The Indian Startup Show

By Neil Patel

About this podcast   English    United States

A Weekly Podcast Show About Indian Startups
Entrepreneurs & More !
Hosted by Neil Patel & Friends
May 15, 2018
Best of The Indian Startup Show Part 3. Today you will hear from Raveesh Bhalla, an expert on UX (user experience), Starting his own design agency. His own UX processes Current challenges. The next big trend in the UX design industry What is UX? Interesting projects he has worked on favourite UX tools, websites & apps. Swaathi Kakarla. Co-Founder of Skcript, Starting the company in a car to launching products at Gitex in Dubai. Favourite web tools Hobbies and interests Working on a video streaming product Tech heroes The startup scene in Chennai Varun Sheth. Co-Founder of Ketto Building online crowdfunding website for individuals, NGOs & businesses to raise money for their favourite causes and creative projects. How he met his co-founder Bollywood actor Kunal Kapoor. The crowdfunding scene in India. The vision of the company. Current opportunities & challenges. Tips on crowdfunding campaigns. Shilpi Kapoor. Founder of BarrierBreak - Providing accessibility and assistive technology solutions for people with disabilities. Section 508 Global Elevate - The first virtual award in the accessibility space. Advice on how to get started in the Tech for Good space Inspirational stories of people Shilpi has helped Favourite books Examples of how technology can be used give people with disabilities an opportunity Faheem Gill. Founder of Dashroad . Being based in the UAE. Bringing out the data from cars to help build a platform for connected car applications. Time spent working for Honda, Toyota and Silicon Valley, The startup scene in the UAE. In this conversation we also talk about: The experience of going through the Flat 6 labs tech accelerator. How to do a design sprint for a mobile app in under 60secs! Driver behaviour analytics Awesome Opportunities in auto industry Tesla Advice for startups Driving in UAE ;-) and much much more! Thank you for your support! Check out my new class: "Getting Your Podcast Off the Ground!". Get Skillshare Premium free for 2 months. https://skl.sh/2kRte3f Skillshare is a learning platform with online classes taught by the world's best practitioners. Personalized, on-demand learning in design, web development, photography, and more. Anyone can learn anything, at any age, at an affordable cost, from anywhere in the world. Latest review “Great class, I found out loads of information about podcasting (creating a niche, getting people on the show, marketing it and all the tools of the trade). Thanks ever so much Neil for such a comprehensive class! ” Also, check out my latest article on medium “Having a conversation with Alexa” https://medium.com/@NeilP666/having-a-conversation-with-alexa-ff276c61c0aa
April 27, 2018
When Vineet was 5 years old, his dad shoved him into a car and took him on his first ever road trip! Now he is the co-founder of Scout My Trip, a platform & planner for road trips anywhere in India, they are doing really well. Its a big market 90% of all travel today is by road. 60% of all vacations today are road trips. We talk about how he got 5,000 signups before launching, being part of a tech accelerator, mistakes he has made on the way, to being profitable. We also talk about amazing road trips you can try, His passion for riding his Royal Enfield bike around India and much more. In this conversation we also talk about: Stats for far Meeting his co-founder on the highway What he calls his Royal Enfield bike! A key takeaway from being in an accelerator Trying to be the Uber for travel agents. Getting people to the website Can anyone be an entrepreneur? Iconic road trips in India Road trips do's and don'ts What keeps him up a night? Having a supportive dad Taking risks Lessons learned The dream trip Bill Gates chat and much more! links https://scoutmytrip.com/ Check out my new class: "Getting Your Podcast Off the Ground!". Get Skillshare Premium free for 2 months. https://skl.sh/2kRte3f Skillshare is a learning platform with online classes taught by the world's best practitioners. Personalized, on-demand learning in design, web development, photography, and more. Anyone can learn anything, at any age, at an affordable cost, from anywhere in the world.
April 6, 2018
Hello everyone thanks you for downloading the Best of The Indian Startup Show Part 2. So Today you will hear from Kavita Kapoor, an Entrepreneur, COO of the Microbit foundation, Technologist & Author. Ryan Chadha, entrepreneur & Co-Founder of Jigyasa School. Naveen Jain - Billionaire, Founder & CEO of Moon Express. Neetal Parekh - Founder & CEO of Innov8social Dev Arora, Founder of 8 Minutes.And finally Charanjeev Salva, Founder of SinghStyled.com So sit back & enjoy some of the best moments Kavita Kapoor, Entrepreneur, COO of the Microbit Foundation, Technologist & Author. Sharing her first-hand experience of work/life across India. Book recommendations Sports in India. Advice on writing your own book. Do your research Differences working in UK & India. (hierarchy & tea!) Writing a book helps young professionals answer their questions and navigate the dynamic ever-changing workspace. We talk about a wide range of subjects from her experiences of leadership and mentorships What makes a good boss, what happens if your boss is not very good Side projects, blogging, entrepreneurship, to women in tech. Ryan Chadha, Entrepreneur & co-founder of Jigyasa school. Building a state-of-the-art preschool which offers a mixed age environment which encourages children to work and play collaboratively The early days The highlights What was Ryan like at school? Not spending money on advertising Tips on starting your own business (don't put a time limit on when you want success to happen) Being an accomplished sportsperson, having represented the UAE at all age group levels for first-class cricket. Scoring hundreds & Playing against Monty Panesar, Paul Collingwood Liam Plunkett. Dealing with screaming kids The 1000 days rule! Naveen Jain, billionaire, and founder of World Innovation Institute, Intelius, Moon Express and Infospace. also a trustee of the board at the X Prize Foundation, Moon Express which plans to send a rocket to the moon as a business venture to collect minerals and resources and bring them back to earth. Project Blue Dot and his time at the XPRIZE Foundation What makes a good leader? Starting with very humble beginnings How does he keep on top of things? One thing founders should be focusing Dream so big that people think your CRAZY! & never be afraid to fail Best advise he received from his mum ( always spend less than what you earn!) Is there life on Mars? Creating your own Moonshot! Cure ageing Innovation Scaling Changing society Creating a sustainable profitable business. Neetal Parekh, Founder & CEO of Innov8social.com Building an online platform to make it easier for people to engage in the social impact space. Having over a decade of experience in corporate, education, nonprofit, government, and social enterprise. How she got started. How YOU can get started with social enterprise, Volunteering work in India with her mother. Inspiring social entrepreneurs at the Startup Tech For Good Week in San Francisco Dev Arora, founder of 8Minutes On a mission to revolutionize the solar energy sector by helping homeowners and businesses make the transition to solar energy. What is clean technology How he got the idea The current state of the Indian clean technology scene in 2016 (it's like the 1980’s!) How big the market is in India Great marketing advice if you don’t have a budget! Advice on anyone wanting to start a cleantech company Charanjeev Salva, Founder of SinghStyled Building the world's first style store created exclusively for the Sikh community. handpicking and curates a special subscription box every month with Turbans, styling, grooming and lifestyle products. How he got the idea Highlights so far Plans for the future What is my identity? The company is my son! The importance of the Turban How he & team go about curating products, to plans for the future. Since launching they are doing really well -interesting fact 68% of purchases are actually made by non-Sikhs. So listen in to find out why! if you want to create your own podcast. Check out my class: Getting Your Podcast Off the Ground!. and Get @Skillshare Premium free for 2 months. http://skl.sh/2kRte3f latest review “Great - accessible delivery from Neil. Simple and easy to follow with a colloquial style. Great Introduction to the Podcast world” How to be a great podcast guest - https://medium.com/@NeilP666/how-to-be-a-great-podcast-guest-995b13b3f4fa
March 18, 2018
Trapped indoors by the Beast of the East & Storm Emma. I decided to listen back to the first ten episodes of the Indian Startup Show and put together the best bits. First, I would like to pay tribute to everyone listening and subscribing to show for the past two years.Without you, this podcast would not have been possible! Over 300,000 listens so I’m very grateful. So sit back & enjoy some of the best moments from the first ten episodes. So today you will hear from Harshdeep Singh - Harshdeep, a young entrepreneur from Pune, India. Spending the last 3 years building an iPhone App, called Wrap it up while studying. Being 6ft 8 We talk about why he prefers to be anti-social. Why he read Steve Jobs autobiography 10 times! 15-day coding streak. The hardest bit about building the app Keeping motivated Getting 5-star ratings Who are the users A funny story where the name comes from Sleep Make it big once Starting young Deepak Abbot - who spent time working at the head of mobile growth at Times internet Decision-making methods, techniques, and processes including retention and referral strategies. A recent trip to Google HQ in mountain view. Useful ideas for anyone looking at promoting an app in India Why mobile app uninstall rates are so high in India? Having 11 food apps on his phone! Good app ideas. Stuart Noakes - Co-Founder of Tech Hub Bangalore & Boston Launching in June 2014 with an empty room, no chairs with the words IF NOT NOW THEN WHEN! painted on the walls. Being one of the top co-working spaces in India. Shares his inspiration and experiences of being the co-founder of TechHubs in Bangalore & Boston along with some of the challenges & opportunities of working in Bangalore Visiting India for the first time Bangalore ecosystem - 80,000 IT Graduates, $2.7 Billion in funding. 37% IT spent in India goes through Bangalore. Meeting awesome people every time he visits India Adding value to people Best moment so far at TechHub Bangalore What entrepreneurs need Reema Sathe - CEO Happy Roots 50% of people in India still depend on agriculture for their earnings. Starting out as a chemical engineer for a big corporation and then quit to follow her dreams of helping farmers in her region. How she got started - an accident that just happened! Creating her first commercial pilot scheme and producing over 1000 organic eggs, which she supply's to high-end restaurants in Pune Getting feedback from farmers Hustling! Love of writing Favourite blogs and books Krishna Yogi - Founder Maptags Addresses in India are so confusing! Coming up with a simple, innovative solutions How it works Attracting users and making money Do your homework! interviewing Krishna, while on holiday! Advice on launching your own startup Getting paid for the first time! Coming up with ideas Devin Millar - Lead developer at Nextdrop Quitting university and coming over to India. How it got started Big issues Key metrics Understanding the rules of cricket! Tackling India’s water issues. Challenges Life in Bangalore Personal highlights How it works, Building a non- typical web 2.0 product How do they market this product How they attract customers, Building products for people who have never used the internet First impressions of India Favourite books and blogs Plans for the future. Pushkar Gaikwad - founder of Aeroleads “SOFTWARE" is eating the world, Bootstrapping his SaaS (software as a service) company Generating revenue. Building startups and multiple products How to generate sales for your business. Using marketing channels like Linkedin to generate leads. Growth hacking Sales lifecycle List item Check out my new class: "Getting Your Podcast Off the Ground!". Get @Skillshare Premium free for 2 months. http://skl.sh/2kRte3f latest review “Great - accessible delivery from Neil. Simple and easy to follow with a colloquial style. Great Introduction to the Podcast world” How to be a great podcast guest - https://medium.com/@NeilP666/how-to-be-a-great-podcast-guest-995b13b3f4fa
Feb. 22, 2018 · transcript
Blockchain & Bitcoin are here to stay! I chat with Syed Jafar - The Co-founder & CEO at Karachain. They are building a new blockchain that is specifically focussed for developers So we talk all things blockchain, cryptocurrency, and smart contracts and they work. Syed talks about the cool products they made. And as we recorded this on Valentines Day we have some chat about love & romance! And now you can listen on Spotify. Just search for the Indian startup show. in this conversation we also talk about: What are smart contracts Love Block - Lock Your Love on the Blockchain, forever! Can it be hacked? Working with 40+devs Decentralisation Launching products Mentoring Growing fast Expectations Coming up with the name Starting KaraChain university Vision How big do they want to go with this? ICO's Writing a cryptographic program to his girlfriend! and much much more! links https://karachain.io/
Feb. 9, 2018 · transcript
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!

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