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Youngest Entrepreneurs of India-Class of 2019

In Today’s world, the only thing which is increasing day by day is cut-throat competition between 7.7 billion population of the world. There are two types of people living in this world, one is a leader and another one is a follower. Follower follows the paths of other, work for other and leaders define their own path and create their own universe that’s why we called them as an entrepreneur.

India is a developing country and its growth is increasing drastically over the decades. With Result in producing a lot of entrepreneurs of different ages. But age truly can’t be the barrier for doing something out of the box and create its own market. Let’s know more about the youngest entrepreneurs of India of 2019 in detail.

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1. Ritesh Agarwal

Age – 25 years

Founder & CEO – OYO Rooms

This man is the youngest entrepreneurs of India and founder of budget room provider service called OYO. He launched his first startup named Oravel Stays Pvt. Ltd. in 2012 at the age of 18 years. After lot of research, he pivoted Oravel to OYO in 2013. This company is basically running in 5+ countries including UAE, England, Singapore, Malaysia etc. He was never fond of studies , so he dropped formal education out of plans. OYO Rooms are funded by Lightspeed Ventures and Green Oaks Capital. Ritesh started his journey of OYO with 1 hotel in May 2013 and currently having 8500+ hotels at present. OYO rooms is having a revenue of $ 360 million as per 2016 report. He was having great characteristics of entrepreneurship from childhood.

He has been named among top 50 entrepreneurs by TATA first dot awards in 2013. He was listed into Forbes list 2017 under young entrepreneurs of the world. He is the worlds youngest CEO at the age of 17.

2. Farrhad Acidwalla

Age – 25 Years

Founder – Rockstah Media

At the age of 16, he borrowed 500 bucks from his father to buy an online domain and started making web community and website design particularly focused on aviation and aeromodelling. He sold this business at 25,000 bucks later. He then used that money in building and started web developing media firm called Rockstah Media. Although this company is 1 or 2 years old but it has clients and full-fledged team developers, designers, and markets strategists spread over the globe to provide web designing and advertisement services. Farrhad is one of the intellectual and youngest entrepreneurs of India of class 2019 and his success unbeatable.

3. Shravan Kumaran and Sanjay Kumaran

Age – 17 and 15 respectively

Co-founder, President & Co-founder, CEO respectively – Do Dimensions

Sanjay and Sharavan both brothers are the youngest entrepreneurs of India. Togetherly both are the brain behind the foundation of Go Dimensions in 2011 at the age of 12 nad 14 years old. Both are the worlds youngest mobile application programmers who developed more than 11 apps which have received 70,000+ downloads and have an average rating of 4.5. These apps you will easily get on both big platforms like apple play store and google play store.

Both brothers were listed in Forbes 30 under 30 list in 2017 and got a chance to share the stage of TedxTalk and gave the presentation at IIM-B.

4. Deepak Ravindran

Co-founder and CEO of Innoz Technologies

He is counted as the youngest entrepreneurs of India who successfully co-founded and running three companies who provide services of mobile messaging— Innoz, which is having a mission to connect the unconnected people by providing offline services through Innoz which world’s largest offline search engine along with SMS. Another one is Quest, which is a mobile messaging platform which is used in 500+ Startups to send offline SMS; and most recently is  Lookup, an app which provides the conversation between customers and retailers and they can chat too,  funded by Khosla and Biz Stone.

Recognized as one of the outstanding innovators under 35 by MIT Technology, And one of Asia’s 21 emerging leaders under 40 according to Asia Society.

5. King Sidharth

Founder and CEO – Friendz

King Sidharth one of the youngest entrepreneurs of India, at the age of 19 years along with his friends started organising small competitions and events among teens. They earned by charging small entry fees into these competitions. Today Sidharth organises conferences called Createens that gives young students a platform to earn about blogging, entrepreneurship etc. Also, he is now a speaker, author, magazine publisher. He writes down e-magazine called Friendz for teens. If you want to know the needs of any startup click here.

6. Arjun Rai

Age – 20 years

Founder & CEO– Canvs+ and Odyssey Ads

Arjun was having entrepreneurial skills from the age of 7 years which can be witnessed as he started holding garage sales and selling stuff from his house and later flowers for the weddings. He becomes COO of the online advertising company in 2010 which he left and started its own Odysseys Ads offering solutions for the 21st-century marketers He had already started his own two successful startups While he was studying from in the USA and graduating from New York Institute, named as BizDen, and FuelBrite. He is also working for visual project management called Canvs+. We can count him among the youngest entrepreneurs of India. 

7. Trishneet Arora

Age- 23 years

Founder and CEO – TAC Security Solutions

The boy which failed in class 8, who lost the hope of securing the future. And even when he applied through distance education failed in 12th class is One of the youngest ‘ethical hackers’ in the country, Arora was just 19 when he started TAC Security in 2013. In this, so young age i,e at 25, Trishneet is a book author and published books like Hacking Talk With Trishneet Arora, Hacking Era and Hacking With Smartphones. He is a self-described friendly hacker and the founder and CEO startup TAC Security Solutions which provides cyberseucurity.

He has written books on cybersecurity, ethical hacking and web defence. Arora was listed among the 50 Most Influential Young Indians by GQ Magazine in 2017 and place its position in Forbes 30 under 30 list of youngest entrepreneurs of India.

8. Advait Thakur

Age: 15 Years

Founder & CEO – Apex Infosys India

Advait is the Indian computer programmer and youngest internet entrepreneur of India.  He is Google, Bing certified professional and ranked 4th in Wikia’s young entrepreneur list of 2017. in 2015, at the age of 12 years, he founded Apex Infosys India which is now a domain name registrar and provides digital solutions to different clients across the globe.

At the age of 14, he developed an app named “Technolgy Quiz” to help kids learn about science and technology.

These are the futures of India, and nowadays entrepreneurship is running in everyone’s blood especially in Indian youths. You may see some more youngest entrepreneurs of India will going to get into this list in the coming years for sure.

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    • India has produced so much talent but only the need is that govt. and Indian company/investors to provide them with opportunities so that they can do better which not only produce jobs for itself but they will be able to provide employment to other 100 people. Thanks, @aafan-siddique for the wonderful article for letting us know about these shining entrepreneurs of India.