3 reasons why you shouldn’t be at GrowthTalks in Jan 2016?

GrowthTalks has been the longest format running at HelloMeets since June 2015. We have always got entrepreneurs with quite a successful background in running their respective startup (e.g. MyOperator, MyPoolin, BobbleApp, Splash Math, Curofy, StalkBuyLove and Snapshopr).

This time, we have a founder who first took the step into F&B entrepreneurship in 2012. There is hardly any mention about him in the media except the two rounds of funding that FRSH raised in 2015. He is one guy who could have potentially raised multi-millions given his IIT background. Instead, he chose to find the right investors who understand food business so that he can leverage their help whenever needed.

And here’s why it is challenging to in a space where Badal is, despite running a tight business in the food & beverages married to internet. He has pivoted & scaled & pivoted again. F&B is one of the most challenging spaces to be in and here’s WHY he loves where he is right now:

  1. Internet food delivery is smelling the coffee right now: There has been so much noise about the internet food delivery space in India recently. Internet kitchens, home chefs, restaurant aggregators, hyper-local logistic companies, etc.
  2. Large market size, high year-on-year growth, and repeat consumer behaviour but also very thin margins and large operational challenges. Biggest challenges in this space are consistently good food quality and on time delivery of meals. Not to forget the unit economics involved in acquiring and retaining a customer.
  3. We need to talk about startups! Of course, Startup India Standup India shows that we are partying like 1999 again. After all, the world is changing at an accelerating pace. The internet and mobile computing have taken hold, and it seems like a new era of exponential growth has arrived. In this crazy new world, it seems like just about anyone can build the next billion-dollar startup. Maybe a billion is the new million!

Back in 1995, we saw an incredible wave coming. The Internet. We couldn’t ride the wave then! The food industry today is poised for massive disruption and change. Would you want to miss the next startup wave?

And if you know you aren’t fearful of missing it out, no matter what you do, then you shouldn’t be here.

It's time to abide by the resolution you made in 2015

Remember the resolution you made in 2015 about eating healthy, staying fit, going for a walk, and hitting the gym every day?

Or, learn a new skill? Have the jhatkas and latkas of Bollywood inspired you to dance? Join a dance studio, or get the studio to your own place!

It's time to finally abide by it! Start your January by losing those few extra inches, energize your body, distresses you and also keeps you fit and fine. 

Like any year, this is a year full of promise and opportunities. Let this year also help you realize your potential.

HelloMeets & UrbanClap together bring you an exclusive evening with Bollywood way to fitness with Dancercise on Tuesday, 19 Jan 2016 from 6pm!

Book your place before we run out of tickets here!

3 IITians are building Stack Overflow for health care: GrowthTalks

3 IITians are building Stack Overflow for health care: GrowthTalks

Genesis of Curofy

Did you or your loved one fall sick and the chosen doctor referred the patient to another doctor? What is the underlying belief in this recommendation — word-of-mouth (friendship) or expertise?

Imagine a doctor having access to an extensive and refined network of active specialists or super-specialist in few minutes. Imagine if this network was pan-India or even global. This is what Curofy aims to achieve and the team is justifying it (read the success stories at the end).

The team at Curofy initially experimented with a medical tourism company, which achieved a fair bit of success. After interacting with number of doctors and stakeholders in the industry, they identified a huge gap in the way doctors interact and collaborate. 

The team of IITians are doing what Github and Stack Overflow did for open source developers. 

What led them to build a highly engaged community of doctors? What mistakes did they make while building it? And what rights things they did?

Talking is easy but execution is what matters the most. Getting to a community of 15,000 doctors in almost an year hasn’t been easy. 

Mistakes made

Not spend time with users before introducing a service: The team built a web app without validating whether their target users would use it. They just knew that bringing the doctors together would be nice but, they had no clue about how and what was there in it for them. They didn’t understand healthcare industry and doctors problems and behaviour. 

“From my journey I would say, before making a product you should always speak to as many users as possible. Dig deep into the behaviour of your users to understand the first two features to launch with”. — Pawan Gupta, Cofounder, Curofy

Cost of making the mistake: They didn’t understand why no one was engaging with the app for first 6 months. 

Learning: A web app is useless as doctors hardly use laptop beyond writing prescriptions. Why would they use it after work? They failed to understand the basic user behaviour.

And they also realised they were asking wrong questions to the doctors viz finding direct reasons of using the app. 

Rectifying measures 

Then their team started meeting doctors with focus on questions which revealed their present habits such as:

How do you find jobs today?

How do you stay updated?

How do you refer doctors?

You should closely observe what the users are doing today about the problem you are about to solve, without your solution. And ask them all question about their present actions. — Pawan Gupta, Cofounder, Curofy

They were wondering why wasn’t this happening? They found that the doctors aren’t communicating with each other.

They researched about similar platforms in healthcare abroad though that didn’t help much as nothing could be replicated. Healthcare in the west is very different from the east. China’s healthcare is close but Chinese people are very different from Indians so their system couldn’t be adopted. Finally, we realised a collaborative platform such as stack overflow is the need of hour as there was no dedicated platform for exchange of knowledge and best practises in the world.

How doctors engage with Curofy today

The real problem they identified after doing almost 1000 user interviews and asking the right questions was:

  • The fresh medical graduates need jobs and fellowship
  • Doctors in the age group of 30–35 years want to learn from the experience of seniors and know more people in their specialty
  • The doctors in 40–45 age group understand from where they are going to earn money. Now they want to gain reputation and be recognised

Doctors like to be in their own space. They don’t spend much time with technology beyond work. This led them to narrow down their target user base to the doctors who already use social media and understands the need to stay connected.

Today doctors interact with each other, post special cases (solved and unsolved) and find jobs through Curofy. Most of the interactions happen over the current patients.

In almost an year, today more than 15,000 doctors from 150 cities engage through Curofy. The engagement has produced good results and here are two of them: 

Two Impact Stories

  • A new-born child from a remote town in Bihar was very critical and the required specialised doctors were not available in neighbourhood. The consulting doctor in town posted her case on the App, which was noticed by our community doctors in Max, New Delhi. She was airlifted to Delhi without any delay. Unfortunately she couldn’t survive but this gives up hope for any future case and we could save lives.
  • And another case of a girl child was posted by a Physician from a small town in MP. After a few comments among the doctors in our communuty, they diagnosed that this could be a potential case of Leukaemia. In normal times, this would have taken months to diagnose and lakhs of such patients go undiagnosed. This is the power of a networked and engaging community.

On asking one piece of advice for young entrepreneurs, this is what Pawan had to convey.

Never push people to increase your app downloads rather explain them how it could help them and it will increase their engagement with the app.

At GrowthTalks on every third Sunday of the month, HelloMeets brings in amazing founders to share their growth story. To be part of such discussions, please register here.

Pawan Gupta, Cofounder, Curofy (9th from right)

Pawan Gupta, Cofounder, Curofy (9th from right)

Why Bill Gates said, "Content is King"?

There is only a 16% chance someone will read your entire content

Staggering, isn’t it? In every mistake, there is a potential for growth.

It is a sketchy and very problematic world. We live in a society where people don’t usually have a rational idea of what exactly they want. How your message gets distributed is worth thinking hard about.

Companies building the fastest growing, most engaged users know something that most companies don’t. It’s not growth hacking or about getting the right influencers on board — though both might lead to some quick wins. Do you know the vital ingredient to building an engaged community?

It’s Content.

Content is your message. For everything you write, you’re speaking to your users and bridging the gap between your brand and them.

Why is that? 

Such companies know how to strike a chord with its users aspirational self. Growing a company with a long, thoughtful approach is through communicating your users aspirational self through content.

Content has been a huge driver for user engagement for many top companies but still you keep throwing stuff on social media, Facebook, Instagram and blogs because everyone’s doing it, sounds cool. You start with anything without a clear message.

Well there is much that you can read about content strategy online and in books. (By the way The Art of Social Media: Power Tips for Power Users by Guy Kawasaki and Peg Fitzpatrick is a good book to read on content). But nothing beats hearing it straight from the horse’s mouth err… I mean from a an expert who has grown his community with a clear content strategy in mind.

Here’s what you can expect answers to at each one of these meets:

  1. Headline — How to write a headline that triggers your readers to click? Writing a headline sounds simple but it is the first time your readers interacts with you. So how do you catch their attention?
  2. Clear purpose — We believe that we have delivered the message in best possible way to our readers but we still do not get the expected engagement or ROI. Sounds familiar? There is probably a content gap. How do you fill this gap?
  3. What not to write — Common mistakes made such as using incorrect jargons, keywords, inconsistent voices, etc. How to deliver your message in the shortest possible way?
  4. You have exhausted or reached stagnation with your current channels of promoting, how to promote every piece? How do you stand out of the crowd? How do you keep on increasing your reader base?
  5. How to apply a good content strategy to your business — Know what triggers the curiosity of your users, tacts to engage with your audience and build traction faster.
  6. Lastly, such meetups are a great way to meet like-minded people who are all part of a community eager to help each other. You will get ample opportunities to connect with people who will be able to help you if not today then tomorrow.

So come and participate at Content is King series and learn from experts who are doing a great job in what you do. Go back to create some growth magic at your blog/ company too! 

How this startup engages 50,000 users at any second of the day!

How this startup engages 50,000 users at any second of the day!

What lead BobbleApp to more than 3,500,000 downloads in 5 months? Even the user engagement stats are magical: 

  • 1,000,000 daily active users
  • 50,000 active users at any second of the day
  • 50,000 new installs each day

So what is the story behind it? Ankit Prasad and Rahul Prasad from the founding team of BobbleApp shared it with our community at GrowthTalks Delhi — September 2015 edition. Here are the pointers how they did it:

Some app user hacks

Identify who the users are and know where they are. Quora is a good source of attracting your early users through content in India. Email marketing still works and one should always try it from day one. 

Use APIs and bots from other services to grow an App.

Concentrated release

A worldwide release may not allow our app to reach critical mass in comparison to a concentrated release. Paypal grew using Ebay and Airbnb scraped craigslist for listings related to home renting.

BobbleApp was tested for amongst a target group of students first.

In our case, it was college students. We aggressively went to colleges only to acquire users initially.

Experiment with the users

Create and define a sample set of users. Define your measurable metrics and measure all. Keep on modifying use-cases with user demand. The more the use cases you identify, the more channels you create to find and attract new users. The experiments and iterations go hand in hand. The next customer discovery becomes much easier because the feature introduced is a validated customer-demand and not based on any assumption.

Ask for ratings within an App

Don’t not ask for ratings within the play store instead ask within the app.

In our case: If rating is <5 stars, the user is asked for feedback. Otherwise, the user is redirected to play store for review.

Users are the best Brand Ambassadors

Treat users like brand ambassadors. Instead of incentivization, use emotion.

Find out your elite or frequent users and use them as your ambassadors. We humans love to be felt important either through appreciation or being in the company of elites.

Cricketers like Harbhajan Singh, Kevin Pietersen etc are using BobbleApp— Prasad Ankit, Founder, BobbleApp

Choose the right Angel

Good angels don’t give you advice, they connect you with the right people who give you the right advice.

GrowthTalks is one of our most successful series that we host on third Sunday of each month. If you are a fellow founder, then do join us for an engaging and enriching fireside chat in the next edition by signing up here.

How startups are hiring without a resume?

How startups are hiring without a resume?

So you are thinking to change a job or explore whether a startup is a fit for you? You are ready to get in front of startups and secure a job you are passionate about. But there’s one problem: your resume is seriously lacking because you don’t have a “relevant experience”. Or, maybe you are switching career paths? 

You can still get hired without a resume — it takes some honesty and drive on both the sides, your part and the startup’s.

What if startups share their own real-world problems to candidates interested to solve such a challenge, without looking into anyone’s resume?


It is often easier to test candidates on the throes of battle than it is to see their qualifications on paper. We want startups to recognize a candidate’s passion and effort, and sometimes, seeing them work alongside on a real-world problem as an intern or consultant can tell them a lot more than a resume.

Hiring without a resume benefits the startups because, instead of judging a book by the cover, it gets to read a chapter before they buy. It gives startups a chance to hire the right people for its culture and mission.


Check HelloSolvers where Cropin is looking for problem-solvers who can help "Increase the adoption of SmartFarm Solution and improve ROI for customers".

For details, RSVP to the event on Saturday, 24th Oct Saturday here. 

When hackers meet, the possibilities are endless: HelloHackers

By Saurav Tomar

What if we there was a place full of hackers just about having a good brainstorming session around stuff you’ve built recently, devaoid of job offers or app/website promotions. HelloHackers is a thought experiment along these very lines.

It is always refreshing to connect with hackers near you who are working on interesting things and figure out ways to collaborate. HelloHackers is an initiative to propel this culture and make a platform for hackers to share their side-projects with like minded peers.

This is a platform to promote techies & empower the hacking culture in town. We invite hackers/makers or anyone who is working on something cool and wants to discuss/showcase it to a group of like minded folks.

The response to this initiative has been very overwhelming so far, and we have a great list of projects which are going to be showcased in the first edition:


Ravi Suhag will be presenting his project PayDash, a dashboard designed and developed by Ravi Suhag at EPoD, Harvard Kennedy School of Government in collaboration with Ministry of Rural Development. The main objective of the dashboard is to help MGNREGA officials in monitoring the payment delays of NREGA workers.

PayDash Dashboard

PayDash Dashboard


Archit Verma will be talking about his command line hack, “soccer-cli”, which displays the latest football scores. 241 stars on github, and dozens of pull requests. You just can’t afford to miss this talk. :)

Soccer-cli in action

Soccer-cli in action


Behavioral analysis based on social media feeds

Abhineet Saxena will be talking about his project which he created to create a user’s behavioural model based off of the social media feed generated by him/her, subjected to processing and refinement by a Neural Network architecture. The results and the dataset are validated by a standard psychology test ensuring authenticity and reliability of results.


Naval Saini will be talking about ArchieJs, a nodejs framework which makes it easy to create well organised code in nodejs and also break it up into microservices with single line of code. This is an open source project and there is a demo application available on github.

The first edition of this series is on Tuesday, 20th Oct 2015 from 6pm at Amazon Web Services, New Delhi .

Get notified about the next HelloHacker event in your city.

Sourced from: https://medium.com/hello-meets/introducing-hellohackers-1519ebb0f646

Go with an investor who takes interest in your product not PPT: Founders, MyPoolin


Founders Ankit Singh & Rohit Taneja opened their knowledge on their experiential learning while building MyPoolin and on their way to winningQPrize India 2015.

Step out and understand the user problems first hand

Understand your users. Speak to them. Don’t rely on your intuition to build the product. Learn from your users and build what they want. Users will never be able to answer what they want, one has to understand their problems and keep iterating on features with a set of users.

We traveled once or twice a week to colleges in North Delhi to meet and understand our early adopters. We found that people were discussing to pool money on WhatsApp and that was an indication to not only go mobile but also, introduce it with the chat feature. We understood we need to be more engaging.

“It is important to know what works for your users and automate it in your app.” — Rohit Taneja

While talking to our users, we spent 100% of our focus on one set of users. This was to ensure we understood the problem better. Focusing on the same set of people, helped us know 80% of the problems faced by masses. We understood we would never get 100% of problems in first few iterations of the product.

“Speaking to focused 6–8 people in detail is better than speaking to 100 people. Around 80% of problems will be highlighted by them.” —Ankit Singh

If your target customers are both B2B corporates and students then don’t give equal focus to corporate and students at the same time. It won’t be effective. Rather focus on one because once you have hit the problem on the head, word of mouth has a wider reach within the same community.

We very carefully chose features to introduce in all the iterations. However, feedback from users (who are not friends) are the most reliable to work upon. Ask them for feedback periodically, after releasing the next version of your product.

In a world heading towards mobile-first economy, we still have our web app after releasing our Android app. We have noticed that people are hesitant in making payments through mobile phones when the transaction is worth more than INR 5,000. They prefer web app. The reason could be better internet infrastructure on the web than a mobile app. I believe this psychology of payments is shifting faster from the web to mobile. We have just begun.

“Most interesting part isn’t coding and building the product. But most interesting part is speaking to the users and iterating the product”- Rohit Taneja

The idea of meeting users offline is to understand how and what they are doing offline and how we can improve their lives through our product.

“To get a good idea of how people perceive your product, a good exercise is asking how would they would describe the product in a sentence to their friends” — Ankit Singh

Measuring user data

Measuring and understanding data is very important. But, start measuring when you have a user base of almost 3,000 users.

One can be guided by intuition in the early stages of the product, but as soon your product hits a significant active user base, all your decisions should be data driven.

Measuring is important as you need to figure out a number of metrics: What’s the cost of acquiring a user? What’s the cost of acquiring a user from a specific channel? What is the time taken for users to turn into customers? and many more.

At any phase of your product, there’s one channel which will work the most for you and you need to figure out that. This one best channel will also keep changing with growing user base.

We used to send a newsletter to our users once a week and monitor who is using what tools and track their recommendations. That’s how we landed to build a recommendation button in our application.

We created 10 different email accounts to send mailers. So initially we spammed a lot. Email campaigns have worked on really well for us.

“We created newsletters with list of ways of pooling & gifting to a targeted set of users. It was the easiest way to validate. Try and figure out uncovered channels toacquire users. We also used to chat with the users on platforms such as Quora. Emails have worked the most economical way of acquiring users for us.”— Ankit Singh

Measuring repeat engagement of users is very important. But, it depends on the user case. For example: On a site like MakeMyTrip we will go very less, only when I have to travel. So companies like these will have lesser repeat engagement.

On the other hand in applications like WhatsApp, each day there’s repeat engagement from each and every user thousands of times. No. of users will differ from B2B and from that of B2C.


“If you are able to retain 25–30% of the users then you can go for paid marketing. But before that there’s no point.” — Rohit Taneja

Once you see 30% retention of your users then you can allot a budget for marketing, before that, it is better to focus on organic channels of growth and optimize them.

There’s no point of spending on marketing until you don’t know about your initial users. Your spend on marketing has to be data driven for experiential learning.

Learn from competitors and Books

“We are really shameless in stealing. If we like a competitor’s thing, we appreciate and steal it” — Ankit Singh

We have read books on psychology. The idea was to read the books while building the products and while we read books like Hooked and Switch we jot down points and see where we could apply that in MyPoolin.

Some of the best books on consumer behavior and psychology are:

  1. The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell
  2. Traction: A Startup Guide to Getting Customers by Gabriel Weinberg & Justin Mares
  3. Made to Stick: Why some idea take hold and others come unstuck
  4. Hooked: How to build Habit-Forming Products by Nir Eyal
  5. The Small Big by Steve Martin & Noah Goldstein
  6. Art of Persuasion by Robert Caldiani
  7. Contagious: Why Things Catch On by Jonah Berger
  8. Switch: How to change things when change is hard by Chip Heath & Dan Heath
  9. Lean Analytics by Alistair Croll

The worst startup myths in India

Firstly most of the people think funding is everything. Funding is not always important, once your customer starts showing interest the investors will follow you.

And secondly, people think IITians get a preference for funding. VCs don’t say it on the face that they prefer IITians, it is an unspoken thing, but it’s right statistically. And that’s because they are good with discipline and focus. Otherwise, others can definitely be better at execution.

It’s very easy to reach out to VCs if you’re executing well but, it’s better to go to angel investors.

“Don’t spend VC’s money for the sake of it. Don’t act like their employee.” — Rohit Taneja

Go with an investor who sees your product not PPT.

“We just showed our product to investors. No presentations. We closed our round faster than we believed.” — Ankit Singh

GrowthTalks is one of our most successful series that we host on third Sunday of each month. If you are a fellow founder, then do join us for an engaging and enriching fireside chat in the next edition by signing up here.

If you are crazy enough to launch your idea between classes, then this is your place

Bill Gates. Mark Zuckerberg. Larry Page. Sergey Brin. They share more than a few enviable accomplishments. They’re billionaires, they made their fortunes in tech and they started their businesses while they were still students.

However you slice it, they’re all living proof that you don’t have to wait until after graduation to launch your own business. And, as is the case for Gates and Zuckerberg, you might not have to graduate at all (though, to be clear, we’re not advocating for dropping out). 

We asked student entrepreneurs in Delhi what is one thing that is stopping them from starting? And unsurprisingly, most of the responses revolved around the most coveted startup dream - FUNDING. We did not stop our search, but the responses did not change.

For once we thought, we should organise an investor meet up for the young guns of the country. However, we thought there is a better way to this.

Why not help them or lead them to the traction that might help them get discovered? And in no time we talked to founders who could coach the young guns for two days and within a call each one of them agreed to be part of it.

So what are the important questions that founders think of before they start?

"Is there a market for my product?"

"Will my product help people solve their problems?"

"What should I build?"

The answers to these questions just raise more questions:

"Do people understand my product?"

"Will people find my product useful?"

"Can people use my product?"

And so it continues. As we build our businesses, each answer reveals new unknowns.

Idea validation/ User research makes great ideas possible

User research is a fast, reliable way to answer important questions like these. It’s the best way to test assumptions without the time or expense of launching. It reduces risk and helps your team work more quickly and more confidently.

And best of all, you can start doing user research in just a few days. Let's show you how at Young Guns!

At Young Guns, we help startups build early traction to answer questions and make important decisions about their businesses and products they are about to build. We shall be using startup founder's own battle-tested process for prototyping & testing ideas rapidly. Through it, we have optimised a process that provides maximum learning as quickly as possible. In the words of Paul Graham, we want the Young Guns go through the motion of starting an idea.

We aim to help the Young Guns use this process to make better decisions and move faster. The best way to convince an investor is to tell them how fast your startup is growing.

All the startups that became successful did not succeed because their founders were experts in startups or their idea was first one in the market, BUT they understood their users better than others.

Whether you have an idea or not, you are a techie, designer or a business student, Young Guns is one of a kind event to help you team up on an idea you like or launch your own idea under the coaching of experienced startup founders and investors. Be there to experience it.

Everything We Wish You Knew When You Started As A Musician

What Are The Biggest Problems Musicians Face?

Being a musician and creating/recording new songs/music is always a daunting task.

Apart from that what are the biggest problems that musicians face? Is it getting an audience? marketing or art of making money? 

According to Vineeth Vincent, the biggest challenge a musician faces is: Getting a newer audience, connecting his/her music to the people that would draw more audiences. Your music needs to touch at least someone else other than you if you want to pay the bills.

If an artist produces an album and they know that at least, say, 10 000 people will give it a try that would mean a huge difference, because then they can be sure that they will be rewarded if they put out quality music.

For this, an artist also needs a professional network that helps communicate with fans, agents and sponsors. One cannot go on making music hoping to get noticed out of nowhere. 

What keeps an independent musician relevant and motivated to go on doing what they do best, is building an audience.

Challenge#1: How do you build your audience?

There are countless solutions. One can leverage any of the following and look to move in a better direction w.r.t their career:

Social media: This is free marketing. 

“Perceived value of a product plays an important role in the marketing and buying of a product’’ — Vineeth Vincent, India’s leading beatboxer

Talent competitions: Competitions are best way of getting noticed. One gets an honest feedback from the experts about his talent. However, one needs a stronger grit to survive competitions. If you are a path-breaking musician with a completely different style and approach, then your chances of being appreciated are better. And best of all, you get free publicity.


Campus festivals & local gigs: You perform at campus festivals and music festivals every now and then and draw tons of crowd. And this viral crowd gives you a lot of hype on the social media. But never force people to like or appreciate you. 

“Let the facebook likes come naturally. Never force people to like your social media pages.” — Santhos Nataraja, Lead Guitarist, The Bottle Flower Seeds

Local performance gives you popularity in the neighbourhood. Santhos started the trend of Dhaba Shows in Bangalore and they were always in business on four days of the week.

Meetups — Opt for a music targeted medium: Attending meetups, where you would stand to meet other artists is a pretty good idea. Become a part of a targeted medium for music like music centered apps, websites, groups and communities. On such platforms designed for musicians and music lovers, the problem is better dressed and solved because you find everyone else on the same page as you and with the right sort of intent that you need in your follower/ listener base.

Talk and learn from your peers. What they might know, you might not.

“I spend time only with musicians. Build relationship with like minded people’’ — Akhilesh, Lead Vocalist at One Girl Shy.

Challenge#2: building a team

Find like-minded people: Form bands with people with similar interests and share your business expenses. And go every where you find musicians. Akhilesh went to gigs, small & big, church events and everywhere anyone was playing. Today he is happy what he did. 

“In abroad musicians especially look for people to form band” — Akhilesh Kumar, Cofounder & Lead vocalist, One Girl Shy

Challenge#3: Creating a serious impression

Always charge for your art — don’t do anything for free. People don’t take free things seriously. And no need to worry about what to charge and how to increase your pricing. Once people know your past success they are ready to pay what you ask for. Never ever settle with low pricing.

Pricing for your art is also a habit. Once you put a price to your efforts, you are creating an impression in the minds of people that you are venturing into a serious profession. Indians don’t take art seriously if you are not generating revenue from your art.

“Never ever settle with lower pricing. When people ask me to negotiate. I start laughing at them. They are clowns” — Vineeth Vincent

Was it valuable for you? This blog is a collective effort of speakers and audience at Artpreneurs, Bangalore held on August 5th 2015 at Bhive. HelloMeets is committed to bring such events in your town. 

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