March 02, 2017
The Road to there..
Ritesh began his college journey from NIT Calicut Kerala. Though he opted for civil branch,
his interest lied in Marketing and Internet. In second year, he joined one of the Multi-level
marketing companies and generated alot of money.
When director of the college noticed this, he gave Ritesh a strict warning and asked him to
focus on his studies or else he will be rusticated. With a heavy heart, the latter had no choice
but to quit what he was doing. But that only continued for a short while. He again resumed using
interned when he was elevated to third year. As he was forcefully deprived of his interest, he
now began using internet for more than 18 hours per day and adopted almost all the platforms
to earn fat bucks. Unfortunately he got caught red handed by one of the administrators of
Computer Centre who further reported it to the director. As a punishment, they blocked his
account access. But nothing could stop him, now he made different fake id’s and carried his
At last, he was still not satisfied by what he was doing so he thought of writing a novel. Being
not very good at English language he took the help of one of his friends - Harshal. Within three
months, he was able to finish his novel, and began hunting for publishers. Meanwhile, he was
taken aback with the news of his father having developed a brain tumor. His focus now shifted
to his father and he completely forgot about his novel. Within one and a half years of treatment,
his father gave up on life. Realising the responsibilities of a son towards the family, he opted for
a job. Being both diligent and intelligent he got fast promotions in his work field and he finally
ended up joining the panel of the Board of Directors of the company.
Suddenly one fine day, he got nostalgic and could remember writing a novel in his college days
which remained unpublished till date. His hunt for publishers ended when one of them agreed to
publish his work. The novel got a name - "The Evolution of an inglorious moron”. Within three
days, his work was recognised as the best debut and got listed in top 10 books of Oxford book
store, which later became the bestseller and he earned Best Cover Book Award for it.
His thirst of doing something more made him resign from the company he was working with.
Now he had plans to establish something of his own. After discussing with his friends, he came
up with the idea of selling a best quality product under his private label. Being used to the
photoshop, he started designing T-shirts and sell it, which resulted in creating WELENTO (a
customised product store). He shared this idea with his friends - Harshal and Ashish, who later
joined him for the same.
Unfortunately Harshal could not continue giving his inputs and his hard work lasted only for four
months. Ritesh was taken aback when Harshal left as the latter was the Technical Backbone of
Welento. Being heartbroken the former retuned to Bhopal, with the idea of starting Welento
In Bhopal, he was supported by his elder brother Rahul Rangare - Director of Kautilya Academy.
He helped Ritesh throughout his startup journey. In just 8 months Welento had created more
than 19 T-shirt brands and worked with around 200 corporates. They started retailing across the
globe. Though Welento had reached top level, Ritesh’s thirst of doing something more could not
be quenched. Hence he decided to launch a platform where all startups across Madhya
Pradesh could seek help.
This is how he came up with an idea to launch Start-up Space Station. He dedicated his office
to all struggling startups of the state where they can share their ideas, get required motivation,
find a co-working team or founders and can even tie up with the local investors.
His dream is to establish about twenty well settled Startups from Bhopal before 2018, and to set
an example of national global vision.
Recently he has helped medicloud365.com and poogli.com to get their seed investors.
Aforementioned teams raised funds of Rs.4 Million with his help.
Moreover, Ritesh is also running an NGO - Welento Foundation, in Saunsar (a small block in
chhindwara district). They are fighting against an industrial area which is polluting surrounding
villages since past four decades.
He is also looking forward to launch his own global startup. Let's support the guy who never
gave up and reached the pinacle of success, and still struggles of moving far ahead.