India’s startup culture is on the rise. Many young entrepreneurs and creative thinkers are starting up as a way of building something new and creative, and relevant. Unlike the earlier times, it’s not the Indian dream anymore to become part of the mainstream or join an established MNC. To start something of their own is the predominant passion for youngsters today. Curious to know a little bit about what the youth brigade has been coming up with off late? Here are five creative startups from India that you should know about.
1. Little Black Book
Little Black Book, based in Delhi, is a lifestyle guide to everything exciting in the city of Delhi. It was started in 2012 by Suchita Salwan who began to document her experiences living in the city of Delhi. Little Black Book has recently launched their website for Bangalore as well. They are a platform for information regarding events, travel, culture, food, shopping, and more. It’s the perfect guide for anyone wanting to keep exploring the city. The LBB team also gives you the opportunity to explore the city along with the LBB crew.
Visit the website: https://lbb.in/
Jamun is a startup in Delhi that specializes in digital film making. They are located in Hauz Khas Village in New Delhi. Their film making operations range from advertising to political and social work-related production. Ayesha Sood, who is the director, has received many positive reviews for her work, which has been recognized at several film festivals across many countries around the world.
Visit the website: http://www.jamun.net
Established in 2015, Renomania is a platform that offers people unique and creative ways to design their homes. Ritu Malhotra, the co-founder of Renomania, has nearly 26 years of experience in this field. The content on this platform is a result of years of experience and knowledge that Ritu Malhotra has accumulated during her time in this field.
Visit the website: https://renomania.com/
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4. Hatti Kappi
Hatti Kappi began in 2009 with an investment of Rs. 1 lakh. It was started out under the staircase of a building in Gandhi Bazar in Basavangudi, Bangalore. Today, Hatti Kappi sells at nearly 25 outlets and employs about 120 people. US Mahendar, who started this up, says that his intention was not to compete with other coffee brands. Hatti kappi is not meant to be a lounge for people to relax for long, like many other cafes are. Instead, it’s a quick-bite outlet for people to have a refreshing beverage as they pass by it.
Visit the website: http://hattikaapi.in/
5. Culture Machine Media
Culture Machine Media was started in 2013 by Sameer Pitalwalla and Venkat Prasad. Culture Machine Media has many channels on the internet like Being Indian and ‘What’s Trending India’ that have received nearly a million subscriptions on YouTube. Their entertainment platform has become a popular one, especially among the Indian youth.
Visit the website: https://us.culturemachines.com/