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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

Breaking Barriers Boldly

MBA grad Aakanksha Bhargav turned PM Relocation from modest origins to a Rs 208 crore turnover behemoth. Bilal Khan chronicles her rise from age 21, overcoming challenges and succeeding in the intensely competitive realm of corporate relocations

Cruelty-Free Fashion

Ethik, founded by Bengaluru lad Pankaj Khabiya at age 23, specialises in vegan footwear made from microfiber and plant cellulose. With an online pivot, the brand has achieved Rs. 1.3 crore in sales in less than four years, says Rama Devi Menon

Pune's Startup Prodigy

At 23, Akanksha Sharma turned an idea into action by joining her mom to launch CITTA Beauty, a baby care brand. Focused on traditional Indian child care ingredients, they built a Rs 1.2 crore turnover business in less than two years, says Shyla F

Creating Sustainable Life

Hailing from Bhilai in Chhattisgarh, Rahul Singh went to the US after his MBA and worked in major corporations before teaming up with Arvind Ganesan to create his own eco-friendly brand, which has now achieved Rs 280 crore turnover, says Bilal Khan

Dream to Empire

At age 17, Oney Seal started a DTP business in Kolkata with Rs 1.5 lakh. He went to the US for higher studies, and there started his own business, which is now grown into Seal Global Holdings, a Rs 1234 crore turnover conglomerate, says Shyla F

Dream to Reality

Ashish Kukreja transformed his childhood dream into reality by founding Homesfy, a financial advisory firm in Mumbai's real estate sector. Starting with Rs 10 lakh in 2011, he built Homesfy into a Rs. 1787 crore GMV business, says Bilal Khan

Chilling Success Story

From a Rs 2,000 monthly salary promoting Nescafe and Maggie, Sanjay Jain climbed to success, co-founding with Shashank Joshi and Ranjan Jain, Elanpro a leading commercial refrigeration company with a current turnover of Rs 221 crore, says Shyla F

Upcycling Plastic Profitably

Amita Deshpande's venture, reCharkha, transforms plastic waste into handcrafted items such as wallets, planters and lunch bags. Starting with a Rs 1 lakh investment, this eco-social brand now boasts a turnover of Rs 2 crore, says Somma Banerjjee

Rising Against Odds

Hailing from a village in Jharkhand, Gagan Anand started as a waiter at Pizza Hut with a salary of Rs 1500. He steadily grew in the corporate world, eventually earning Rs 26 lakh per annum, and then starting his own Popsicle brand, says Bilal Khan

Kimirica: Beauty's Triumph

Starting with a Rs 15 lakh bank loan from a 100 sq ft area in Indore, brothers Rajat Jain and Mohit Jain built Kimirica, a Rs 100 crore turnover cosmetics brand. They have now developed Pataa, a game-changing digital addressing app, says Shyla F

Vande Bharat Visionary

From encouraging co-workers to leading the groundbreaking Train18 project, Sudhanshu Mani has revolutionised train travel in India. Shyla F narrates the inspiring journey of Sudhanshu, the driving force behind India's Vande Bharat Express project

Banker’s Jewellery Bonanza

Dishi Somani, an MBA graduate, quit her well-paying banking job to embark on an entrepreneurial journey. With Rs 5,000 she dived into a jewellery business using a unique no-inventory approach and has now touched Rs 75 lakh turnover, says Bilal Khan

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