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9 Businesses & Founders That Are Bound To Inspire You

Young budding businessmen and women need inspiration and here are the founders/businesses that are bound to inspire the world

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1. Mr. Pankaj Bansal, Managing Director of TMA International Private Limited

The word TMA stands for T- Technology, M-Materials, and A-Application Engineering. The company name is synonymous with the Company Core Business which is the sourcing of right Technology and Materials and applying the same to the right and required application. The company established in 1983 has evolved during the years from basic trading of Electric Motors to now a Conglomerate of Products ranging from Materials to Solar Engineering. T. Mr. Pankaj Bansal, Managing Director of the company holds expertise in his area of work due to his in-depth knowledge and experience of this domain. Backed by his excellent management skills, they have been able to cater to a huge clientele across overseas markets.

2. Malavika Kaura Saxena Director at Rusan Pharma Limited

Rusan Pharma Limited is a fully integrated global pharmaceutical company specializing in the treatment of & Addiction and Pain Management. They offer a complete range of products for de-addiction and pain management in countries across the globe including Europe, the UK, Russia, CIS, South Africa, Mauritius, Nepal, and Myanmar. Rusan is one of the largest suppliers of life-saving drugs to various organizations such as NACO, UNODC, UNOPS, Global Fund, and Ministries of health in various emerging markets.. Malavika Kaura Saxena, she spearheads the Sales & Marketing division of Rusan Pharma as the Director- Sales &Marketing since 2014. She is responsible for foraying the company into the OTC market by launching 2baconil® – India’s first Nicotine Transdermal Patch in 2014.

3. Jitin Bhatia, founder & CEO, Explurger

Entrepreneur Jitin Bhatia has been in the news for his flourishing start-up, Explurger — a social media app that he has founded with actor and philanthropist Sonu Sood.The app was launched earlier this month. However, even before the launch, the app had users from more than 40 countries, “which is an endorsement of our product’s global appeal and virality”, says Bhatia. It’s interesting why Jitin thought of the app. All the major social media players worldwide have Indian-origin minds at the helm. But why does India not have social media apps to compete with the global platforms? That’s the question entrepreneur Jitin Bhatia asked himself. He and his friend Sonu Sood saw it as an opportunity to serve the nation and build a social media brand in India that would have the world sit up and take notice. And that’s how Explurger was born.

4. Robin Das, CEO at Brandintelle Services Pvt Limiited

Brandintelle Services Pvt Limited offers enterprises a solution to simplify marketing by offering a private platform that unifies all marketing processes for the enterprise. The inbuilt virtual collaboration layer in the platform acknowledges and makes it easy to manage outsourced marketing activities. “We have a clear vision for our clients. We want to bring marketing analytics inside the marketing processes of the enterprise while increasing visibility of regional marketing investments,” says Robin Das, CEO. Robin’s stint in global IT Services giant Accenture prior to co-founding Brandintelle was helpful. And   Brandintelle’s association with Mediaware Infotech - a pioneer in ad agency process automation in India - is clearly responsible for the deep domain knowledge of the advertising & marketing business processes.

5. Priyanka Anand, CEO, Vedic Sadhana Foundation (sadhana.app)

Faith Tech is the latest niche in the industry connecting our millennials back to our cultural roots through cutting-edge technology. Priyanka Anand is the young and energetic CEO of VSF, a not-for-profit start-up based out of India, that recently launched the world-class Sadhana App, to revive the glory of the Vedic way of life and make it easily accessible on a smartphone, free of cost.A graduate in Medical Science and an MBA in Finance from the University of Technology in Sydney, Priyanka worked as a top business executive for over a decade.

Like most millennial Indian mothers, she realised how to cut off she was from her cultural roots as she struggled to impart the wisdom of core Hindu scriptures like the Bhagavad Gita or Puranas to her daughter. This was a turning point in her life and she quit her corporate career at its peak to pursue a life of service to the community, through the Sadhana App and revive the ancient Vedic way of life. 

6. Mr. Vikas Aggarwal, Founder & MD- Ipower Batteries Pvt Limited

His journey has been a modest one where he began learning about the battery business in his father's company Computech Systems Pvt Limited while pursuing his undergraduate studies. After dedicating more than 2 decades to helping the company grow, Mr. Vikas saw EV battery manufacturing in India as a golden opportunity, at a time when India was far-fetched from this reality. He actively devoted time and effort to researching this and after 2 years of rigorous research across the world, came back to India and officially launched Ipower Batteries Pvt Ltd in December 2019. Since then there has been no looking back for him. In a short span, Ipower grew by leaps and bounds emerging as pioneers in Lithium-ion battery manufacturing for EV 2 and 3-wheelers.

7. Atul Singh Pratap, Co-Founder and CEO, Jobsgaar

Over a span of 12 colossal years, Atul Singh Pratap, Co-Founder and CEO, Jobsgaar with an exceptional track record of building innovative solutions to fix Bharat’s underserved conundrums. Whether it is his entrepreneurial journey with V Spark Communications in 2010 or the quest to make Indian roads safer for motorbikes leading RPM India, Atul has always been prescient in his predictions. In 2019, he spotted a loophole of the common Indian traveling umpteen kilometers to make basic financial ends meet, the mega issue that was further exposed by Covid-19. On the flip side, businesses on the perpetual lookout for raw talent and expertise in select fields brought out the entrepreneurial intent of Jobsgaar - a career-tech venture with an omnichannel solution approach, that bridges the work opportunities of Bharat the local employer & workforce, digitally.

8. Pooja Bajaj Chadha, Founder & CEO, ExtraMile Play

Tired of workplace exhaustion, Pooja Bajaj Chadha, Founder & CEO of ExtraMile Play left her successful corporate career to venture into the field of employee engagement. Today, she has launched her second endeavour: ExtraMile Play - a subscription-based virtual platform that offers ready-to-use individual and multiplayer games, team-building activities, assessments, webinars & facilitated sessions, experiential training, and much more. Basically, the Netflix of Engagement.

Pooja has been in the business of virtual engagement since 2016 with her company ExtraMile. During COVID, she witnessed increased demand from SMEs to but with lower budgets. Given the frequency of engagement needed to connect remote employees, she identified a gap for consistent, cost-effective, and innovative virtual engagements. That's when EM Play was born, by capitalising on ExtraMile's expertise over the past 6 years to introduce a platform with 100+ ready-to-use activities and gamification to ensure managers are able to take control of their own team engagements.

9. Pankaj Kumar, CEO at os.me

From founding a company that employed more than 500 people to being at the helm of a spiritual start-up, entrepreneur Pankaj Kumar is hailed as an inspirational leader by many. Back in the day, after completing his MBA from the prestigious Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow, Pankaj was faced with two choices — to either take up a job that guaranteed financial security or go on the road less traveled and generate employment for more than 500 job seekers. He chose the latter. He established a world-class consulting company which Hitachi Solutions subsequently acquired. And Pankaj continued to create opportunities for the world. As the internet exploded with self-care solutions over the last decade, Pankaj saw an opportunity for spiritual care. Pankaj decided to make mindful living and spiritual growth accessible to one and all. Founded on the principles of Truth and Kindness, os.me is a community for those interested in spirituality.





















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