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It’s all about the first move: The entrepreneurial Journey

Entrepreneurs who touched the pinnacle very early in their career. They are still working and thriving for the benchmark set by their own selves. So, at the risk of sounding cliche, entrepreneurship really does open doors. Despite chronic economic risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and government policies, the field of entrepreneurship still saw notch record highs.


Despite chronic economic risks from the Covid-19 pandemic and government policies, the field of entrepreneurship still saw notch record highs.

Entrepreneurship is the process of unearthing new ways of amalgamation of resources. It became instantly popular among the young generation. The ability and capability of a young lot to develop, create, innovate and devise a product or service along with the uncertainties attached has given birth to blooming entrepreneurship. The prominent example of entrepreneurship is whenever the market is in need of products/services these enthusiastic people answer it with the new or improved services/products.

These young lot of entrepreneurs had big dreams and ability to establish, administer, and succeed in start-up ventures making profits. These people are the source of new ideas, innovation, and also help in boosting the economy. Entrepreneurs open new avenues for employment and also deals with all the risk that goes with it. Then there is a digital revolution which changed our world faster than ever. Knowledge and information are at our fingertips, unleashing new opportunities and basic services are being transformed into E-services. This has changed the scenario in the field of entrepreneurship too and there have been a wave of digital entrepreneurs. The unstoppable fuel engined and provided a roadway to new destinations.

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Entrepreneurs have an ability to take the risk, a certain degree of flexibility along with their exemplary, visionary, and leadership qualities. What underpins a lot is the general idea that there is so much information streaming at us these days and recognising what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur is absolutely important and needed.


Remember OYO rooms, Ola, Swiggy, Byju’s? These all are a startup which started from scratch and now touching heights of the business world. Some of the remarkable, most successful entrepreneurs making India proud had clawed their way to the top.

1. Ritesh Agarwal:

OYO founder Ritesh Agarwal: My mom says I won't find a bride as I don't have college degree | INTERVIEW - The Financial Express
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One of the most successful entrepreneurs of India. Dropped out of college and opened his start-up Oravel Stays. Later renamed it as OYO rooms. Ritesh scribbled the success story of entrepreneurship.

2. Sachin and Binny Bansal:

CNBC-TV18 on Twitter: "#CNBCTV18Exclusive | Sachin Bansal pays Rs 699 cr advance tax (including capital gains from Flipkart sale) due for Q1 of FY19; both Sachin & Binny Bansal yet to declare
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Actually started their start-up Flipkart. They used to deliver books to their customers on their own. Now they are India’s one of the most successful entrepreneurs in India.

3.Bhavish Aggarwal:

Satya Nadella, CEO Microsoft with Bhavish Aggarwal, Co-founder, Ola. Microsoft and Ola have partnered to build new connected experiences. - Hit Refresh in India
Satya Nadella, CEO Microsoft with Bhavish Aggarwal, Co-founder, Ola. (Credit: Microsoft news)

They started “Ola” as a joint venture. After a submissive beginning, devoting initial 3 to 4 years to starting up, a phase of aggressive expansion, the startup reached a stage where it is working on building sustainability.

4.Vijay Shekhar Sharma:

Three Paytm employees held for stealing data, blackmailing founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma – opentaak
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He had a humble beginning from a village near Aligarh. He believed in the idea of dreaming big. His company “Paytm” is India’s most used application for cashless transactions.

5. Shraddha Sharma:

How To Succeed As A WOMAN Entreprenuer? | Shradha Sharma | YourStory  Founder Story - YouTube
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Transforming a simple idea into a compelling start-up “YourStOry” is what made Shraddha a business icon today. The startup is based on the simple idea of telling stories of entrepreneurs.YourStOry is primarily based on sharing experience.

6. Nandan Reddy, Sriharsha Majety and Rahul Jaimini:

Swiggy hungry for more as it eyes bigger bite of India's food-tech pie -  The Economic Times
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The startup, founded by Nandan Reddy, Sriharsha Majety and Rahul Jaimini, entered the food delivery market 2014 with their startup “SWIGGY”. It became one of the fastest startups to become a unicorn.

7. Deepindra Goyal:

Deepinder Goyal – Life Sketch - CXO Partners
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Deepindra‘s startup Foodiebay was the product of a very simple idea of providing food menus accessible to everyone easily. He started this in 2008 and renamed later as Zomato in 2010.

8. Kunal Bahl and Rohit Bansal:

SnapDeal: Snapdeal delivers 'fake' products; Kota police books company  founders Kunal Bahl and Rohit Bansal - Latest News | Gadgets Now
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The founders of snapdeal worked really hard to make their start-up a successful tale. They worked with determination, zeal, grit, and who made it against all odds.

9. Upasana Taku:

Upasana Taku: A lounge, thinking space & place for fun: MobiKwik co-founder Upasana  Taku's idea of a perfect den - The Economic Times
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Upasana have bridged the gap from idea to action and changed the startup landscape of India. She is the co-founder of the MobiKwik which was started from the apartment offices to venture capital funding. She was focused to simplify payment acceptance for retailers in India. Upasana Taku is the first woman to lead India’s first payment startup.

10. Shabana Begum:


She started a baking company Sacred Oven and also Akhila of Alfa Creations, that specialises in designer hijabs (headscarves) and jilbabs (prayer gowns). The unique designs and creativity turned some heads with their idiosyncratic designs.

These are a few examples of the entrepreneurs who touched the pinnacle very early in their careers. They are still working and thriving for the benchmark set by their own selves. So, at the risk of sounding cliche, entrepreneurship really does open doors. So today, let’s take a second to appreciate how far their entrepreneurial journey has come and also remember how much work there is left to do. Have these famous entrepreneurs encouraged you?

Maybe you’ll be next on the list.


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