Although ideas are the most often encountered cognitive entities, entrepreneurship is not for everyone. The most crucial qualities that may turn starry-eyed dreamers into successful entrepreneurs are a clear vision and an even clearer focus. Because passion comes at all ages, you don’t have to adhere to any certain requirements to develop as adventurous thinkers who can make a difference. Fueling their ambitions and turning them into reality is what motivates India’s entrepreneurs who are succeeding and will continue to succeed in 2021.
Here’s a list of some of India’s growing entrepreneurs who are sure to inspire you:
- Ritesh Agarwal – OYO rooms
OYO rooms were founded by Ritesh Agarwal in 2015. He won the TiE – Lumis Entrepreneurial Excellence Award (2014), was the first Asian to receive the Thiel Fellowship ’20 under 20′ (2013), was named one of the top 50 entrepreneurs by TATA First Dot Awards (2013), and at the age of 17 became the world’s youngest CEO. Ritesh, who enjoys traveling and has stayed in a variety of hotels, noticed a consistent problem in the locations he went: the high price of the hotel room was not related to the amenities offered. He believed that the majority of hotels in India could not meet the fundamental demands of a budget tourist. As a result, in 2012, he launched Oravel Stays, his first business endeavor. He tweaked his business strategy and renamed Oravel “OYO,” which stands for “ON YOUR OWN.” Through OYO, Ritesh Agarwal became one of India’s most well-known entrepreneurs.
- Shradha Sharma – YourStory
Shradha Sharma, an example of courage and wisdom, was at the pinnacle of her career while working for prestigious news organisations such as The Times of India and CNBC (Mumbai). She saw that no one was willing to promote and air the stories of entrepreneurs, both successful and unsuccessful, throughout her time with these groups. Shradha decided to launch YourStory, an online platform for entrepreneurs to share their experiences and other interesting material. Since its inception in 2008, YourStory has helped bring over 70,000 stories to light. The goal of YourStory is to give a voice to the roller coaster of emotions that an entrepreneur experiences. Shradha Sharma received the L’Oreal Paris Femina Award and was named one of the Top 500 LinkedIn Influencers in the World. She is one of India’s most well-known female entrepreneurs.
- Deepinder Goyal and Pankaj Chaddah – Zomato
Zomato, founded by Deepinder Goyal and Pankaj Chaddah, transformed the Indian meal delivery market. The pair is an IIT Delhi alumnus. Zomato was initially launched in Delhi under the name “Foodiebay.” Later, it was expanded to include Mumbai and Kolkata. There isn’t a single place in India where Zomato’s services aren’t available. Zomato’s USP is its mobile app, which offers an outstanding user experience and allows you to order meals from your favorite restaurant/eatery and make secure payments.
- Byju Raveendran – Byju’s
Thousands of students who struggle with subjects like math and science have used BYJU’S to pass some of the most difficult entrance exams, including the JEE, NEET, and UPSC. For quite some time, BYJU’S has dominated the online education space. BYJU’S was founded by Byju Raveendran. He is an engineer who worked for a shipping company and wandered into teaching when he was assisting his buddies with their CAT test. Raveendran’s buddies passed the exam with flying colours, which inspired him to become a full-time teacher. BYJU’s was founded by Byju Raveendran with an initial investment of merely INR 2 lakhs. The startup’s market capitalization recently surpassed $11 billion!
- Albinder Dhindsa – Grofers
Albinder Dhindsa wanted to combine the functions of a grocery store, bakery, and general store into a single location. Grofers, an Indian online grocery service, was born from his dream. Grofers was created by Albinder Dhindsa and Saurabh Kumar. The duo worked tirelessly to incorporate fresh concepts into India’s internet delivery system. Grofers is currently valued at approximately $650 million. The company’s business strategy has moved from B2B to B2C. In 2014, Grofers was designated one of Delhi and Gurgaon’s Top 10 Startups.