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The Startup Scholars Journey
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Our Journey

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.
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Timeline

Startup India
Timeline

Forming the Dream Team

Mr. Aakarshan Sethi & Mr. Swapnil Verma meet on Startup India's official platform and later become good friends.
The Startup Scholars Covid-19
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Becoming Mentors

Swapnil closes two of his startups due to the unfortunate Coronavirus pandemic, Aakarshan advises him to do a course by startup India about startup industry and how it works in India.
The Startup Scholars
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Creating the Idea

The two of them brainstorm to start TSS and work with dedication to look for the right team and start the execution of their plan.
Social Media Startups
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Launching TSS

TSS was officially launched on 5th September 2020 on every social media platform. The co-founders spread the news in their network of people.
The Startup
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Registering as a Capital Firm

On 5th February 2021, exactly 4 months after establishing and working, they formed their private limited company wiz. 101 Capital Consultancy Pvt. Ltd., now DPIIT registered, which is based in New Delhi.
The Startup
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Shark Tank

The Startup Scholars registered for the Indian version of the famous investment reality show, “Shark Tank” and got shortlisted for round two of Shark Tank India Season 1.
The Startup
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GUSEC

The Startup Scholars got officially incubated by Gujarat University Startup and Entrepreneurship Council (GUSEC), which is one of India’s leading startup support systems.
Our Team

Leadership Team

Aakarshan Sethi TSS Team
Co-Founder & Advisor

Mr. Aakarshan Sethi

A recognised mentor by Startup India, mentor of change under Atal Innovation Mission, and a recognised startup mentor by 5 state governments with a startup experience of 6+ years.

You are a bottomless source of innovation, so take a step forward and solve the problem; don't overthink; just do it, and you will achieve your goals.
- Mr. Aakarshan Sethi

Swapnil Verma TSS Team
Co-Founder

Mr. Swapnil Verma

Co-founder & CEO of The Startup Scholars, he is a passionate business enthusiast with a multi-dimensional exposure in the field of business. He has also had a few profit making startups previously and a good 3+ year experience in the startup world.

Right knowledge and necessary experience are the key to your success.
- Mr. Swapnil Verma

Pranav Goyal TSS Team
Business Development Head

Mr. Pranav Goyal

Akarshit Kamra TSS Team
Head Designer

Mr. Akarshit Kamra

Himansh Ahi TSS Team
Marketing Head

Mr. Himansh Ahi

Anshruta TSS Team
PR & Communications Head

Ms. Anshruta M. Rasania

Rohit TSS Team
Business Development Executive

Mr. Rohit Yadav

Taranjeet TSS Team
Designing Executive

Mr. Taranjeet Singh

Sani TSS Team
Content Writing & Partnerships Executive

Ms. Sanijaijai Khyriem

Aashima TSS Team
Marketing Research Specialist

Ms. Ashima Sachdeva

Kavya TSS Team
Editorial Assistant & PR Executive

Ms. Kavya Papreja

Risvan TSS Team
Entrepreneur In Residence

Mr. Risvan O

Ashish TSS Team
Entrepreneur In Residence

Mr. Ashish M. Chauhan

Paul TSS Team
Entrepreneur In Residence

Mr. Paul S. Joseph

Muskan TSS Team
Entrepreneur In Residence

Ms. Muskan Aneja

Mukund TSS Team
Entrepreneur In Residence

Mr. Mukund Daga

Prerna TSS Team
Entrepreneur In Residence

Ms. Prerna Kapoor

Paritosh TSS Team
Entrepreneur In Residence

Mr. Paritosh Gupta

Anushka TSS Team
Entrepreneur In Residence

Ms. Anushka Singh

Lehar TSS Team
Entrepreneur In Residence

Ms. Lehar Saini

Somya TSS Team
Entrepreneur In Residence

Ms. Somya Jain

Ritika TSS Team
Entrepreneur In Residence

Ms. Ritika Dhingra

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