From Sanjeev Nanda to Alexander Naydenov, entrepreneurs around the world are developing new ways to touch more lives
“Where there is a will, there is a way” – the old saying holds true, especially if we consider some entrepreneurs of today who have embarked upon a journey of changing the world, one step at a time. From Sanjeev Nanda to Alexander Naydenov, entrepreneurs around the world are creating a cooperative environment by helping as many people as they can. Scroll on to read their unique stories:
When it comes to the hospitality sector in India as well as abroad, Sanjeev Nanda is a name of great repute. The brain behind several unique restaurant concepts such as ‘Dhaba by Claridges’ in New Delhi and ‘Billionaire Mansion’ in Dubai, Sanjeev Nanda has had quite an accomplished career.
However, his one of the lesser known roles that he has assumed is that of being the guardian to not one or two individuals, but to an entire village. The residents of Banjani, a small hamlet in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh received a renewed sense of hope after Sanjeev Nanda and his wife Medha decided to aid the women become self-reliant.
The couple encouraged the women of the impoverished village to work collectively in order to bring forth their entrepreneurial acumen. This laid the foundation of Mahila Ekta Group, a women self-help group that manufactures and sells artisanal paper and cloth bags. Sanjeev Nanda and his wife make regular visits to the village to assess the progress of the women’s group.
Starting as a techie, Alice Brennan embraced humanitarianism as her career. And that’s what makes her story all the more interesting. She combined her knowledge of the latest technology with her compassion for other humans, and the result was nothing short of a marvel.
Alice started ‘SettleIn’, an app that helps refugees get settled into their new life in Australia. According to her, the time she spent as a humanitarian professional gave her the idea of putting a venture in place that aids other people turn a new leaf. That’s how ‘SettleIn’ came into being.
The world knows Alexander Naydenov as the co-founder of ‘PaperHive’, an online co-working hub that also serves as a great resource for scholars, since it allows them to collaborate on projects, along with sharing and annotating online texts. However, one of the lesser-known facets of Naydenov’s life is his stint as the Chairman of ‘Where Ideas Find Home’.
The venture is a social entrepreneurship incubator, which helps non-profits and other organisations further several social initiatives. The idea behind starting ‘Where Ideas Find Home’ was to create a safe and enabling space for anyone who wishes to make the world a better place – irrespective of their age, gender, race, and sex.