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Shaping The Future: Visionary Entrepreneurs In 2023

Fuelled by passion and unwavering belief, these visionary entrepreneurs build a future filled with growth and leave a lasting legacy

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Introducing some extraordinary entrepreneurs who are transforming industries with their boundless creativity and entrepreneurial spirit. With their unwavering determination, they have propelled their ventures to new heights. Get ready to be inspired as they redefine the entrepreneurial landscape and shape a brighter future.

Maya Muralidharan has a decade long experience working with marquee brands such as Essilor and Mid-day. An art enthusiast and a passionate traveller, Maya has been engaging with artisans across India to understand the intricacies of their art and their way of living. During her travels, she realised that the diverse and indigenous leather craft forms passed on across generations lack the desired recognition and visibility, leading to the birth of Alika Crafts. 

Alika’s vision is to be a single platform where customers across the globe can find and discover handmade and authentic leather products made by the artisans of India. It is based on a strong belief that there is a need for such a platform that can enable larger adoption of local artworks and bring more visibility to the local artisan communities. 

Instagram: @alika_everythingcrafty

My Culinary Cottage
Khushi Uttamchandani is a passionate homemaker who started My Culinary Cottage as a tribute to her late mother, the greatest cook she ever knew. The recipes that she shares with the audience are a homage to everything she’s learned from her mother. From authentic Indian condiments to Italian dishes, she gives every recipe a unique twist with traditional ingredients, keeping intact the wonderful flavours and her mother’s teachings. ‘Mirch Bombs’ is one dish that is amongst her favourites and is very close to her heart, because it is her mother's recipe.

With My Culinary Cottage, she aims at spreading love through innovative fusion recipes and plating techniques. Her vision is to reach as many people as she can through her art of cooking, in every little way possible. 

Instagram: @myculinarycottage

Elixir Wellness
Elixir Wellness was founded by Tanya Khubchandani Vasta as a healthcare and wellness centre in 2021 pioneering different services like IV therapy, athletic recovery, pain relief, body toning and aesthetics. She is an author, parenting and luxury lifestyle content creator and influencer, also founder of Khubchandani Health Center and HCG ICS Khubchandani Cancer as well as Khubchandani Women’s Health Center. Elixir is rapidly growing with existing 5 locations in Mumbai and 10 locations in Bangalore along with other target cities in India. 

Elixir was established by a team of experts committed to helping patients reach their wellness goals and to overcome lifestyle pains and conditions like migraines, dehydration and chronic fatigue.  It can also be used in medical cases, with the advice of our doctors.

Instagram: @elixirwell

Vivid Design
Vivid Design, a full-service design, architecture and interior design firm founded by Ar. Pooja Makwana and Amar Solanki are located in Mumbai. They kick-started their Studio in 2019 and since then, have ceaselessly thrived in the industry. At Vivid Design, they design residential and commercial spaces that are comfortable, personal, and interesting.  

Since 2019, the designers and architects working at Vivid Design have been passionately transforming spaces and coming up with new and innovative designs for homes and offices. Pooja believes that no matter what the size of the project is, the goal is always the same: to make the client’s personal style shine. They are artists and designers who aim to make the space better than the client’s imagination.  

Instagram: @vividdesign_11

How When Wear
How When Wear was founded by Devika and Krishna Anand, with their respective experience in the Design and Garment Export industry to introduce a fashion brand that caters to Indian women's aesthetics and trends. Their outfits are comfortable yet a statement piece for your wardrobe. 

How When Wear is a brand born out of the vision to provide trending western wear outfits to Indian women. The silhouettes are created with style, and comfort as well as leaving an impression, that mirrors the fearless, confident, and fashion-forward vibe for the consumers.

Instagram: @howwhenwearclothing

Monika Nidhii
Monika Nidhii, the visionary design duo, masterfully craft feminine ensembles that shimmer with a subtle sparkle and are infused with a touch of enchanting drama. The designer sister duo are the epitome of artistic brilliance and captivates the fashion world with their exquisitely crafted ensembles. Their creations, beloved by esteemed Bollywood celebrities such as the radiant Kiara Advani and the enchanting Janhvi Kapoor, have also enchanted leading influencers and trendsetters alike. Embracing femininity with a touch of whimsical allure, Monika Nidhii's designs are a true testament to their impeccable craftsmanship and their ability to capture the hearts of fashion connoisseurs worldwide.

Instagram: @monikanidhii

Telon Santacruz
Telon Santacruz, founded by Mahendra Gala, embodies excellence. Led by second-generation entrepreneur and designer Devang Gala and his wife Priyanka Gala, this visionary duo crafts impeccable designs, upholding Telon's legacy of masterful craftsmanship. Nestled in Santacruz, Telon Santacruz is the flagship store revered for exclusive designs tailored for the modern groom. It's the ultimate destination for discerning gentlemen seeking impeccable menswear fashion, blending sophistication and contemporary flair. With exquisite craftsmanship and timeless elegance, Telon Santacruz captivates fashion-forward individuals. Step into this refined sanctuary for a transformative journey of style, leaving a lasting impression on your wedding day.

Instagram: @telonsantacruz

Growify was founded by Disha Bhatnagar, she was a dreamer and an explorer, who had delved into various roles in college like content writing, curation, analysis and digital marketing. Growify boasts a passionate team of about more than 80+ employees and 100+ impressive clientele including Bridal Asia, Gaurav Gupta and Tarun Tahiliani. 

Her vision is to establish the growth of Growify 3.0, expanding the team and to bring cutting-edge e-commerce strategies and personalised experiences. She also aims to extend towards collaborating with international designers and venturing into the global market in the upcoming two years. 

Instagram: @growifydigital

Divya Chugh
Jewellery by Divya Chugh was founded by Divya in 2004, purely inspired with the love of design and creativity. She endeared her passion to paint and create designs on big canvases, hence the shift to creating art in the form of jewellery was natural and flawless. 

She is a jewellery designer and a gemologist, who loves to redesign and remodel old and antique jewellery with a modern twist.

Divya brand’s vision has been to strive to create beautiful jewellery which is striking bold yet feminine for a confident look. The designs are created using semi precious stones and pearls with the feeling of luxury being affordable to all. 

Instagram: @jewellerybydivyachugh

Kratisha Kanoi is an entrepreneur and a founder of the pret brand Unmute. Her striving force of passion for fashion, creativity, determination and innovation has played a crucial part in the journey to build a strong brand identity, captivating the consumer with their unique designs and leaving a mark on the fashion industry.

Unmute’s aim is to empower individuals to express their unique style through their carefully and ethically crafted designs. The designs are created by blending the timeless aesthetics with modern trends, they seek to inspire confidence and celebrate diversity. Their vision is to leave a positive impact on the fashion industry along with a commitment to ethical practices.

Instagram: @shopunmute

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