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Women Power: These 8 Startups founded by Women Entrepreneurs in India are killing it in 2020
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In this article, we've talked about the top 8 women entrepreneurs in India that have helped in transforming the industry with their innovative and creative startups. Read more about the top 8 women entrepreneurs in India here.

Women entrepreneurship has seen its downfalls in the present year, where, according to a study, the current ratio of business owners, men is to women, stands at merely 100:7. However, the ratios did not stop these 8 brilliant women entrepreneurs who are killing it in the year of success, the year 2020. 

According to a publication issued by Startup India (1), women constitute 48.9% Indians, and there are over 35% of women who are directors of startups. Moreover, the key takeaways from the study also showed that around 58% of the women entrepreneurs commenced their business between the ages of 20 and 30 with Delhi NCR, Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai, & Hyderabad being the top Indian cities with women entrepreneurs.

 

Top 8 Startups Founded by Women Entrepreneurs in 2020

Here, take a look at our top 8 women entrepreneurs in the startup ecosystem who’ve made a mark with their innovative and creative end-to-end product solutions!

 

1. SpaceBasic by Madhavi Shankar

The story behind Madhavi Shankar’s startup SpaceBasic – A technology forward interactive network helping students in day to day management tasks.

Founder: Madhavi Shankar

Industry: IT & Services

Founded: 2017

Headquarters: Bangalore, Karnataka

Madhavi Shankar, a Doctorate Degree holder in IT, founded Space Basic, which is the first technology forward, an interactive networking platform for day to day communications and task management within Student Housing & Co-living Communities. With the startup, Madhavi aims at helping students experience digital and secure living while getting unbiased equal access to opportunities from global corporate partners via the company’s ‘Corporate Connect’ offering. 

SpaceBasic Team
SpaceBasic Team

Note: The company is also a part of the Pledge 1% movement where the organization pledges 1% of their profits, time & software to invest back into the community and towards educating women each year.

You can read the full story of SpaceBasic here.

You can visit the website for SpaceBasic here.

 

2. School of Future by Aditi Agrawal

The School of Future is serving as the first-ever online platform for young high-school students to learn the real-life entrepreneurship experience.
The School of Future is serving as the first-ever online platform for young high-school students to learn the real-life entrepreneurship experience.

Founder: Aditi Agrawal

Industry: E-Learning

Founded: 2018

Headquarters: Noida, Uttar Pradesh

Aditi Agrawal’s education tech startup School of Future runs on a mission to future proof students by preparing them with future-ready skills in the fast-paced world of automation and globalization. The platform will be training kids on skills like Emotional Intelligence, Design Thinking, and Financial Literacy, at the age when humans are fastest at grasping context and learning new skills. Additionally, their Entrepreneur’s Academy program will motivate the students to develop their ideas into a business in 100 days. 

Note: According to a report by IFTF ( Institute for the Future), about 85% of jobs that will exist in 2030 have not been invented yet.

You can read the full story of the School of Future here.

You can visit the website of the School of Future here.  

 

3. Archiipedia by Arti Sudhir Nair

Archiipedia is an online listing and advertising platform for architects, interior designers, professionals, vendors, and clients of construction industry.
Archiipedia is an online listing and advertising platform for architects, interior designers, professionals, vendors, and clients of construction industry.

Founder: Arti Sudhir Nair

Industry: Architecture, Internet

Founded: 2018

Headquarters: Bangalore, Karnataka

Archiipedia is an award-winning online listing and advertising platform for architects, interior designers, professionals, vendors, and clients of building construction industry launched by the Pune University graduate Arti Sudhir Nair. The online platform allows businesses to display & update pictures of their work, products, provide reviews and recommendations, thereby to help promote professionals and venders by handling their digital marketing needs.

You can read Archiipedia’s full story here.

You can visit the website of Archiipedia here.

 

4. Bare Necessities by Sahar Mansoor

Let's uncover the startup story behind Sahar Mansoor's Startup- Bare Necessities, a Zero Waste personal care brand for you.
Let’s uncover the startup story behind Sahar Mansoor’s Startup- Bare Necessities, a Zero Waste personal care brand for you.

Founder: Sahar Mansoor

Industry: Sustainable Development, E-Commerce

Founded: 2016

Headquarters: Bangalore, Karnataka

Sahar Mansoor’s Bare Necessities Zero EWaste India is an initiative towards building conscious environmental products for their users. It eliminates the critical element holding all the entire products market, plastic, from its products-line, thereby, contributing to a plastic-free and chemical-free range of products. Harper’s Bazaar has even recognized Sahar’s startup as one of the top 5 handcrafted-in-India brands. 

Note: Bare Necessities include personal care, homecare, lifestyle, and gifts products to its users to shop from. 

You can read Bare Necessities’ full story here.

You can visit the website of Bare Necessities here.

 

5. Khenshu by Aishwarya Reddy

ishwarya is on a journey to bring the custom, handcrafted furniture market and combine it with various art forms and designs of India.
ishwarya is on a journey to bring the custom, handcrafted furniture market and combine it with various art forms and designs of India.

Founder: Aishwarya Reddy

Industry: Furniture

Founded: 2019

Headquarters: Bangalore, Karnataka

Aishwarya Reddy’s startup Khenshu is a handcrafted furniture brand that focuses on creating a palatial luxury experience which can be embedded in everyday living. Khenshu started off as a platform to showcase dying art forms, and through the months, evolved into a design house fusing various art forms and creating masterpieces. Their major product mix consists of handcrafted furniture made of seasoned teak covered with the purest form of Silver. 

You can read the full story of Khenshu here.

You can visit the website for Khenshu here

 

6. Reema’s Garden by Reema Gopalan

A gardener by passion and the founder of Reema's Garden by profession, Reema had a long journey planned when she started gardening in 2015.
A gardener by passion and the founder of Reema’s Garden by profession, Reema had a long journey planned when she started gardening in 2015.

Founder: Reema Gopalan

Industry: Gardening

Founded: 2019

Headquarters: Pune, Maharashtra

Reema’s Garden is Reema Gopalan’s gardening startup that aims at teaching the art of gardening to people by holding workshops for beginners, advanced, experts, and kids. Reema started her journey as a blogger, which later turned her hobby into a full-time job that helps battle urban problems like stress, pollution, waste management, etc. Reema holds a strong belief that gardening helps an individual become better people, even at a subconscious level. 

You can read the full story of Reema’s Garden here.

You can visit the website for Reema’s Garden here

 

7. SuTa by Sujata and Taniya Biswas

Started by two sisters, Sujata and Taniya, SuTa is a brand that is trying to make the traditional outfit - Saree more accessible to young generations.
Started by two sisters, Sujata and Taniya, SuTa is a brand that is trying to make the traditional outfit – Saree more accessible to young generations.

Founders: Sujata and Taniya Biswas

Industry: Apparel & Fashion

Founded: 2016

Headquarters: Mumbai, Maharashtra

The sister duo of Sujata and Taniya Biswas’ fashion startup SuTa is a brand that aims at revolutionizing and bringing back the wave of traditional outfits- saree- in the country they were born in. The company assists those workers who were being forced to leave their jobs to move to the city to make more money by working in professions that are opposite of what they have been doing. Every saree offered by SuTa goes through a unique journey of creation and displays the authenticity for its customers. 

You can read the full story of SuTa here.

You can visit the website of SuTa here

 

8. Rimagined by Shailaja Rangarajan

Rimagined is working with different kinds of waste, intending to turn into an upcycling conglomerate and offer upcycled alternatives.

Founder: Shailaja Rangarajan

Industry: Sustainable Development

Founded: 2015

Headquarters: Bangalore, Karnataka

Shailaja Rangarajan’s social startup Rimagined aims to promote conscious consumption of day to day materials while creating livelihoods for women in the urban poor and rural sectors. The startup repurposes all types of waste products and brings them back in the consumption cycle, creating a circular economy. The company is working with different kinds of waste materials, intending to turn into an upcycling conglomerate, and offer upcycled alternatives for most of the products.

You can read the full story of Rimagined here.

You can visit the website for Rimagined here

 

Conclusion

It requires courage to start a business, primarily if you hail from a non-business background. It’s a risk that can take you up high or can fail you adversely at the same time. As a woman, sexism is an additional barrier that you need to battle. These were some of TimesNext’s top 8 women entrepreneurs who have been killing it in the entrepreneurial space through their innovative and impactful startups. We wish them all the best for their future endeavors and hope they taste success in every pedestal of their startup journey.

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Saumya Uniyal
Saumya Uniyal
A passionate writer with bachelor’s in the field of English & Journalism. Other than being a bibliophile, some of her hobbies are travelling, photography and poetry.

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