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April 04, 2019 18:08
Forbes ‘30 Under 30’ 2019 Asia: Here Are the Indian Social Entrepreneurs Who Made to the List

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The Forbes ‘30 Under 30’ 2019 Asia list has been released Thursday. The list includes the names of young entrepreneurs from 23 countries including India and territories including Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Lao across 10 industries are in the list this year. 59 achievers from India are also on the list.

People have been selected from categories that range from Art & Style, Food & Drink; Entertainment & Sports; Finance & Venture Capital; Media, Marketing & Advertising; Retail & E-commerce; Enterprise Technology; Industry, Manufacturing & Energy; Healthcare & Science; Social Entrepreneurs and Consumer Technology.

Here is the list of young Indian social entrepreneurs under the age of 30 who have made it to the list:

Naman Ahluwalia and Sajan Abrol: Cofounders, Clothes Box Foundation

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The nonprofit organization was co-founded in 2014 by Naman Ahluwalia and Sajan Abrol. The organization collects unused clothes and donates to those in need. People wishing to contribute can drop it at a designated place or pay a fee to get it collected from their houses.

Deane De Menezes: Founder, Red is the new Green

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The 25-year-old Deane De Menezes founded 'Red is the new Green', a campaign that encourages people to discuss issues related to menstruation. It aims to help school-girls feel less ashamed about the topic.

Aniket Doegar: Founder, Haqdarshak Empowerment Solutions

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Aniket Doegar cofounded Haqdarshak, India's first social enterprise that digitalizes welfare programs on one platform. The organization has helped around 20,000 low-income people get access to things which they could have been able to otherwise.

Abhishek Dubey: Chief Executive Officer of Muskaan Dreams

The Muskaan Dreams was started in 2014 aiming at improving the quality of education in India. The company provides e-learning tools such as audio and visual toolkits to schools, builds libraries and training to local teachers.

Gideon Laux and Ronit Kanwar: Cofounders of Empower Energy

Gideon Laux and Ronit Kanwar's Empower Energy launched in July 2018 distributes solar-powered electric appliances like lamps and solar power banks in India. Their service is available in villages where people can rent appliances from local shops.

Abhishek Banerjee, Agnimitra Sengupta, Ankan Podder, and Utsav Bhattacharyya: Cofounders, Qube

Forbes' Under 30 list also includes Indian social enterprise Qube cofounded by Abhishek Banerjee, Agnimitra Sengupta, Ankan Podder and Utsav Bhattacharyya. The organization aims at saving the environment, makes sustainable construction bricks out of plastic waste. They aim to solve the health hazards associated with the clay-bricks industry in India by producing bricks that consume less energy.

Umang Shridhar: Founder of KhaDigi

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KhaDigi, a fabric supplier platform aims to empower rural women by teaching them weaving and spinning traditional khadi clothes. They are also taught to use digital technology for material printing.

Trina Das and Kalyan Kuramana: Cofounders, TAI

TAI, founded by Trina Das and Kalyan Kuramana provides a new teaching methodology including personalized learning and soft skill development to K-12 students in India.

Indians who have made it to the other categories include DailyNinja CEO Sagar Yarnalkar and COO Anurag Gupta, Carmesi co-founder and CEO Tanvi Johri in e-commerce and retail category. Wok Express managing director Aayush Agrawal in the food and hospitality category, Coeo Labs co-founder Nitesh Jangir in the healthcare category and 5C Network co-founder and CEO Kalyan Sivasailam.

By Sowmya Sangam

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