Everyone wants to be rich. Young people are so ambitious these days but they sometimes don’t realize what it really takes to grow your own business. Undoubtedly, it’s great to have a genius idea for a start-up, but building a business takes much more. That’s why most people give up along the way, when they fail to develop the idea into something bigger. What they all forget is that all those who succeeded weren’t handed a golden ticket. It wasn’t a chance or opportunity that helped them prosper. To become a millionaire, you must be driven to reach your dreams. You must be obsessed in order to be successful. Here are the stories of some of the most successful young Indian entrepreneurs to inspire you to never give up and reach out for the stars.
Ritesh Agarwal, Founder and CEO of OYO
In case you still don’t know what are OYO Rooms, it’s an Airbnb-like marketplace for short-term managed rentals of budget accommodations. Ritesh founded OYO Rooms when he was only 21 and since then he managed to raise 25 million dollars. His rags to riches story inspired thousands of young people in India. Being a 23 years old college drop-out, he proves that everything is possible if you think bigger, and begin with a memorable end in mind. Now, his company is backed up by such giants like Softbank, Greenoaks capital, Lightspeed.
Yash Bhanage, Founder of The Bombay Canteen
Yash began his journey as a waiter with 16-hour shifts at Grand Hyatt’s Celini that culminated in a 24×7 role steering The Bombay Canteen, a restaurant that re-imagines Indian food. From the first day of The Bombay Canteen opening, this Hospitality management graduate just keep impressing with his ability to tell the story through food as well as with his hands-on management. He clean dirty tables on a busy Saturday night, or get behind the bar to mix a cocktail. He’s more than just a CEO, he’s the heart and soul of The Bombay Canteen. And, he even made the Forbes list “30 under 30”.