India has the third-largest ecosystem for startups in the world, and the number of such firms is growing by 10% per year. There has been significant growth in the number of companies and funding organizations which are attributing to this cause. Due to this era of new India, the trend has been seen in inclination and preference of startups on youths rather than primitive 9 to 5 jobs.
One such passionate and inspiring youth, Rohit Kumar Sharma, the founder of “Chaiwalas”, at a very juvenile age of 25 years, has embraced his name amongst the most successful entrepreneurs of Rajasthan.
Loosing First Business
Rohit, who hails from Dausa, a small district in Rajasthan, comes from an affluent family. At the age of 17, Rohit had to leave his nursing studies and join the family business to help his father. After few months, his family business winded up and his family suffered huge financial loss resulting in some extreme exacting conditions. Being a responsible and sensible person, seeing the crisis of livelihood in front of the family for the future, Rohit decided to set up a startup of his own. Since their financial conditions were bad and a tea shop requires the least funds to operate, Rohit decided to open a tea shop and start a startup “Chaiwalas” from Jaipur itself.
Got lots of Failures
Rohit’s journey of establishing a renowned brand “Chaiwalas” was not facile or a fluke, but his success was a consequence of his perseverating and persisting actions despite numerous failures and hurdles he faced. Rohit attributes his success to his repeated failures. He believes – “Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.” When Rohit confronted his desire to do a business and open a tea shop in front of his family, his family strongly opposed it. Some relatives came forward to do business together at that time, but as soon as they heard about the opening of a tea shop, they too stepped back. But Rohit knew that this was the only way he can help his family in finances and hence, with great difficulty, rented a shop in Jaipur. As soon as he rented the shop, his grandfather had an accident, and all the money raised for the business went towards his treatment. He was forced to give up his intention at that time. As soon as his grandfather recovered, he immediately returned to Jaipur and starts his startup again with the help of his mother and his friend Shubham.
Again Fail due Covid 19
Covid-19 pandemic was a bane for humanity. It not only caused the death of millions of people, but also a huge number of startups went bankrupt. “Chaiwalas” was not an exception to it. After becoming famous, as soon as Rohit gave his first franchise, there was a lockdown, and he had to cancel that deal. This affected him adversely, and he got paralysis due to mental pain and was physically broken. But due to his dauntless and gallant courage, he worked hard again and set new heights of success. Today, 3 branches of Chaiwalas are running successfully, and 4 new branches are going to open soon. Today Chaiwalas is opening its branches not only in Rajasthan but also in Uttar Pradesh.
Getting Too Many Awards
Currently being the founder of “Chaiwalas” and being a successful entrepreneur, Rohit is motivating the youth to become an entrepreneur. The ambassadors of Nigeria, Costa Rica, Tobago, Tanzania, Jamaica, and Cuba have also honored Rohit for building a successful startup at such a juvenile age.
Rohit has also received many big awards in the past including Red FM Thappa Award, Excellence in Tea and Coffee Rajasthan Excellence Award. Recently, in the evaluation competition organized for Jaipur Tea Shops, Rohit won by defeating other tea shops of Jaipur who have been running for several decades. Recently, the Governor of Rajasthan, Shri Kalraj Mishra and Jaipur MP Shri Ramcharan Bohra on National M.S.M.E Awards 2022 organized by G.I.B.F., for Business Excellence, honored Rohit with the “Innovative Startup of the Year” award for their Startup Chaiwalas.
Not only this, many celebrities like Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, Cabinet Minister Mahesh Joshi, Cabinet Brijkishore Sharma, BJP leader Ashok Parnami, former minister Arun Chaturvedi, Jaipur MP Ramcharan Bohra, MLA Ashok Lahouti, Rajya Sabha MP Ghanshyam Tiwari, Bollywood actor Vikalp Mehta, Shravan Sagar and many other VIPs have visited “Chaiwalas”.
Rohit accredits his beloved Lord Khatushyam ji, His family, his friends, and his idol IAS Pawan Arora for his success and prosperity.
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