Danish Dewani: Plan Your Present For A Bright Future | Know The StartupTalker

I Am...

A vegetarian Sindhi from Rajasthan who shifted to Delhi in July 2015,  I joined a CCNA course but got interested in the startup culture and started spending time on researching about innovative companies. I landed at an edu-tech startup in Gurgaon and have worked with multiple startups ever since. I purse freelance web development as a full time commitment while helping startups build products and execute the ideas.

This Is What My Typical Day Looks Like

My day revolves around checking emails and messages, reading startup and tech blogs, talking to family, keeping my Trello boards updated, meditating for a while, and start working. I spend at least an hour learning something new before going to bed.

The fear of delaying the launch of the client's products and my plans for executing my own venture keeps me hustling.

Bitter Experiences

I have worked with some startups for full time and the main issue I faced is the delay and partial payments of salary, and the mismanagement of resources and basic stuff.
Delay in payments is a major problem but not discussing about the solution and only seeking funding causes multiple problems, resulting in procrastination.

Startups I Admire The Most

Dare2Compete.com, Squareboat.com and Mr. Anshul Bhagi are my source of admiration.

Tools I Love

Trello, Alexa, Angel list, Flock, and Photoshop are my favorite.

Let Me Share A Hack With You

Always make note of every meeting and discussions you have. Before going for a meeting, always do a basic research about the person. It will help you quickly identify people and their personalities in the long run.

What I Think About The Future

It depends on the present. In the startup culture, you have to plan today to think of tomorrow. If I'm procrastinating today, I will have a dark empty room and stomach tomorrow.

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About Shubham Kumar

Founder @StartupTalky. IIT KGP grad. Learner. Dedicated to the service of the startup Ecosystem. Love meeting people. Let's connect - [email protected]
  • Bangalore