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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 to showcase stories of relatable role models from the grassroots of India. Since then, the platform has grown into The Josh Group which is building a physical and digital infrastructure for the youth, particularly for those belonging to Tier II and Tier III cities.

As of October 2021, Josh Talks has showcased 3000 stories in 10 vernacular languages garnering over 1.5 Billion views collectively. In 2018, we created Josh Kosh, a unique platform offering comprehensive career-guidance for free. The platform was later integrated into Josh Skills, our e-learning app which was launched during the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in India. Since its launch, the app has crossed 2 Million downloads and has over 200,000 paid users learning critical technical and soft skills at the cost of a mobile phone recharge! The Josh Group also runs online and offline programmes with partners such as Google, Facebook, Ford Foundation, United Nations and other private and government organisations to engage with young individuals in 850 cities nationwide.

What started as an idea between two college students has now expanded into a 100+ member team, all echoing the same belief that All You Need Is Josh – Josh in your heart and Josh on your mobile phone to do well in life!

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