Seventy years after gaining Independence, India currently stands as the world’s third biggest tech startup hub, and for good reason. We’ve come a long way from the days when funding was almost impossible to get. Today, entrepreneurs can get rounds of funding and then some, proving that the startup hub in the country has come a long way.
India has a rich history of big businesses that had very humble beginnings. We have entrepreneurs like Dhirubhai Ambani, Azim Premji, Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, Lakshmi Mittal, and more. Their stories inspire today’s entrepreneurs to pursue their dreams.
These new entrepreneurs are breathing life into the economy. Beginning with an idea and a dream, they work hard, forfeit the comfort of a steady salary, and hopefully go on to create history.
AirAsia India, the celebrated low-cost airline which connects 16 destinations in India with a fleet of 11 aircraft, is celebrating the determined spirit of these ambitious Indians who dare to dream.
As the country celebrates its 71st year of independence, it seems like the opportune time to celebrate these dreamers as well. AirAsia India is doing exactly that with its #DareToDream contest! The airline is calling out to all the entrepreneurs who have a story that can inspire others. Entrepreneurs who wish to participate are to send in the stories of their journey, all within 150 words.
Three winners will be chosen for the final grand prize – gift vouchers worth ₹15,000 redeemable on domestic flights with AirAsia India. The winners will be selected based on criteria like originality of idea, risk taken and success of the venture. So when you have to travel to make your dream come true, AirAsia India will help you reach your dream destination.
If you’re an entrepreneur willing to share your story, jot down a short write-up of your business and your journey so far, and submit it here. It doesn’t matter which field you are from, or how old you are. If you have a story, you stand a chance to win those vouchers. AirAsia India will also feature you on its social media pages. Just don’t forget to use #DareToDream, mention the name of your company and a link where your story can be verified.
The contest ends on 25 August, 2017, so hurry!
About AirAsia: AirAsia (India) Ltd is a joint venture between Tata Sons Limited & AirAsia, with AirAsia Investment Limited. AirAsia submitted an application to the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) of India in February 2013 and received a formal approval in April 2013, followed by the No Objection Certificate (NOC) in September 2013 & Air Operating Permit (AOP) in May, 2014. AirAsia India commenced operations on 12th June 2014 and currently flies to Bengaluru, Kochi, Goa, Jaipur, Chandigarh, Pune, New Delhi, Guwahati, Imphal, Vizag, Hyderabad, Srinagar, Bagdogra, Ranchi, Kolkata and Bhubhaneswar with a fleet of 11 A320 aircraft. Amar Abrol is the MD & CEO of AirAsia India.
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