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Reactivating the Mobile

Neeraj Chopra transitioned from business setbacks to launching Zobox in 2020, a venture in refurbished mobile phones. After his franchise model didn't succeed, he switched to an online-driven model, and hit a turnover of Rs 20 crore, says Shyla F

Trailblazing Electric Bike

Pranav Singanapalli's startup, Emote Electric, launches India's first geared electric bike, with pre-launch sales hitting Rs. 6-7 lakh. The bikes, boasting GPS, rapid charging, and exceptional range, are redefining EV standards, says Rama Devi Menon

Happy Nature's Growth

Happy Nature, a tech-enabled D2C brand, raises $300,000 in funding, led by IPV, to provide quality dairy and breakfast essentials. The investment will drive sales growth, enhance branding activities, and support small farmers in the dairy sector

Donkey Milk Delight

Raju Joseph invested Rs 15 lakh to start his unique donkey milk business at Musiri in Tamil Nadu with seven donkeys. He now produces various products including soap, lip balm, and amulets, and has achieved a turnover of Rs 1.5 crore, says Shyla F

Honcho of Hope

Embarking from a Rs. 7,452 monthly salary to commanding a Rs 1 crore CTC, Mahesh Krishnamoorthy's journey reveals a saga of resilience. Bilal Khan traces the corporate honcho’s rise from a humble one-room house in Thane to leading Core Integra

Nuts about Business

Starting with Rs. 4,000, Maria Kuriakose built a business transforming discarded coconut shells into utilitarian and decorative items such as bowls, and candle holders. Her business has now touched a turnover of Rs. 1 crore, says Rama Devi Menon

 
Munching to Millions

Starting with just Rs. 2,000, Nalini Parthiban and Anand Bharadwaj built Sweet Karam Coffee into a million-dollar company. They championed traditional South Indian snacks, evolving from a local kitchen to a global online business, says Shyla F

A Village Hero

Hailing from a UP village, Raj Yadav, its first software engineer, has built two companies with a combined turnover of over Rs. 100 crore. His firms not only provide jobs to many youths but also positively impact countless farmers, says Bilal Khan

Journey to Riches

From Kerala's rubber plantations, Aby Dominic ventured into Mumbai's corporate world before starting his own business with Rs 15 lakh. The exhibitions company he started with two people has now achieved a turnover of Rs 80 crore, says Bilal Khan

Bandra to Start-ups

Tracing Bollywood's evolution, Vinod Mirani explores the financial choices of the stars and how they have managed their wealth, from owning iconic bungalows in Bandra to today's savvy investments in start-ups. A tale of stardom's financial journey

Lighting Up Dreams

Ankit Gupta, who launched Ledure Lightings with three friends from a tiny non-AC 120 sq ft office in Delhi and only 10 employees, challenged industry giants and steered the company to a turnover of Rs 160 crore in less than ten years, says Shyla F

Adversity to Prosperity

Battling health challenges and weight gain, former HR professional Mugdha Pradhan founded a nutrition consultancy without any investment. The company has now touched a turnover a Rs 3.6 crore turnover, transforming countless lives, says Bilal Khan

 
Friends to Founders

Starting with just Rs. 99, Atulya Kaushik and his VIT Vellore friends launched edtech startup PrepInsta, which achieved a turnover of Rs. 8 crore in just four years. The company has helped many students get IT jobs with good packages, says Shyla F

Failures to Fortune

Shashi Kant Tyagi, hailing from a small village near Agra, failed Class 12 thrice, but bounced back to build a Rs 50 crore hair extension brand. Bilal Khan shares his success journey that started with a client's advance and zero personal funds

Unlocking Dormant Dreams

From a modest CCTV shop in Chandni Chowk to pioneering Lavna Smart Door Locks, Sanat Jain and Vishal Jain disrupted the digital lock industry. Competing with big brands, they achieved a turnover of Rs 7 crore in just under three years, says Shyla F

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