One of the most popular colleges in South Bombay, KC College is known for excellence across streams, whether it’s Commerce, Science or Arts. Thanks to the college’s focus on all-round development, it boasts of many successful alumni. Even in the field of entrepreneurship, KC is in step with the best names in the business.
Take a look at these illustrious alumni, who are leading successful startups.
Shaaz Adka, Nayan Gandhi, Saeem Khan, THE NOCTURNAL KITCHEN
TNK started running it’s kitchen in June 2016. Founded by students of the KC BMS batch 2013-16, TNK is a night food delivery venture, which operates from 10 pm – 5 am throughout the week.
The idea came from a few classmates who lived in hostels and PGs; considering the restrictions on timings, they couldn’t go out to eat post midnight. “Not only these outstation students, but all the other students and night owls also faced the problems of hunger pangs, and that was the eureka moment for us!” quotes Shaaz.
Amey Pratap Singh, YOUNG BHARTIYA
The Young Bhartiya is a Mumbai-based think tank established for the purpose of providing the Indian youth with the opportunity to conduct research on policy and to collate the latent student force into creating vital changes in society. A platform for writings to get published, internships, employment opportunities and other initiatives, they plan on creating a holistic hub for the young.
Trishala Babur, Sanjana More, Tanya Punjabi, INVITATION 365
So a group of friends decided to start a business of modaks for Ganpati. These are proper chocolate modaks that everyone loved to eat
Modaks of different varieties like rich chocolate and dry fruits and even white chocolate are made. This startup was just for the Ganpati festive season.
Ram Ravi, MILLO SPORTS
Founded with the vision to redefine the way sports is perceived in india. Millo sports is set to take sports in India to an all new level.Along with our athlete management service, organising
Along with their athlete management service, organising league, and tournaments, they arefull-serviceice sports management firm offering a 360 service in the sporting industry looking to come up with the next big household name in our country.
Pallav Haria, LUA
Started by making T-shirts for corporates and restaurants, Pallav later on expanded into making his own products. He started making yoga mat bags, which not many people make and started selling it in retail stores and yoga studios.
Arpita Kalanurnia Pahuja, COLORVAN
A one of a kind Indian based start-up for independent businesses and creative freelancers. Colorvan is a leading platform in India where aspiring entrepreneurs can showcase their creativity skills and get acknowledged across India. Colorvan allows artists to publish their creative work online and build up their portfolio. It is free to register and free to use, so get going with your business and find yourself a place to be prominent in this competitive world with your creativeness. Helps you find the most creative resources for your art and find creativity and originality at its best.
Abdul Kadir Bhandari, Abbas Mansoor Ali, Haider Safdar, TSAR
An Indore and Mumbai-based company; TSAR was launched by three aspiring youths with an aim to create something bigger in the business world. Crafting one of a kind wooden watch from the finest natural woods like Koa from USA, Sandalwood from Africa, Walnut from Canada and other parts of the world.
Each timepiece is unique in its own way. Its features like durability, water resistance, eco-friendly and excellent finish makes it a highlight from other watch retailers. One can have their own custom-made watch based on his/her likes. It has been set up in cities like Mumbai, Chennai, Indore and Delhi. The speciality of such wooden crafted watches is that the more you wear it, the better it gets!
Aashima Jain, DIGITAL TADKA
A young digi-preneur who founded Digital Tadka after discovering her passion for designing is on her road to success. Digital Tadka is an amazing Graphic and Website studio. It provides services like Corporate Branding, Website designing, and development, Print designs, Social media management, designing personalized items, etc. One can get various graphic designs like logos, pamphlets, business cards to helps boost your business. It also allows you to buy a domain name for your website and helps design it. Personalized designs are also available for having your own merchandise etc.
Rahul Narvekar, INDIAN ROOTS
A revelation to connect Indians to their roots in partnership with one of Indias finest designers, an ecommerce venture of NDTV group, Indian Roots promises to deliver fashion at its best and keep the Indian culture living. An online shopping website based out of India where the products are shipped from India and sold on a global platform. Indian Roots provide us with a range of products to choose from; an exclusive collection of high end designer wear to fine accessories to beautifully crafted linen sarees. The products bear the original tag of the designer to guarantee its authenticity. Payment can be done through the different payment gateway methods like MasterCard, Maestro or Visa. Also one can pay through PayPal or PayU, no COD is available.
Varun Agrawal, DIPBOX
A food venture started to offer us with scrumptious dips from all over the world to fulfil our taste buds. Introducing the best of homemade dips that are low on fat and rich in taste with no added preservatives, artificial colours or artificial flavours. DipBox carries out its online business through Scootsy and Swiggy. But 90% of its business works through offline presence in 30 grocery stores spread across Mumbai. The Moroccan Hummus and The Sour cream made with Greek yogurt along with some dry and fresh herbs are its best sellers.
Some other dips include the Peri Peri Hummus, Mexican Salsa, and Mediterranean Dip with feta cheese, Cranberry Dip, Spicy Veggie Dip & Jalapeos and Cilantro Hummus.
Shirin Johari and Aarti Chhabria, Clap Global
Founded by two young KC alumnae, Clap is a global platform for cultural exchange that lets international travelers teach in local schools. Currently, in its initial phase, Clap already has a lot of participants. More than 2,400 students in 45 classrooms across 15 schools have experienced Clap Talks by travellers from 35 different cities of the world.
They have already partnered with Amnesty International and AIESEC for their programs.
Nishita Biyani, Wafflist
Nishita Biyani,another alumna of KC College believes that nothing compares to the crispy, warm, sweet taste of a waffle. At Wafflist, they make this classic dish into an indulgent experience! After a successful outlet in Bandra, they have expanded – they even serve milkshakes and a few savoury options.
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Wafflist/
Sonali Khatri and Ankur Somani, MBD Style Box
Started by Sonal Khatri, a certified image consultant and Ankur Somani, a Chartered Accountant, MBD Style Box is the ultimate solution to all your styling and fashion needs. A curated box featuring trendy clothes, bags, accessories, beauty products, gift vouchers and styling advice/tips is specially put together by a fashion consultant after considering the latest trends. Your fashion fix is right here.
Himjal Pradipkumar, Artzyme
Himjal Pradipkumar,an alumnus of K.C. College has award-winning experience in consumer goods Industry and founder of Artzyme. Artzyme is a platform to showcase the talent of local artisans and craftsmen from rural as well as urban India and connect them with connoisseurs and customers. Ensuring quick delivery and low rates, they offer thousands of artworks, including paintings, handicrafts and home decor. Himjal and his wife came up with the idea after selling their own creations online.
Nihal Atawane & Aarish Matcheswaala, One September
Started one fine September morning, One September is an idea station that collaborates with clients seeking brilliant ideas. It was founded by Nihal Atawane and Aarish Matcheswaala, KC alumni along with Varun Bhonsle, Shreekanth Dass and JPAX. With strong ideas at the core, they are simple, bold and entertaining. The founders believe that the more unconventional the idea, the more power it has to transform brands, grow businesses and blow minds.
Co-founder Aarish has a few things he strongly believes in. “Our motto has always been to convey brand stories that have maximum heart and minimal fluff. We built this place so that we could do more of what we love in order to create for people more of what they love.”
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/OneSeptemberIndia/?fref=ts
Elisha Saigal, El Sol
One of the biggest PR agencies in the industry, El Sol has several influential clients. They assist brands in media relations, promotional events, celebrity styling, branding, sponsorships and word-of-mouth marketing. Their client list includes names like Masala Library, Farzi Cafe, Chillis, Jamie’s Pizzeria and so on.
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/ElSolStrategicConsultants/
Enaakshi Kotwal, White Peacock Dance Studio
Enaakshi Kotwal founded White Peacock Dance Studio in Mumbai in 2012, a celebrated dance school teaching various forms of dance. Enaakshi has taught hundreds of students from around the country and abroad as well. They provide courses on various dance forms including Belly Dance, Bollywood, Folk Dance and Kathak. Their easy to follow modules ensure you have a solid foundation of the basics and are capable of magnificent performances after you’re done with the training.
Aneesha Kotwani, Humans Of Music
This Humans Of New York-inspired movement is a photo collection of names in the music world which was started by Aneesha Kotwani, KC alumna along with Dame D’Silva and Nicky Ramnani. They believe in celebrating everyone who has contributed in getting music where it is today. Thus, they cover everyone ranging from producers, singers, festival curators, artist managers, to the smallest and tiniest of bands.
Besides, they even concentrate on music lovers, on the basis of what they listen to daily.