My name is Himanshu Goyal. I am from Haryana. I have done B.Tech(Mechanical and Automation Engineering) from GGSIPU, Delhi. Later I worked for 2 years at Infosys. I always wanted to be an entrepreneur but while working at Infosys I realised that just earning money would not bring me inner peace.
My name is Sri Harsha Bharadwaj. I am from Telangana. I have done my B.Tech in Mechatronics from SASTRA University, Thanjavur. After which I worked at Robert Bosch Engineering and business solutions India Pvt Ltd. (RBEI) for a year. This was the time period during which I started to feel that I do not belong to that place.
My Name is Manish Singh. I am from the state of Bihar. I completed BE from Nagpur University in Computer Technology. During my graduation, I got exposed to the development space and decided to contribute to the bottom of the pyramid. With that inspiration, I joined National Institute of Rural Development and Panchyatiraj (NIRDPR), Hyderabad.
My name is Sivaram.M. I am from Tamil Nadu. I have done B.Sc (Ag.) and later did a PG Diploma in Rural Development Management. Worked in the development sector for 2 years. Having worked in the development sector, I did not experience the inner satisfaction of doing something tangible in the livelihoods of the marginal community.
My name is Isha Bhattacharyya. I was born and brought up in Assam. After completing my engineering and working as a software professional for 3 years, I knew that my heart did not belong to the space. I was not very definite of what exactly I wanted to go ahead with in life.
Hi! I am Sharmila Ronanki. I am from Visakhapatnam, Andhra pradesh. I have a dual degree (Btech+Mtech) in computer science and information technology from Andhra University. I was born into a family where I had whatever I wanted. But there is an emptiness which was always there.
Quest Alliance is a Bengaluru based not-for-profit trust that equips young people with 21st century skills by enabling self-learning. Quest Alliance impacts learners and facilitators by furthering school-to-work transitions and enabling social and economic progress.
TII Seeker Himanshu Goyal worked on implementing the My Quest Young Entrepreneurs program in the ITIs and Polytechnic institutes of Rajasthan, Gujarat and Bihar through his 18 months practicum.
Kheyti is a Hyderabad based social enterprise which designs, adapts and implements low-cost farming solutions that help small farmers increase yield and predictability of produce.Kheyti has developed a “Greenhouse-in-a-box” – an affordable, modular greenhouse bundled with full stack services.
TII Seeker Naga Sai Krishna worked on establishing a strong market partnerships & processes for handling the 50 tons/day of Kheyti. He is currently heading a newly set up cluster and working on improving the efficiency at the cluster.
SAFA is a social venture based in Hyderabad working on socio-economic empowerment of women with a focus on income generation and education.
TII Seeker Isha Bhattacharyya is creating a traditional food-based business for the economically marginalized beneficiaries of SAFA.
Kriti Social Initiatives is a not for profit organization working in the slums in Hyderabad on the twin issues of promoting education for children and empowerment of women through training and livelihoods.
TII Seeker Sharmila Ronanki is working on growing the bags business unit of Kriti Social Initiatives to a size of 5 million in revenue.