Get All Access for $5/mo

How These Entrepreneurs Turned Their Passion into A Purpose Eureka moment comes in people's life to turn their world upside down.

By Sugandh Bahl

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.

You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.

Entrepreneur India

It was a turning point for Newton when he realized about the existence of gravity. Similarly, eureka moment comes in people's life to turn their world upside down. Let's see how these entrepreneurs changed their fate with that one turning point that gave their passion a purpose.

The Idea Popped Up While Shopping For My Own Wedding - Gaurav Singh Kushwaha, Founder And Ceo, Bluestone

Being inspired by Steve Jobs and Larry Page, it was while working at Amazon that I began musing on becoming an entrepreneur. Initially it was difficult to convince my family but my stint at Amazon exposed me to the behaviour of internet consumers and I began chasing my dreams. The idea of online jewellery site came to me while I was shopping for my own wedding.

Always Wanted to Become an Entrepreneur, Just Didn't Know When - Ankur Warikoo, Founder and CEO, Nearbuy

Initially, I started working with my friend Vivek in his venture secondshaadi. At that time, I became completely convinced that I too want to build something of my own in the same space. I waited for the right opportunity. So in 2011, I started Groupon India. In 2015, having done a management buyout, we converted it into nearbuy.com. The last eight years has been a marvelous journey.

Joy Of Working Is In Creating True Consumer Value - Peyush Bansal, Founder And Ceo, Lenskart

While working with Microsoft, during a team meeting we were discussing about creating value for consumers and creating a difference in their lives. I realized that joy of working is in creating true consumer value. Seeing the void, I decided to plunge to do something on my own.

It Was Vital To Have India's First Luxury Brand Going Global - Sahil Malik, Managing Director, Da Milano

I always had a knack of designing fashion accessories. Even while studying fashion, I was sure to put everything in line to pursue my dream to create a niche brand. Having noticed a vacuum in the accessories segment it further pushed me to get into the premium segment, offering global trends at an affordable price and that was when Da Milano was formed. With a loyal customer base of approximately 1 million and 65 stores and growing, I take pride in the decision I had made.

(This article was first published in the January issue of Entrepreneur Magazine. To subscribe, click here)

Sugandh Bahl

Former Feature Writer, Entrepreneur India Magazine

Journalism has been in my roots since my school days. Beginning with a content specialist at CRY organisation to landing up being a Feature writer/correspondent at The Entrepreneur Magazine, life has experienced ups and downs fairly well. A foodie by nature and pet over at heart, currently I am thoroughly enjoying my tenure at The Entrepreneur!

Business News

Apple Is Working on Making Its $3,499 Vision Pro More Affordable — and Mainstream. Here's How.

Apple's product is at least three times more expensive than Meta's version.

Business News

Mark Cuban's Google Account Was Hacked By 'Sophisticated' Bad Actors

The "Shark Tank" star said someone "called and said I had an intruder and spoofed [Google's] recovery methods."

Thought Leaders

The 8 Taylor Swift Strategies Every Tech Leader Should Apply in 2024

From more progressive intellectual property management to breakthrough community engagement, here's what tech entrepreneurs can learn from Taylor Swift.

Business News

Some Car Dealerships Are Selling Cars the Old Fashioned Way Following Massive Cyberattack

CDK software services an estimated 15,000 dealerships in the U.S.

Business News

50 Cent Once Sued Taco Bell for $4 Million. Here's How the Fast-Food Giant Got on the Rapper's Bad Side.

The brand suggested that 50 Cent change his name to match its "Why Pay More?" value menu promotion prices. The rapper was not amused.

News and Trends

Bharti Airtel In Conversation For a Majority Stake In Indus Towers: Report

Bharti Airtel is negotiating with Vodafone Plc to acquire an additional 3 per cent stake in Indus Towers, India's largest mobile tower company