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The Founders who appear on Sony TV’s business reality show Shark Tank India 2 astounded not only the viewers but also the Sharks with their innovative business ideas, strategies, and sales. Some business ideas that began in small villages across the country astounded and moved Sharks. The judges are taken aback by Team Mahantam’s ‘Tea Glass Washing Machine’ business idea from Palanpur, Gujarat’s small village.

Shark Tank India Season 2 featured several young entrepreneurs pitching their businesses and receiving funding from the show’s judges, Amit Jain, Peyush Bansal, Namita Thapar, Aman Gupta, Vineeta Singh, and Anupam Mittal. Two young entrepreneurs, Dhawal and Jayesh, pitch their tea glass washing machine Mahantam in a new show promo. Anupam also reveals that his team has already given Dhawal and Jayesh grants to help them expand on their business idea.

Mahantam, founded by brothers Dhaval Prakashbhai Nai, 20, and Jayesh Prakashbhai Nai, 22, is a young startup that has sold three machines so far but has received inquiries from multiple vendors. And the story of how Dhaval learned machine design from YouTube and built the first machine impressed all of the sharks.

 

Dhaval and Jayesh are from the Gujarat village of Banaskantha. Jayesh had always wanted to start his own business. While studying for his diploma, Dhaval had the idea to build a machine for washing tea glasses used by roadside tea stalls.
Dhaval was a regular at his college’s nearby tea stall until he saw a goat drink water from the same tub that was used to clean the glasses.

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He not only stopped drinking tea from that stall, but he also decided to make a change. Due to the Covid lockdown, he began learning machine design on YouTube and understood its theoretical aspect in 6 months.
When the lockdown was lifted, he worked for free at a hardware store and only asked to be allowed to tinker with available scrap. That’s how he created his first prototype, which ultimately failed. Undaunted, Dhaval continued to improve his design and created four prototypes, all of which failed. That’s also when the hardware store owner asked him to close his doors.

 

Dhaval sought advice from his college professor because he lacked funds and materials. His professor eventually gave him $10,000 to work on the design. He was eventually able to build a machine that was functional but not marketable. However, after one of his friends posted a video of the machine on YouTube, he received a lot of interest and inquiries, so he gave away the first machine for free. Due to financial constraints, Dhaval presented his prototype to other professors and received 1 lakh to work on the product further.

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