Start-ups by IBS Alumni – Series 11

Name: Aditya c.agarwal MBA BATCH 2007-2009 IBS Dehradun

Startup: ceo@ZARI BOXES

About the Startup:-

If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way– Aditya C. Agarwal is an alumnus of MBA class of 2009, belongs to a business family hence he got himself enrolled into MBA program for better understanding of various fields of a business. He believed that studying and then applying the learnings into practical life is the best way to achieve successful results. His main motive was to do a business but also a want to explore a corporate life was somewhere inside him hence post completion to his MBA he went to Dell and took experience for 1 year. As he belonged to Agra hence he thought of starting his business of packaging as Agra has the specialty into handicrafts hence an idea to pack the products with Zari work came in his mind and he started his journey as an entrepreneur. Today, he has exquisite range of hand embroidered, highly decorative boxes embellished with Zari (gold thread), sequins, beads, mirrors, semi-precious stones etc. The wide variety of the business gamut is available in different shapes, sizes and designs. Zari Boxes is popular for its appealing designs, mesmerizing hand work and flawless finish. One of finest artisan in India has made the using his hands in traditional process. ZariBox’sdexterous artisans with their creative ability are able to add an element beauty to these boxes. The business is passionate in making customized and attractive designs.

About the Startup:                                        is India’s largest EdTech venture in the space of career planning for high school & college students. The venture has helped several young individuals from rural geographies to scale up in their career and life via focused guidance. In 2014 and 2015, Ayush led the company to scale up its presence across India, Middle East and East Africa and helping over 1.2 lac students in deciding the right career. During the same period Ayush raised two rounds of Venture Capital Funding for his venture iDreamCareer. Later in 2016 India’s largest media group Times of India also invested in iDreamCareer. Till date iDreamCareer has now worked with over 2.5 lac students helping to give their dreams a direction. iDreamCareer in the process has developed number of proprietary tools which includes one of the India’s first psychometric career assessment tool which test student on Aptitude, Interest and Personality and come out with a 16-page

Name: Ayush Bansal (Batch 2009-2011) IBS Gurgaon