Rapido is an Indian online bike taxi aggregator based out of Bangalore, India. The company was founded in 2015 in Bengaluru. It operates in over 90+ cities across the country and has a mission to solve last-mile connectivity issues. Rapido is one of the most sought-after start-ups in India.
Aravind Sanka (28), Pavan Guntupalli (28), SR Rishikesh (27) – Co-founders, Rapido
Sai Pallavi (27) – Actor.
Sai Pallavi Senthamarai is an Indian film actress and dancer who appears in Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam films. She did her first film when she was 6 years old. She is a recipient of several awards including two Filmfare Awards for her performances in the films Premam and Fidaa.
Bhuvan Bam is an Indian comedian, singer, songwriter, and YouTube personality from Delhi, India. He is known for his YouTube comedy channel BB Ki Vines. In 2018, Bam became the first Indian individual YouTube content creator to cross 10 million subscribers. He was recently invited to the World Economic Forum.
Bhuvan Bam (25) – Youtuber.
Palak Shah (28) – CEO, Ekaya.
Palak Shah’s family has been in the business of producing the Banarasi textiles used in saris for over 70-years, and she always believed there was great potential in building a women-led global luxury brand that focuses on the traditional Indian garment. Shortly after graduating from university in 2012, Shah cofounded Ekaya, a handcrafted modern sari label, with her father. Ekaya has since seen collaborations with brands such as Ferragamo and Missoni and counts Indian superstar Aishwarya Rai and the South Korean First Lady Kim Jung-sook among its fans.
Growing up, Charles Dickens and Charlotte Bronte were as much a part of Akshay Chaturvedi’s life as were academic books. He started Leverage Edu (earlier called Leverage) in 2015 as a platform to connect students with mentors. It was incubated at the Draper University in Silicon Valley, an entrepreneurship school. Leverage Edu handles everything from counselling to admission. It also helps students with education loans and accommodation.
Akshay Chaturvedi (29) – CEO, Leverage Edu
Sai Gole (26), Siddharth Dialani (26) – Co-founders, BharatAgri
Sai Gole and Siddharth Dialani were part of IIT-Madras’s Centre for Innovation—a lab where students created products in their free time. Gole and Dialani launched LeanAgri (later renamed BharatAgri) in Pune in 2017 to provide a “systematic solution and consultancy calendar” to the farmers. BharatAgri platform’s algorithm tells farmers what to grow, when and how to grow and water it, to maximise production and farmer income.
The 28-year-old artist has developed a practice that deals with history and historical images that chronicle events of conflict and violence, and how it shapes the society’s perception of them.
Sanket Jadia(28) – Artist
Krishnakant Mishra (28) – Brand Content Lead, Oglivy
As brand content lead for Ogilvy, Mishra criss-crossed India for 1,200 days over four years, leading HUL rural’s high-stakes Kumbh campaign. An aspiring doctor, who had to settle for engineering, dumped a campus placement offer at India’s largest IT service firm for a headlong dive into advertising.
Ajeesh Achuthan’s Open is a neo-banking platform, especially catered to making financial operations easy for start-ups and small and medium businesses. It also helps provide insights on cash flows, and the company is looking to build a better prediction engine to forecast it. So far, Open has tied up with 10 banks and has over 2.5 lakh users.
Ajeesh Achuthan (28) – Co-founder and CTO, Open
Abhay Rangan (22) – Co-founder, Goodmylk
Goodmylk was set up with the aim to make plant-based milk affordable in India. Apart from vegan milk, it retails vegan yogurt, mayonnaise and butter from vegetable oils. He started as an animal rights activist at 16, founded Goodmylk with his mother to make plant milk affordable in India. In the past year, Goodmylk raised its Seed 2 round worth INR 3 crore from investors, including Elisa Khong, Sandeep Singh, Ginni International Ltd and its first venture capitalist partner, VegInvest. This brings its total capital raise to INR 5.5 crore, allowing it to launch as a direct-to-consumer company, with retail presence in Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad and Mumbai.
Bullied for being overweight as a child, Prakash set up HealthSetGo to provide health programmes in schools and is now focused on policy advocacy too. Today, she presents a stark contrast to her former self, working out every day, and has even won a silver medal at the Delhi State Weightlifting Championship in her category. She started HealthSetGo, a New Delhi-based health care organisation, in 2016 that provides schools with health programmes, education, medical assessments and insurance services.
Priya Prakash (28) – Founder and CEO, HealthSetGo
Deepak Punia (21) – Wrestler
Saurabh Chaudhary (17) – Shooter
Deepak Punia became the first Indian in 18 years to win a Junior World Championship, and will represent India at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
At just 17, Chaudhary has won two gold medals at the Asian Games, the Youth Olympics and the ISSF Junior World Cup (where he shot a world record score), and now has a ticket to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Predible Health uses AI to analyse radiology imaging, helping doctors identify diseases and abnormalities. They tied up with hospitals, first for liver scans and then lung scans. Predible Liver helps surgeons with precise planning for liver transplant and tumour resections, while Predible Lung helps in the interpretation of lung nodules from CT images. There will soon be a product to help faster detection of strokes.
Suthirth Vaidya (27), Abhijith Chunduru (26), Adarsh Raj (27) – CEO, CTO, Chief Architect and Co-founders, Predible Health
Abhishek Gupta (27), Rishabh Verma (24) – CEO, COO, NavGurukul
NavGurukul runs a one-year residential programme for the youth, especially those with a monthly family income of INR 5,000 – INR 15,000, to train them in software coding and make them employable. Out of the 115 students to have taken admission so far, about 70 have landed with jobs.
29-year-old Eshan Sadasivan’s company is the maker of the lightweight Deskit bag, which has a foldable study table attached for rural students, who often have to study without desks and face severe posture issues. PROSOC (Products for Society) sells between 5,000 and 10,000 Deskit bags a month for free to thousands of students across 16 states in India. The cost is borne by corporates, (through their CSR activities) and non-profits. PROSOC has tie-ups with 60 corporates, including ONGC, Mahindra Susten and Lohia Group, at least 50 non-government organisations, and the state governments of Telangana and Jammu & Kashmir.
Eshan Sadasivan (29) – CEO, PROSOC Innovators
Akansha Deo Sharma (28) – Designer, Ikea.
The only Indian designer at IKEA, Sharma uses Indian textile history, handicrafts and construction techniques to make minimal, playful products. The projects she has been associated with at Ikea in the last three years have helped in contributing to solutions ranging from skill development and empowerment of women to the use of sustainable materials for developing new products.
Gegadyne Energy has developed a proprietary non-lithium battery technology that can charge a car battery from 0 to 100 percent in under 15 minutes. The company uses non-lithium battery technology to power its batteries, based on carbon and derivate of carbon. With its proprietary multi-ion electrolyte, the battery is able to store a lot more energy than conventional methods allow. The company is working with multiple original equipment manufacturers globally and in India to sell its battery technology, battery management system, raw materials and analytical tools to customers.
Jubin Varghese (25), Ameya Gadiwan (24) – Co-founders, Gegadyne Energy
Kalinga Plus is an initiative by Kalinga University, Raipur. The main objective of this to disseminate knowledge and guide students & working professionals.
This platform will guide pre – post university level students.
Pre University Level – IX –XII grade students when they decide streams and choose their career
Post University level – when A student joins corporate & needs to handle the workplace challenges effectively.
We are hopeful that you will find lot of knowledgeable & interesting information here.