Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Uniza Tasneem, Daria System

Born and brought up in Chickmanglore, Uniza Tasneem completed management studies from Acharya Institute of Management and Sciences, Bangalore. She was selected by Kesdee Inc (an US based Company which was in to e-Learning) as a marketing executive. "Working there for an year and a half gave me an brief idea of software. The word software / Application, ERP started fascinating me."

Uniza Tasneem is the founder and director of Koramangala-headquartered Daria System, a hospital management solution enterprise.

In 2012, Tasneem started Daria System with an initial investment of Rs 5 lakh. "Our domain expertise lies in managing financials of healthcare sector mainly superspeciality and multispeciality, large and medium hospitals,nursing homes, diagnostic centres, laboratories, multispeciality clinics, pharmacies by providing customized software solutions".

Mitali Kalra, Zao Foods

The idea of starting her own cafe took root in 2010. After completing her MBA in finance from INSEAD in France, in 2008, she spent a year working in Dubai and Singapore, handling private equity investments in oil and gas, and shipping. About a year on, her craving for healthy fare spawned a business idea: a chain of health food cafes in India. So, in December 2011, she left her cushy investment banking job, pumped in Rs 14 lakh from her personal savings, and registered her company name as Zao Foods Private Limited.

Samosas, kachoris, choley-bhaturey/ kulchey... No matter how much we relish our traditional unhealthy savouries, there is the nagging need to eat nutritious food. To cater to this growing awareness of eating healthy is Mitali Kalra's year-old Mediterranean cafe, Crostini, tucked away in a corner of the HauzKhas Village in south Delhi.

A year into operations, her turnover is Rs 25-30 lakh. Till date, she has invested Rs 30lakh,and expects to earn double by 2014.