April 23, 2007

My first Venture, first Experiences...

Ever experienced how you feel on the first day of your very first job?.Yup,you are a bit tensed and equally excited to work in the corporate environment wink Now imagine you are into the corporate environment for few years and than decide to follow a different path which is somewhat different as well as lot more difficult.Same was the case during the first meeting(with my partner) of my very first venture(Name undisclosed due to various reasons).

I did speak here about my first idea(which I wanted to convert into a venture) but this is the second idea and I started working on this idea, after discussing with few other people....Yes,timing is very important.Now let me summarize my first experience.

Day 1 (22nd April,2007):
My second venture lies in the Web 2.0 space and the work started on 22nd April,2007(4:30 PM).Now,the first part was registering a domain.Now the fun started biggrin.A serious brainstorming session on what should be the domain name and what should be it's plus points?The domain name should be appealing,simple,creative,easy to remember as well and on & on... Apart from internal discussions,we had suggestions from few known people in the IT as well as the Non-IT industry.The day ended at 9:30 PM and we were left with one name but were not so convinced with its appeal.

Day 2(23rd April, 2007):
This day started a bit early at around 11:00 AM and we wasted some time in checking mails,blogging and other activities(Guess,we should avoid doing this in future).Finally at 12:30 PM we were back to work and decided to go with some other name since,the current domain name had lot of hidden problems sad This time,again we came out with 5-6 domain names and when we shortlisted two of them and the sad part was that both were already booked.Phew...after so many trials , we had to take a lunch-break.But as many say,when you change the environment,minds work faster and the same happened...We came out with 2 more names and after lunch,same old discussion started....Finally at around 6:00 PM , we managed to successfully book a domain biggrin. Now we understood that small things matter and are more time consuming , when you start-off.After the initial success,we would now focus on the following aspects:

1. Logo design,caption development
2. Layout and Color combination in the web site
3. Visiting cards and T Shirt printing(yup,we would follow reverse trend of marketing...just kidding,this would be used only when our website becomes public)

I am sure the initial phase(and the entire journey) would be very tiring as well as exciting, without which "The entrepreneur's journey is not memorable"...

One word of advice:You would be laughed at or ridiculed or even questioned for your idea,but just have faith on yourself(and your idea) and say to yourself "You are here to prove yourself right rather than to prove others wrong"....

I would sign off with this winning mantra biggrin

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At Apr 23, 2007, 2:14:00 PM , Blogger vinay said...

Hi! Himanshu.. I am vinay, doing my masters in computer science@IIT Guwahati.i have been reading ur blog from a month.. its really so interesting and informative.. urs is the only blog i read regularly in my google reader subscriptions..

Nice to hear you have started to make ur dreams come true.. Wish u all success ahead..

At Apr 23, 2007, 5:47:00 PM , Blogger @lok said...

Hi Himanshu,

Glad to know that and things are pretty clear by now and looking forward to catch up with you guys :)

wish you and all ass. members good luck.

At Apr 23, 2007, 9:43:00 PM , Blogger Venkatesh Sridhar said...

Hi Himanshu,
Best of luck in your new venture. I am sure you will learn a lot more down the line. Enjoy the ride.



At Apr 23, 2007, 11:06:00 PM , Blogger Piyush said...

Whooo! Sounds interesting.

Is there a possibility of knowing the idea around which you have started building the castle?

At Apr 24, 2007, 1:34:00 PM , Blogger Tarak said...

hey Himanshu

all the best. you know you will find it easier to name your baby as you already have the experience now

At Apr 26, 2007, 10:37:00 AM , Blogger Abhishek said...

Hey Himanshu, it is encouraging to know that you have put in the first important step towards realizing your dream. As you righly said, you are up to prove yourself right and I believe this is the first step. As I am also on the same boat though it is preliminary stage for me.

All the best and wish you a grand success.


At Apr 26, 2007, 2:42:00 PM , Blogger Upasna said...



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