At Beyond Campus Podcast, we are building a platform to inspire students and young professionals to think beyond traditional career options that are typically imposed on them!
We talk to people that have taken the offbeat path and paved their way to success. This show is a collection of interviews with Startup Founders, Business Leaders HR leaders, Standup Comedians, Social Media Influencers, SME Entrepreneurs and more. We talk to them about their journey to success, and share actionable insights that listeners can take inspiration from!
With these conversations, we aim to spark curiosity, expose the listeners to a range of career options and encourage them to break the mold. And do the extraordinary! Come, join us for a ride.
Building Financial Literacy | Bhanu Harish Gurram of Finshots
Someone with no prior experience in media whatsoever, he has garnered a unique path of his own, helping Indian millennials with ‘all things finance’. No matter how bumpy the road gets, our guest today keeps moving forward with a determined mindset.
Finshots has now 2,00,000+ subscriber base and the community continues to grow. ‘Finshots’ are 3-min fun, crisp and insightful reads on a variety of news and discussions from across the nation and globe.
In this episode, the co-founder of Finshots, Bhanu, spills the beans, talks about his engineering days from IIT Roorkee, his rigorous interview experience at IIMA and where the idea of Finshots stemmed from. An IIMA alumnus, he would read business and finance news during his prep for the CAT exam.
He is making financial news simple and accessible, educating people through the 3-minute long daily newsletter on the most important Financial and Business buzz in an easily understandable language. A man with a calm demeanour, he takes us through his journey of building a content platform from getting it off the ground and breathing it into existence.
Key Takeaways from the episode:
Teamwork and complimenting each other’s strengths.
Lessons on Market Research and Analysis.
Learnings from growing a content platform from scratch.
Creating short-form content and building a strong subscriber base.
Financial Advisory and targeting a potential audience.
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Disrupting the Indian Investment Mindset | Manish Kothari @ ZFunds
Someone who quit his well paying job at a billion-dollar company in order to make the heartland of India a financially stable place. Our guest today on Beyond Campus is Manish Kothari, the man on a mission to create an investment mindset in the people of India. His venture, Zfunds, is successfully selling financial services.
Growing up in a Marwari family hailing from the city of Kolkata, he was always aiming for starting his own business one day. He recollects his corporate days, where he worked in companies like Citibank, IIFL, and was the business head for mutual funds at PolicyBazaar before starting Zfunds.
In this episode, Manish shares with us his expertise in banking, investing, insurance, financial advising and mutual funds. With a vision to educate more and more people, he wishes to expand the overall investor base and encourage consumers to invest their wealth properly.
Tune in to the full conversation for insightful facts from the man disrupting the Indian investment mindset.
From the Episode:
What an MBA teaches you, beyond academics
How to invest your wealth in the right place
Understanding ‘mutual funds’
How to scale up the mutual fund distribution space
Fostering women leaders | Anand Sinha @ Leapclub
Well, we all have been confused at one point or the other, when it comes to making career choices. A commerce student, our guest today was, in his own words, an average student at school. The freedom from his parents, of making his own choices and paving his own path, shaped him as an individual. Like any other commerce student, he had applied for the CA exam but ended up with the realisation that he did not like it. As a football enthusiast, he wanted to pursue the sport full-time but unfortunately, things didn’t turn out as planned.
Anand Sinha went on to pursue his graduation from Christ University, Bangalore. He gives us a gist of life in Bangalore in this candid chat.
Previously a National Sales Head of Zomato, he eventually started his own.
His company, Pressplay, a media-tech startup didn’t go very far but it did get 1 MN+ app downloads and 100+ content partners on board. He shares the experience of rejoining Zomato and becoming the Global Head of Zomato Gold. In the quest for his calling, however, he further went on to build Leapclub, a powerful, private network for women leaders that changed the game.
Anand shares with us impactful insights and the journey of building this professional network of women role models.
Let’s hear it from him in this intuitive conversation.
Key takeaways from this episode:
Working in early-stage startups
Perseverance and resilience- the qualities that make an entrepreneur
Significance of having a route map and a vision as an entrepreneur
Lessons for up and coming founders
Scaling up your business
Taking feedback from potential users and creating lasting connections
I, Robot | Rajeev Karwal @ Milagrow Robots
Don’t we all want our everyday life affairs to be simpler? Don’t we want to eliminate that “procrastination ka keeda” from our lives? We all secretly desire to have a simpler life where our very own “jaadu” takes care of the routine tasks.
We all want to believe in magic and are certainly curious to find simpler ways of living.
Today, on Beyond campus, we have someone who has an intriguing story to tell. His fascination for all things AI is mind-bending. He is the founder of India’s number 1 domestic robots brand, Milagrow Robots. We are in conversation with Rajeev Karwal whose vivid imagination has made lives simpler.
In this episode, we are exploring the world of Robots with him!
A veteran, he shares the experience of working with big companies like LG, Reliance Digital, Philips, Onida, Electrolux, and Chellarams in the last 36 years. He was the president of the Consumer Electronics Association of India from 2000 to 2002 and has also served various National Industry bodies like CII, FICCI to name a few.
Redefining the conventional, the IMT Ghaziabad alumnus explored the wonders of his mind and launched India’s first Floor Robots, Pool Robots, Lawn Robots, Massaging Robots in the year 2007. He was the first one to have launched the world's first-ever Live Mapping Robots, Air Purification Robots, Home Safety Robots and Alexa enabled Robots.
Let’s get right to it and delve into the world of Robotics and All things fascinating!
What you can expect from the conversation:
Lessons in Selling through thick and thin
Owning your job role and taking strategic risks
Effective ways of Brand building
How to make a sustainable business in Robotics
Redefining the Gentleman | Hitesh Dhingra of The Man Company
“It pays to stay authentic and talk to millennials in the language they understand” - Hitesh Dhingra.
https://www.linkedin.com/in/dhingrahitesh/?originalSubdomain=in (Hitesh Dhingra) is the founder of https://www.themancompany.com/ (The Man Company) - an exclusive men’s only grooming brand. He is a 4x Entrepreneur who has been a pioneer across various industries. Right from starting an eCommerce site, a dating site and now The Man Company Hitesh has a proven track record of identifying unmet consumer needs and capturing the early adopters market.
In this episode of Beyond Campus, our hosts Akshay is in conversation with Hitesh to learn more about what it takes to capture the millennial market.
Key takeaways from the show:
How to bootstrap and save resources.
Generating VC Funding.
How to connect with the Millenial consumer
Turning Challenges to Opportunities | Geetansh Bamania of RentoMojo
This week on Beyond Campus we are in conversation with Geetansh Bamania - the Founder and CEO of RentoMojo. An IIT-M alumnus and a serial entrepreneur Geetansh is a problem solver. In fact, he is an entrepreneur with a track record of seeking business opportunities in challenges!
In our candid conversation with Geetansh, we speak to him about his childhood, studying at IIT-M, his journey towards entrepreneurship and starting a cost heavy business and then scaling it to 150x within a span of just 6 years. (Yep, we are referring to RentoMojo)
Tune in to know all about Geetansh’s journey from being a founder to a CEO. Here are our key takeaways from this episode:
How to solve capital problems.
Why and how to approach VC funding.
The importance of having a shared vision.
Advice for aspiring entrepreneurs.