Weekly Spotlight | 5 Indian startups that you should check out right...

Weekly Spotlight | 5 Indian startups that you should check out right now!


1. Zostel:

Founders: Abhishek Bhutra, Paavan Nanda, Akhil Malik, Siddharth Janghu, Chetan Chauhan, Tarun Tiwari and Dharamveer Singh Chouhan.

Founded: Rajasthan; 2013

Zostel is India’s first chain of branded backpacker’s hostel.It is an accommodation facility for individuals who love to meet new people and exchange travel stories. This start up provides a safe, hygienic, centrally located and affordable stay with a relaxed and friendly environment.Jaipur_5

The idea behind this was to provide travels a decent place to stay, instead of high end hotels or cheap lodges, thus bringing in the concept of hostels for travelling in India.

Dharamveer told YourStory,  “There is a lot happening in terms of technology to make travel planning better but if you look at on-the-ground activities, there is not much.”

Product-main-1024x4692. StudentDesk:

Founder: Karan Pujara

Founded: Ahmedabad; 2014

StudentDesk is trying to make things easy for students. This startup provides a platform for students to sell their used books online at reasonable prices rather then getting lump sum amount when they return their book to any shop, similarly a particular user can buy a book at reasonable price from some different user in his/her city/institute.

Apart from that they provide a service by which one can exchange their books/magazines and explore their knowledge. There is no need to pay for every book you want. StudentDesk.in provides a list of books user wants to exchange and get another book in return building a community.

3. RentMyStay:

Founders: Kiran Nagarajappa and Rakesh Kamble

Founded: Bangalore; 2015

The founders are IT professionals and are based out of Bangalore. This is a startup that provides fully furnished houses which can be rented for flexible duration, be it for a short term or long term.

The RentMyStay Android application and web portal allows users to find, book and move-in to rental home, and tenants could also co-ordinate range of repairs and maintenance services from electrical to painting and plumbing to carpentry by vendors.

“It’s a new concept and requires educating people in rental and travel domain. During initial days, the challenge was to make owners understand that they can earn better revenues and it required persistence and patience,” quoted Rakesh Kamble.

4. Super:

Founder/s: Faisal Memon

Founded: Mumbai

Super started out as a resume building application and is currently a recruitment website and has been growing since inception. The idea behind this startup is to connect employees and employers. Known as the “tinder of jobs”, it works on the same lines as tinder wherein you swipe right and if both swipe right on each other then the application connects them.

The application is free of cost for the candidates and the companies and uses an algorithm to connect companies to the right candidates. The algorithm looks at the resumes and keywords in an employers description to make the right match.

The startup acquired Viraltrics last year.


5. Myfutball:

Founder/s: Trushit Buch

Founded: Mumbai; 2016

It is a one of a kind application that enables individuals to follow the Premier Futsal, ISL and Indian league along with premier international leagues and matches.

Apart from this, the founders wanted to create a marketplace for consumers to avail services and a wide range of products, being coaching services, booking turf grounds and buy merchandise.

With an increase in the figures of the number of football fans in India, this startup has been doing well since.




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