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(DAY 72) Conversation with a startup founder

· 2 min read
Gaurav Parashar

Old friends

Today, I caught up with Suresh Singh who is the founder of ConnectedH and Entrepreneur India 35U35. He is also my batch-mate from IIMB and our rooms in campus used to be opposite to each other. Amongst other things, Suresh is also passionate about Cricket, cars & bikes and photography.

Meeting old friends can be a heartwarming and nostalgic experience. It's an opportunity to catch up with people who were once a big part of your life and reminisce about old memories. Seeing how everyone has grown and changed over time can be both surprising and comforting. Even if it's been years since you've last seen each other, the bond of shared experiences and history can quickly bring back a sense of familiarity and closeness. It's a chance to laugh, share stories, and reconnect on a deeper level.

Startups are tough

Startups are tough because they require a significant amount of effort and resources to get off the ground. Starting a business from scratch means there is no established brand, no existing customer base, and often no revenue. Founders need to wear multiple hats and handle various tasks such as product development, marketing, sales, fundraising, and more. There is also a high level of uncertainty and risk involved in starting a new venture. It's common for startups to fail, and even successful ones face significant challenges along the way. This pressure can take a toll on founders' mental health and personal lives. Building a successful startup requires a combination of vision, hard work, resilience, and a bit of luck. While the journey can be challenging, the potential rewards of creating something impactful and meaningful can make it all worth it.

Meeting Suresh was nice to share the journey of building something from 0 to 1. It takes time and is a noisy process. Sometimes things work and sometimes they don't. What's worth appreciating is the journey and the fearless spirit of founders. More power to you, Suresh! All the best!