Deepak Kumar

Deepak Kumar

Mid Bench

“Do not follow someone's path by looking at them, it is better to think of something new and do the work of your choice. Startups give you the ability to solve problems. Create new ideas and work on them.” During the lockdown in the pandemic, people were unable to buy goods on a regular basis. At the same time, shops of small and roadside sellers came to the brink of closing. Deepak, a resident of Chapra, Bihar, saw the opportunity in this problem. Deepak has made an app that enables people to get home delivery of goods from shops of their choice. Although many e-commerce companies already work in home delivery space, they do not ensure delivery from a shop that is the customers’ choice. The app has links to all the shops in an area and facilitates delivery within an hour. Deepak is a 3rd year B.Tech student from Durgapur Institute of Advanced Technology and Management, Durgapur. He had a desire to build his startup from childhood. He says that in the beginning, it was challenging to start a business as he did not have a network to rely on for funding. However, he talked to some sponsors and started ‘Mid Bench’. By connecting shopkeepers with customers, he gained popularity in his area. “There are front benchers and back benchers in a class. When front benchers focus only on studies, they are not able to have fun, while back benchers only focus on having fun. The people in the middle walk by balancing both things. That's why I named my startup Mid Bench.” Deepak wants to encourage local and small-scale shop owners. On his app, the name of all such shops and list of items can be found. In 1.5 years, he has been able to connect more than 300 shops and 500-600 customers through his app. Deepak currently manages his startup alone, with one delivery agent. He also innovated on the delivery method: If some person is going to any place, then they can deliver the order of that area . For this, they also get commission and people can make extra income.

State : Uttar Pradesh

Gender : Male

Sector : Retail & E-commerce

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