#YouCanDoIt: These College Guys Have Started New Ventures That Are Changing The Start-Up Scene

Anushka posted on 06 February

Dreaming of your own venture but too scared to take the risk? Your own business can be a daunting task to accomplish, but also super thrilling to achieve. With more and more local businesses coming up, we’re proud of our dreamers who become doers, with their go-getter attitude and determination to succeed. Take a look at these cool guys who’ve changed the startup scene with their #hustle!



Sparked by a real life incident, where Shashank ND wanted another opinion for an operation his father was about to undertake, but couldn’t track another experienced and reliable doctor – Practo was born as a platform where people could search for doctors, dieticians, physiotherapists and get medical advice and consultancy. He co-founded it who co-founded with Abhinav Lal in the final year of engineering at National Institute of Technology, Karnataka, Practo is an inspiring tale for those who believe in the power of ideas to create transformative businesses.


A sense of humour and love for pop culture can give birth to the coolest of ventures, and Bewakoof Brands is a testament to that. Prabkiran Singh and Siddharth Munot, civil graduates of IIT Bombay started with bulk t-shirt printing for their college fest and grew it into a full-fledged creative business once college ended. A beloved favourite for those who love donning their funky and witty Doing justice to the humour sector, their shirts are both trendy and comfortable.

Hello Meal

Homesick and want comfort food? Get home-cooked dishes from Hello Meal, that provides economical food to young students, entrepreneurs and families that live within 6 km of Vijay Nagar. Tushar Kantidas, the start-up’s founder, is a graduate of DU’s Swami Shraddhanand College, and promises a healthy, hearty meal for all those who order.


Xchange Over Coffee

Another venture that wins our heart for its simplicity yet brilliance, Xchange Over Coffee in North Campus offers fulfilling meals, outdoor seating, and a chance to exchange books for food! Started by two 23 year old engineering friends, Shivam and Paras, the cafe aims to build a sense of community and encourage literary discussion amongst visitors. It’s not only become a cultural spot, but one of the coolest hangout zones in the campus area.


Ever wondered how to get the best online shopping deal? Opened 24 tabs and couldn’t keep track of the best price? BuyHatke, a site that compares e-commerce sites for the best prices and deals, was started by IIT Kharagpur students Gaurav Dahake and Prashant Singh to solve this customer pain-point. They cover a wide spectrum of sites and products, so you can go ahead and shop stress-free!


So, We're Saying..

Inspired yet? Add more spark to your fuel with a copy of Dreamers: How Young Indians are Changing the World. A truly motivating read that outlines the life goals of millennials that are angry and frustrated with being marginalised by both globalisation and India’s old politics. Journalist Snigdha Poonam tracks these young fortune-seekers, from aspiring Bollywood stars and clickbait gurus, the Cow Protection Army hoodlums and Allahabad University’s first female Student Union President – all united by the belief that they were born for bigger and better things. Dreamers brings to life their boundless ambition and extraordinary imagination to create opportunities in the unlikeliest of spaces.
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