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Twenty19 strives to educate and enable students to learn by DOing. At Twenty19 we believe that the real learning for a student lies beyond the four walls of a classroom. Students can gain meaningful knowledge and skills only when they take initiatives and get hands on experience in the real world. This platform enables students to equip themselves in the best possible way to live their dream career.
In our previous life, when we were running a Business Consulting Start-up, we always had interns from different colleges working learning & having fun with us! We loved working with students as they brought in tremendous energy and new perspectives into the company. At one point – we had so many students requesting for an internship at our company that if we had to accommodate anymore interns in our small apartment, we'd probably have to sit on each other's lap! We thought - why not connect all these students to other companies looking for interns – we call this our Eureka thought - Twenty19 was born!
We spent our initial days hanging around in the college canteens and corridors interacting with students to understand them and their needs. Fun conversations with students & countless bottles of Limca were our weapons against HOT Chennai afternoons! This was a critical period – as it defined the motto that Twenty19 is built on - "Listen to students, understand them, give them what they need"
Must tell you that we still work out of the same apartment – but this time around, we have space for thousands of interns! ;)
If anyone gives you a choice between choosing a name for a website and figuring out Einstein's theory of relativity – always choose the latter! Come up with a simple sweet sounding name – you can be assured that the domain name is already taken! After over a month long hunt trying out hundreds of names – we hit upon "Twenty19" – Bingo!
The name Twenty19 symbolizes the vibrant and passionate tribe of college students in their late teens & early twenties.
"Listen to the Users and Build what they want"
Twenty19 exists to support and delight the student community. We listen to students to understand their needs and provide a solution. Team Twenty19 takes every opportunity to interact with students and understand them better. You may commonly find us hanging out with students at College Cafeteria / Student Events / Guest Lectures among others and interacting with students. This helps us to build a product that students want to use.
"Freedom with Responsibility"
is the core characteristic that our team culture is built on. Flexible leave policy, Flexible work hours , work-from-home policy supports the team Twenty19 to make the best use of the available time. We believe that 'responsible' freedom nurtures creativity and enables innovation. Every member is encouraged and empowered to Think , Initiate and Implement. We value outstanding initiatives by our fellow team members. We are like a pro sports team - there is no hierarchy and everyone learns from everyone else. We celebrate small victories and as a team we evolve together! From the daily 'Wii Sports' time to the frequent team games / outings, we value the 'down time' as much as work. For us, Work is fun :)
We exist to make real impact on real people, everyday. Witnessing the students benefit from twenty19 excites and inspires us. This potential to bring about a real change drives us!
Our BIG vision is to enable every student to be in a position to choose and pursue their dream career.