Like all startups, the journey of The Startup Scholars has been quite the roller coaster!
Our co-founder, Mr. Swapnil Verma, was already running 3 startups before Covid-19 with the precious guidance and mentorship of Mr. Aakarshan Sethi, a Government-recognized startup mentor. He mentored Swapnil for almost 1.5 years, and their work relationship turned into a strong friendship.
While discussing the startup ecosystem, they came up with a plan to help young startups by using their expertise and knowledge in that area to help budding entrepreneurs get on the right track for their dream venture.
It is true that the Coronavirus pandemic really brought out everyone's creativity, and our dream duo came up with the idea of "The Startup Scholars," wherein they planned to monitor, consult, and handhold incipient entrepreneurs as well as startups, and guide them on a journey towards a successful venture.
On 5th September 2020, they officially formed TSS together, which grew into a team of 30+ entrepreneurs in residence who are serving society and the startup ecosystem with utmost passion.
We are proud to say that we have evaluated and onboarded 50+ projects so far, and we are looking forward to serving the startup ecosystem. Along with this, we have also been selected for Round 2 of Shark Tank India, and been officially incubated by Gujarat University Startup and Entrepreneurship Council (GUSEC), which is one of India’s leading startup support systems.