Farrhad Nwaz Yezd Acidwalla, a 29-year-old Indian entrepreneur, investor, and three-time TEDx speaker, has etched an impressive path in entrepreneurship, leaving an indelible mark as one of the world’s youngest entrepreneurs. His journey in the business world has been nothing short of extraordinary. He has not only successfully ventured into entrepreneurship but has also provided invaluable assistance to numerous global brands and listed enterprises, particularly in the media and cybersecurity domains. His commitment to fostering the entrepreneurial spirit among young minds is exemplified by his role on the Board of Advisors of AIESEC in NMIMS Shirpur, where he helps guide and mentor future leaders.
Farrhad’s pioneering work and innovative digital strategies have earned him numerous awards and accolades. His influence extends beyond his ventures as prestigious publications have sought his insights. His writings have been published in print and digital platforms, including notable publications such as The Asian Age, The Economic Times, Entrepreneur, and Verve.
An alumnus of the renowned Bombay Scottish School, Mahim, Farrhad furthered his academic journey at the famous H.R. College of Commerce and Economics. He has also earned a Bachelor of Laws (L.L.B.) degree from K.C. Law College, Mumbai.
Significant milestones and recognition have marked Farrhad’s journey to success. In 2011, CNN Money recognized him as the 5th young entrepreneur to watch. The following year, IndiaTV included him in their list of Most Promising Young Indian Entrepreneurs. His sense of style also garnered attention in 2013 when he was ranked 6th on Yahoo! Lifestyle & MensXP’s list of the “Top 10 Best Dressed Male Entrepreneurs In India.”
Farrhad’s passion for sharing knowledge led him to become the youngest guest lecturer at IIT Kharagpur’s annual entrepreneurship summit. His impact transcended borders when The Telegraph (UK) featured him on the list of “25 Internet success stories” during the Internet’s 25th anniversary celebration. His achievements continued to shine as he was featured in VERVE’s Fresh List of GenNext achievers. In 2017, VOGUE India recognized Farrhad as one of the “Country’s smartest Gen Z-ers of the moment,” further solidifying his position as a visionary leader in his generation.
Farrhad Nwaz Yezd Acidwalla’s journey is a testament to the power of vision, determination, and innovation. As a young entrepreneur, mentor, and influencer, he continues to inspire and shape the future of entrepreneurship in India and beyond. His story serves as a beacon of hope for aspiring entrepreneurs, reminding them that age is no barrier to success in business.
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