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How I Used ‘JUGAAD’ To Begin my Startup

Hyderabad | July 2018

Damini Mahajan

Co Founder- WeMakeScholars

Damini Mahajan

Co Founder- WeMakeScholars

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“We Indians are all fond of ‘Jugaad’ but have you ever heard of using it for starting a company. This is one such story of friends who kick-started their entrepreneurial journey with just Rs. 1400. Damini Mahajan, co-founder of WeMakeScholars.com, shares her journey in this Josh Talk. She tells us how they thought of the idea and wanted to invite Shashi Tharoor for kick-starting their business venture. However, things didn’t go as planned and they had to use ‘Jugaad’ for every little thing.

Damini is a visionary entrepreneur, best known for co-founding WeMakeScholars.com, a worldwide scholarship search engine. It has been used by more than 700,000 students from 214 countries to find opportunities from 17,000+ global scholarships and internships listed on the platform. The portal was inaugurated by Dr. Shashi Tharoor on 29th April, 2015 and within 6 months, it crossed 3 million hits worldwide. Helen Clark, Ex- Prime Minister of New Zealand and current United Nations Development Program Administrator, endorsed WeMakeScholars, mentioning the need of such a scholarship portal. More recently, Damini has been awarded as the winner of Silicon Valley Challenge by Action for India 2016 and had also been in Top 40 in Power of ideas by Economic Times at IIM Ahmedabad.”