Founder of the self help portal, CampusWriting.com, Ankur Thakuria started his first venture in 8th grade. He is now 21 years old, has been to 36 countries and was the youth diplomat at G20 Summit 2011. Also being the youngest climate leader in India trained by Al Gore, Ankur has several achievements to be proud of at such early age.
We spoke to Ankur about his thoughts on Entrepreneurship, journey of CampusWriting so far, his vision for the self help portal and more.[Edited Excerpts:]
Inc42: What is CampusWriting?
Ankur: In the simplest words, CampusWriting is the first portal in India that gave the users the opportunity to speak up without having to reveal their identity. Although there were many youth-centric portals in India, the USP of CampusWriting which gave it over 5Mn unique visitors in under two years is the array of subject that were addressed. Socially taboo topics like drugs, sex, relationships, transgender, etc. were the subject matter of posts submitted by the users of the portal.
Inc42: How many posts are there on the portal as of now?
Ankur:Today, after exactly 2 years, there are over 1000 posts on the portal with over 3K comments and discussions on the posts. CampusWriting is based upon emotional branding and we look forth to connecting users based on experiences rather than on identities.