Startup culture is taking a boom in every field.Tthe best Startup aims to provide a better facility and what could be better than providing students with proper guidance. Today in our series of Superhero of Startup we have team Youth buzz who actually does that and helps students to explore new territory for better career opportunities.
So let’s hear it from them.
Tell us something about you and your startup.
I am a mechanical engineer graduate by education, a guitarist by hobby and love to work on implementing new technologies.
My startup is called the Youth buzz which helps students find education and take admission.
We use virtual reality technology to make students and parents feel studying in a college that they are looking forward to and by doing so we help them overcome the fear of exploring a new territory for better career opportunities and by the end of them, make them take the leap of faith.
What was your motivation behind venturing into this?
There happened two incidents in my own life that made me work for the idea around my startup.
The first one happened when after completing my class 12th education with horrible marks I was left with very limited options for my future career.
I had to leave my town and go to a place called Greater Noida and take admission there.
While I was getting ready to do the required a lot of well-wishers approached me and suggested me to do something else in life because they said greater Noida is a very hostile place where you won’t find people for miles and colleges are made in distant places.
But when I finally reached greater Noida I found those stories to lie and actually found the place much better than my hometown in many perspectives.
The second one happened around the time after I completed my college education.
One of my knowns offered me to join his venture in Kazakhstan.
I was ready to go but my guardians didn’t allow me to because for them any place name ending with stan is equivalent to Pakistan & Afghanistan in terms of hostility.
But when I showed them videos of Kazakhstan, they totally changed their opinion.
It was then I felt there is a need to show the actual and complete truth to aspirants so that they don’t miss any opportunity in their life just for the word of mouth.
Give us a brief background about founders and its core team members?
I founded the startup in 2013 along with my college friends who later on went for other career options.
Right now I am fortunate to be joined by:-
Amit Kumar, a college friend and dropout who looks after the tech part of our company.
Amar Sharma, my cousin and the man behind success of smart classes in northern Indian states of UP and MP
Syed A Hussain, an educationist working in career counselling since a decade and has helped more than 2000 students in getting a better education.
Who do you see as competition and how is your startup different?
Siksha.com and career 360
We are different as we are global, we also report about activities happening in colleges and help them know throughout the year truth about a campus and the virtual reality experience of attending a college far far away is something we haven’t seen any one doing lately on the block.
What are the revenues and margins like in your industry?
Education is one of the most futile industries in the world along with education.
One with a big amount of money and that survives even hard times like recession since you can’t compromise on necessary things in life like a luxury.
The subdomain of facilitating the global education business we are targeting at the method we are applying is first of its kind.
Margins are as big as 4 digit dollar figures minimum in each ticket being closed.
What are your future plans?
To bring teachers and faculties of distant campuses home to every user regardless of time and coordinate difference.
Any advice you want to give budding entrepreneurs.
Don’t freelance your MVP.
A freelanced MVP is like life support system,it can only shift a patient from ICU to general ward needing more time to heal and actually be productive.
Brainchild should be born in general ward itself.
Hence form the entire team for MVP, NO TO FREELANCING MVP.