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Zero to Hero

23-yr-old Rajan Nath from Silchar, Assam, launched a venture to help postal employees prepare for their promotion exams and built an edtech company that earned him a revenue of Rs 35 lakh with zero investment in just 10 months, says Usha Prasad

The Mountain Girl

Hailing from a remote village in the hill state of Uttarakhand, Geeta Singh grew up in the small town of Meerut. At 25, she started a PR agency with Rs 50,000, which has now grown into a Rs 7 crore turnover company, says Sofia Danish Khan

Rise of a Son

How Ankit Goel rebuilt his life after the death of his father, looking after his mother and sister, starting a career, and finally turning an entrepreneur is an inspirational story that can lift up the spirits of any person, says Sofia Danish Khan

A tea storm

His father wanted him to enter the civil services and become an IAS officer, but his destiny lay in Indore where at the age of 22 he started a chai shop, which has now grown into a Rs 100 crore turnover 145-outlet tea chain, says Sofia Danish Khan

Fuelling Your Passion

From landing in Delhi with just Rs 3,000 and finding a job in a city where he didn’t know a single soul, and acting in a movie that bombed at the box office, to turning a fuel entrepreneur, Usha Prasad traces A Vinodhraj’s interesting life journey

Bareilly’s oil King

As a 29-year-old, Ghanshyam Khandelwal started a mustard oil unit at Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh, which used to be a real small town back in the 1980s. What started with Rs 10 lakh is now a Rs 2,500 crore turnover company, says Sofia Danish Khan

 
A glossy finish

Raised in a middle class family in a small town in Maharashtra, Harshal Jarode visited state capital Mumbai first time for his engineering counselling. Today, his two-year-old paint brand competes with giants in the industry, says Usha Prasad

Staying motivated

Growing up in a middle class family in a small town, Aunkita Nandi stayed motivated and overcame all the odds to build a USD 10 Million valued company that she started with rented computers along with her American boyfriend, says Partho Burman

Highway to Success

Growing up in a joint family, Rahul Omprakash Rai went on to start an infrastructure company investing Rs 2 lakh that now generates a turnover of Rs 7 crore bagging sub-contracts for building bridges, power plants and roads, says Partho Burman

Leaves that Matter

Two friends who won a series of prizes at college level competitions for their eco-friendly plates made of areca palm leaves started a business with Rs 20,000 and ten years later have made it into a Rs 18 crore turnover company, says Partho Burman

Vada with love

Two youngsters who met in college and fell in love with each other started a vada pav shop with an investment of Rs 5 lakh. Experimenting with fusion vada pav, they built a Rs 20 crore turnover eatery chain in just five years, says Bilal Khan

Farm girl

Many would have buried their entrepreneurial dreams after failing in their first venture at a young age of 22, but not Archana Stalin, who has bounced back to create a successful second enterprise through organic farming, says Usha Prasad

 
Cooking up success

Two college buddies with a passion to start a venture of their own were pushed to taking the entrepreneurial plunge during the COVID lockdown. They built a profitable business of electric pressure cookers in just eight months, says Partho Burman

Magic of biryani

With an investment of Rs 5,000 two teenage brothers introduced biryani at their small eatery in Kolkata. Today, their restaurant chain is a hot destination for biryani lovers and has grown into a Rs 15 crore turnover business, says Partho Burman

Honey is money

Engineering graduates Ramya Sundaram and Mithun Stephen decided to step out of their comfort zones to work with tribal honey farmers and launched a honey brand with Rs 7 lakh, which is now nearing a turnover of Rs 3.5 crore, says Usha Prasad

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