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From Student to CEO
October 27, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The talk with Mithun Srivtsa, co-founder of Blowhorn, an Indian technology logistics company, was perhaps one of the most candid and open talks the SIG will experience this year. He started off by asking the audience what they wanted to know; this back and forth dominated most of the session, before he finally reminisced about the start-up journey.
The key point he stressed was that to even consider creating a start-up in an underdeveloped country the lead person had to be 100% passionate, something he felt that in a developed country one could get away with being less of. Other important points he raised were to try to get into the Y Combinator program, study all of Paul Graham’s works, always try to raise debt before selling equity, ensure you have a lean starting canvas and utilize Crunchbase for anchoring your valuation.
All those who attended the talk walked away with a depth of knowledge and for this, the SIG is truly grateful to Mithun and we welcome him back warmly.