The Lebanese-American writer and poet Kahlil Gibran once said, “Out of suffering are born the strongest souls, the most massive characters are riddled with scars.”
An epitome of this saying is Pallav Agarwal, a 35-year-old entrepreneur who has fought against adversity and managed to build a data center business that has customers in India as well as the US, UK and other countries.
He says SMBStory, “I’m the first in my family to start a business and honestly this wasn’t even a planned move but a means of survival for me and my family. Going back 10 years makes me feel satisfied. But there is still a lot more to do.”
Founded in 2013 in Noida, Uttar Pradesh, HTS Solutions started as a website development company and gradually moved into software development. Today, Pallav claims the company is one of the few in India to have its own data center of this scale.
When asked how he got into the tech industry with no money and no formal training, he says, “By pure faith in my abilities.” Read more.
“True leadership is about building a winning team and making a lasting impact,” says Asha Kurup, Client Partner, Infosys. Asha’s career spans two decades, during which she has gained diverse experiences in organisations, cities and continents.
Your story caught up with Asha to learn more about her milestones, learnings, and lifehacks in her I am the future series, which showcases vibrant and successful women leaders at Infosys.
Editor’s Pick: Launch a natural D2C brand in India
Direct-to-consumer (D2C) beauty startup Light Up offers a superfood-inspired smart skincare regimen that promises glowing skin the natural way.
Meenakshi started Light Up with her mother Janaki Ganesh. The duo spent nearly nine months formulating and developing a simple skincare regimen of six products that focused on natural brighteners, antioxidants and moisturizers. Continue reading.
Helping teens develop skills through games
Quizbee is a knowledge and skill based mobile gaming startup that offers multiple paid challenges divided into different genres such as movies, cricket, travel, food, general knowledge and puzzles. Continue reading.
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“Luck plays an important role, but it is your actions that determine your path.”
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