A place for startup entrepreneurs to meet in Pune
TiE Pune Presents My Story Sessions!
"My Story - Inspiring Journey of an Entrepreneur" This program is created to celebrate entrepreneurship and bring stories from successful entrepreneurs in their own words. The invited speakers will share their entrepreneurial journeys and talk about lessons learned, mistakes they wish they avoided, and key decisions that helped make their venture successful.
1) S Venkatesh, CEO, Goli Vada Pav
RUNNING a business selling vada pav might seem like a simple idea.But entrepreneurs S Venkatesh and Shivadas Menon are making around 75,000 vada pavs with hands-free technology per day,with each of them going through metal detectors and x-ray machines to maintain hygiene and taste.It is this innovation on which their firm Goli Vada Pav has grown to a 15-crore business.Equipped with two decades of experience in corporate finance,Menon and Venkatesh started from a single outlet at Kalyan near Mumbai in 2004,and built their venture to a national ethnic fast-food powerhouse with a retro Bollywood theme.
However,it was not an easy journey for the entrepreneurs. Goli is now planning a massive expansion by opening around 500 outlets pan-India is eyeing a nearly 10-fold jump in its turnover to 180 crore over the next five-years.
2) Rajeev Kher, CEO & MD - SaraPlast Pvt. Ltd.
He manages the brand 3S Shramik which is a known name in the world of portable sanitation services and liquid waste management.
Rajeev gave up a lucrative career in Management for a larger cause of providing portable sanitation services to the people of India. He pioneered the first ever professional portable sanitation company in India which achieved many milestones. It is the only portable sanitation company awarded the ISO 9001-2000 certification in India.
His is the largest portable toilet hire company in India with a fleet of more than 1000 plus toilets and appropriate suction vehicles with high end communication and technology back up and GPS tracking system.
Please block your calendar 1st April 6 to 8 PM & register your attendance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org