StartupTalky is one of the strongest community in India and we have a lot of professionals who are doing great in their lives. To share their learnings and inspire as many people as we can, we are interviewing all the StartupTalkers in our "Know the StartupTalker" series.
Today, we have Mr Amber Anand as our interviewee. Amber Anand is a Professional Web Developer. You will learn a lot from this story of Amber Anand in his own words.
Who Are You?
From the time of childhood, I used to play not much with the toys but with the things that make them work i.e motors, batteries, fan, lights etc. From watching cartoons to enjoying things in a carefree way was the time of my childhood days. Whatever seems to be different or seems interesting has always been my center of interest since childhood. Was a science student then I did my engineering in Computer Science and after pursuing it now, I am working as a professional web developer. Mostly I have technical and presentation skills and I am pursuing management as well as entrepreneurship skills. I started working on my startup last year with a vision to create an online medium to connect skilled professionals with the ones who need to skill up online and offline. A few months ago, I started a blog as apart of my startup where readers can get an insight about different professions by reading experiences of the professionals around the world. The blog got a good response from the audience and was awarded blog of the day by editors of a blogging directory website.
If you're asked to choose three words for your autobiography, what would it be?
Visionary, Engineer, Entrepreneur.
What Is Your Typical Day Like?
A typical day in my life starts with waking up at 7-8 and starting my daily routine. Then I think about the things that need to be done on the present day and start working on them one by one (website projects and startup). In between, I take a short break and sometimes listen to music. In the afternoon time after doing lunch at 2 pm, I take a nap for an hour or two. In the evening I go for a walk with my friends and then spend time with my family, watch television or seasons online. Half an hour after dinner at 10 pm I again continue with my work which sometimes makes me awake till 2 am and I feel more productive between this time interval. Then I make a schedule in my mind for the next day and go for sleep.
What Are Your Superpowers?
Thinking about how to take things to the next level and the new ideas that keep popping in my head at the night time keep me awake at nights.
Any Bitter experience You Want To Share?
The word 'startup' is still new for many people around us. I think the execution of an idea is the most challenging part and it covers everything right from convincing your family and friends that you are going to start your startup journey to forming a team, getting funding and serving your product and services to the customers. I have a technical background and challenging thing for me is finding the like-minded people who are passionate enough to work as a team, especially people who can possess management skills. To overcome it I started connecting with people in workshops, events, online platforms and made own network. Among the unending challenges, I feel getting funding for a startup is another major challenge. But all of these challenges are part of a journey that has paths which are less travelled so anyone who is on this journey should know that it might take a long time to reach towards your goal but sticking to it can take you to a level which you have not imagined before.
What Are The Tools You love?
A laptop on my lap, a phone in my hand and tools which these gadgets provide in the form of apps, software, websites, networking platforms and groups like 'StartupTalky'.
Who would you consider to be a significant influence on you professionally and can you explain why?
Mark Zukerberg for The Facebook. Because he is the inspiration and he actually turned his vision into reality despite unending challenges.
Any Hack You Want To Share With Us?
- Platforms: medium.com, inc.com, quora.com
- Startup and business communities, groups on Facebook and Whatsapp.
- Learning Hack: Learn from the ones who already have expertise level of experience about a particular field.
What do you think about the future of the Indian Startup Ecosystem and how can we make it better?
The future of Indian Startup Ecosystem can become better if the following things are considered and done:
- Thinking and working on new ideas or improvising old ones instead of exactly replicating those which are already existing.
- Helping each other in the startup ecosystem and the ones having experience should provide direction to the young mindsets.
- Government has started providing facilities. It should also focus on providing incubation and mentoring facilities in the areas where startup culture is still new. We can make it better by supporting and providing reliable help to each other in terms of services, help or any support. Experienced individuals should come forward, spend some time to help young mindsets in solving their problems, answering their queries.
Love us or criticize, we are always happy... but we would love to know how we affected your life in any particular way? Any words for the admins, please? (suggestion/feedback/expectations)
The group is really helpful in establishing engagement of the members over the topics that not openly discussed and is needed thing for anyone who is new to startup or has sets of queries in mind. Admins keep up the work...your efforts means a lot to members of this group. I would like to suggest admins make timely posts that can help members of this group which might be currently living in the same city to know and do networking with each other. It will be member-mixing.