He quit his job at Citibank 15 days after joining, feeling restless to do something 'more'. That something is today India's largest grocery chain - Subhiksha. Subramanian famously rebuffed offers from Reliance Retail as he believes the best is 'yet to come'.
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In the early '80s, much before IT was a buzzword, Ashank Desai set up Mastek along with a couple of friends. Mastek was the first company to focus on India as a market and is today one of the top 15 IT companies in the country.
Vinayak quit his job at Pond's because he didn't see the point of selling soap for the rest of his life. Originally set up as a market research company, over the years, Feedback Ventures morphed into India's leading infrastructure advisory and engineering firm.
Despite a regular middle class upbringing, Shantanu went into business while doing his B.Com. The entrepreneurial streak continued after the MBA from IIM Ahmedabad. His company Educomp is today the leading provider of digital content for schools across India.
Sanjeev is India's most successful internet entrepreneur. For close to a decade he struggled on the sidelines but never gave up on his Big Idea. In 2006, naukri.com became the first dotcom to IPO on an Indian stock exchange.
Yogesh Gurjar was just another boy coming from a typical middle-class Maharashtrian family boasting of a number of National Award winning teachers; but today he is the manufacturer and global supplier of artificial heart lung and other bio-medical products, doing India proud.
Meera Mahadevia is original and self-assured, in tune with her "imitated but not matched" line of handcrafted handbags. Entrepreneurship to her is not business knowledge but the confidence to do that comes through continuous learning and the will to persist ethically.
As with most 'mom-and-pop' start ups, Madhuchanda Travels began operations from home but today is poised to cross the Rs.1 crore benchmark turnover. Neelima Dhumake, a housewife who turned in to an entrepreneur can inspire many women...