Monicka Sama, from the largest B2B car-care product store, Autofresh.in, recalls attending a seminar wherein she heard a very well known industry observer that “if our business is not online we will probably become extinct.”
It was about 4 years ago, that S. Prithvirajan, K.P. Jayashree, and Sanjay Dattatri came up with a novel idea to open the first-of-its-kind store in India which would focus exclusively on fulfilling the needs of the senior citizens of India.
Shivani and Yatin Sharma, the proud owners of 1Click Arts, have created a marketplace for all the artists who have their art to showcase before each and every art lover.
Shivani puts it across beautifully, when she says, “It’s not about Hussain or Souza or Raza, it’s about thousands of them gone unnoticed – They never found a name because they never were found.”
Inner Cover is a dream of Mr. Ajay Malhotra and his wife, Mrs. Kavita Gupta Malhotra, which they gave wings to about a year ago.
They want to remove the taboo from the society regarding innerwear. They claim to be “one of its kind lingerie store which sells innerwear for the whole family.”
The Drum Circle has been a one-of-it’s-kind, kind of venture – bringing together the love for music, the experience of drumming, and people engagement, while creating an environment of excitement, and oddly leading to the relaxation of mind.
With an Undergraduate degree from FLAME, Pune, and a Masters in Business Design, from DOMUS Academy, Milan (Italy), Rujul Vora took his next step by joining his dad’s construction firm. But before he knew it, he was bit by the startup bug.
Abhishek Bhowmick, the proud owner of petsGOnuts, is an ardent animal lover, belonging to the city of Mumbai. Not only is he an Animal Welfare officer attached to the Bombay High Court, but he’s also been the 2011 winner of the Godfrey Phillip Bravery Award.
The Idea, The Drive – The Beginning
Even though he could have easily gone for a retail pet store, Abhishek chose to go the e-commerce way, as he wanted to reach out a larger sect of our target audience across different geographical locations of India. petsGOnuts sells some of the finest accessories for dogs and cats. And these products are often restricted to people living in the metros. But since they are catering online today, they can reach out to people in remote places, like Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh as well. Moreover, we know that by 2020 almost 80% of retail stores are going to close down and only cater online. This was also an inclination for Abhishek to start an online pet store.