Unlike the IITs, BITS Pilani is about many other things along with education. Entrepreneurship, for example. If we go by the accounts of its alumni, BITS focuses on overall development and leadership quality of students. Their annual start-up events like Conquest and strong alumni networks led to entrepreneurship culture among students. And when you have opportunity, suitable infrastructure and necessary network support, every dream is achievable. These BITS Pilani alumni proved this right.
The hallowed walls of IIT create dreams for students. But for some, it’s the first step to conquer the world. From CEOs and scientists to successful entrepreneurs, IIT alumni have inspired generations to come. Some make their mark in their niche sector, while others venture into fields unknown and emerge as success stories to covet for.
Here we have listed some of the major startups founded by IIT Bombay alumni. Read on to get inspired and dare to dream like they did.
Although 2016 has witnessed a substantial decrease in total investment and funding in Indian startups, the number of deals have increased since 2014. This year, on an average, half a million dollars were invested every hour in Indian startups and our list of biggest Indian startup funding deals in 2016 shows the continuing investment appetite for wide-ranging industrial sectors. However, majority of the deals have taken place in technology and e-commerce sector, a significant value of deals poured in the education sector as well, albeit fewer in number.
The comprehensive list was published here and here’s our list of top 10 biggest Indian startup funding deals happened in 2016.
We have endured decades of stereotypes when it comes to career. We could either be engineers or doctors. We were sent to study conventional subjects to take conventional paths and lead a secured life. But there was a silent revolution fuming inside our generation that compelled trained many engineers and MBAs leave the comfort of regular paychecks and sail out as entrepreneurs instead. It was this same sense of non-conformity that led these IIM Ahmadabad graduates to launch startups with calculated risks instead of continuing with corporate jobs.
Here’s a list of some famous companies founded by IIM-A alumni.
Where employees invest in creative thinking, expect the office decor to resonate a Pinterest feel. SoCheers swanks a passionate and vibrant team digital marketers, graphic designers and creative storytellers. Co-founded by Mehul Gupta & Siddharth Devnani in their early twenties, SoCheers moved from a 3BHK office to a chic glass building in 2013.
Headspace, a guided meditation and mindfulness startup, raised $30 million in recent funding round. The Chernin Group, Advancit Capital, Allen & Company, Breyer Capital, The Honest Company Co-Founder Jessica Alba, actor Jared Leto, TV personality Ryan Seacrest, LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner and few others are the investors in this healthy startup
India now offers one of the fastest growing startup ecosystems in the world and the recent announcement from one of the Big Four consultancies made its future even brighter. According to recent media reports, PwC has decided to mentor 10 handpicked startups to give advice on matters of taxation and fundraising.