A Saturday well spent is what I can say! It was a great ensemble of speakers/startups/pitchers. It was divided into sections presentations by young achievers who was talking about what made them succeed, then the established ones giving Gyan, to the investors who were sharing knowledge as to what they look into for investing and concluded with the fresh pitchers who are learning the reigns of startup world. Started with the learning session with freshly established startups giving their “tips”. A lot to note down from these small ventures and their founders which can be useful for our Fintech fledging – teknospire.
Let me first cover the Food startups which were there! The alternative hobby of being a foodie always takes over!
Was amazed at the journey of P C Mustafa, the Bangalore based startup iD Fresh Food founder from a small town in Kerala (Of course fellow mallu would impress, but let me tell you of all who presented he was the wittiest and impressive, all attendees would agree! ) to this great business which feeds breakfast all over India.
Tips from Mustafa — iD Fresh Food
Another Food startup— @OvenFresh by Ravi Subramaniam —was very candid in quoting “ When Earnings in Nil and Learning is tremendous” referring to his not-so-successful earlier startup Eat-fresh. His tips of his success story with @Ovenfresh could be summarised in the below shots
- Get to Signal from Noises around. Finding the Focus
- Aspire not to be Unicorn but a fierce tiger startup, which adds value to whole the ecosystem
- Find the right ingredients for your successful drive, Driver = team, Car = Model of business, Fuel being the cash and So on.
- “Keep walking” from erstwhile @JohnyWalker whatever the situation may be!
Raghu Viswanath added his version of @7HabitsOfHighlyEffectivePeople as this
There were some startups from Christ College itself, the venue partners, impressive social startups that too. Streetopreuners which aggregates the street vendors and tracks the locations of them for easy access. Vidya which helps in recycling the notebooks and Reread which puts up books for re-reading and reuse.
Investors from different caders Kalaari Capital, Lightspeed India, India Network & Rahul Narvekar IndiaJapanFund representatives were present to present their ideas on what they look for in startups when they invest.
Some of the startups who pitched were impressive @Schoolglinks with their solution for a genuine problem statement.
Overall a great Saturday spend with a great vibing community of startups, the only grouse being why were there any female entrepreneur in all of approximately 50 who presented or pitched! Intriguing !