The Indian Startup Show — The Best Bits [Part12]
Having been in lockdown since late March. I decided to listen back through the archives and put together some of the best interviews. Today you will hear from Dr Binish Desi aka ‘The recycle man of Indian’ and 30 under 30 Asia social entrepreneur & founder of Eco-Eclectic. We talk about:-
- Being inspired by Captain Planet!
- Building houses, toilets, lamps & other products out of waste — What’s next?
- First brick looking like a roti!
- Working in slums
- Dealing with negativity & proving people wrong.
- Why he takes 2 bricks with him everywhere he goes!
- Creating a micro social enterprise to help women
- 3D printing houses in the future
- Dreaming of getting on the Forbes list & getting on the list.
- Being cheated by a partner & what kept him going
Next up is Krishnan Nair -CEO of Geektrust he talks about on creating an online platform that connects talented developers with great opportunities. We talk about :
- Taking the plunge
- Stats so far
- Being a first generation entrepreneur
- Being In it for the long haul.
- Figuring out your core value
- It’s time to move on from the outsourcing industry and build kick-ass products for the world from India!
- Marketing strategies — Writing things from the heart! not clickbait.
- Don’t drink your own Kool-Aid!
- Business model
- Being mentally prepared. Startup life is a lonely journey.
- Indian VC’s, China VC’s, American VC’s
And finally I speak to the amazing Pooja Dhingra Celebrity chef, entrepreneur & founder of Le15 Patisserie. We talk about:
- Starting with 3 people and now employing 140+
- Falling in love with Macaroons!
- Bringing a piece of Paris back to Mumbai
- Starting a business being young & female
- Going to events in the early days and getting asked about her husband and father
- Dropping out of law school after 2 weeks.
- Management styles
- Building a brand
- Eating dark chocolate
- Being open to change
- Setting crazy goals.
- Oprah Winfrey chat
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