Having navigated the maze of studying abroad themselves, the founder of i20fever decided to make it their business to smoothen the process for others. A team of six members lay the foundation for i20 in 2006 in Hyderabad. In 2007, we helped over 350 students achieve their dream. The number grew to over 10,000 by 2013. During the journey, we came to understand the importance of workshops and education fairs, and so we organized our own world education fairs and workshops to bring students and university representatives on a single platform where they could communicate with one another directly. In 2015, our work was recognized by the AIRC (American International Recruitment Council), who certified our contributions and services. Over the years we continue to learn, adapt, update and evolve with an unequivocal goal to help students find that right college. Now, with branches in several cities, expert counsellors and experienced staff, we are a family of more than 18,000 students who are studying across 5 countries.
Naveen Yathapu (Founder of i20fever) along with his friends had researched for long hours to learn about US University application process and had documented all their study abroad university search experience. Little did they know that the “Scrapbook” they developed would help them build i20fever.
In the year 2000, the application process for US universities had moved from paper-based applications to online applications, this is when Naveen realized the importance of online applications and University selection, and that’s how the thought of i20fever had born to help fellow students.
In May 2004, i20fever launched its website to serve as an information hub to students and then it entered into Yahoo groups and forums, where it had over 5000 students. Later, I20fever started an information centre and offered free counselling to students, which received a huge response, and thus, I20fever had established its first office at Vidya Nagar, Hyderabad in December 2006 with a team of 6 members.