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A Weekly Podcast Show About Indian Startups
Entrepreneurs & More !
Hosted by Neil Patel & Friends

The Indian Startup Show Neil Patel

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    • 4.3 • 14 Ratings

A Weekly Podcast Show About Indian Startups
Entrepreneurs & More !
Hosted by Neil Patel & Friends

    Dr Srimathy Kesan CEO of SpaceKidz India on creating the next generation of scientific thinkers in India & launching the world's smallest satellite

    Dr Srimathy Kesan CEO of SpaceKidz India on creating the next generation of scientific thinkers in India & launching the world's smallest satellite

    Making space explorable & economical for the future generation. Today i speak to Dr Srimathy Kesan CEO of SpaceKidz India - SpaceKidz india helps students to pursue their space dreams regardless of their field of education, social status, and geographic location. in this episode she talks about how it got started. How under her guidance, students designed Kalamsat - the world’s lightest satellite ever to be placed in orbit! Her team of students are currently building the world's lightest rover for the moon. She also talks about how they use ‘ the make or break approach. Using 3D technology. Being mocked in the early days and people refusing to turn up to the first launch .She talks suborbital launches and trusting yourself. She talks about winning 20+ awards , Great advice for first time founders. She talks about being a former paratrooper, why she called herself Indira Gandhi as a 5 year to get into a top school. And is there life on other planets?

    • 45 min
    On a mission to make the world a safer place. Harshwardhan Zala founder of Aerobotics7. A robotics startup working on life-saving technology as a service.

    On a mission to make the world a safer place. Harshwardhan Zala founder of Aerobotics7. A robotics startup working on life-saving technology as a service.

    India's drone whizz kid Harshwardhan Zala is on the show today. He has built a drone that sniffs out landmines. So In this conversation we talk about how it all got started at the age of 9. Spending 6-8 hours in a cyber cafe with his grandfather. Being inspired by a YouTube video where soldiers were trying to defuse a mine. Talks about the remarkable journey from not being taken seriously to be mentioned in the speech by PM of Israel. Talks about working with the indian government and military. Talks about how they implement AI/Machine learning and GPS in the drone and how it all works. Talks about being invited to Silicon Valley, Talks about The early prototypes, accuracy rates, the successful demos and not so successful demos! Working with adults. Talks about the future of drones . He then goes on to talk about burnout, and some insights on the drone community in India. And what makes a great developer.

    • 47 min
    Building a value based SaaS startup not a Vanity based SaaS startup - Shekar Nair partner & Co-founder of Upekkha, a business accelerator for early stage SaaS startups.

    Building a value based SaaS startup not a Vanity based SaaS startup - Shekar Nair partner & Co-founder of Upekkha, a business accelerator for early stage SaaS startups.

    Don’t be a Vanity SaaS. Be a value SaaS business. Today my guest is Shekar Nair - Partner & co-founder of Upekkha a business accelerator for early stage SaaS startups. They help founders build value based startups not vanity based startups. So he talks about why they focus on SaaS startups only. We talk about pricing strategies. Launching strategies &  getting your first customers. We talk about co-founder issues, setting up in Delaware, USA. Why is there no Microsoft equivalent in India yet? and who could it eventually be and finally what he learned most about himself during lockdown.

    • 51 min
    The indian Startup Show - The Best Bits [Part13]

    The indian Startup Show - The Best Bits [Part13]

    Some of the best bits over the past 5 years. Today you will hear from Yashika Shah Co-founder of Nandoo. She has created an app for the 200 million stressed out Indian millennials. The app pays you to walk & be healthy! Next up is Rajiv Talreja - India’s leading business coach & author of the International Bestseller “Lead or Bleed” – How entrepreneurs and corporate leaders can stop fire-fighting and start accelerating performance and profits. Next I speak to the Akshaara Lalwani founder of Communicate India - The fastest growing marketing & PR company in India. She started this business from her bedroom age 23 and now in the 8th year employs over 100 people has clients around the world and won a number of awards. And last but not least I speak to Venk Potula Award-winning Indian-American filmmaker & creator of the new Indian-American fiction podcast called Masala Jones - A daring new comedy about one man's journey to become the world's first Indian-American adult actor. Finally I would like to pay tribute to everyone listening and subscribing to the show for the past four years. Without you, this podcast would not have been possible! So I’m very grateful!

    • 1 hr 58 min
    Minakshi Singh Co-founder & CEO of Sidecar & Speakeasy on building India’s best bar & being featured in the coveted Asia 50 best bars in 2020

    Minakshi Singh Co-founder & CEO of Sidecar & Speakeasy on building India’s best bar & being featured in the coveted Asia 50 best bars in 2020

    Minakshi started with an Excel spreadsheet back in 2006. And this year has recently been awarded the best bar in India , and in Asia’s 50 best bars list of 2020. Amazing achievement considering women working in bars is extremely uncommon. it's a bit of a taboo subject. So she talks about how she overcame those challenges. She talks about finding her passion, Working 14-15 hours a day. She reveals how she got people in India to drink an Old Fashioned & Whisky Sour’s! What she learned about herself during lockdown. We talk about india’s complicated relationship with alcohol. And finally she shares her secrets to making a great cocktail. It's truly an amazing story and one that will inspire you as well.

    • 40 min
    Vivek Bajaj co-founder of StockEdge & Elearnmarkets on building the Bloomberg ecosystem for retail Investors in India (Where are they now?)

    Vivek Bajaj co-founder of StockEdge & Elearnmarkets on building the Bloomberg ecosystem for retail Investors in India (Where are they now?)

    Vivek Bajaj is back on the show! He is co-founder of StockEdge & Elearnmarkets.com. He appeared back in August 2016 (EP39) and since then his app has gone from 50K downloads to 1.5million downloads. And has gone from employing 25 staff to over 140 staff. So in this epsiode he talks about how they have scaled the operation. Talks about finding great business partners. Thoughts on the current stock market, Common mistakes first time investors make. Shares formulas for investing including the ‘10 10 10’ rule. Talks about his best investments and worst. Why Reliance stock is a ‘buy’. Why he doesn't invest in Bitcoin. Talks about raising finance. Gives great advice for entrepreneurs And finally the most important lesson about money he has learned so far!

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

rahul1990gupta ,

Informative podcast for early-age enterpreneurs

I really like this podcast and have listened to abopout 10 podcasts till now.
What I liked.
- Diverse set of enterpreneur. There are diverse enterpreneur that Neil interviews e.g. SaaS, agriTech, Healthcare, Hardware etc.
- Relevant questions. Very down to earth conversation discussion challenges of starting a company, industry trends. Their is quite a focus on how the founders got the company off the ground. Asking questions like how did the company acquire first 100 customers.
- Neil is a great interviewer. interview are at ease and often share very detailed journey and their experience alonmg with some way to get in touch with them

Things I would like Neil to do more.
- More diverse enterpreneurs. e.g. more B2B businesses, Goverment Technology and social enterpreneurs
- Some speakers from governments/policy makers covering emerging topics makes will be nice. e.g. on UPI, India Stack, Govt initiative on Agriculture, Healthcare, FinTech.

Overall, the best podcast covering indian startup ecosystem.

NinorahBrookshire ,

Hello from NRI Woman Podcast

Just heard the episode on Pooja Dhingra. What a lovely concept for the show. Love the conversation and the flow. Great content. Keep up the good work! Such a pleasure working alongside some talented Podcasters. Best of luck - Bettina and Ninorah

saubyg ,

Sirf coffee episode

Terrible audio wonderful content and idea

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