Farrhad Acidwalla

Farrhad is a 20 year old Indian entrepreneur and TEDx speaker. He started off as one of the world’s youngest entrepreneurs and Rockstah Media was the first company he founded.

His clientele includes Padma Shree recipients, National Award winners, corporates, media personalities and Public Sector Units. Farrhad has received several awards and recognition for his work, digital strategies and concepts.

He has been featured on CNN, CNN-IBN, LiveMint, MSN.com, Yahoo! Finance, The Economic Times and The Times of India to name a few.

At the age of 17 he was featured on a live interview on CNN.

In 2011, CNN Money featured Farrhad 5th on the list of young entrepreneurs to watch.

In 2012, Farrhad was 4th on IndiaTV’s list of Most Promising Young Indian Entrepreneurs of the year.

In 2013, he was featured 6th on Yahoo! Lifestyle as one of the ”Top 10 Best Dressed Male Entrepreneurs In India”.

In 2014, Farrhad was the youngest guest lecturer at IIT Kharagpur's annual entrepreneurship summit.

He has been invited to speak at several colleges and conferences. Farrhad has taught digital marketing and entrepreneurship to undergraduate students as well as post-graduate students and has even had the privilege to judge MBA students in various marketing competitions. Farrhad has also been featured in text books and a few books on entrepreneurship including one on the world’s top 25 young entrepreneurs under the age of 20.

Farrhad is an alumnus of Bombay Scottish School, Mahim and is currently studying at H.R. College of Commerce and Economics.

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Speaking

Besides being a TEDx speaker, Farrhad has spoken/judged events at several schools, colleges and conferences. To name a few:

H.R. College of Commerce and Economics

I.I.T. Kharagpur

K.C. College of Arts, Commerce and Science

Nagindas Khandwal College of Commerce and Economics

Atharva College of Engineering

Lilavatibai Podar High School


Recently spoken at:

IIT Kharagpur - Audience of 1400. Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2014.

TedXYouth@Dhirubhai Ambani International School

30 minute talk followed by 15 min Q&A to 1200 BMS students at Kiran 2013 (Nagindas Khandwala College’s annual festival)

One hour session with 100 engineering students at Atharva College of Engineering, Malad.


Books Farrhad has been featured in

The Young Entrepreneur

The Young Entrepreneur: What Young Entrepreneurs Can Teach All People about Becoming Successful

The Young Entrepreneur features interviews with the world's brightest and most successful young entrepreneurs. These entrepreneurs are from all over the world including Europe, North America, South America, Asia and Africa. Each young entrepreneur is profiled and answers questions about their life, business, and success, providing rare insight about the lessons and experiences from their journey. The advice these business moguls share is extremely empowering and priceless.

Better Than!

Better Than a Lemonade Stand: Small Business Ideas For Kids

Filled with delightfully simple business ideas, Better than a Lemonade Stand! is a fun guide packed with creative ideas that show how to start a business with little or no start-up costs, attract and retain customers, develop negotiating skills, and more.

What It Takes

What it Takes to Make More Money than Your Parents (Vol. 1)

The 25 amazing young people in this book don't just reveal the secrets to their success: they are living proof of the power that young people possess. All you need is an idea and an internet connection. The interviews speak for themselves. If you're holding this book, that means you've already taken the first step to realizing your full potential and making an impact in the world. Don't stop there.

Gifted Teen Survival Guide

The Gifted Teen Survival Guide: Smart, Sharp, and Ready for (Almost) Anything

Based on new surveys of nearly 1,500 gifted teens, this book is the ultimate guide to thriving in a world that doesn't always support or understand high ability. Full of surprising facts, survey results, step-by-step strategies, inspiring teen quotes, and insightful expert essays, the guide gives readers the tools they need to appreciate their giftedness as an asset and use it to make the most of who they are.

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