‘You want something, go get it’: your startup fix to start the week
All life is a pursuit of happiness. But are the Monday morning blues dragging you down on this fine day? We suggest you listen to the man who never stopped in The Pursuit of Happyness.
In the 2006 movie, Will Smith’s Chris Gardner says lines that every entrepreneur should swear by. “Don't ever let someone tell you, you can't do something. Not even me. You got a dream, you got to protect it. People can’t do something themselves, they want to tell you that you can’t do it. You want something, go get it. Period. All right?” he says.
The real-life Chris Gardner, a medical device salesman who struggled with homelessness while raising his son, went on to form his own multimillion-dollar brokerage firm. Says it all, doesn’t it? Dreams must be nurtured; ideas must be worked on. Ready to get started on your pursuit of happiness? We have a bunch of startup stories that are sure to inspire you.
There's a host of social media applications built for humans - Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and more. But Yogendra Reddy and Govardhan Reddy chose to walk a different path – they founded Boneafite, an all-inclusive app catering to the (social media) needs of all dogs, dog lovers, and dog parents. Take a bow (wow), we say!
A mobile phone is more than a gadget to communicate these days; it’s a lifeline! What do you do when it goes bust? Get it fixed without stepping out of home, through Mobigarage. Founded by four friends - Vaibhav Kapoor, Pulkit Kapoor, Abhinav Mahajan, and Ujjwal Sehgal - Mobigarage sends a technician to your home to inspect the damages, and repair/replace parts on the spot.
Football doesn't have fans; it has fanatics. That's the reason LeagueSX is channelling fan sentiments into a football-only fantasy gaming site. Founded by Anshul Agrawal and Neha Pandey, the gaming platform rides on the popularity of virtual games and game emotion.
Can't do without your biryani? This ex-IIT alum's startup now puts the “dum” in biryani, delivers it fresh in the handi it is cooked in. Gurugram-based foodtech startup Biryani By Kilo, which was founded by Kaushik Roy and Vishal Jindal in 2015, delivers freshly made dum biriyani to your doorstep.
Content is king, but only if packaged the right way. Enter Chennai-based Animaker, which lets you turn boring content into animated videos on its DIY platform. Founded by RS Raghavan and Loganathan Kodiyarasu, residents of small-town Thanjavur, it offers cloud-based DIY video animation software with a host of built-in characters and templates.
Realising that the school uniform segment was largely unaddressed, Kiran Hiriyanna decided to start up. With sporty unisex uniforms, Schoolay wants to be a game changer in the kids’ apparel market. The startup, which began operations in January this year, claims to have reached 12,000 students till now.