I am Amlanjyoti Khanikar, CEO OF GT TECH, I belong to a small town of North-East Assam, Moranhat, and I am now 17 years old and in the Class 11. I started my journey in Class 9. It was like as I belong to a small town which is far away from the business capitals and we have to buy clothes at a very high price because the retailers have to outsource their products from very far places as Northeast is very far from the manufacturing units. So I started to outsource products from Jaipur, Rajasthan and somehow after many hurdles I managed to get a stock of Rs. 17000 which I saved as a pocket money from 5 years. But unfortunately my stock arrived one day before my boards Exams. I somehow convinced one retail store to buy my stock and I got a loss of Rs. 5000. I was very disappointed from it because of the loss. Then after 2 months the same retailer ordered me another stock of 25000 and I collected money from my friends and got the stock and sold it and I got a profit of 6000,Then I got more orders by referral and I expanded my sales. Now in Class 11, I rarely attend my classes because I have to manage my company, I sell around 5-6 Lakhs per week now and I sell to nearly 50 retail outlets at a cheaper price than the wholesaler and distributors. Also I started my own company and I created many employment opportunities in this. Now recently I got a chance to showcase my start-up and I was lucky to get mentorship from top mentors of India. And also I collaborated with Assam government to promote products of North East and I got my 4 co-founders from IIT GHY who are helping me to build a B2B e-commerce platform to support the Prime Minister’s ‘Make in India’ initiative. And I believe that my start-up will create a millions of jobs in India in the villages and towns. And now my parents are also supportive of me. Now I also believe that to do something big we have to start small and then get a hold on it and then scale it to make it large.
At last I would like to thank Young India Challenge who gave me a chance to share my story.
(YIC IIT Delhi 2017)