As seed ceased to be favorite and many moved to series of series for funding, the entrepreneurs and the spirit of entrepreneur wondered, is it so cool to chase investor or is it better to chase your own dream, The dream of realizing your dream can be converted to some meaningful service or product for many… An impact which can help many get livelihood or if nothing else, revive the lost spirit of entrepreneurship with us.
Half educated, many didn’t have options but to be business men or strive on self for their livelihood. Came the buzz of startup.. and a research for innovation ended up becoming a venture just to bet on.. and keep betting on it and improving its valuation.
Life as it moved, from the very school, where we study with hope to get jobs, we could see multiple spin offs in form of startups. Investors galore began investing and it became a boon for quite some time, only to be jolted with a fact that all bets may not turn out to be success stories.
The challenge has been to disrupt the way of thought process of investors, the corporate CEO’s to understand that entrepreneurs may have their own set of positives and negatives and more important would be to help them sell genuinely and create a profit and see how the turnaround time to acquire customers improve.
With key focuses on marketing and performance management, I wish all startups to succeed in these focuses to bring in happiness to all stakeholders. Folks like us would be consultants to few, would be written off by few, would be needed by few and we as mentors or coach or guide keep pushing the goal to disrupt education. So what if I attempted writing stories and poems on entrepreneurship and it got viewed by over 98 countries, the attempt has been to disrupt education as story telling effort and then the experiment to convert the entire entrepreneurship ecosystem as game.
The year 2018, disrupted in form of having over 10 colleges having a willingness to experiment with me to set up entrepreneur ecosystem, with over 50 more willing to join this bandwagon. Not to mention a few interest from entire universities. With over 2000+ freshers extending their arms to get into deep learning and experimenting with Artificial intelligence to analyze the entire startup ecosystem, ensured, the whole startup accelerator program get converted to series of experiments and formulate hypothesis around it.
Got an extremely thumping response from over 150+ very senior industry professionals at CXO, Vice President, Adviser designations just to cite example, all from reputed premier institutes willing to concur and work on my framework for entrepreneur success. This moves to next level of serious efforts to improve the research quality and bring in industry-academic-NGO interface striving to work and understand various formulae for entrepreneur success.
Got opportunity to work on applying machine learning principles to understand deeper issues of women through an analysis of gender violence data from 1993 till date. It came with a felt need that any country need to strive to move beyond ME-TOO movement and focus on solving the root causes of various problems faced by children and women in all walks of life.
There were experiments conducted to avoid individuals come of their laptops and mobile sets and make use of toys and games to improve their aptitude and numeric capabilities. The whole focus on use of toys and games to become aids to school teachers and bring in enthusiasm in kids, took small part of me to child hood days where sans devices, too life continued.
With serious probing and mining data, consolidating the same through an architect framework, the experiments to make simple micro service architect approach to capture data from diverse applications, realized Artificial Intelligence is not so easy when it comes to huge publishing data sets in standard format, and it needs more deeper coding principles to be adapted for graphic analysis and remains a work in progress of 2019
2019 goals to focus on free and low cost skilling continues and at same time the focus to bring in a true entrepreneur ecosystem culture within Indian Institutes remain the major goal, and at same time remain truly committed to goals of quality and help companies in their quality goals of ISO 9001, 27001, CMMi and multi other standards and take few private incubators (example automotive focused) to next level of growth remains in wish list.
Wishing all a very happy look forward, prosperous new year.
As someone said, each busy person does have time to manage all the goals, if desired.
Keep working hard towards your goals and all the best.