Dr Annurag Batra delivers inspiring address to budding entrepreneurs
Dr Batra offered guidance & tips on creating a successful company from scratch at StarUp, a networking event for start-ups, held in Mumbai on Friday
Published - 19-January-2019
Dr Annurag Batra, Chairman & Editor-in-Chief of the exchange4media group, addressed an enthusiastic bunch of entrepreneurs, offering guidance and tips on creating a successful company from scratch at StarUp, a networking event for start-ups, held on Friday.
Peppering the talk with his inimitable humour and wit, Batra shared his entrepreneurial journey at a room full of eager listeners. He said that one of the key aspects of running one’s own venture is knowing every function of the company inside out. “I run a media company. But for coding, I know every aspect from content creation and sales, to distribution. I advise aspiring entrepreneurs to understand how every department in the company works,” he said.
He further said that one should not set out to launch a venture for fame or money but because one loves what s/he is doing. “When you love what you do, none of it seems like work.” It is this philosophy that keeps him going, he said.
Talking about the risks involved in building a start-up, Batra said, “To create your own destiny is an admirable quality for anyone who wants to be an entrepreneur.”
In his closing remarks, he emphasised on developing the quality of helping others in the smallest of ways, like connecting people with each other and not necessarily by investing money in someone’s venture. “That karma comes back to you through other channels. If you can add value to someone’s venture, do not hesitate,” he concluded.