“From a rough sketch on paper to IMT Ghaziabad’s only startup as chosen to be incubated for 2015, a lot had happened. Entrepreneurship has always enthused me. Whenever I read about the TATAs, the Ambanis, I could sense something strange happening to me. My eyes would lit up with a spark, my heart pushing me to figure out what it would be that creates an impact within the society.
Realization came upon investing my energies for Passkarado – my first venture, along with Suprabhat and Mukesh, handling the tech of it. Though it was a promising startup and even managed to gain international appreciation, it failed as a result of unplanned efforts and poor strategizing. My quest for Serial Entrepreneurship kept me exploring the unexplored! I knew I had the potential but what was needed, was a great idea!
I remember how Pass Karado’s (my previous startup) failure instilled in me the knowledge I needed to build a successful startup, taking care of all I needed to learn from my previous mistakes.
Thinking about the ideation process takes me back in time when, I, as an MBA aspirant came upon a realisation of the loopholes in an MBA aspirant’s college selection journey. As an entrepreneur, I demonstrated the true spirit to dig in further and extract from my research, my inputs – to lessen the many burdens an MBA aspirant faces. The results were none but a strategic outreach to student community to know whether my thinking is in line with their problems. Their reactions ignited within me an urge to startup Admito!
That is when it helped me turn my focus back on my dreams! And I still have the same team by my side. Suprabhat and Mukesh are the backbone of the Admito.
Team Admito is what I always cherished at! You talk about the great minds working together, their line of thought, their belief in viewing what is generally not visible. As a founder, my passion for business and team management never ceases but deep down the lane, the uncalled circumstances do shake me a bit, particularly when there is something relating the team. Two of my team members, other than Suprabhat and Mukesh, got good offers from a well known MNCs and they had left. It’s not the disintegration that had troubled me but the the thought that I failed to strengthen their belief in Admito’s vision.
However, the major challenge we faced initially while setting up Admito was, we had entirely been dependent upon the college administration for our revenue model. Later, we did realize that expecting the college administrators to be supportive and pro- active was a bad thought! But today, when our users come to us and appreciate for the uniqueness of our product, it is suddenly the most valuable and beautiful thing. Admito plays on what has not been provided yet in the college journey, and when people value our efforts, we believe we are going in the right direction.
In my life, experiences have taught me the importance of prioritization. Applying ‘The Principle of Prioritization’ in every aspect of my life got me success- Be it work related, or personal. I would recommend everyone to master the art of prioritization. Once you know what needs to be given a priority, you can deal with anything that comes to you in a better way!”