Hrishikesh Tavar
“Success is not final; failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts”

“Looking back, I feel that I’ve always been a team builder from projects to presentations, I loved leading a team, and I think because of this I developed the notion of entrepreneurship in me. Today, there are a plethora of resources like widespread internet availability and easy access to it, innumerable software and programmes available at the beck and call of an individual, global network conducive of viral exchange of information, knowledge, news, etc. it depends on us, whether to put these resources to the best use or lose this opportunity and become stagnant.

During a competitive hackathon, We had created an IoT-based device for which we were approached by a VC who was interested in our project and wanted to commercialise it; at that time, we understood the value of our skill sets and started our journey as an entrepreneur.

Being an IT engineer, I had the skills of web development. To take these skills on a professional level, I started some freelancing work for which I approached people who were already running a business and for whom I can provide professional websites. I started receiving good feedback, and my work started receiving recognition in the industry. We soon formed a company where I teamed up with people with expertise in various IT domains and made a team of in-house developers, designers, and marketers. 

My biggest challenge was finding my passion. Our society makes us choose our streams at an early age, people start asking what we want to be when we grow up, and we end up downing something we aren’t passionate about. Work on yourself, and with time you will find something that you love doing, and that is your passion.

The drive to be on the top of the food chain is inspirational. As a result, I received recognition and rewards from MIDAS Entrepreneurs NEXT 2020 and Top 15 Festival of Future and have also been featured in entrepreneurs magazines like The entrepreneurs of India and IEM.

I want to share with the youth that developing a skill set, staying consistent, and believing in yourself is the key to success. Although life is full of ups and downs, facing difficulties with a positive approach helps us simplify the issues.”

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