CEO, Co - Founder
Yogesh is a highly passionate entrepreneur, who aims at making it big in life. He has always been interested in solving problems for students through simple, impactful innovations. His strength is his ability to sell, and has previously worked as a Sales & Marketing intern at various firms. This startup stems from his personal inconvenience of not being able to finish his exams on time, and hence holds H.O.P.E dearly to his heart.
Co - Founder
Mueez just graduated with a specialization in Operations & Supply Chain Management. Known for his business acumen, his mind can ideate quickly to provide solutions to complex problems. Operations has always been something that he has been good at, be it at home, or college or at internships - where he recently developed an inventory model for Ashok Leyland, reducing the capital lockup by ₹ 1.4 lakhs/day.
Couldn’t finish our entrance exam in time, very frustrated!
All our dreams and aspirations, including our families’, was shattered simply because of not answering 4-5 questions. Ended up with not-so-great ranks despite the effort, frustrated and angry.
The trek where it all began!
One day, when we were on a trek with our friends, Mueez and I happened to realize that we both suffered from the exact same problem! So we decided that we wouldn’t let this problem affect anyone else, and that’s when H.O.P.E was born.
Put on our creative caps, built first few prototypes
Right from using agarbathis to cutting pliers, we did everything unconventionally. By the end, we realised that this is huge, and can actually work! So we learnt 3D modelling, used 3D printers and came up with a decent functional prototype.
Registered our company – Fronimos Education Private Limited!
Fronimos is a Greek word that means ‘being prudent’. Things started to get serious, both of us became directors, started conducting General Body Meetings, passing board resolutions and what not!
Pitched across the country, won 1.2 lakh in prize money
We won 6 business plan competitions successively in prestigious institutions like IIM Bangalore, BITS Pilani Hyderabad, Christ University, RVCE, etc.
Met LUMIUM – a design firm based out of Silicon Valley
We invested the bootstrapped money in the Design and Development with LUMIUM Innovations. They are one of the leading designers in the world, with a highly impressive portfolio.
Pitching across various expos – The Grind!
We attended various pitch fests and exhibitions – with our highlight being the World Startup Expo. We can say with pride that went through the grind of fundraising and entrepreneurship, failing yet making it up all the way.
Funded by Cocoon Ventures!
All our efforts finally culminated in success, as we tied up with Cocoon Ventures, a Venture Capital firm based in Dubai. With this, we received the funds required to get going, and are now focussed in delivering H.O.P.E to students across the country.