The Indian Startup Show

The Indian Startup Show
By Neil Patel
About this podcast
A Weekly Podcast Show About Indian Startups

Entrepreneurs & More !

Hosted by Neil Patel & Friends

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Latest episodes
Feb. 9, 2018
1 in 10 kids going to school has speech difficulties. So today I chat with Pratiksha Gupta - the founder of 1SpecialPlace - India’s first online speech therapy platform. We talk about he she got started, how the platform works, she also talks about the key ingredients entrepreneurs should have, how she manages a remote team, having a supportive family, she also talks about moving 8 times in 10 years, looking for seed funding, taboos around speech difficulties, what excites her most about 2018! & some Shark Tank chat as well! and much more "1SpecialPlace was launched in 2014 by a team of co-founders including myself ( CEO ) and great talent from the IT industry - bearing the Fame of IIT and DCE(India) and experienced MBAs. I think without my Wonderful team we wouldn't have come so far at all. I am thankful to the co-founders of my team, the CTO ( who has selflessly toiled for hours altogether), the CFO ( whose Knowledge and expertise is unmatched) and the Strategist ( whose presence makes everything easy)" - Pratiksha Gupta, founder In this conversation we also talk about: Huge demand and supply gaps Launching mobile apps Having customers around the world. Have a diary! How big is the problem they trying to solve? Vision of the company Husband being in the airforce Being a peoples person Digital marketing tactics using Facebook Revenue model and much more Links http://1specialplace.com/ also, read my new post on medium on how to be a great podcast guest!! **https://medium.com/@NeilP666/how-to-be-a-great-podcast-guest-995b13b3f4fa**
Feb. 1, 2018
While in an Indian hospital, CEO Dinesh Seemakurty witnessed a loved one pass away due to a lack of sufficient monitoring. He saw firsthand how the lack of medical technology impacts healthcare. Dinesh is now the co-founder & CEO of Statis Labs - A health tech startup that has created a unique remote patient monitoring system. Already in 20 hospitals in India and has saved many lives - so they are doing really well. We talk about how he got started, how the product works. Raising $5 million in funding. Dinesh also talks about what should first founders be focusing and a great book recommendation and much much more so please enjoy the show. in this conversation we also talk about: Building a culture Traction Starting the business in college B2B sales Is it fun? Building an international startup Having a strong leadership mentality Goals for the next 2 years What should first-time founders be focussing on You don't know what you don't know! Great book recommendation - Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It (A former international hostage negotiator for the FBI offers a new, field-tested approach to high-stakes negotiations—whether in the boardroom or at home. and much much more! links https://www.stasislabs.com interested in creating your own podcast in 2018? Check out my class on skillshare.com called Getting your podcast off the ground. I have been teaching this for over 15 months now & have over 600 students! And it’s had great testimonials. So check out the link to get started! http://skl.sh/2kRmClL Advantages of doing your own podcast You get to build something amazing that you own 100% You have 100% creative control You can do whatever you want And it's a lot of fun! So check out the link to the show notes and you can do your own podcast!
Jan. 22, 2018
I chat with Jinal Patel the co-founder of WSquare. A women-only co-working space in Chennai. Which is a first for India. We talk about how she got started, why she is doing this. Plans for the future which includes starting an incubator and creating a marketplace where home-based entrepreneurs can showcase their products & much much so please enjoy the show. And next week I will do a best of the Indian startup show featuring all the best moments from the past year, it’s not to be missed! in this conversation we also talk about: Building an ecosystem for women Drinking lots of coffee Stats - how many people are using the space Being the first in India The person she most admires - mum! Reflections on the past year Can anyone be an entrepreneur? its ok to get help! Plans for expansion Early days Having to explain the concept of co-working spaces in Chennai Dealing with the critics Digital marketing Links http://wsquare.work/ interested in creating your own podcast in 2018?. Then Check out my class on skillshare.com called Getting your podcast off the ground. I have been teaching this for over 15 months now & have over 500 students! And it’s had great testimonials. So check out the link to get started! **http://skl.sh/2kRmClL** Advantages of doing your own podcast - You get to build something amazing that you own 100% - You have 100% creative control - You can do whatever you want - And it's a lot of fun! So check out the link on the show notes and you can do your own podcast!
Jan. 11, 2018
India has 40 million blind people & only 10% are literate & 70% are unemployed because they don't have access to educational information. So today, I chat to Shyam Shah, the co-founder & CEO of Braille Me. it's a really impressive piece of hardware that plugs into mobile phones & computers to help the visually impaired access the internet and other digital content. in this episode we talk about how he got started, how it works, plans for the future, thoughts on what makes a great team. What motivates him & the difficulties of doing a hardware startup and finally some Elon Musk & Narendra Modi chat as well so please enjoy the show. Fact - I recorded the podcast interview on 4th Jan - The date the Louis Braille - the inventor of Braille was born! What an amazing coincidence!! In this conversation we also talk about: Great feedback on the device - "The principal was so happy she arranged a show for us, the students danced & sang songs" Developing for global market Advice on doing your hardware startup Being part of tech incubator Getting good advice Challenges building a prototype First principal thinking First principles thinking, which is sometimes called reasoning from first principles, is one of the most effective strategies you can employ for breaking down complicated problems and generating original solutions. It also might be the single best approach to learn how to think for yourself. The first principles approach has been used by many great thinkers including inventor Johannes Gutenberg, military strategist John Boyd, and the ancient philosopher Aristotle, but no one embodies the philosophy of first principles thinking more effectively than entrepreneur Elon Musk. source https://jamesclear.com/first-principles and much more! links http://innovisiontech.co/ interested in creating your own podcast in 2018? Then Check out my class on skillshare.com called Getting your podcast off the ground. I have been teaching this for over 15 months now & have over 500 students! And it’s had great testimonials. So check out the link to get started! **http://skl.sh/2kRmClL** Advantages of doing your own podcast You get to build something amazing that you own 100% You have 100% creative control You can do whatever you want And it's a lot of fun! So check out the link so you can do your own podcast!
Dec. 23, 2017
Today, more and more women are migrating to India’s cities in search of work, which has led to increased concern over the last few years about their safety in urban areas. Today I speak to Dr Kalpana Viswanath is the co-founder and CEO of Safetipin, which is a social enterprise using data and technology to support cities in their endeavour to become safer, more inclusive and smarter. Since its inception in 2013, Safetipin has worked with more than 30 cities in India and other developing countries. Safetipin collects public space data from multiple sources including the MySafetipin app, and works with governments, to use this data for better planning and maintenance of cities. So in this episode, we talk about how the app works, plans for the future, working with the government on urban safety, she gives advice on doing your own social enterprise and being a city girl! So please enjoy the show! In this conversation we also talk about: The state of Social Entrepreneurship in India Advice on Crowdsourcing - it's difficult Working on urban safety Reclaiming public space Favorites examples of social entrepreneurship in India - Meet 2 Sleep! (interesting idea) Favorites cites Thoughts on Delhi & Mumbai Why its called Safetipin - interesting story! What would this look like in 10yrs time? Winning a number of awards and much much more! links http://safetipin.com/ If anyone is interested in creating their own podcast. Check out my class on skillshare.com called Getting your podcast off the ground. I have been teaching this for over 15 months now & have over 500 students! And it’s had great testimonials. So check out the link to get started! **http://skl.sh/2kRmClL** Advantages of doing your own podcast You get to build something amazing that you own 100% You have 100% creative control You can do whatever you want And it's a lot of fun!
Dec. 4, 2017
India faces major environmental challenges associated with waste generation, Believe it or not, India produces 42 millions tonnes of waste every day most of it is left in the landfills at the city outskirts, leaving a stinking smell & vultures hovering over heaps of hazardous material. So Today I am talking with Nivedha, Founder & CEO of Trashcon. They have created a machine helps solve this problem by converting mixed waste into Bio-Degradable and Non-Biodegradable Waste. So In this conversation, she talks about her exciting rollercoaster journey since graduating 3 months ago. How the machine works. Overcoming roadblocks, the business model, being the youngest mentor at the Founders Institute. Having belief in her product. Wanting to change the entire industry. Being told by the experts - this is not possible. Winning a number of awards, working weekends & missing birthday parties and much more. so please enjoy the show. In this conversation we also talk about: Being a mentor to people 3 times her age Not giving up easily! Age, qualification , status - does not matter Seeing huge mountains of landfill Bringing about a change in society. Hitting the right pain point at the right time How she got the idea - great story! What happens after the waste gets separate - very interesting case studies! What can go wrong? Getting help from her mother and much much more! Links https://trashcon.in/ If anyone is interested in creating their own podcast. Check out my class on www.skillshare.com called Getting your podcast off the ground. I have been teaching this for over 15 months now & have over 550 students! And it’s had great testimonials. So check out the link in the show notes to get started! **http://skl.sh/2kRmClL** Advantages of doing your own podcast You get to build something amazing that you own 100% You have 100% creative control And it's a lot of fun! So check out the above link and you can do your own podcast!
Nov. 7, 2017
"Its no secret Indians love curry - but have no time to cook it!." Today I am talking with Raghav Gupta, co-founder of Nymble labs. They are a startup creating a curry cooking robot that may help reduce time spent in the kitchen. So In this conversation, he talks about why he is doing this, how it’s going so far, being part of the Bosch tech accelerator in Bangalore, his emotions being featured in Bloomberg, taking part in CNBC India startup competition. he also shares very interesting insights on a trip to China and taking risks. He also talks about how YOU can be part of the beta testing and get 25% off when it’s out and much more. In this conversation Raghav talks about: Is life getting easier or harder? Meet Julia your curry cooking robot! Best advice received from the Bosch Tech accelerator His favourite & least favourite foods Join the Beta Testing group & 25% off when it launches (see notes at the bottom) Being covered by Bloomberg How much will it cost? 600 people applied for the Bosch accelerator - Why did they get in? What would this business look in 10 years time Favorite products - Dyson and much more links http://www.nymble.in/ Join the Beta Testing group & 25% off when it launches email: raghav@nymble.in subject line: Pre BOOK ISS If anyone is interested in creating their own podcast. Check out my class on www.skillshare.com called Getting your podcast off the ground. I have been teaching this for over 15 months now & have over 500 students! And it’s had great testimonials. So check out the link in the show notes to get started! **http://skl.sh/2kRmClL** Advantages of doing your own podcast You get to build something amazing that you own 100% You have 100% creative control You can do whatever you want And it's a lot of fun! So check out the link and you can do your own podcast!
Oct. 31, 2017
In Bangalore, if people had ideas, they did not have a space that would nurture it, with tools, machinery and mentors the 3 fundamentals for someone to practice making and building stuff Today I speak with Anupama Gowda the co-founder of Workbench projects - the very first maker's space in Bangalore . its a facility for makers, tinkerers, artists, engineers & anyone with an inspired spirit to tap into their imaginations and make something that’s amazing In this conversation, she talks about getting started in her dads' garage. Anu also talks about her favourite projects. Being involved in the Hyperloop India project. Exciting details of a maker fair event in November which you can go to. Advice on how to get your ideas to the prototype stage. What keeps Anu awake at night & much much more so please enjoy the show in this conversation, we also talk about: A project using tidal wave energy for domestic use Stats Thoughts on Hyperloop is it hype? or for real? Details of maker fair and how you can go (see links) Building amazing things with wood! A project using the first electronic stethoscope Her dad supporting her madness Arts background Working with Colonel Vinod - ex-Paratrooper & international hockey player! Favourite pieces of Art Working with Tamil children to produce digital fabricated puppet show links https://workbenchprojects.com/ https://bengaluru.makerfaire.com/ If anyone is interested in creating their own podcast. Check out my class on skillshare.com called Getting your podcast off the ground. I have been teaching this for over 15 months now & have over 500 students! And it’s had great testimonials. So check out the link to get started **http://skl.sh/2kRmClL** Advantages of doing your own podcast You get to build something amazing that you own 100% You have 100% creative control You can do whatever you want And it's a lot of fun!
Oct. 23, 2017
As a planet, we spend 30 Billion hours each week playing games so In this week’s episode, I chat to husband & wife team Arijit & Kamalika the co-founders of QuoDeck. They are a building really cool game based learning product for businesses in India and the rest of the world. So in this conversation, we talk about how it got started. How the products work, what games based learning is & how this is better than traditional based learning. Both share great insights on life as an entrepreneur. The setbacks, the fun, building a team. Getting out of the comfort zone. Management styles, Quitting corporate life after 15 years and how they first met! So please enjoy the show. Stayed tuned at the end if you want to do your own podcast. In this conversation we also talk about : Stats Early days Aims & objectives for the next 2 years Expanding globally Why they like hiring sportspeople & ex-entrepreneurs Comparing corporate & startup management styles Madness & lunacy! Working together as husband & wife (the wifes the boss!) Safe Zones The hardest part about building this business. Future of Edtech in India. And much much more Links https://www.quodeck.com/en Thanks to Arijit & Kamalika for coming on the show today. That’s the end of the show and if you liked it please leave a rating and review of the show. Just search for the Indian startup show on iTunes, Stitcher & Overcast. Pocket Casts, Downcast, Instacast, Podkicker and Apple TV. If you are building something exciting please send me an email hello@neilpatel.co or tweet @indianstartupsh or go to facebook.com/indianstartupshow would love to connect. So If anyone is interested in creating their own podcast. Check out my class on skillshare.com called Getting your podcast off the ground. I have been teaching this for over 15 months now & have over 500 students! And it’s had great testimonials. So check out the link in the show notes to get started! **http://skl.sh/2kRmClL** Advantages of doing your own podcast You get to build something amazing that you own 100% You have 100% creative control You can do whatever you want And it's a lot of fun!
Oct. 8, 2017
"WHO WILL MARRY YOU!" - Ganesh's mother's reaction to him quitting General Electric & starting his own company! This week I chat to Ganesh Shanker. The Co-Founder of FluxGen. A start-up company based in Bangalore they has developed a low-cost and local Internet of Things (IoT) solution for energy and water management (EWM). So in this podcast we talk about - How he got the idea, how it works, the ups and downs of entrepreneurial life to bootstrapping the company. We also talk about management styles & why the 14th February is an important date! Nothing to do with Valentine's day! Future of Indian Startups. Stats. The cultural advantages of Indian startups. He also talks about an inspirational cycling adventure from Bangalore to Goa. So please enjoy the show, Thank you! in this podcast we also talk about: Examples of troubles & challenges Stats so far Starting the business without a business plan Can anyone be an Entrepreneur? What problem are they solving? Aims and objectives in the next 2 years How does he keep on top of things His management styles "You focus on your work, I will focus on your career!" Life at General Electric Comparing management styles between Fluxgen & General Electric Cycling chat! and much much more! links www.fluxgen.com contact@fluxgentech.com subject line: #indianstartupshowpodcast Quick announcement If anyone is interested in creating their own podcast. Check out my class on skillshare.com called Getting your podcast off the ground. I have been teaching this for over 15 months now & have over 500 students! And it’s had great testimonials. So check out the link to get started! **http://skl.sh/2kRmClL** Advantages of doing your own podcast You get to build something amazing that you own 100% You have 100% creative control You can do whatever you want And it's a lot of fun! So check out the link on the show notes and you can do your own podcast!