The fierce competition gaining prominence in today’s world is not limited to adults alone. Even teenagers are now being subjected to perform exceptionally well in their academics and choose the right career path that is rewarding, promising, and lucrative. But are teenagers capable of handling such pressure and stand out from the crowd? Well, the answer is yes.
Teenagers have been proving their worth for as long as one can remember. Their creativity, passion, problem-solving nature, and innovative ideas have given rise to various startups and organizations that are focused on solving multiple modern-age problems.
If you’re a teenager, you should not limit your idea’s execution owing to your age, as there have been many like you that came up with excellent ideas, implemented them, and created a business that achieved soaring success. Looking for some inspiration? Let’s take a look at some Indian entrepreneurs who started as a teenager and made a name for themselves in this cut-throat environment, despite their young age.
- Ritesh Agarwal, Founder of OYO
The list has to start with a name known in both national and international markets, i.e., Ritesh Agarwal. While many know him as the founder of OYO, very few know that his first startup was Oravel Stays, a startup that helped people book budget accommodation. It was later launched as OYO on a bigger scale. He started his venture at the age of 19 with only 11 rooms in a Gurgaon hotel, and today has over thousands of properties registered in different countries on the official OYO portal.
- Tilak Mehta, Founder of Papers N Parcels
A proud teen entrepreneur, Tilak Mehta started his first logistics startup called Papers N Parcels at 13. Tilak came up with the idea of offering intraday courier services in Mumbai after facing difficulty trying to get some books delivered from one end of the city to another. Tilak used a dedicated mobile app and incorporated the city’s Dabbawalas for smooth operation. While the activities were recorded, monitored, and tracked using a mobile application, the Dabbawalas were used to deliver parcels from one part of the city to another. Today, his company caters to over a thousand delivery orders a day.
- Shravan Kumaran & Sanjay Kumaran, Founders of GoDimensions
Shravan and Sanjay, these two brothers, started a venture from their love of coding at 18 and 16, respectively. Their problem-solving abilities, zeal to learn, and never-give-up attitude helped them create various mobile applications. Catch Me Cop was their first app that got success, which was followed by many more. Known as India’s youngest app developers, the Kumaran brothers started their company called GoDimensions that aims to create simple technological solutions for the digital world’s complex problems. If teenagers like these inspire you, consider networking with like-minded and successful teenagers on a reliable teenage network.
- Advait Thakur, Founder of Apex Infosys
Known by some as a whiz kid, Advait Thakur was fascinated by computers from a very young age. His curiosity led him to read several books and other available resources that he used to create his first website at the age of 9. It was followed by creating a technology quiz app at 14 and starting up his first venture Apex Infosys at 17. Today, his company provides specialized IoT-related services and products to a global base of customers.
- Sreelakshmi Suresh, Founder of eDesign
India’s youngest web designer, Sreelakshmi Suresh, is the founder of eDesign, a startup offering web designing, SEO, and other digital marketing services. Though she started getting a taste of success at the age of 10, she formed her company during her teens. Her work earned her various accolades on a national and international level. She is looked upon as an inspiration by many teenagers, and rightly so.
These are just some of the Indian entrepreneurs who started working on their dream project during their teenage and received massive success and recognition. You can also come across various other such aspiring entrepreneurs who are toiling hard to make it big during their teenage years. A great way to meet and interact with such brilliant minds is by discovering and networking with them on platforms like Uable, a networking platform, especially for teenagers.
What’s Stopping You from Unleashing Your True Potential?
Every teenage kid is special and full of potential. Just like the teenage entrepreneurs listed above discovered their true self, potential, and interests, you can do it too. The best way to start your teenage entrepreneurial journey is by getting in touch with like-minded teenagers and teenagers who are already ahead of you. So download Uable to find and network with people that share the same interest as you do. You can also interact, discuss, and find possibilities to collaborate on projects that can nurture the entrepreneur within you.