Friday, November 29, 2013

Varun Agarwal founder of million dollar start-ups Alma Mater and Last Minute Films

A guy who works against the traditional mindset of "thinking before starting any venture". Varun believes "Most ideas fizzle out because everyone spends hours just thinking about them and not doing anything, So if you have an idea just go for it." He holds his own approach to life, he believes in "don't think" strategy, He says "take the leap and then think."
Varun Agarwal founder of million dollar company Alma Mater
Varun Agarwal author, film-maker and an entrepreneur

Varun Agarwal born on December 6, 1986, Bangalore, is an entrepreneur, film maker and author of the book "How I Braved Anu Aunty and Co-Founded A Million Dollar Company". Varun has around 3 companies/start-ups under his credit.

Varun did his schooling from Bishop Cotton Boys' School in Bangalore. He co-founded Alma Mater and two other companies - Reticular and Last Minute Films.
Alma Mater: A merchandise for students of schools and colleges.
Reticular: A social media marketing company.
Last minute Films: A film production house.

Varun started film-making and founded 'Last Minute Films' at the age of 19, while he was in 3rd year of his engineering in Bangalore, he did his Engineering in Telecommunication. After finishing his graduation he briefly worked as a director for Phat Phish Films and at the age of 21 he directed a music video with Bollywood star Priety Zinta and Music Director AR Rahman.

In the year 2009, he co-founded his second business venture, Alma Mater, with his friend Rohan Malhotra. Alma Mater has successfully partnered with educational institutions across India, being able to make and supply customized sweatshirts to alumni. It is now India's largest company for providing merchandise to students of schools and colleges.

Awards and recognition:

  • Bangalore Young Achiever Award 2012
  • Whistling Woods Young Achiever Award 2012
Varun's twitter handle: @varun067
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/varun760 
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