There was a time when joining multi-national companies was the sole aim of graduates in India. Today they want to run their own businesses. Needless to say, with the passion to offer something innovative, young entrepreneurs are coming up with superb out-of-the-box ideas. While we are seeing a multitude of start-ups springing up here and there, some of them are extremely kickass and have some cool and innovative ideas! Here’s a list of 10 best innovative startups in India.
1. Let’s Barter India
Let’s Barter India seems to re-introduce the age old system of exchange, which existed long before money came into being. Hence if you have something that you no longer need, you can exchange it with an item that’s rather useful. Let’s Barter India let’s you do exactly the same. It’s the brainchild of Sahil Dhingra and Pooja Bhayana and a pretty impressive number of people have joined their initiative on Facebook.
Let’s Barter India, world’s largest community for barter on Facebook, raises the angel round led by “Scale Ventures”. They have raised an undisclosed amount from Scale Ventures and Sanjay Choudhary of Crowdinvest. The team aims to use this funding amount to fuel the growth rate of Let’s Barter, reach out new markets with the app and build a strong team to spread the concept of barter, enabled via technology.
2. Wow! Momo
This Kolkata based startup is one of the fastest growing fast-food chains in India. From Corn Cheese Momos to Momo Burgers, they offer a wide variety of incredibly delicious Momos, the Tibetan dumplings. In a short period of time, the company has expanded to cities like Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai, Kochi, Noida and Pune. Don’t worry if Wow! Momo is not in your city. Seeing their growth, they might soon reach there!
If you suck at planning your vacations, trust Inspirock to plan it for you in the most awesome way possible. Founded by Prakash Sikchi and Anoop Goyal, Inspirock essentially cuts down the hassle of visiting 1000 websites while you’re creating your itinerary and creates a customized trip-plan for each user based on their personal interests.
Inspirock receives hundreds of data points on each of the millions of attractions spread across 11,000 destinations in 50 countries from across the web. This data is then cleansed and collated to generate inferences like whether an activity is kid-friendly, what a good time to visit a destination would be, whether a destination is a good place to stay overnight etc.
4. Batman Delivers
Batmandelivers is a convenient way to order food, cigarettes, beverages, and over the counter drugs in Gurgaon between 9 PM and 5 AM. “We wish to cover all the needs that may arise at night (only within the legal framework) and to fulfil the same we provide hygienic food, cigarettes, condoms, sanitary napkins among other thing,” says Leena Malik, founder of Batmandelivers.
It also offers the services of plumbers, electricians, driver and guards post sunset.
“We see decent traction for drivers on weekends as people prefer not to drive after drinking in parties,” adds Leena.
The idea for Batmandelivers came from the Nirbhaya rape case in 2012. After the savage incident, Leena, a fashion designer, who relocated to Gurgaon from the US, observed that nightlife was very unsafe in NCR. This became the motivation for her to start Batmandelivers.
Filing income tax returns is a tedious job and most of us can’t do it without a CA or professional help. Well, not anymore because Cleartax seeks to simplify it all for you. All you’ve got to do is create an account on their website and follow the instructions. The Delhi-based e-filing tax website, founded by Archit Gupta, offers its services to all senior citizens free of cost!
This is for the responsible citizen in you. Sharing is caring and PassItOn helps you give back to those who are less privileged. So if you have any items, such as books, electronics, clothes, home furniture or anything else that you’re willing to give up for a good cause, list it on their website here.
Ever found yourself low on charge while on the road? Well worry not because Bolt is here to save your day. Advertised as a 2A mobile charger for motorbike, this nifty device attaches itself to the handlebars of your bike and also tracks your movements using a special app.
For the serious student in all of us, EduKart will help academics right from the the time they start their educational careers. Founded by Ishan Gupta, an alumni of Stanford University and Mayank Gupta, an IIM graduate, EduKart is a huge platform with a plethora of online and distance learning courses available on it which are affiliated to reputed universities and institutions.
Some of them are designed by the EduKart team as well. It’s main aim is to introduce more flexibility in the Indian education system, which it seems to be doing really well!
Innovative Startups in education
Education has become a business and coaching classes are pure money minting machines! Unacademy demolishes all this and provides free online education for those who are enthusiastic about learning. They have online lectures on YouTube by experts with solutions to every doubt that a student might have! It’s run by a bunch of passionate youngsters, one of which includes, Roman Saini, one of the youngest people to clear the esteemed Civil Services examinations!
Innovative education Startups
Ratan Tata-backed home rental company NestAway Technologies has raised around USD 30 million (around 200 crore) in a Series C financing led by Tiger Global, Russian billionaire Yuri Milner and IDG Ventures India.
This is a great sigh of relief for all single boys and girls who face difficulty in finding a home for rent. NestAway offers a list of furnished homes available for rent for families, single boys and single girls! You can all check out all the details on their website including pictures of the house, rent and other amenities available.
In addition, NestAway manages the end-to-end requirements of a rental property throughout its rental lifecycle. The company charges a small percentage of monthly rent it generates from the house as commission. Further. Consequently, it does not charge any brokerage or upfront fees to either the owner or the tenant.
The original article was written by Shabdita Pareek. And you can read it at scoopwhoop.com. Furthermore some information as well as image have also been taken from yourstory.com. So we are thankful to them as well.