Everyone deserves sustainable beauty products - Megan Rein

TeamCitymapia | May 20, 2022

Texas-based luxury beauty brand SIIA Cosmetics is known for manufacturing cruelty- and paraben-free products in Korea in order to bring the highest-quality cosmetics to customers. Founder Megan Rein says her vision is for people from all backgrounds deserve to be fully served and included in the movement to improve the health of the globe. The brand also makes it a point to make various shades available and many are impressed by their signature lipstick formula that comes in creamy and hydrating texture.

Education should not be a privilege - Akanksha Chaturvedi

TeamCitymapia | May 04, 2022

The prospects of digital education have grown tenfold amid the pandemic and entrepreneur Akansha Chaturvedi is using the opportunity to bring a much-needed socio-economic change to the education system. She founded Eduauraa to offer high-quality and affordable education. After graduating in Urban Planning and Business from Columbia University, Akanksha knew that education is one of the central pillars of development. She is offering interactive videos, ebooks, mind maps, and tests for a price of Rs 999 a year.

Anoushka Poddar - Launching a personal care line for teens

TeamCitymapia | May 02, 2022

13-year-old Anoushka Poddar is all too familiar with problems like acne, eczema, and breakouts teenagers face. Instead of relying on other brands, she created a personal care product line because very few brands focus on the needs of children. Her brand 'Snazz' is customised to deal with the nourishing requirements of teenagers. Products also come in eco-friendly, sustainable packaging. “Snazz clocked Rs 1.2 lakh in sales within a month of its launch,” says Anoushka. The brand currently delivers within Mumbai only.

Vatsala Hali - Making pure pashmina available to commoners

TeamCitymapia | May 01, 2022

Bengaluru-based entrepreneur Vatsala Hali launched her startup 'Urzuv: The Spirit of Kashmir' to make Kashmiri apparel to domestic and international customers. While products like pashmina are popular for the fine Kashmiri crafrsmanship, they are highly prone to adulteration. The ex-Ola employee quit her job after realising the same. Coming from a Kashmiri Pandit family, pashmina is a quintessential heirlooms for Vatsala. The D2C brand has priced everything between Rs 4,000 and Rs 30,000.

Viji Sreekumar - Finding success with healthy bamboo rice

TeamCitymapia | Apr 30, 2022

Kerala-based entrepreneur Viji Sreekumar runs a healthy food and organic venture called AVS for the past 10 years. After her husband's coir business failed, she started selling bamboo rice-based products, health mixes, protein supplements, and skincare products. With payasam mixes and other value-added products, AVS earns about Rs. 50,000 per month. "Bamboo rice is rich in fibre, protein, and vitamins. It is a health secret in the Adivasi community." Viji says her bamboo rice payasam was an instant hit.

Sushma Boppana - Creating a system to support children

TeamCitymapia | Apr 21, 2022

Sushma Boppana always received encouragement and support from her family to follow her dreams which come as no support considering they build Sri Chaitanya educational institutions. After studying in the US, she came to India and realised how important education is for these children. Sushama has been focusing on empowering girls who need the extra benefits of holistic development of their personality. She also launched Infinity Learn amid the pandemic to create a robust online educational platform.