Neelesh Alwani (born June 30, 1996) is an American entrepreneur based in Miami, Florida. Neelesh is better known for founding Timepiece Trading LLC, which specializes in luxury watches and high-end timepieces.
In 2022, He was named one of the Top 10 Entrepreneurs & Business Experts Of 2022 by Maxim.
Early life and education
Neelesh Alwani was born and raised in the picturesque town of St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands. His early years were marked by stunning island landscapes and a tight-knit family bond. After completing his formative education at Learning Unlimited Preparatory School in St. Maarten, he embarked on an exciting academic journey at Drexel University graduating in 2017.
After graduating from Drexel, his first job was in real estate in New York City. In 2015, he joined Trail Quest, an automotive and off-road service for drivers as an intern, where he developed an application that connects users via geographic location and geotagging.
The Alwani family has been in the jewelry business for three generations. In 1972, The Alwani family established their jewelry business Shiva's Gold and Gems in Aruba & St. Maarten.
In September 2018, Neel founded Timepiece Trading LLC, a company specializing in luxury watches and high-end timepieces. Headquartered in Miami. In his most recent venture launched in September 2022, TPT Foreigns, which specializes in exotic, luxury, and Rare automobiles.
In 2023, he launched Dummy Vapes, a disposable vape device with rapper 6ix9ine. The Dummy Vapes offers 8000 puffs with a disposable vape pod device, which was inspired by 6ix9ine vibrant and distinct style. It features bold colors and eye-catching disposables that are designed to provide its users with the best possible vaping experience.
In 2008, he was granted a membership in The Bellevue Lions Club. As a member of The Bellevue Lions Club, he has been working to help the poor while being involved in frequent community service events to raise funds and donate to charities.
Notably, from 2010-2013 he was a Director of the Learning Unlimited Preparatory School, Interact: Rotary Sponsored Club for three consecutive years, where he participated in many projects, some of which included public beach clean ups as well as fundraising and donating to special needs schools.
In 2012, Neelesh founded the Indian Kids Community Service Club of St. Maarten along with his mother. The club has been working on community service events and hosting events including cleaning up public locations and doing fundraisers for the charities located in St. Maarten.
Honors and recognitions
- Dean's List by Drexel University, 2014
- Top 10 Entrepreneurs & Business Experts Of 2022 by Maxim.
- Williams, Victor (22 August 2022). "Neelesh Alwani: The High-End Watch Man Everyone Loves - New York Weekly". nyweekly.com. https://nyweekly.com/business/neelesh-alwani-the-high-end-watch-man-everyone-loves/.
- "Why TimePieceTrading LLC’s Story Is an Inspiration for Every Business - LA Weekly". www.laweekly.com. 16 September 2021. https://www.laweekly.com/why-timepiecetradings-story-is-an-inspiration-for-every-business/.
- "Timepiece Trading LLC". timepiecetradingllc.com. 16 September 2021. https://timepiecetradingllc.com/pages/rolex.
- NELLIST, GEORGE (29 October 2022). "Top 10 Entrepreneurs & Business Experts Of 2022 - Maxim". www.maxim.com. https://www.maxim.com/partner/top-10-entrepreneurs-business-experts-of-2022/.
- Panel®, Expert. "Council Post: Want To Avoid Procrastination? 15 Mental Hacks For Getting Work Done" (in en). Forbes. https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbesbusinesscouncil/2022/11/08/want-to-avoid-procrastination-15-mental-hacks-for-getting-work-done/?sh=6d8439535b81.
- Bakian, Amir (5 January 2022). "TimePieceTrading LLC: On watch investments" (in en). Toronto Star. https://www.thestar.com/sponsored-sections/amir-bakian/timepiecetrading-llc-on-watch-investments/article_f042de0f-4a1f-5cfa-b2a1-524ce0c04998.html.
- "TimePieceTrading LLC shares insightful tips on investing in watches" (in en). The Irish Times. https://www.irishtimes.com/advertising-feature/timepiece-trading/timepiecetrading-llc-shares-insightful-tips-on-investing-in-watches-1.4690048.
- "Dummy Vapes 8000 Puffs Disposable Vape Pod 6PK" (in en). ohmcityvapes.com. https://ohmcityvapes.com/products/dummy-vapes-8000-puffs-disposable-vape-device-6pk.
- "Hanisha Alwani is Fostering Indo-Caribbean Cultural Relations". 16 September 2021. https://suchetarawal.com/2022/05/hanisha-alwani-is-fostering-indo-caribbean-cultural-relations/.