Aspiring to empower the underserved and help build a better India, Akanksha Hazari led the team at Cambridge University to win the coveted Hult Global Case Challenge in 2011 and founded m.Paani, a mass-market loyalty program for underprivileged communities in the country.
Hazari, who believes that businesses have the potential to make a positive impact at scale, further upped her entrepreneurship game by launching LoveLocal with the vision to empower local retailers to sustain themselves in the fast-changing world of digitization. LoveLocal, launched as a hyper-local e-commerce platform in January 2020, is today, empowering more than 80,000 retailers across India to digitize their stores online.
Through LoveLocal, Hazari is scripting a new chapter in the future of retail, especially for local kirana stores and small shops that are not only fighting competition but also the pandemic.
Watch the video to hear Hazari as she takes us through her successful entrepreneurial journey.
(Interviewed by Poorvi Gupta; Produced by Manasi Phadnis; Edited by Dhruv Sharma)