Mrs Biyani emulates the true spirit of what it means to be an ‘entrepreneur’. From city of Kanpur, she has started something remarkable, by turning what others would call waste into a flourishing line of furniture and a successful, out of the box thinking.
She came up with the novel idea of reusing scrap waste tyres into something exciting by turning them into an exquisite range of furniture and décor items. Having worked in this area, and with running the company for nearly 13 years, she is a very experienced hand with her journey being full of satisfying and inspiring moments.
Co-Founder at De’Dzines, the story of this company, and it’s distinctive journey wouldn’t be complete without highlighting the role played by Mr. Biyani, husband of Mrs. Biyani.
He has not only supported his wife throughout every aspect of running a successful startup, but also has actively contributed to it’s journey from the small bylanes of Kanpur to a very prosperous company with a wholly unique line of thought and noble vision for its goals. He has a Masters in Environmental Science from Iowa State University and a B.Tech in Civil Engineering from IIT Kanpur. In Mrs Biyani’s words “My biggest support throughout the journey is my life partner, my love, my husband, Rahul.”
Advisor to the company, he holds a Masters in Business Administration from the prestigious Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow. Like Mr and Mrs Biyani, he too has played an active role in shaping the company and helping it realize its goal .
CEO – Gladminds President, IITKAA & AAIITK BLR
Pradeep Bhargava is a graduate of IIT Kanpur and had the first stint of 10 years in Sales & marketing at L&T . He later was the CIO at Daimler India and then COO with Mercedes Benz R&D Centre in Pune. Subsequently he started consulted and advised a number of start-ups on revenue growth .
He is also the Global President Of Alum Association of IIT Kanpur . As part of Alumni Association Start up master class ( SMC ) and Social entrepreneur & enterprise ( SEE ) are two key engagement events organized across locations in India.
CEO & Founder of GladMinds , which is a SaaS platform that engagement between brand and customer post sales. It has 40 brands, 35000 Channel partners and 13 Mio consumers on the platform .
PHD – IIT Kanpur Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Prof J Ramkumar did his PHD from IIT Madras and currently is the Professor at IIT Kanpur , Department of Mechanical Engineering . He has received many awards and fellowship for his work . Some of them are -
Gold medalist in M. Tech, IIT Madras, 2000
Innovation Potential of Student Projects Awards - Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE),2004
Young Scientist Award - Engineering Science Division- Indian Science Congress Association, 2007
Young Scientist Award - Dept. of Atomic Energy, India, 2007
Rajkumar Varshney Awards - System Society of India, 2010
IEI Young Engineers Award, 2011
Class of 1984 fellowship award from 2012-2015, 2012