Risk, passion, dedication, values, Ideas, business. Sounds familiar? No, read along.
The above-mentioned qualities can be easily related to our entrepreneur in spotlight for today.
- King Sidharth
King Sidharth is regarded as an enthusiastic young entrepreneur in India. He is popular for his designs, philosophy and is a regular speaker across various college events. Belonged to a backward sector in Northern India, 18 years old King Siddhartha and a few friends began organizing events and competitions for other children. They used to make tickets and charge an entry fee, then award little prizes to the winners. Today, Sidharth is organizing a conference for teenagers called Createens that will give young people an opportunity to learn about entrepreneurship, blogging, and more from world-wide experts. He is now a speaker, author and a magazine publisher. He writes an e-magazine called Friendz for teens and also has written a book about spirituality and science and how they are connected. The book is called Bhagvad Gita & The Law of attraction.
Tuning on to his web-making skills he started Web Mutiny, along with a friend. Together, they intended to create and solve good design problems. With the course of time, as some events unfolded, he quit Web Mutiny to join Instamojo in Mumbai. Different platforms, but he still works on his passion. Living his dreams as per his own wish, this being the reason for ‘King’ Sidharth.
- Arjun Rai
It was at the age of seven when Arjun Rai showed his entrepreneurial spirit, selling knickknacks that he found around the house. He also set up shop to sell leftover wildflower necklaces after a wedding. When kids of his age were busy playing video games, he organized a garage sale and got his earning, which in itself talks in volumes about his perspective towards life. Not all kids have the passion for doing different things when others listen to their elders some have the courage to think beyond the usual and show the world their potential to rise. Since high school, Arjun has been an exemplary networker; he even worked on a few projects and startups of his own during the time.
He became COO of a quickly growing online advertising company in 2010 but left it and is now eyeing to start up with Odysseys Ads offering solutions for the 21st-century marketers. Whilst he was graduating from New York Institute of Technology he had already started two successful startups, The BizDen, and FuelBrite.com. After interning with a PR firm in 2012, Arjun quickly realized the need to venture in the tech space and raised seed investment to build a startup which is one of the leaders in visual project management called Canvs+.
- Farrhad Acidwalla
Starting at the age of 16 by borrowing 500 bucks from his father for buying a domain name and started building a web community particularly devoted to aviation and aero-modeling. After the website took off, he sold the community for a pretty high return. Today, he is the CEO of a web development, marketing, advertising and branding company called Rockstah Media. Despite being a very young company of 1 year, it has its own team of developers, marketers and designers across the globe.
Farrhad is a 22 year old Indian entrepreneur, investor and TEDx speaker. He started off as one of the world’s youngest entrepreneurs and Rockstah Media was the first company he founded. His clientele includes Padma Shree recipients, National Award winners, corporate, media personalities and Public Sector Units. Farrhad has received several awards and recognition for his work, digital strategies and concepts. He has been featured on CNN, CNN-IBN, Live Mint, MSN.com, Yahoo! Finance, The Economic Times and The Times of India to name a few.
- Ankur Jain
Having the entrepreneurship skills in his genes, the son of Naveen Jain, founder of Infospace and Intellius, Ankir started his venture Starnium at the age of 12. Now, along with a group of his collegemates from Wharton, Ankur has started Kairos, a society for budding entrepreneurs still in college.
They stand to empower the young pioneers who will push the world forward through entrepreneurship and innovation. He was selected as one of eighty students (out of 1,800) to participate in the prestigious Singularity University Summer Program, an interdisciplinary program based at the NASA Ames campus in Silicon Valley.
- Shravan Kumaran and Sanjay Kumaran
Perhaps India’s youngest entrepreneurs, these 14 and 12 year old techie brothers are the founders of Go Dimensions, an app development unit they founded in 2011 in their home in Chennai. Over the years, they have developed eleven different apps that are available on the Apple App Store as well as the Google Play Store.
The apps have received more than 35,000+ download. The two have given various presentations as IIM-B as well as at a TedX conference. Some of their more popular applications include Alphabets Board (This App is for kids to Learn alphabets), Color Pallette (This App is to Learn various colors for kids) and prayer planet (the game is for religious prayers of different communities).
“Age is neither a limit nor an exception to realize your true potential Or the way you want to live your life”