The indian Startup Show - The Best Bits [Part14]
Today you will hear some of the best guests I have spoken to over the past 5 years. You will hear from The Tech Witches - A group of 5 Indian high school girls. They have built an app that connects children at orphanages to senior citizens in nursing homes, allowing them to spend time together. Next up Dr Siddhant Bhargava co-founder & nutritionist at Food Darzee.He is tackling India's growing obesity problem.by creating a health & nutrition company offering fresh, healthy food delivered daily to your doorstep. And last but not least I speak to Tanul Mishra CEO of Afthonia labs. Afthonia labs focuses on early stage startups in Fintech and provides them with a trusted ecosystem to grow and succeed.
Finally I would like to pay tribute to everyone listening and subscribing to the show for the past five years. Without you, this podcast would not have been possible! So I’m very grateful
After losing both grandparents Ananya Grover & her fellow classmates decided to build something in the social sector space. So she and her fellow classmates aka 'The Tech Witches' decided to build an app called Maitri. An app that connects children at orphanages to senior citizens in nursing homes, allowing them to spend time together. In this episode I will talk to two of the ladies. CEO Ananya Grover & CTO Arefa Muzaffar. They talk about how it all works. Flying out to San Francisco and pitching the app to Google Ventures. They talk about how this app can fight depression in two groups. Being the only indian team in the Technovation Girls competition - A global competition featuring 19,000 kids and 170 teams from across 38 countries . They talk about what makes a great entrepreneur, how they work together and finally some Michelle Obama & Malala Yousafzai chat.
in this conversation we talk about:
- Sleepless nights!
- How they dealt with skeptical adults
- Improving everyone's social and mental well-being.
- The rise of loneliness in a connected world.
- Research/design/coding challenges
- Targeting two sets of users
- Why they call themselves the TechWitches
- Getting feedback from Google Ventures.
India has a growing obesity problem! Today I speak with Dr Siddhant Bhargava co-founder and nutritionist at Food Darzee. Food Darzee is a health and nutrition company offering fresh, healthy food delivered daily to your doorstep. So in this episode he talks about his rollercoaster startup journey so far. Overcoming challenges, shares great advice for first time founders. Why obesity is a growing problem in India to dealing with Bollywood celebrities. Helping comedian Tanmay bhatt lose weight. Learn about the practical diet changes for a fit body. Advice on losing weight, nutrition being body positive, and finally his love of butter chicken!
In this conversation we also talk about:
- Statistics so far.
- How does this work
- Having sleepless nights.
- Being the Keto expert in India.
- Educating Indian Mothers!
- Protein v carbs
- What keeps him going?
- the next milestones
- Siddhant's idea of food heaven & food hell
- How much protein do you need?
- Digital marketing advice.
- Siddhant's advice on what I am eating!
With over $1.85 Billion invested in the Indian FinTech space so far, I speak with Tanul Mishra CEO of Afthonia labs. Afthonia labs focuses on early stage startups in Fintech and provides them with a trusted ecosystem to grow and succeed. She talks about what startups should be focussing on and what they are looking for . She also reflects on her time as the co-founder of Eatelish, a successful food service that is a bridge between artisan foodmakers from across India and consumers. She talks about surviving the early days, breakthrough moments, having a successful exit and an interesting story about pickles and sorting things out over a cup of hot chocolate!
In this episode we also talk about:
- Funding is not the ultimate benchmark of success.
- Advice on launching startups.
- What should go in your pitch deck
- Being excited & emotional after a successful exit.
- Having an epiphany when trekking
- Great thoughts on when the right time to sell your startup.
- Examples of Fintech startups
- Book recommendation - Calvin and hobbs
- Partnering with VC's
and much more!
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