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Core Philosopy Of Thaariniya
This is the story of how Dr. Mangala Vadivu, a Chennai-based academic with a PhD in media studies and head of a visual communications department, turned her quest for safe skincare for her newborn daughter into Thaarinya ,a brand blending safety, tradition, and personal care into a blossoming startup.
Chana with the special homemade taste
Q49 Flavours, curated and managed by Renu Kurian from Chennai with ample support from her family, is a story of how a mother’s love has been packaged into convenience curries with the taste of home food. A boon for busy families looking for quick, nutritious meals.
Saravanakumaran from Miracletree is popularising the amazing properties of the humble Moringa, a tree common in south Indian states, through a range of diverse products.
Presenting Juicy Chemistry, co-founded by the dynamic duo Pritesh and Megha Asher. They started by formulating soaps in a makeshift kitchen lab and went on to create certified products with the right market fit, attracting marquee investors.
Presenting two enterprises that draw attention to Nilgiri’s rich ecosystem – Madurai Eco Tourism focusing on biodiversity & native culture and Arola Bamboo promoting sustainability. Both ventures were founded by the indomitable Suthagar Selvaraj from Madurai.
7 MILES PER SECOND as the Impactful Digital Media Agency of the year 2022 at FICCI - TNIE Start - Up Stars Awards 2022
Meet Samuel Mathew of 7MPS working on research driven election campaigns for multiple parties in Tamil Nadu for the upcoming elections.
From being a maternity fashion brand Putchi transitioned to become a maternity solutions provider confidently welcoming competitor brands into their marketplace. Turning pain-points into profitable business opportunities seems to be what the founders of Putchi, Deepika and Thiyagu, seem to be good at.
Sommer Beauty, founded by the young duo Sonali and Preneetha, is on a mission to create an inclusive space that will help people feel true to themselves. These no-fuss makeup products are vegan, cruelty free, fragrance free and allow users to be authentically beautiful.
From painstakingly handcrafting products such as cups and spoons from coconut shells, Arjun has today gained the expertise to use machines, SOPs and unit economics to fulfil orders from around the world.
Krishnan Subramanian and his wife Gowri run a sustainable product company that offers a wonderful alternative to single-use plastic.
This native of Coimbatore battled a rare bone weakness complication to build a business in dolls, and is flourishing
I didn’t want to do something that keeps adding to the negative impact on our environment. I wanted to be mindful in what we make and consume,” shares Archana Ravi, about how she switched tracks to slow fashion using natural fabric and dyes.
Madras Mandi delivers fresh produce from farm to stores and homes, while keeping farmer welfare and environmental best practices in mind.
Business is like a car. It’s driver agonistic. If you know how to drive it, it will take you to your destination,” says Kadambari, founder of WEDO, who’s empowering women with knowledge and resources on their entrepreneurial journey
Breaking into the retail visual merchandising scene in Tamil Nadu through their startup Imaginethat, duo Dhurgha and Ashok are channeling their creativity and overcoming challenges to grow at a steady clip.
Athma Laya’s purpose is to bring joy to women. It is not focused on technical perfection of the dance form. Even if her students were unable to express with their faces, Mala Bharat, encouraged action and immersion in the feelings they were trying to emote.
Charanya, a native of Chennai with a Master’s in Computer Science from the UNC, Charlotte, had specialised in game design.
Nithila Arun of The Madras Trunk has managed to redesign the classic to create a vibrant range of kolhapuris, attracting reapeat buyers from all over the country.
PaathiraKadai breathes new life into the ancient vessels of Tamil Nadu, bridging the gap between heritage and modernity
Prithviraj Somdev, the founder of ‘Old is Gold’ shares how he was motivated to focus on this segment.
“There was a dye plant next to my house in Erode,” starts Shanmugavel, founder of Fabrula, a young start up that is exploring ways of recycling fabric into useful products.
Carnatic musician Akshay Vaidyanathan orchestrates a harmonious blend of coffee and music with his homegrown brand, Kāpi Kottai.
Promoting better vaginal health through cloth-based menstrual pads
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“Don’t use plastics is probably the most useless statement or advice,” begins Dakshnamoorthy Durairaj, founder at SANAL (Sustainable Alternative for Non-polluting Acclimate Living)
The Little Dipper Publishing is an independent publishing house that aims to create an inclusive and culturally diverse space in the children’s literary world.
EnChipsu is a food-based company that’s on a mission to put Nagercoil’s Nendran chips on the global map as an ode to the local culinary craftsmanship.
Vizha is an event curation company where food, clothing, design and more meet creativity with an eco-friendly touch.
Plush is a Chennai-based women-centered hygiene brand that focuses on comfort and sustainability.
Puvidham School is an alternate school centered around the child’s innate curiosity and the five elements of nature.
Fullfily is building a comprehensive EV-as-a-service platform to build cost-efficient and eco-friendly delivery solutions for small businesses.
Smoose helps restaurants tackle operational hurdles that prevent them from scaling.
Anuhya Reddy went to London as an Architect and returned as a Pastry Chef driving the dessert realm of Chennai.
Plastic Free Madras, as the name suggests, aims to win the heart of the people of Chennai to create a movement against single-use plastic.
UzhavarBumi is a result of the Jallikattu Protest of 2017. The startup provides dairy farmers with a sustainable income while working towards ensuring every child gets access to unadulterated milk.
Palluyir trust is an organisation for young environmentalists that experiments with unconventional forms of education.
Senthil Kumar Balu applies cancer research to cake baking.
Alankaara uses resin art to preserve precious memories.
The International Foundation for Crime Prevention and Victim Care (PCVC) creates a support system against domestic violence and interpersonal offenses.
Amyga Academy empowers rural women to provide world-class education in the local Anganwadis.
Nappinnai empowers people with electric vehicles
Nilayaan reduces the compound effect of household waste.
A generation of football leagues in Tamil Nadu have thrived in silence. Football Makka brings them to light.
Silaii is making history by immortalising public figures, celebrities, family members and even pets through crafted statues.
Chennai-based Raptee Energy is designing electric motorbikes for the Indian context.
In a world of streetwear and urban fashion, Angi brings old school Tamil culture to the forefront.
WayCool Foods is the brainchild of two Chennai-based entrepreneurs who dared to reimagine the farm to fork supply chain.
GreenPod Labs’ sustainable sachets trigger the in-built defence mechanism of the crop, thereby increasing its shelf life.
The Kauvery Group of Hospitals started as a small group of first-generation doctors and entrepreneurs who dreamt of making great healthcare affordable in Trichy.
Citta Handmade is a brand born from Niranjana Krishnakumar’s co-incidental discovery of her passion for art.

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