New Delhi, Dec 19: They are young, have great ideas, and know how to make them a reality. They use their creativity and hard work to make things happen – bringing new concepts and products to market. Probably they have learnt their business lessons sooner than later. These young desi business-minded go-getters are not only moving one step closer to the life of a successful entrepreneur, they are even earning global recognition in the process.
Here is our pick of the top young entrepreneurs:
Neha Juneja, 27, from Greenway Grameen Infra, a Mumbai based startup, recently hogged the limelight when her company Greenway Grameen Infra won the 2012 Intel Global Challenge at Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley, receiving $50,000 from the Intel Foundation. Her company has developed Greenway Smart Stove which is a patent-pending cookstove designed as a modern replacement for traditional mud chulhas. The design of Greenway Grameen Infra was selected from ideas presented by more than 150,000 students from more than 50 countries.
The firm's biomass-based stove increases fuel efficiency and targets consumers in rural areas. The single-burner, high-efficiency cook stove uses 65 per cent less fuel and produces 80 per cent less smoke than traditional chulhas. In late 2011, the company won the Businessworld Young Entrepreneur Award.