Delhi’s colleges have had many an eminent personality emerge from them. From Virat Kohli to Khushwant Singh, talent and brilliance have forever been in abundance. One such college of Delhi is St. Stephen’s College, which has spawned some equally brilliant students with ideas and endeavors that have amazed the world.
NearFox brings to you, the top 10 startups by alumni of St. Stephens College, Delhi!
Aamir Baig, Hemmistry
Hemmistry is a menswear company offering premium and bespoke handcrafted shoes. The premium bespoke menswear and footwear brand was established in 2014, dealing in exclusive handmade products. The USP of the brand was to tap into the market of working professionals and high net worth individuals who do not have the time to go and purchase such products on their own, by providing a door-to-door luxury bespoke service that guaranteed both the saving of time and high-quality products. Within 2 years, Hemmistry has become a name to reckon with in the Indian market, having been featured in Robb Report India, GQ India, Little Black Book, MensXP & Harpers Bazaar.
Shradha Sharma, YourStory Media
YourStory.com is one of Indias most prominent media platforms for entrepreneurs, dedicated to passionately championing and promoting the entrepreneurial ecosystem in India. YourStory was started in October 2008 by Shradha Sharma. Since its inception, YourStory has profiled stories of over 15,000 entrepreneurs, and has provided business networking opportunities to over 50,000 entrepreneurs via their conferences and meetups.
Nitin Chandy, The True School Of Music
The True School of Music endeavors to be the vanguard of providing a music education of the highest caliber, helping students take the initial steps or take their career in music to higher levels in the industry. At TSM, students seeking a career in music can learn both western and Indian instruments, production, composition, studio & live sound, and DJing, through full and part-time courses. They have some of the worlds leading professional tutors, state-of-the-art facilities, and the industry connections to help its students succeed in this space.
Chandradev Bhagat, Greymatter Entertainment
Founded in 2009, Greymatter Entertainment is a young media company that offers 360-degree media solutions. They produce LIVE sports, TV shows, films, digital content and offer unique brand solutions. Apart from having over 60 years of corporate experience of working with companies like Sony Entertainment Television, MTV, Ten Sports, and Coca-Cola, they have produced shows all over the world, thriving on pushing the envelope! Headquartered in Mumbai, Greymatter Entertainment also has offices in the Middle East & Europe.
Poornima Vardhan, 335TH
335TH is Indias premium lifestyle brand that reflects the vibe of modern India. They represent the modern Indian lifestyle of stylish individuals from day to night, work to weekend on or off duty. As an investment banker in New York, Poornima had all the right clothes: power suits, cocktail dresses. Then she returned to India to start her own business and realized that her wardrobe needed a complete remake. She never expected to work in fashion. However, with a passion for modern design and fabrics, and frustrated with the lack of affordable high-quality wardrobe options in India, she started 335TH. Their products are characterized by unexpected attention to detail, and carefully selected highest quality fabrics along with construction detailing that they pride themselves upon.
Ishita Matharu, Mechenex
Mechenex aims to make car ownership completely hassle free. They provide convenience, transparency of service, transparency of price, genuine parts, and trust, by connecting people to relevant car experts. They ensure that the nearest and most relevant car expert is connected to a car owner in need, by conducting a series of interviews and practical rounds before including any mechanic in their network. While most of their services are at the Doorstep of the customer, some services cannot be delivered at the Doorstep, so their network of car experts also provide free Pick & Drop wherein they take the car to their workshop, repair and return it. Currently functional only in Gurgaon, they also plan to expand to several other cities very soon.
Rohan Gupta, SnapLion
SnapLion is a powerful online platform that creates beautiful, rich media mobile (iPhone/Android ) applications quickly, easily and inexpensively, for anyone from large brands to small businesses and individual publishers while helping them in their community engagement objectives.
Rachna Somani, Purpledip
PurpleDip is a boutique online store showcasing handcrafted lifestyle goods inspired by the royal traditions of India. They design and craft unique items for the aficionados of Indian crafts that fit well as gifts or as home decor. Sensitive to global tastes and highest levels of quality benchmarks, they have been growing rapidly since their inception, today supplying to one of the world’s biggest promoter of Arts and Crafts, a big US Retailer, and many leading home decor stores in US, Europe, Singapore as well as to stores across India. Apart from that, Purpledip services online orders across the globe and also manages bulk gifting orders for weddings, corporates, and festive occasions.
Raghav Narayan, The Roammate
TheRoammate connects people seeking to pursue shared activities such as engaging in sports, pursuing hobbies, sightseeing, going for live acts and more! Theroammate helps you meet new people, in real time, to pursue common interests, so you can find yourself and hone new skills while making new friends!
Sakshi Dutt Bansal, Apkamart
Apkamart.com is an online mega-store for Traditional Indian Handicrafts, gift items, marble articles, traditional silver jewelry, and original paintings. With a focus on matching the big gap between price and quality for these, apkamart was introduced in the year 2015. They now serve over 10000 pin codes across India, along with clients across the globe including countries like US and Canada.
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