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twenty19

URL
twenty19.com

Founders
Karthikeyan Vijaykumar
(Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani)
Alexa Ranking
January, 2013
Rank in India
3,718
Rank in World

Parent Company
Excedo Market Services Pvt. Ltd

Founded Year
2009

Number of Employee
1-10 employees

Head Office
Chennai, India
Career Page
twenty19
hiring

Major Acquisitions
NA

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twenty19’s Story

Twenty19 is India’s leading internship portal for college students.

Karthikeyan Vijaykumar started twenty19.com with his friend Rahul Prabhakar. The website links students to employers, helping them find internships, training courses and, competitions and events of their interest.

They got this idea when they had a chance to visit colleges & deliver a talk on entrepreneurship through NEN. The students they met clearly lacked industrial exposure and when they asked about their interest to intern, they were very keen to take up internships. They also spoke with their company contacts and they were mentioning the talent crunch. Hence, companies were willing to take in interns and offer a full-time job, if the interns did well.

They found students had no platform to apply. Companies were being spammed with applications. They weren’t even opening those emails. They needed suitable interns and were willing to pay if their need was met. Companies too had no proper channel to choose interns from. That’s when they thought of creating a website to deal with that internship model helped both students and companies.

Initially, they just wanted to connect the students & companies through Twenty19.com and check if it solves the problem. They wanted to support the students in their search for practical exposure. However, within the initial 6 months, companies and students had a good feedback on twenty19.com. Twenty19 solves a real problem for both students and companies which encouraged them. Twenty19, named after the age group it caters to, holds workshops in colleges. The site also has tips on resume writing, videos and a blog- all about helping rookies in the job market.

Sources
twenty19.com about_us karthik

twenty19.com terms_of_service

linkedin company twenty19.com

thehindu life-and-style money-and-careers

inc42 magazine startups interviews helping-others-to-live-their-dreams-twenty19-com/