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IIT Alumni Who Turned Into Successful Women Entrepreneurs

| Published on February 27, 2020

Graduating from an IIT means you have countless high paying opportunities in the corporate world. The name ‘IIT’ is enough to lure investors. But, over the last few years, IITs have produced many successful entrepreneurs who have now become investors themselves.

Here are the inspiring stories of five such amazing women who graduated from IITs who have worked hard against all odds and have started their own ventures.

Richa Singh

Richa Singh, an alumnus of IIT-Guwahati is the co-founder of the emotional wellness platform YourDOST. The platform aims at the betterment of mental health by having psychologists and psychiatrists available on their apps and websites free of cost.


She was inspired to start such an organization when she was still studying and one of her hostel mates died by suicide under the pressure to do well in the placement programs. It was then that she realized that mental health is such a subject that has always remained out of bounds especially among the youth of India.

YourDOST is a successful platform that is building self-confidence within people and helping them maintain a healthy work-life balance. Richa has been recognized by Forbes magazine and has been featured as an under 30 achievers in healthcare and science areas.

Aarti Gill

Aarti Gill, an engineering graduate from IIT-Roorkee had always remained fascinated by a healthy lifestyle. This acted as an inspiration for her startups twice. She started a mobile application Fit Circle in 2014. Nutrition suggestions and diet consultations were the main prospects of the app.

When this startup could not do well, she did not lose hope, instead, she founded OZiva in 2016 which is a plant-based organic nutritional product. OZiva has now grown seven times. In fact, OZiva is the first interconnected omnichannel nutrition brand where anyone can select a product and receive expert consultation.

Anu Meena

An alumnus of IIT-Delhi, Anu Meena founded Agrowave in 2017 which is based in Gurugram, as a means of supporting the farmers of India. She wanted to enhance the existing supply chain and help the farmers to earn more by eliminating middlemen.

She was inspired to start this project as she used to see her grandfather struggle with the logistics expenses. Agrowave works by collecting fresh fruits and vegetables from the framers of different cities and distributing them directly to shops.

Parul Gupta

Parul Gupta is the co-founder of Springboard, an education-based platform that was initiated in 2013. Springboard collects important information about each course and presents it in a simpler form.

Parul has received education from renowned schools such as IIT-Bombay, Wharton and UCLA. While working at IBM Research in Bengaluru, she had taken a few courses on Udacity and Coursera and she was impressed with the growth.

Neha Singh

Neha Singh, who graduated from IIT-Bombay, is the co-founder of a data analytics startup Tracxn along with her husband. The organization was started as a database of startups and has grown rapidly and now holds the information of more than half-a-million companies.

Her ideas were firmly supported by Flipkart founders Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal and the co-founder of Delhivery Sahil Barua. Ratan Tata also invested in Neha’s project in 2016.

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