It was when we were in 5th semester, we realized that the bug of entrepreneurship had bitten us. Akanksha , Kundan and I used to think for hours about what would be our idea, our way to entrepreneurship?
We discussed a lot about the skills and resources which we have and which we can use.
Without an idea and entrepreneurship on mind is like a bird with no wings.
It was a fine summer afternoon. Yes! Summer afternoons can also be fine if you are sitting inside an air conditioned computer lab. One of our professors came to announce that we are to submit the minor project synopsis in current semester and project in the next semester.
Everyone felt lousy about it including me and Akanksha. And there was Kundan, grinning (we call him java freak!). We got a word of advice from him, just after 30 seconds of announcement about why we should shift our focus from entrepreneurship to our minor project. In the next 300 seconds, we heard names of top shops in the town that gives readymade minor projects. The problem was, they used to sell same projects year after year and college faculties were aware of all the projects, available at their shops.
The idea was to make minor projects for our colleagues. Challenge was to come up with 5 fresh ideas while we had our minor project to make along with it. Total of six minor projects in one semester.
We banged on with 6 fresh ideas in 5 days. Akanksha took interface designing, I took database and all connectivity and coding part was under the grace of Kundan.
Along with the project we worked on documentation, to provide additional services to our dear customers.
We spent the most restless but passionate time making those projects. It was something we three have ever dreamt of. Having an idea and then experimenting on it. Though, the scale of our entrepreneurship was negligible, we were still very excited about the whole concept. We were very tensed about what would happen if none of our project will run or what if nobody will buy our projects? But along with anxiety, we had firm faith in our idea. We knew that our efforts are strong and that we should only focus on making projects.
Two weeks for the final submission of projects and we started approaching our batch mates studying in different college.
Five projects and six different colleges, total projects sold were thirty-five.
Beyond our expectations, these thirty-five projects were sold in 1 week.
But where is our own project ?
We got so busy to work on this idea that we totally forgot to work on our own project. It is the beauty of entrepreneurship that when you are in it, you cannot be anywhere else. It requires your 200% efforts.
The pain of making five projects in such a short time, paid off and we submitted our project on time.
It was a small experiment that we did with entrepreneurship. But we learnt a lot while doing it. The first thing we learnt is that our experience and knowledge about how to start something of our own is very less. And thus we have decided to give us ourselves some time to know how things work in the real world.
After engineering we have planned to do MBA and after some years of experience we will again put together our potential to start something new, something which would be big in scale, something that will again drive us crazy.
Thakral college of Technology, Bhopal , Batch 2012
About Me: I am pursuing BE in Information Technology. I believe every work given to us is a platform through we get a chance to show our abilities and skills. I love reading, playing guitar and I love sudoku.