In today’s volatile world, the only thing that is constant is cut-throat competition. With a world population of 7.6 billion, all of them competing to ace in the race of success, there are two kinds of people: leaders and followers. The followers go along with the bandwagon, unlike the leaders who carve their own path, map their own road and embark on a journey of success.
There are a plethora of resources like widespread internet availability and easy access to it, innumerable software and programmes available at the beck and call of an individual, global network conducive of viral exchange of information, knowledge, news, etc. it depends on the youth, whether to put these resources to the best use or lose this opportunity and become stagnant.
So how did these youngsters take on the world when their peers were off playing video games and partying?
Let’s look at a few young guns who fire cannonballs:
Have you heard of Oravel? No? How about OYO? Yes, this young man is the Founder & CEO of the budget room provider service – OYO.
Ritesh Agarwal has had an interesting childhood. He was never fond of studies so he dropped formal education out of his plans. The idea of Oravel Stays struck him when he was 18. The basic idea was a budget hotel chain that provides B&B. Realizing that no other service offered a room for a budget traveller, Ritesh took the idea from Oravel stays to OYO rooms and voila! Agarwal started OYO with 11 only rooms in a Gurgaon hotel. This is one of the best successful entrepreneurs stories in India. Today, OYO has 65000 rooms in about 5500 properties across 170 cities in India.
At the age of 18, Deepak was an ordinary science student. He loved computers but was also fond of studies. However, he decided to drop out of college to pursue his first start-up venture. Deepak is the Co-Founder and CEO of Innoz Technologies – a service that provides a wireless market and gives solutions for mobile search applications – along with 5 of his friends. He also started SMSgyan, a text message-based search engine, which works on a format. Deepak started this service in 2011. As of now, Deepak is working on a new chat-based delivery platform, called Lookup which has some heavy investors.
When Farrhad was 13, he borrowed about Rs. 1,200 from his father to build an online community. At the age of 16, he borrowed 500rs to buy an online domain. By 17, this young man was interviewed on CNN. Now at the age of 24, FarrhadAcidwalla is among the top successful entrepreneurs of India!
Selling his initial business idea to a fan for about Rs. 25,000, he used the money to start a Web Developing Media Firm called Rockstah Media. The company is now about a year old and already recognized by many across the nation. This is one of the best successful entrepreneurs stories in India.
FarrhadAcidwalla has earned a spot in several listicles of famous publication. He is also a TEDx speaker and has been the youngest guest lecturer in IIT Kharagpur’s Annual Entrepreneurship Summit.
Shravan Kumaran and Sanjay Kumaran
Shravan and Sanjay, siblings aged 16 and 15 respectively are the youngest upcoming entrepreneurs of India. Together, they are the brain behind GoDimensions. The aim of the company is to develop a simple technological solution for the digital world. They are the youngest Mobile Application Developers in India. When asked about how they managed to achieve this feat, the brothers responded by saying “reading books and solving the problems given to them”. These two develop applications for both, Android as well as IOS platforms.
Their mission is to have their apps installed on at least half of the world’s digital phones. The dynamic duo has already developed 11 apps which have about 60,000 downloads across 60 countries!
When King was only in his 10th std., he started an online magazine called Friendz to help students with teenage issues and problems, his first business was a hit.
An artist, entrepreneur, web designer and public speaker, King also organizes Createens – meets for students to learn bits and pieces about entrepreneurship and more.
King has also authored the book Bhagavad Gita & The Law of attraction. The book takes you on a journey of spirituality and science and their underlying connection. He’s a true King of his generation. This is one of the best successful entrepreneurs stories in India.
A name to remember, Sreelakshmi Suresh, the youngest web designer and CEO in the world has many accolades to her name. A recipient of many national and international awards, she started climbing the success ladder at the mere age of 10, when she established eDesign – a venture which is now a web designing company that offers SEO, web design, and other web – related services. Sreelakshmi has developed over 100 websites for renowned institutions and organizations across India!
She is currently pursuing her grade 12 education from a secondary school in Kozhikode, Kerala. Last year, she achieved her aim of developing 50 websites; this year, she aims to double that number. With her ideas and hard work, she is sure to achieve it too. This is one of the best successful entrepreneurs stories in India.