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Meet India’s 15 Most Inspiring Entrepreneurs To Lookout In 2023

Updated on: 07 January,2023 06:33 PM IST  |  Mumbai
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Success stories of Indian entrepreneurs have always played a significant role in inspiring the youth of the country.

Meet India’s 15 Most Inspiring Entrepreneurs To Lookout In 2023

The journey of earning name and fame is never a cakewalk but with the boom in the start-up ecosystem in India. Here are 15 Inspiring people have worked against all odds and proved their mettle in the field of entrepreneurship.


Suresh Mansharamani is a Presidential Awardee Business Coach, an International OKR Expert, one of the best motivational speakers in India, a keynote speaker, a three-time TEDx speaker, the author of seven books, and the Chief Energy Officer of Tajurba, India's Fastest Growing Community of MSMEs.

He believes that success comes from Tajurba (experience), and experience comes from a bad experience, and therefore founded the Tajurba Business Network in 2017 with a vision to connect 10 million SMEs in India with the Tajurba Platform. Suresh is the only OKR coach in India who has helped over 2000 SMEs and individuals grow successfully all over India by applying OKR strategies. His aim is to help individuals and businesses thier goals in 90 days using OKR systems. Suresh was also awarded the "Best Sales Coach of the Year" award by Entrepreneur Magazinem 


Khushboo Sachdev is the founder and director at Su-vastika Systems Private Limited.

Khushboo Sachdev holds a Master’s degree in English Literature and a Diploma in the French Language. She began her journey as a trainer when she applied for her first job while pursuing her master's in the field of learning and development. After realizing her knack for becoming a trainer, she successfully built a name for herself in this field and has trained school students, college students, and young professionals belonging to reputed institutions such as Sanskriti School, Birla Vidya Mandir, Sharda University and corporate companies including Headstrong, EXL, G4S Securities, and American Express.

Besides her command over the language, she is equally skilled in moderating communications between the organization and various media outlets and has expertise in media interactions.

Khushboo’s experience in digital marketing and public relations has helped her to create accurate strategies to increase the market presence of her company Su-vastika. She believes that her education in the field of languages gave her the extra edge to conduct these interactions, and her experience with diverse groups helped her understand different audiences easily.


Raja Pantham is a serial entrepreneur & a digital marketing specialist from Hyderabad with a wealth of experience in the business world. Raja has already successfully established himself as an expert in digital marketing specialist and has been instrumental in creating some of the most successful businesses in his industry.

He has helped several businesses grow, especially real estate agents and builders to sell their flats faster, educational institutions to get more admissions and hospitals to build their online presence.

Raja strongly believes that going forward every organization gets more than 70% of business from online marketing. By using digital channels and working together with their strong team, Raja has been able to achieve great results for his clients.  Raja has even helped some businesses grow beyond their boundaries by offering his expert advice.

He considers himself a student, constantly learning new trends and strategies in digital marketing. He also believes that mindfulness is the key to success.  He was recently featured on the cover page of CEO Insights magazine and was awarded the title of the Coolest Entrepreneur of the Year.


Basesh Gala is the chairman of 39 Solutions Group, a business mentoring and investment organisation and the Founder of 5 verticals in 39 Solutions Group. The five verticals or pillars of the group are Rise- Business training and mentoring; BiZMurli- Business accelerator; Kuber- angel investments and investment banking; Aarivayu- ayurveda care and cure centres and 39S Foundation- a certified NGO.

He holds a degree in MBA from Fisher College of business USA, and also holds CFA & FRM charter. Basesh has worked extensively across the globe including Wall Street’s top consulting organisations and investment banks. Basesh is also a multiple times TedX Speaker, Forbes India Icon and President Awardee - Dr. Kalam of India & President Vyapoory of Mauritius.

Basesh has empowered more than 50000+ individuals and business owners!


Vikas is a serial entrepreneur, and a change-maker who brought about a drastic wave of change in the payments industry. He is the Founder and CEO of Intelligent Payments whose journey of entrepreneurship began at an early age of 17. Gradually, as he started to explore this field, Vikas realised the importance of bringing in contactless technology payments in the mainstream and came up with a CUG platform PVC+ using contactless cards to address the payment issues, focusing greatly on improving customer experience. 

After receiving great response for his solution, he began the expansion process and established Intelligent Payments which is a prepaid cards and payments technology specialist that offers unbeatable and most flexible services in the pre-paid payments industry. In addition to this, Intelligent Payments provides complete end to end solutions for all its customers including e-wallets, Open Loop, Semi-Closed and Closed User Group prepaid cards.  Besides Intelligent Payments, Vikas’s business profile also includes CardPro Solutions Pvt Ltd. which is a leading smart card manufacturer and provider of technology systems integration services to varied industries, RupEase, a platform known to be India’s first caringly curated people-focused fintech establishment that offers a host of unique benefits to enterprises and their employees and Upshot, an AI equipped platform including all the features to handle workforce efficiently, right from hiring to retiring.


Tamanna Singh is the founder and managing director of the UberLux Group of Companies and a renowned motivational speaker, investor, and philanthropist with over 20 years of experience. She started her venture in 2011 along with her husband, Col. Gautam Singh, with a vision to pioneer the concept of affordable luxury in India. Tamanna holds an MBA degree in HR and marketing from the Harvard Business School and has also studied cosmetology in Paris. Moreover, she is a President of India Awardee and has also received the honour of the Under 40 Top 40 Business Women Award.

Her company, UberLux, is involved in major exports and has over nine brands under its umbrella, including Fashion TV, House of Wellness, Uberveda, and others. Recently, the company has also been focusing on the concept of menopause, which has been stigmatised by society for ages, and has launched the brand MenoVeda. MenoVeda is India’s first women-led company that provides solutions based on Ayurveda to ease the transition phase for women.

She is also a global investor and helps startups and women entrepreneurs in particular build themselves by providing funding and guidance on strategy, operations, and global expansion.


Nitu Singh is a trained Chemist, a certified perfumer and a passionate Chandler who has been crafting handmade candles since 2013. She is also the Founder of Soulscents Global Pvt. Ltd., a company which creates magnificent and stylish products including high-end bespoke candles, customized fragrances, and premium corporate gifts.

Besides offering high-end bespoke candles, customized fragrances, and premium corporate gifts, Soulscents Global Pvt Ltd also manufactures car air fresheners, room air fresheners, aroma diffusers, reed diffusers, blended perfumes, organic aromatic essential oils, pillow mists and customized high-end corporate gifts.

The company’s clientele includes the Indian Armed Forces, Khadi – India, Taj Group of Hotels, Oberoi Group of Hotels, ITC Maurya along with many reputed international customers around the globe. 

Nitu’s expertise in creating decors and customized gifts has been widely appreciated by clients all over the world.

The popularity of her handmade candles and customized corporate gifts, especially among the Diplomatic Embassies and High Commissions in New Delhi, under the trademark ‘Scentiments’ and the widespread appreciation of esteemed customers from different corners of the world led to the incorporation of Soulscents Global in 2019.

Nitu leads a women only team of Quality inspectors, Developers, Designers, Marketing & Sales Agents and Customer Support Executives whose efforts have helped the company to achieve recognition and create a name for itself in the niche corporate gifting sector within a short span of time.


Varun holds a degree in Engineering and has an MBA in Entrepreneurship Babson College, Boston. He has an experience of more than eight years in the field of healthcare, education and FMCG sectors and is currently the Managing Director Kasturba Hospital, Tumkur and The Secretary of Varadaraja Group of Institutions, Tumkur, Karnataka.

He played a vital role in shaping a US based start-up and contributed greatly to its growth and expansion, eventually selling it to TB12, a company owned by the legendary Tom Brady (National Football League - USA). He has also scaled Kasturba Hospital and Varadaraja Group of Institutions to great heights.

Kasturba Hospital is a 100 bedded super-specialty hospital - offering the best quality customer service for more than thirty years now. Kasturba aims to be the go-to healthcare facility in and around the Tumkur-Bangalore area while Varadaraja Group of Institutions, founded in 2004 offers quality and skill based education in the fields of Nursing, Pharmacy, Paramedical, Allied Health Sciences and Commerce. The institute holds a record of graduate students being placed in over 40 countries in various senior and leadership roles.


Amit Panchal is an Inspiring entrepreneur, investor, Coach and the Founder and Chairman of Chess Guru Academy, India’s most premium and finest Chess Academy. Belonging to a typical middle-class family, Amit had to give up playing Chess as a player when his father passed away while he was pursuing his MBA. Since then, he decided to coach young kids in chess with a mission to create future professional chess players, and increase the awareness and popularity of Chess in India.

His venture, Chess Guru Academy has more than 15 Centres in Mumbai and is rapidly expanding its horizons to provide Online Chess Coaching across India and other countries of the world. Amit states that in order to achieve success in life, one should follow his/her passion. Under his mentorship, various students from his academy have achieved laurels and have made a name for themselves in State, Nationals and International Tournaments. Many Students from his Academy have achieved International Rating. Amit encourages more and more people to learn the game as it has been proven to improve one’s ability to think ahead, make weighted decisions, improve memory, and make kids smarter.


Nitin is an ED-Tech & Gamification enthusiast who strongly believes in the power of AI and the magic of gamification. Having worked in core ED-Tech space for more than a decade has given him a lot of opportunities to employ his skill sets to implement some out-of-the-box solutions to bring to world of education. Nitin’s journey of establishing himself as an entrepreneur began in the year 2007 when he decided to leave his well-settled corporate job and start his own coaching. He is the Founder-Director of Experts Edge, a platform which provides aspirants training for CAT and other competitive exams and also features India’s first AI driven Adaptive Test Platform. 

Nitin holds a degree in Chemical Engineering from LIT, Nagpur and strongly believes that the essence of being an entrepreneur lies in living every moment with determination and perseverance. He has a vast experience of more than fourteen years in the education industry and has faced his fair share of victories and failures which have shaped his entrepreneurial career. Nitin further states that, every dreamer needs people who believe in them, and he was lucky to be surrounded by such people, especially his family who never doubted him and stood firmly despite all speculations. 

He takes immense pride in expressing that his creation URECA (Unique Resource for Enhanced CAT Adaptive Tests), an AI-based test series combines the power of the best features of paper-based and online tests which has helped change the lives of aspirants completely.


Natwar Loyalka is the Founder and CEO of Greentech Earthings, a well-known manufacturer and supplier of a wide range of ESE and conventional Lightning Arresters, Maintenance Free copper bonded Chemical Earthing Rods and pipes and Earthing Compounds. He is also the Youth President for Karnataka region in International Agarwal Samelan, a member of Ahira Human Rights Association and the member of All India Crime Prevention Society in Chandigarh.

Greentech Earthings is headquartered in Karnataka and also has branches in New Delhi, Howrah, Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. The company has also established its new LED Lighting Systems (Earthingkart) unit which is said to have a higher efficiency in comparison to incandescent and CFL bulbs. After gaining significant experience in the electrical earthing field, and with good response from the market and OEM clients, Natwar Loyalka decided to start manufacturing LED Lighting Systems under the banner of Earthingkart.

Moreover, LED lighting products typically last longer than other lighting types as they emit light in a specific direction and reduce less heat.

Earthingkart LED lighting offers a wide variety of home and industrial products and is all set to expand the list further.


Dr.Vinodhini Pradeep, the founder and Managing Director of Gheeth IVF, provides hope to many infertile couples in rural Kerala and Tamil Nādu. She provides cutting-edge medical treatment for infertility.

She was moved by the couples who live in despair with problems of infertility. Dr.Vinodhini Pradeep noticed that many infertile couples don't pursue treatment because the process is expensive. She thus decided to help them.

An excellent team of embryologists, Fertility experts, and Counselors are working under her able guidance. Making more than 600 couples achieve their dream, she strives to reach out to all those in South Tamil Nādu and Kerala.

Dr.Vinodhini Pradeep has 12 years of experience in Infertility Treatment with a passion for helping the less unfortunate and needy.

The Federation of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists has recognized her service by bestowing Wonder Fogsian Award and Yuva Icon Award on Dr. Vinodhini. In addition, the Indian Medical Association also has awarded her as the Best Woman Doctor in 2021.

Dr. Vinodhini  Pradeep volunteers for health education classes in schools and colleges and creates social media posts to create awareness about Infertility and Pregnancy.

Our society is blessed to have Dr. Vinodhini Pradeep - a selfless hand to heal, setting an example for all health workers.


An engineer and passionate digital marketer, Alagu Rajeshwaran is the CEO of Hyrrokkin Branding Services (P) Ltd and a co-founder of Gleeca. Based in Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu, Alagu has expertise in offering strategic marketing consultation and implementing sales automation for companies.

As a marketing consultant and growth-hacker to more than 30 companies across different domains, Alagu is vested in helping them grow their business and is on a mission to help restaurateurs boost their businesses, reduce failures through digital transformation, and maximise their operational efficiency.

His brainchild, Gleeca, is a restaurant management system built to support restaurant owners genuinely. He thus dedicated it to restaurant owners, for free, who operate with a single branch. Gleeca meets all restaurateurs' needs and is compatible with all dine-in models, such as contactless dine-in, Fine Dine-in, QSR etc. Gleeca also supports Paperless bills, QR Code-based digital menus, online table reservations, online pickup, takeout, QR Code-based takeout, and more. Additionally, he has proficiently coached several restaurant owners with special emphasis on customer acquisition, retention, franchise procedures, etc.

Alagu’s zeal in empowering businesses makes him an ideal entrepreneur who is seriously dedicated to uplift the restaurant community from the grassroot level.


Paras is the Founder of RobotSkull, Gujarat based store which was officially established in the year 2019. The brand belongs to the Robotics and Automation Sector and was established with the aim to upscale innovation in the technology space and to make the sourcing of robotics parts and products easier for the consumers. He was always intrigued by robotics and the automation world since his high-school days which turned into his motivation to establish RobotSkull.

RobotSkull is the brainchild of Mr. Paras and offers its clients with a wide range products such as Arduino Boards, Drone Kits, Raspberry Pi and accessories, Motor Drivers, Solenoids, Wireless and thermal modules, Creator Kid Kit and many more.

Besides establishing its dominant presence as a sourcing expert, RobotSkull has also made noteworthy progress in terms of sales. It also offers custom-built innovative engineering projects such as Solar Tracking System, Regenerative Braking System, Solar Module Cleaning System with mobile app controls, Ultrasonic Radar Interface and many more attached with a project report and a presentation at a very affordable price.


Mastan Basha holds a Bachelor in Technology degree (Mechanical) from Sri Venkateswara University Tirupati and is widely known as a leading thinker and an expert in areas such as Problem Solving, Innovation and Strategy Deployment.

He has over fifteen years of experience working with India's leading automobile and commercial vehicle companies and has worked in various locations all over India. Mastan has been chiefly associated with PM Tech Services LLP since 2017 as a Managing Director on the Board of PM Tech Consultants. His company, PMTS is a complete service provider and one-stop solution for all Automobile dealership needs and is known to be the pioneer of organized Business consultancy and recruitment services exclusively in the automobile segment.

Mastan has over twenty years of varied experience and started his venture with a vision to support auto dealerships in quality hirings, leadership talent acquisition, Business consultancy and technology. He has also played a critical role in customer service and the aftermarket area in the automobile industry besides sourcing more than hundred senior leadership people for various Automobile organizations in India, who are managing businesses worth four thousand crores.  He believes that his core team’s practical approach enables them to know more about the client’s needs and provide simplest solutions to help them grow.

PS: These Entrepreneurs, their stories and the achievements are brought to the media By Rising Star Digital Media and Rising Star Youth Foundation!

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