, offering bespoke menus and expert chefs for personalised, high-end culinary experiences to the comfort of one's home

Stitches to Riches

Three college friends turned a small Rs. 5,000 startup into BeeLittle, a Rs. 7.5 crore baby products brand. Shyla F traces their story of growth from a single sewing machine in Tiruppur to a brand with three stores and a thriving online business

 
Changing Lanes

Jelaja Ratheesh, from Kerala, transformed from housewife to a renowned truck driver and vlogger with Kottayam-based Puthettu Transports. Alongside her driver-husband, she travels around India, capturing their travels in a vlog, says Rama Devi Menon

Conceiving Maternity Brand

Starting in Coimbatore with Rs. 60,000, Deepika and Thiyagarajan built 'Putchi' into a Rs. 5 crore maternity brand. Shyla F traces the couple’s journey from an Instagram start-up to a thriving brand with 30 employees and offering over 900 styles

Designed for Excellence

Born in a small Maharashtra village, Dadasaheb Bhagat overcame early struggles to work in Infosys as an office boy. With interest in drawing from childhood, he trained in animation, building his own Rs 1.8 crore turnover design firm, says Bilal Khan

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