Top four inspiring entrepreneurs to look out for on National Entrepreneurs Day

On National Entrepreneurship Day (25th November 2023), let’s take a moment to celebrate and applaud the unwavering spirit of entrepreneurs who are not only shattering glass ceilings but also reshaping entire industries with their vision, tenacity, and innovation. From the evolving landscapes of construction technology to automotive and agriculture, these individuals are creating ripples of change and inspiring others. Let’s take a look at these entrepreneurs.
Iesh Dixit: 
Iesh Dixit is the CEO and Co-founder of Powerplay, an end-to-end construction management SaaS platform that aids in the simplification of communication and synergizing collaboration within project teams in the construction industry. His entrepreneurial ethos stems from his education from one of the most prestigious colleges in India, IIT Roorkee, where he acquired his bachelor’s degree in Metallurgical Engineering. His meticulous nature has helped him create some trailblazing companies from the ground up. His experience has helped him serve as the primary marketing brain that has helped scale many businesses, spanning everything from logistics and B2B to SaaS. Iesh’s entrepreneurial expertise is a result of his many positions with some pioneering companies. 
Anup Patil
Anup Patil is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO & Co-Founder) at Intangles, a leading solution provider that leverages its proprietary Digital Twin technology to provide real-time and predictive insights for the mobility industry. A visionary and a first-generation entrepreneur, Mr. Anup Patil spearheads the company’s Strategy, Finance, and People. He also nurtures Intangles growth by mapping its vision and aligning it with resources, performance, and accountability across the board. An enthusiast of technology and science, Anup pursued his Masters in Material Science and Engineering from Clemson University, South Carolina. Inspired to solve the real-world problems of commercial vehicles with smart solutions, Anup laid the groundwork for Intangles in 2016.

Dhanashree Mandhani

Dhanashree Mandhani, Founder & CEO, Salam Kisan is a young entrepreneur who has rapidly emerged as a driving force in the Ag-tech industry. With a degree in Finance and Marketing from the esteemed Gies College of Business at UIUC, Dhanashree possesses a solid foundation in business strategy and entrepreneurship. At just 19 years old, Dhanashree founded PRYM Solutions in 2021, where she currently serves as the Founder and CEO of Salam Kisan, an end-to-end Ag-tech platform for farmers. Salam Kisan has garnered attention for its innovative approach to addressing critical challenges faced by farmers. Through the platform, farmers gain access to real-time information, gain market linkage, and optimize their farming practices with precision agriculture, ultimately increasing their productivity and profitability.
Anthony Fernandes
Anthony Fernandes is the Founder and Director of Shaalaa.com, a pioneering educational platform that has revolutionised how students obtain study material. At Shaalaa.com, his role goes beyond the ordinary. He is the guiding light, the compass, and the North Star. He is responsible for the strategic positioning of the organisation, and his vision sets the course for the entire team. He keeps the company on track, ensuring it never loses sight of its larger mission – promoting inclusive education. Anthony’s educational path reflects the diversity of experiences that have shaped him.Post-MBA, Anthony ventured into the realm of technology and Human Resource Management. This journey, however, came with its fair share of difficulties, including the formidable 2008 financial crisis. These experiences became crucial learning opportunities, teaching him valuable lessons about management and teamwork. Driven by his deep passion for technology, he took on various projects, such as setting up networks, creating websites, and providing web server services. Despite initial challenges as a first-generation entrepreneur, he persevered, eventually establishing a Human Resource Company named Sapphire Globe in 2004. The pivotal moment in his professional journey was when Anthony and his team founded Shaalaa.com in 2010, which swiftly became the go-to platform for students seeking top-notch study materials.

As we commemorate National Entrepreneurship Day in India, it is a fitting occasion to acknowledge the remarkable contributions of visionary leaders who have not only defied conventional norms but have also transformed industries through their unwavering commitment, innovative prowess, and entrepreneurial spirit. These trailblazers, whether in technology, or any other sector, have embody the essence of resilience and determination, shaping the business landscape and inspiring the next generation of entrepreneurs.