Thursday, December 7, 2023



NASA Research Pilot David Zahn

"Everyone needs an anchor from their community to motivate and inspire them to move forward. I want to be a motivational anchor for the next generation of minorities." – David Zahn, NASA Research Pilot, Ames Research Center

Carat Crush: This sibling team creates fashionable gold jewelry for everyday use.

Carat Crush, based in Mumbai, boasts over 100 designs, including layered chains, lockets of angel wings, and mangalsutras. The direct-to-consumer firm's products have been seen on Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone, Alia Bhatt, Ananya Pandey, and Sara Ali Khan. Carat Crush's physical and internet platforms each contribute 50% of sales. Melorra, located in Bengaluru, is another business targeting a similar market–daily wear gold jewellery. Both were founded in the same year and cater to working women. Indian internet jewelry business expected to expand to $3.7 billion by 2025.

Somdutta Singh founded an AI-powered global eCommerce accelerator.

Somdutta Singh founded Assiduus Global Inc, an AI-powered cross-border ecommerce accelerator that helps D2C firms begin, build, and thrive across ecommerce marketplaces and regions. The Bengaluru-based firm has operations in Delaware, the US, and Dubai. She says women entrepreneurs must be able to take risks and not scare themselves. Entrepreneurship is about "the drive and will to accomplish the unthinkable".

Vandana Kalagara and Smruti Rao developed the Keebee Organics children’s clothing line.

Vandana Kalagara and Smruti Rao co-founded Keebee Organics in 2016. The Hyderabad-based company sells organic kidswear on sites like Myntra, FirstCry, Nestery and others. Goods are made at GOTS-certified factories in Gujarat and Tamil Nadu. Keebee produces casual, ethnic, and other kidswear for boys and girls up to the age of ten. From Rs 350 to Rs 4,000, Keebee is available. Vandana had to discover organic cotton sources and GOTS-certified manufacturers on her own.

Women and farmers in Nagaland are benefiting from this mushroom-growing agritech industry.

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Sejal Kumar on Michelle Obama, monetizing content, women’s problems, and more

Popular YouTuber Sejal Kumar is now working on topics important to...

Aryahi Agarwal’s adolescent perfume has sold Rs 63,000 so far.

By Aryahi Agarwal, Dhirubhai Ambani International School, Mumbai. Every month, 500 bottles of her perfumes are created in Mumbai. Coco Chanel and Warren Buffett inspire Aryahi. Bella Fragrances is a range of adolescent perfumes created with Thapar Entrepreneurs Academy mentors. Bella Naturals and Bella Organics are the fragrances.

Bharat Kalia left the corporate world to create appliances. Now his company generates Rs 40 Cr monthly.

Bharat Kalia resigned from his management consulting job in 2015 to...