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Watch Out For These Young Guns Who Are Sure To Make It Big in 2018 

"Some people dream of success, while other people get up every morning and make it happen." - Wayne HuizengaThe only difference between a successful person and a normal person is that a successful person converts his plans into action. And this is what we will discuss today. Yes, I am talking about all those inspiring young Indian entrepreneurs who are taking entrepreneurship to the next level. They changed the game of their time with their innovation. These new age entrepreneurs have sustained themselves with their out-of-box thinking, management qualities, and execution styles, and most of these innovations took place in 2017. So here I have the honour of telling you about all the people who redefined creativity:

#1 Sanket Avlani, Curator of Taxi Fabric

Taxi Fabric is a startup that acts as a connection between young designers and taxi drivers. This startup was started with the idea of turning taxi seats and ceilings into a canvas for young designers where they can show off their designs and storytelling skills. Sanket Avlani launched Taxi Fabric in 2015, and so far the firm has designed 25 black-and-yellow taxis in Mumbai. It is now adventuring into the three-wheeler category.   

#2 Shravan Kumaran and Sanjay Kumaran, Co-founders of GoDimensions

16-year-old Shravan Kumaran and his 15-year-old brother, Sanjay Kumaran, were identified as the Youngest Mobile Application Programmers in India and are one of the youngest programmers in the world. They formed GoDimensions, and till the date, they have built seven applications for Apple’s App Store and three for Google Play. The apps have been downloaded by over 70,000+ people. 

#3 Rahul Narang, Co-founder and CTO of Lybrate

"The condition of Indian health care isn’t any good. The situation turns grim moving to rural parts," says Narang, the Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Lybrate, an online doctor consultation platform. On Lybrate, users have access to 100,000 highly trained medical experts. From general practitioners to dieticians, nutritionists, gynecologists, psychologists, dermatologists and sexologists, all the doctors are available via this innovative online doctor database. 

#4 Shobhit Bhatnagar, Vibhu Bhushan, and Sanjeev Kumar, Co-founders of Gradeup 

Gradeup considers itself as India’s biggest online community of students for exam preparation. Founded by Shobhit Bhatnagar, Vibhu Bhushan, and Sanjeev Kumar in 2015, Gradeup stands as that one-stop test preparation app that allows you to study for major exams in India including Banking, SSC, GATE, TET (teaching), CAT, and JEE. Gradeup has imagined itself, "as a place where learners can interact with each other and help each other, can access study material and other resources relevant to them, and seek guidance from experts."

#5 Anirudh Sharma, Founder of Lechal and Co-founder at  Air-Ink 

In 2010, Lechal, a shoe tailored with the vibrator of a mobile phone that gives visually impaired people a judgment of direction was thought by Anirudh Sharma. According to Forbes, in 2012, his Ducere Technologies won him the MIT TR35 'Innovator of Year' award. Later, along with his group of MIT Media Lab graduates, he launched Air-Ink, ink-based art products made from air pollution generated by vehicles. 

#6 Shiva Nallaperumal, Type and Graphic Designer

At 24, Shiva Nallaperumal, an Indian graphic designer, illustrator and type designer became the youngest Indian recipient of the SOTA (The Society of Typographic Aficionados). "We are constantly reading on our phones, newspapers or our computer screens. Anything and everything is in text, so a type designer can influence the very basic communicative aspect of language with visual anecdotes," says Nallaperumal to Forbes, adding, "Type design is subliminal. The reader will know that something is comfortable to read but never know why."

#7 Kaabia and Sasha Grewal, designers and owners, Outhouse Jewellery 

It was their love for jewellery at a young age, that sisters Kaabia and Sasha Grewal pursued a career in jewellery design and manufacturing from the Indian Institute of Gems & Jewellery. Kaabia has even interned with jewellery designer Eddie Borgo.Till now, Outhouse Jewellery has had three shows at Lakme Fashion Week and is one of India’s leading bridge jewellery houses. 

#8  Shubham Mishra, Vrushali Prasade, and Harikrishna Valiyath, Co-Founders of Absentia 

Three third-year college dropouts one day decided to create Absentia VR, an AI+Virtual Reality start-up. Absentia VR then launched its application Norah AI, an A.I. empowered workflow that helps companies to design interactive content for games, with least human assistance. It basically offers a neural network to content creators, where they’ll be authorised to create games, GIFs and animations etc that will enhance the gaming experiences and will introduce variety to it. 

#9 Rahul Narayan, Indranil Chakraborty, Sameer Joshi, Dilip Chabria, Julius Amrit, Dhruv Batra, Shrelika Ravishankar, Founders at TeamIndus

TeamIndus is a private Indian aerospace startup, that has a mission to land on the Moon. It is competing in the Google Lunar X Prize (GLXP) Challenge that has a grand prize of $20 million. According to the challenge, the competitors have to reach the moon, land a rover and then ride the rover across the lunar surface. If the challenge is completed by March 31, 2018, Team Indus will create a record for being one of the most creative space technology startups ever.

#10 Amit Agarwal, Founder of UpCart

A solution to the issue of carrying loads on stairs, UpCart, created by 21-year-old Amit Agarwal is an efficient hande that rotates 360 degrees. It has tri-star wheel mechanism that helps it to roll over the surface, be it stairs or rocky platform.All these innovations by these creative minds are a proof of how 2018 is going to be an amazing year. That's all, folks. I hope you liked the story.If you have an interesting story to share, do write to me at guneet@wittyfeed.com