Entrepreneurs and startups in Kanpur | Kanpur startups

Ashwini Ashwini
Oct 30, 2021 6 min read
Entrepreneurs and startups in Kanpur | Kanpur startups

Kanpur is the hub for technological research & development. Kanpur is the largest city in the state of Uttar Pradesh in India, UP has also witnessed rapid industrialization in the recent past, particularly after the launch of policies of economic liberalization in the country. This has given rise to new startups and entrepreneurs in Kanpur. Some of the coolest startups are currently based in Kanpur. These are some of the startup businesses that are functioning in Kanpur.

Also, read - If you are looking for a list of startups in Mumbai here is our exhaustive list of all recently funded startups in Mumbai and other cities.

If you know any other startups in Kanpur, please let us know in the comment. We will connect with them to feature them in the list.

AUS

Founders: Nikhil Upadhye, Suhas Banshiwala, Vipul Singh & Yeshwanth Reddy

Year: 2013

Industry: Drone Manufacturing

Aarav Unmanned Systems or AUS is a startup that develops professional drone solutions for other enterprises. The main focus of the startup is drone intelligence, hardware optimization and design innovation.

The startup was originated from IIT Kanpur in 2013 by 4 friends. The founders of AUS are Nikhil Upadhye, Suhas Banshiwala, Vipul Singh and Yeshwanth Reddy. AUS is backed by some of the reputed Ventures like GrowX, 500 Startups, StartupXseed, etc.

Foodmonk

Founders: Abhishek Choudhary

Year Founded: 2018

Industry: Business Solutions

Foodmonk is a Kanpur startup that provides restaurants and food businesses with an easier way to manage everything. With their suite of tools, businesses can easily keep a tab on their analytics along with proving better customer experience by Foodmonk's features like e-menus, online payment, etc.

Abhishek, the founder of Foodmonk, is an IIT Kanpur graduate. He started Foodmonk as a basic food delivery service. However, later when he saw such high competition in this segment, he converted this delivery startup into a service tool.

Helpusgreen

Founders: Ankit Agarwal & Karan Rastogi

Year Founded: 2015

Industry: Recycle

HelpUsGreen is the most innovative Kanpur startup on this list. HelpUsGreen collects the flowers left in temples and mosques from all around the city. They then recycle them to create products like incense sticks, soaps, and eco-packaging. They later sell them in the market. The startup employs lower-income women and saves the Ganga river from getting polluted by pesticides infused roses and marigolds.

HelpUsGreen was founded by Ankit Agarwal and his friend Karan Rastogi in 2015. Both the founders faced a lot of struggle as this was not an easy business model, it consists of "religion".

MyObjectify

Founders: Ankit Sahu, Arpit Sahu & Umang Kedia

Year Founded: 2013

Industry: 3D Printing

Myobjectify is a startup that develops its 3D printing technology and provides services to other companies. This startup was founded at IIT Kanpur with a small 3D printing machine. With their additive manufacturing 3D machines, Myobjectify can provide both, metal and polymer solutions.

Myobjectify was founded by Ankit Sahu, Arpit Sahu and Umang Kedia. Ankit and Arpit are the directors of the company now whereas Umang is the CFO of Myobjectify.

MrRoom

Founders: Ali Abbas

Year Founded: 2018

Industry: Real Estate

MrRoom is a platform that simplifies the process of searching rental rooms close to the desired location. They provide a wide variety of verified hostels and PGs registered on their platform. room charges zero brokerage fees. They also give tenants the facilities to manage their monthly rent online.

MrRoom was founded by Ali Abbas in 2018. In his college days, Ali used to face many problems while finding rooms for rental, hence, founded MrRoom. MrRoom was among 25 startups from India that were selected for the iBHubs Startup School Accelerator Program, 2019.

Campus Haat

Founders: Guddu Kumar

Year Founded: 2017

Industry: Marketplace

The idea of Campus Haat is to give people of the IIT-Kanpur campus, a platform and help them get things done. Guddu Kumar is the founder and CEO of CampusHaat. Guddu is a graduate of IIT-Kanpur and started CampusHaat promoting the reuse of items that can be sold online, rented as well as bought and donated for noble causes.

Sociota

Founders: Amitesh Misra & Nikhil Tiwari

Year Founded: 2014

Industry: Social Media Management Tool

Amitesh Misra, a graduate from IIT-Bombay and Nikhil Tiwari, a graduate from Uttar Pradesh Technical University, launched Sociota in February 2014. It is primarily based on social media management, monitoring, analytics, engagement, socialization etc. It basically manages social media platforms for companies and monitors people logging in and logging out various social media platforms.

Trident analytical Solutions is the parent company of Sociota. It lets use multiple Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+ account on one platform and manage them. It provides great insight into brand building, consumer behaviour analysis keyword research, etc.

CarCooper

Founders: Prashant Singh & Rishabh Singh

Year Founded: 2015

Industry: Car Services

CarCooper is one of the leading doorstep car service providers across north India. The mechanic services are performed by highly qualified and experienced mechanics. It also provides professional drivers to people at home/office with all types of vehicles. Professional drivers can be hired for a few hours to a couple of days.

Prashant Singh and Rishabh Singh are co-founders of CarCooper and provide car services to people in the city of Kanpur at their doorstep.

Aryan Essential Oils

Industry: Oil Company

Year Founded: 2014

Founders: Ajay Dixit

Aryan Essential Oils is a Kanpur-based company. It is one of the largest producers and manufacturers of wholesale natural essential oils in India. The products manufactured by the company are of high quality which allows it to do so well in western countries. The products are well diluted with each other with no artificial properties in them. It has high efficacy and hence has made a huge mark for itself across the world.

Wellnessmonk

Founder: Gyaan Dixit

Year Founded: 2017

Industry: E-Pharmacy

Wellnessmonk was founded in the year 2017 Β The company was earlier known as 'Pharmacyonnet', but the name was changed to 'Wellnessmonk' in 2019. Wellnessmonk sells a wide range of products for healthcare, wellness, personal care, mother and baby care and even household products like groceries, beverages and snacks. Wellnessmonk is a 100% technology-driven startup, having its virtual private servers.

IDL Technologies

Founder: Ashish Kumar Singh

Year Founded: 2013

Industry: Software

IDL Technologies is a software company in Kanpur. IDL Technologies was started in the Year 2013. Today, we have a global presence in the IT and consulting Sector. IDL Technologies defines, designs and delivers technology-enabled business solutions for Global companies. IDL Technologies provide various services like digital signature, website & software development, SEO /SMO, Bulk SMS, etc.

Conclusion

This is the list of successful startups and entrepreneurs in Kanpur. This list may help you find out the best business idea to start in Kanpur. Β 

We have also covered startups from Kolkata, Lucknow and other major cities of India.

FAQ

In which year was Wellnessmonk founded?

Wellnessmonk was founded in the year 2017

How does MrROOM simplify the process of searching rental rooms?

MrRoom is a platform that simplifies the process of searching rental rooms close to the desired location. They provide a wide variety of verified hostels and PGs registered on their platform. room charges zero brokerage fees. They also give tenants the facilities to manage their monthly rent online.

Who is the founder of MyObjectify?

Ankit Sahu, Arpit Sahu & Umang Kedia

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