Top 10 Successful Youngest Entrepreneurs in India
1. Ritesh Agarwal – Age 22 years (Entrepreneur)
Founder & CEO – OYO Rooms
Launched his first start‐up, Oravel Stays Pvt. Ltd. in 2012 at the age of 19 years
OYO started with 1 city and 1 hotel in Gurgaon in January 2013
In 2016 OYO Rooms operates in more than 200 Indian cities and in Malaysia.
2. Ayaan Chawla -age 19 years (Entrepreneur, Investor & Philanthropist)
Founder & CEO – Asian Fox Developments (Group of Companies), Global Web Mount, Mind-In Advertising and Group For Buddies
Started working with computers professionally at the age of 11 Years
Gathered knowledge of 7+ computer programming language from books & internet.
Formed first company Asian Fox Developments (now a group of companies) at the age of 13 Years in 2011.
Total investment INR 10,000 from his mother Kunjam D. Chawla.
3. Bhavin Turakhia – age 36 years (Entrepreneur)
Co-founder and CEO – Directi Group
Started working with computers professionally at the age of 14 Years
Co-founded the Directi Group with a INR 1,00,000 by his father
After 18 years in industry by 2016 Directi Group Enterprise Value: $1.4 billion
In 2016 Bhavin became one of the billionaire in India.
4. King Siddharta
Founder and CEO – Friendz
At the age of 19, King Siddharta who came from a backward sector in Northern India and his friends started organizing small competitions and events among teens. They earned by charging a little fee to gain entry into these competitions.
Today Siddharta organises conferences called Createens that gives the young students an opportunity to learn about blogging, entrepreneurship etc. Also, 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.
5. Arjun Rai
Founder & CEO– Canvs+ and Odyssey Ads
Finding his entrepreneurship skills at the very early age of 7 by holding garage sales and selling stuff from his house and later selling the flower from the weddings, Arjun transformed into a COO of an online advertising firm pretty quickly. Still thristy, Arun now heads a brand new venture called Odyssey Ads which caters to the specific advertising needs of the 21st Century.
6. Farrhad Acidwalla
Founder & CEO – Rockstah Media
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-modelling. 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 it’s own team of developers, marketers and designers across the globe.
7. Ankur Jain
Founder – kairos society
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.
8. Shravan Kumaran and Sanjay Kumaran
Co-founder and CEO – GoDimensions
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+ downloads. The two have given various presentations as IIM-B as well as at a TedX conference.
9. Sabirul Islam
Sabirul Islam grew up in a crime-ridden borough of London, England.
At 14, he gathered six of his friends and started Veyron Technology, a website design company. Sabirul made his first $1000 within the first two weeks.
In January of 2008, at age 17, Sabirul self-published his first book “The World at Your Feet”. It offers young people guidance and encouragement to turn their entrepreneurial vision into reality. The book sold 60,000 copies.
Sabirul has also launched a board game (‘Teen-Trepreneur’), become a globe-trotting public speaker (over 600 speaking engagements), and started his own publishing company for aspiring teen authors.
10. Varun Agarwal –
Co- founder – Alma Mater, Reticular and Last minute Films
Varun Agarwal is 25 years old, and has three companies to his credit. He co-founded Alma Mater (a company that manufactures customized sweatshirts to alumni), a social media marketing firm Reticular, and a film production house Last Minute Films.
He’s now turned into an author with his first book “How I Braved Anu Aunty and Co-founded a Million Dollar Company.”