Youngest Entrepreneurs of India – Class of 2019
Nowadays, the only thing which is increasing day by day is cut-throat competition between the 7.7 billion population of the world. There are two types of people living in this world, leaders and followers. Followers follow the paths of other, work for others, and never lead on their own. Leaders define their own path and create their own universe and that’s why we call them entrepreneurs.
India is a developing country and its growth is increasing drastically over the decades. With results in producing a lot of entrepreneurs of many different ages. But age truly can’t be the barrier for doing something out of the box and creating your own market. After all, “Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.” –Mark Twain. Anyways, here are the youngest entrepreneurs of India of 2019 in details.
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1. Ritesh Agarwal
Age – 25 years
Founder & CEO – OYO Rooms
This man is one of the youngest entrepreneurs of India and the founder of a budget room provider service named 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, and Malaysia.
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 but it currently grew to over 8500 hotels at present. OYO rooms has revenue a of $360 million accordnig to a 2016 report. Agarwal has had 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.
2. Farrhad Acidwalla
Age – 25 Years
Founder – Rockstah Media
At the age of 16, he borrowed $500 from his father to buy an online domain and started organizing a web community and website design particularly focused on aviation and aeromodelling. He sold this business at $25,000 later. He then used that money in founding a web developing media firm named Rockstah Media.
Although this company is 1 or 2 years old, it has clients and full-fledged team developers, designers, and market strategists spread all over the globe to provide web designing and advertising services. Farrhad is one of the most intellectual and youngest entrepreneurs of India of class 2019 and his success is unbeatable.
3. Shravan Kumaran and Sanjay Kumaran
Age – 17 and 15 respectively
Co-founder, President & Co-founder, CEO respectively – Do Dimensions
Sanjay and Sharavan (biological brothers) are the youngest entrepreneurs of India. Together, they’re the brain behind the foundation of Go Dimensions in 2011 at the age of 12 and 14 years old. Both are the world’s 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 easily get on both big platforms like apple’s app store and google’s 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 considered one of the youngest entrepreneurs of India who successfully co-founded and is currently 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 is the 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 so 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
At the age of 19 along with his friends, he started organizing small competitions and events among teens. They earned by charging small entry fees into these competitions.
Today, Sidharth organizes conferences called Createens that give young students a platform to learn about blogging, entrepreneurship, etc. Also, he is now a speaker, author, and a magazine publisher. He writes down e-magazines called Friendz for teens. If you want to know the needs of a startup such as this, click here.
6. Arjun Rai
Age – 20 years
Founder & CEO– Canvs+ and Odyssey Ads
Arjun has had entrepreneurial skills since he was 7, which can be witnessed as he started holding garage sales and selling stuff from his house and later flowers for the weddings. He became 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 founded two successful startups while he was studying and graduating from New York Institute, named as BizDen, and FuelBrite. He is also working on a visual project management startup called Canvs+. Without a doubt, we can consider him amongst 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 hope of securing the future. Even when he applied through distance education, he failed again in 12th class. However, everything’s changed for him now. He’s currently one of the youngest ethical hackers in the country, Arora was just 19 when he started TAC Security in 2013.
Right now at his young age i,e 25, Trishneet is a book author and has 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 cybersecurity.
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 has placed his position in Forbes 30 under 30 list.
8. Advait Thakur
Age: 15 Years
Founder & CEO – Apex Infosys India
Advait is an Indian computer programmer. He is certified by Google and Bing, and is ranked 4th in Wikia’s young entrepreneur list of 2017. In 2015, at the age of 12, 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 human potentials of India, and nowadays entrepreneurship is running in everyone’s blood especially in Indian youths. You may see a lot more young Indian entrepreneurs that will be going into this list in the coming years.
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