There is no dearth of talent and innovators in India. Shark Tank has been providing a platform to such young inventors. Recently, a class 8 student Anushka Jolly has received funding for her idea on the reality show. 13-year-old Anushka has become the youngest entrepreneur to receive funding for her business idea. She received the funding for her anti-bullying app named Kavach. For this, she has got a funding of Rs 50 lakh.
The purpose of the Kavach App is simple and is the need of the hour and it requires to reach all across the country. Webinars and face-to-face interactions will also be held across the country against bullying on this app.
What does this app do?
Through the Kavach app, students and parents will be able to report incidents of bullying in school and colleges anonymously. It will also give an opportunity to schools and counsellors to intervene and act wisely in such matters. Anushka wants to build a strong network of Anti Bullying Ambassadors, who will directly or indirectly track the progress of the affected people through this platform and application.
At the age of 13, Jolly has been running the ABS digital platform for over three years. This platform helps people better understand bullying and its consequences. It also gives the resolution to prevent such incidents. Besides, Jolly’s platform also sells anti-bullying products.
Where did the idea come from?
The inspiration for this platform came to Jolly from a personal experience. Anushka did not stand up to the first time bullies. Her journey started years ago when she faced bullying incidents. The first incident happened when her friends made fun of her while she was crying, an experience she recounted while presenting her idea on the show.
This incident was followed by another, where she saw her fellow students mocking a six-year-old girl during a school function. These incidents inspired Anushka to create an Anti-Bullying Squad (ABS) with the help of educational institutions, social organizations and experts. So far, Jolly has helped over 2,000 students from over 100 schools and universities.
During her experience, Anushka realized that most of the incidents go unreported and hence are not resolved. So she thought of creating anti-bullying reporting mobile app ‘Kavach’ to anonymously report these incidents. The 13-year-old daughter of a chartered accountant and an entrepreneur plans to take this journey forward.
Response received from sharks
Apart from receiving adulation from all the judges, her idea got a good response on the short tank. Two judges proposed to invest in his app at a valuation of Rs 50 lakh. Judges urged that more kids like her must come forward and contribute to nation-building in this way.