Times Applaud presents Indian Startup Stories that have carved out a place in their own right. Here is a selection of a few startups that captured our attention in 2022.
1. Intelliblock Technologies Pvt Ltd
IntelliBlock Technologies is a Smart City Solutions and blockchain technology provider with a strong team of experts who have a flair for building enterprise-grade products and applications for emerging tech pioneers, leading companies, and industry leaders. Neha Jain is the founder and CEO of Intelliblock Technologies Pvt Ltd
They provide some cutting edge solutions to clients across the globe in all business spectra looking to optimize the Web 3.0 revolution. With the strong experience in this field, they have completed 40+ projects in Blockchain. They have their strong hold in South Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong and the USA. They have a global presence including offices in Canada, UK, USA and Qatar and plan to expand it in the future.
In order to grow multi-fold, they have formed strategic alliances with the market leaders by forming partners like CityLabs, Polygon, nChain, Coinstore, Lighthouse and many more etc. The expertise and the alliances have empowered IntelliBlock Technologies to develop Smart City solutions, CBDC solutions and other blockchain Based Solutions in BFSI, Digital Identities, Capital Markets, Supply Chains etc. to leverage blockchain and Web 3.0. www.intelliblocktech.com
Gemsmantra is a store that sells genuine, certificated gemstones in India. The website features an exceptional, diverse selection of gemstones, including rudraksha and pearls. Affiliated with government-authorized laboratories. Their specialty is the direct delivery of untreated, unpolished, and unprocessed stones from mines. One of the unique sites where gemstones are mantrit and energy curated. They are well-known for their aura-synchronized gemstones, which deliver better results. Varieties of organic top-quality Rudraksha are supplied by them. Offering free gemstone recommendations and consultancies to ensure customer satisfaction. They are reaching customers all over the world. Gemsmantra has served over a lakh happy customers and is recommended by India’s top astrologers.www.gemsmantra.com
3. Occult gurukul
For over a decade, the Occult Gurukul E-Learning Educational Institute has nurtured our traditional roots in traditional Vedic astrology and passed it on through their 24K+ happy students. During the pandemic, an initiative was launched to make Vedic studies digitally accessible to everyone. Occult Gurukul has made a name for itself by offering courses in Vedic Astrology, Palmistry, Tarot Card Reading, Numerology, Vastu, and all related areas that offer the best knowledge of astrology around the world. In recent years, occult gurukul has assembled a team of faculty from across India to form a stronger team. Their goal is to convey astrological values and educational rights to everyone, regardless of age or ability to work. They offer 100% placements and career enhancement programs to their students.www.occultgurukul.com
4. Kontact Global
Founded in April 2022, Kontact Global is a present-day business & knowledge process outsourcing, education counselling, and management consulting company that sees potential in every business and every individual around the world. After spending about three decades in the corporate world across geographies with companies like Vodafone, UN, SR, and PWC, Mr. Kaustubh Sonalkar started Kontact Global. The aspiration was to start a venture which would be people-centric and education-oriented with all his experience, and hence, entrepreneurship was a natural transition. Kontact global has been set up in five countries already. The goal is to create the transition from educated people to employable Talent. It is like vocational guidance on Careers, International Education, Supporting gender non-binaries, educating women on menstrual hygiene and so much more. Therefore, giving employees flexibility, having a pleasant workplace culture, trusting them, and cultivating an atmosphere where people want to grow which in turn helps expand to new regions of the world in the future. www.kontactglobal.com
OneDios is a first-of-its-kind service request aggregator platform developed by founder & CEO, Nitin Chawla. The App provides a single request gateway for customers to book a service or complaint for multiple brands. It is based on the ideology to standardise the request registration experience for customers powered by the patented ORBS technology. Customers can reach big brands such as Daikin, Hitachi, Voltas and many more using OneDios.
Traditionally, customers have depended on call centers or brand apps/websites to book service requests. However, these channels are costly for the brands & inefficient for customers. Downloading an app for each brand or product is an unrealistic asks from a customer.
With OneDios, a customer can register a service/complaint for any brand for any product in less than 60 Seconds and get on-demand status updates. Customers can upload their product invoices and warranty cards to the App. These are automatically made available when booking a service. The App also builds a service calendar and sends service reminders to its customers. www.onedios.com
6. ZentrumHub – A Travel Tech Startup
The Pandemic gave a big blow to travel industry and made it stagnant due to the bans on travel.
Determined to build a travel platform, the founders took this as an opportunity to connect with industry veterans and travel businesses that were standing still and gather feedback from them. They saw a common theme where there was a lack of infra/tech to manage business operations and complexities of travel with businesses.
This is when the trio decided to use AI and NLP to solve these problems and came up with idea of ZentrumHub. ZentrumHub was founded with a vision of being the smartest and fastest travel API platform.
Today, after a year of foundation and after travel reached pre-COVID-19 levels, ZentrumHub has grown to become a pure-play SaaS platform, with services including an AI-driven booking engine, white label UI, back-office management, and real-time data analytics for travel and hospitality clients.
7. Social Donut
Social Donut is an award-winning creative agency that offers a full range of services including design, development and marketing. With every project they undertake, they strive to deliver an exceptional customer experience.
As a result, they produce engaging and content-driven work for their clients. To ensure that their clients are satisfied with their work, they also go the extra mile. It is exactly what they wanted in the end, pixel-perfect.
Among their many awards, Social Donut team has won the E4M Best Campaign Award for their creative campaign, as well as many other awards from the likes of The Agency Reporter and others.
For their clients, they consistently produce interactive experiences that are both fresh and engaging. www.socialdonut.co
8. We the Chefs
We The Chefs are creating the largest Technology Driven “Food Democracy”, by introducing a new way of connecting food lovers to high quality, great-tasting, home-cooked and curated by Home-chefs. We the Chefs are a Dish-On-Demand home delivery service that offers gourmet and curated recipes by Home-chefs who are passionate about cooking. They bring flavours from India and beyond to your doorstep. In an endeavour to bring people and cultures onto the same plate, they have on boarded over 120 handpicked home chefs, who specialize in a variety of cuisines & prepare each meal with their personal touch and love. By this they are providing an automated platform for home makers and passionate chefs to start their business.
Vishal Sinha founded we the Chefs after a very successful corporate journey of over two decades. A widely traveled man, Sinha has had a special relationship with food; during the period when lockdown became a hard reality, not just in India but across the world, his grand entrepreneurial thought of a bright idea was envisioned in We the Chefs. www.wethechefs.in
9. Blue Bella Resorts – The Name to Trust for Luxury Camping Near Pune and Mumbai
The festive season has started in the country and with it comes that time of the year when the whole family gets together for spending some quality time with each other. While family members can have a great time together at home, there is also an option of getting indulged in many fun and adventurous activities including open air, movie, live music, games, treks etc.
The Blue Bella Resorts offers a chance of getting soaked in the beauty of nature along with the enjoyment of luxury camping. Blue Bella Resorts is situated in Mulshi surrounded by lush green mountains and five waterfalls as if the resort is sitting in the lap of nature and it is just a 3.5 hrs drive away from Mumbai and 1 hr from Pune. Blue Bella sits on the top of all camping sites in Maharashtra because of its unique tipi tents (Indians first) and Swiss tents which provide a unique and memorable experience to the guest it’s simply awesome as they can enjoy some quality and peaceful time away from the chaos.www.thebluebellaresort.com
10. Dr. Fazil Mohammed bin Basheer – Tycoon in modernising aviation skill sector
AImfillCEO Dr. Fazil Mohammed is a dynamic leader in the forefront for creating milestone for various aviation aspirants through No.1 award winning organisation Aimfill International, fund granted organisation with National Skill Development Corporation Govt of India.
Dr.Fazil explores opportunities extending his vision beyond to uplift the moral values of the rural youth in collaboration with Ministry of Rural Development Government of India, successfully providing 100% FREE Aviation training to the rural youth to fulfil their aim in the flying life with record of 3480 Placements in just 365 days .
Dr.Fazil have received many awards and honorary doctorate degree for his contribution to the global aviation workforce , also getting ready with the surprises of Aimfill Airlines, Aimfill Flying Club and Aimfill International School domineering the aspects of education and aviation sectors for more details. aimfill.in