The Josh Story
The first Josh Talks event was hosted in a living room and attended by less than 10 people. Over chai and samosas, the group watched a video together and discussed their takeaways from it. In January 2015, Supriya Paul and Shobhit Banga formally co-founded Josh Talks, a platform which would showcase stories to inspire the youth to do more and be more in their lives. In less than five years, Josh has evolved into an ecosystem of tools and products for the youth, particularly those belonging to Tier II and Tier III towns and cities, on a mission to unlock human potential.
As of September 2020, the Josh Talks channels have showcased more than 2000 stories in 10 vernacular languages, reaching 700 million worldwide. In 2019, we introduced Josh Kosh, a unique platform which provides comprehensible career-guidance at no cost to 500000+ people monthly. This was followed by the launch of our e-learning platform, Josh Skills. Within a year, the Josh Skills app has crossed 1 million downloads and has over 100000 paid users learning essential soft and technical skills. We also run multiple online and offline programmes with partners like Google, Facebook, Ford Foundation, United Nations and more to engage with young individuals across 850 cities nationwide.
What started as an idea between two college students has now expanded into a 103 member team, spread across 4 different cities and 2 countries, all echoing the same belief – all you need is josh. Josh in your hearts and Josh on your mobile phone to do well in life and that is our promise!
Journey So Far
Meet The Team
In The News