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Innovative Business Leaders That Are Breaking Milestones Of Success

Most effective leaders among the big list of business leaders across the country share their vision

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Every business leaders have a recipe that they have been using and breaking the milestones of success. Below are some of the most effective leaders among the big list of business leaders across the country sharing their vision.

1. Ramesh Iyengar – Founder CEO at IYENGAR’S Kaapi –An artisanal South Indian Filter Coffee 

IYENGAR’S Kaapi has been launched in April 2022, by Ramesh Iyengar, the product bears his name! Ramesh, 63, has launched this new startup to fulfil his first passion - F&B.  He is a consummate Chef and a certified baker who has also been into the Top 50 contestants in MasterChef India, Season 2. IYENGAR’S Kaapi is an artisanal, ready to drink South Indian Filter Kaapi, aimed at stimulating the taste of a true coffee connoisseur. Targeting an audience that primarily includes India's globally active & well-travelled corporate population, IYENGAR’S Kaapi looks to celebrate these individuals and their hard work, by being a drink synonymous with office life.

Mr. Iyengar over a 40 year career is considered a Guru of Direct Marketing Communications. He will bring all those experiences to promote IYENGAR'S Kaapi one-on-one. He has won multiple national and international awards and was invited to the Cannes Direct jury .

2. Prabhash Nirbhay, Founder and Chief Evangelist at Jharkhand Angels Network

Prabhash Nirbhay, is Founder and Chief Evangelist at Jharkhand Angles Network which is a Bharat focussed Angel Network. Prabhash is amongst the leading entrepreneurs, having also founded and scaled Flipcarbon (a Start-up and SME focussed consulting organization) and has a mild revolutionary streak which makes him challenge and question status quo and run off the mill solutions to unique problem sets. A senior professional with 20 years of experience in various facets of HR across blue-chip companies, Prabhash has a proven track record and ability in conceptualizing, designing and implementing Strategic Employee Communication interventions that foster a high performance, high engagement culture. He believes that Performance Management is core and central to Start-ups growth story.

JAN’s aim is to support and grow start-ups in all parts of the country beyond major metros and unlock the growth of India from a 3 trillion dollars economy to a 30 trillion dollars economy by 2050.

3.Samarth Bajaj, Co-Founder & CEO, The Designer’s Class

JRD Tata very famously said that, “Uncommon thinkers reuse what common thinkers refuse.” This has been Samarth Bajaj’s mantra through life. He has always traveled off the beaten path and paved his own way. Success to him lies in creating businesses that add genuine value to our society as a whole and not just enhancing one’s own position. Samarth has been proactive from a very young age and has held several leadership positions since school.

For a decade he contemplated on a strategy that would add value to design education aspirants on a mass scale. In August of 2020, his labour bore fruit called ‘The Designer’s Class’ – his most ambitious entrepreneurial initiative. He set out on a mission to make premium education affordable for all. TDC is India’s first online design education platform with numerous prominent designers like Masaba Gupta, Gauri Khan, Abu Sandeep and a lot more, teaching holistic design education.

4. Ashish Santhalia , the CEO and Co-founder of Convin

Ashish Santhalia is the CEO and Co-founder of Convin, a company that helps companies use AI to better understand their customers needs and track agents’ performance. After bagging its pre-seed funding in 2020, Convin has been able to bag Planet Spark, Thomas Cook, Aakash Institute, Medi Buddy, and many more in BFSI, hospitality, EdTech, Travel, and healthcare industries.  Companies are now seeing an increase in contact closure rate by 25% and customer satisfaction by 30% through the use of the AI-powered agent assist platform provided by Convin.By utilizing Convin, companies with high volume and high-value sales can automate their agent’s quality management and uncover behavior patterns that drive sales outcomes( wins and losses). Convin, by combining its above two pillar features, completely automates agent coaching and removes any human dependencies.

5. Sneha Priya Reddy, Co-Founder & CEO, SP Robotic works

Sneha, was a topper from young age who got inspired by a different way of learning followed by Pranavan. Her thoughts at that time were, “Could all complex concepts be learnt so easily with fun? Then why was I learning it the hard way?” This thought inspired her to start tinkering with Robots and took her all the way to represent India in many international forums along with her partner, Pranavan. Together, they won several accolades for India at many occasions and decided to spread their way of learning to millions of young minds.

SP Robotic Works was started with an aim to inspire millions of young minds from the age of 7 with the new way of learning – involving the 3H principle Head (Think), Hand (Do - Practical) and Heart (Fun). SP Robotic works is a team of motivated and cohesive individuals driven by a desire to transform the way Engineering and STEM Education is accessed and consumed globally.

6. Mr Rajeev Baid, Founder of Chai Chun

Born in a modest family in the small town of Kishanganj, Bihar, amidst eight other siblings, Mr Rajeev Baid never disbelieved in his dreams and more than that he had the vigour to show up every day to translate his dreams into a breathable reality. His father was the only breadwinner in the family and there were many mouths to feed. At an early age the harsh reality of the time made him realize that he had to help his family make ends meet. He started hawking CTC teas to teashops and homes as early as when he was just in class eight. He reminiscences those moments not as hard times, rather it was a period that enlightened and induced him to the potential world of business. With no inheritance or capital in hand, he started small and if he was a person without vision, he would have moved a bit higher in the hierarchy but certainly hadn’t become the owner of a multi-crore business. Taking each day at a time, he built an tea empire to reckon with. He is the founder of Chai Chun, India's first and #1 tea boutique of India with 20+ stores across India and a vibrant online presence.

7. Akanksha Sharma, Co- Founder, CITTA

Born and brought up in a business-oriented family, entrepreneurship was common in Akanksha Sharma’s life. After completing her graduation from the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising inApparel Industry Management, she wanted to start her venture. Turning her qualms into wins and taking an evolutionary approach to succeed in this David & Goliath scenario, at the age of 21 Akanksha co-founded CITTA with her mother. Today, Akanksha Sharma, 24 years old, works with her mother, Monisha Sharma, as CEO of CITTA. CITTA, the lifestyle segment from the house of The Lexicon Group, is an independent baby bath and skincare brand launched with a sole objective—to combine this country’s traditional heritage while providing the ease and convenience every mother needs to take care of her child. “Our eternal love for babies made us formulate every product using natural ingredients, ensuring they are gentle, safe, and mild for newborns,” says Akanksha.

8. Chef Ashita Baijal, Founder and CEO at Meette

The synthesis of passion and experience has fueled what Ashita believes is her magnum opus: Meette, an Atelier Patisser was launched in January 2019.

The creative helm of Meette, is a former banker tuned pasty chef Ashita Baijal. Ashita has long been fascinated by the alchemy of Baking and the Pasty Arts. After pursuing a Masters of Business Administration from Northeastern University and starting her career in Management Consulting she quickly become disillusioned with the corporate world realising somewhere along the way that food was her true passion. She has learnt from and worked with world renowned chefs and restaurants, including Antonio Bachour, Kristin Tiblis and Chef Izu Anni (the startup Executive chef at La Petit Maison in Dubai).

Food, for her, is equivalent to Art: and she strives to create every Me:ette product as a work of edible art.

9. Atul Pratap Singh, 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.

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