Activant Solutions Co-Founder AshishBiyani, felicitated at Times 40 Under 40
Gurgaon (India), July 28: The Times 40 Under 40 honored the achievements of young entrepreneurs, leaders, and change-makers who have made significant contributions in their respective fields. The event was held at The Oberoi Hotel in Gurgaon on July 24th, 2023. AshishBiyani, Co-founder of Activant Solutions, felicitated at the Times 40 Under 40 ceremony by the well-known Bollywood actor Sunil Shetty.
Speaking after being felicitated, Ashish responded, “I’m incredibly honoured and deeply grateful to the Times Group for the prestigious “Times 40 under 40” award. This recognition among such remarkable entrepreneurs and influencers is truly inspiring. I extend my heartfelt thanks to the esteemed jury and the entire Times Group team for this platform that fosters innovation and empowers young leaders. With this honour, I am even more motivated to make a positive impact in my field and beyond. Thank you for believing in the potential of the youth and for this incredible opportunity.”
AshishBiyani, an exemplary entrepreneur, has been making a significant impact in the online service industry with his visionary approach and unwavering determination. Starting his entrepreneurial journey at the age of 21 with just Rs. 5,000, Ashish co-founded Activant Solutions in 2005, driven by a passion for digital marketing and a thirst for knowledge. Despite being a novice in technology and digital marketing, Ashish embarked on a journey of self-education, mastering various facets of the industry. From Digital Marketing and SEO to Google AdWords and LinkedIn Marketing, he left no stone unturned in his pursuit of expertise. These efforts proved fruitful as he successfully grew Activant Solutions, bootstrapping the company and scaling it to employ over 140 professionals in Jaipur.
Ashish’s entrepreneurial prowess extends beyond Activant Solutions. He has also played a pivotal role in bootstrapping and mentoring other successful ventures in the online service industry. Notably, he has been instrumental in the growth of FavSEO.com and SEOKart.com, which have gained recognition for their robust SEO plugins for BigCommerce Stores. These ventures have made a significant impact, benefiting over 6000 companies worldwide.
With a sharp eye for emerging opportunities, Ashish expanded his business verticals beyond content development. Today, DeskMoz.com, his chat support-cum-lead generation service, has become a go-to solution for businesses seeking exceptional customer support. Alongside that, his expertise in digital marketing has helped numerous clients achieve their goals and witness substantial growth.
His dedication and expertise have earned him official partnerships, including collaboration with LiveChatInc.com. This partnership enabled LiveChat to expand its business in India under the domain LiveChat.co.in, further solidifying Ashish’s position as a key player in the industry. Additionally, his mentorship has produced outstanding results, with two of his mentees occupying top positions for the search term “Best SEO Expert” on Google, both in the USA and India.
Beyond his entrepreneurial ventures, Ashish is committed to giving back to society. As a trustee for the Rani Biyani Foundation (RBF), a self-funded non-profit organization, he has been actively involved in initiatives aimed at providing education to underprivileged children. Over the past decade, RBF has sponsored the education of more than 80 children, empowering them with a brighter future.
Furthermore, Ashish’s dedication to empowering others extends to his Free SEO Course and Training Program. Through this initiative, hundreds of students have gained valuable digital marketing skills and secured lucrative placements in renowned companies. The program has not only enhanced their careers but also contributed to the industry’s talent pool.
In his relentless pursuit of making a difference, Ashish has also initiated the RBF Platelets & Blood Donors’ Club, comprising more than 2500 members. This club has been pivotal in fulfilling blood and platelet donation requests, especially for cancer patients, with an impressive 30-minute turnaround time. Recently, RBF launched a Women Empowerment Initiative, providing underprivileged women with access to free tailoring and stitching courses, thus equipping them with valuable skills.
AshishBiyani’s journey is a testament to the power of entrepreneurship and the impact one individual can make. His unwavering determination, self-education, and commitment to social causes have earned him recognition as a prominent figure in the online service industry. As Ashish continues to innovate, mentor, and drive positive change, his contributions will undoubtedly shape the future of the industry.