Business showers are common internationally, primarily in the United States and Australia, and they may soon gain momentum in India as well. Last week, Entrepreneurship hosted their very first Business Shower at the Radisson Hotel, Delhi. They celebrated the steps taken by Sanjay Pawah, owner of APEngineering, where he doubled the sales of his SME in just 5 months and multiplied by 5 his coaching business. Sanjay Pawah, supervised by Entrepreneurship Drive, also launched his book “Businesses – Tradition to Innovation.‘
The Business Shower organized by Entrepreneurship Drive is a huge necessity for the industry. Companies like Entrepreneurship Drive present personalized investment solutions and asset markets with high growth potential are emerging for investors. These are ready-to-invest companies served on a platter. The advantages of investing in these companies? They provide asset markets with above-market average returns, a strong safety net backed by research and consistent management. By giving the most opportune time to invest, they also monitor the process from the identification of the trade to its exit. Investors also receive a risk profile analysis with a full B2B SaaS, further reducing downside risks. We can expect returns to multiply within 3 to 6 years, from double the sales to ten times the sales.
Led by industry veteran Aditi Jaiswal, Entrepreneurship Drive has a strong team to guide businesses, with names like Satish Kataria on board as the Head of Partnerships and Investments. Satish is the resident investor and was previously the investment manager of 2 renowned venture capital funds. He is the pioneer of Income Based Funding and Crowdfunding in India. Apart from this Entrepreneurship Drive, there is a community of investors and if it is not a total investment, there is a possibility of co-investment.
Entrepreneurship Drive not only helps investors determine the next business to invest in, but also plays a vital role in guiding the businesses they support. They offer
three main services; advice, mentorship and hub. Depending on what phase the business is in, they create a personalized roadmap that nurtures businesses in all required aspects. From ideation to marketing, adding verticals, global strategic alliances, the list can go on.
In most cases, companies randomly approach investors, investor platforms with no scoping or investor correspondence. Different investors target different markets for investments. Businesses lose funding opportunities when reaching out to inaccurate investors. Finding an investor who is looking to fund your specific business market is a skill that comes with years of expertise, this is where Entrepreneurship Drive comes in. They not only help find businesses with the right investor, but also to find them at the right time, when the capital is needed most – the initial stage. Entrepreneurship Drive has set up a process with national and international investors. Investors like Agility Ventures, Modular Capital, etc.
Entrepreneurship Drive works with platforms such as Venture Garage run by Vivek Kumar with more than 500-1000 investors. When a founder is suggested by Entrepreneurship Drive, Aditi Jaiswal (Founder, Entrepreneurship Drive) and Vivek Kumar personally sit down and see the business at the cellular level, analyzing if it’s a business they want to invest in. and in which investor would be the right fit. Venture Garage specializes in providing funds to a young age of a business, which is a big boost for entrepreneurs. This fabric is knitted so well that it creates possibilities and co-possibilities for the entire ecosystem. However, not all businesses in the community get funding, it depends entirely on why the business needs it. Such a process in place has catalyzed growth and dramatically reduced the learning curve for new businesses. It also creates the possibility that a new business will turn into a unicorn within 3-4 years which previously would take much longer.
Aditi Jaiswal of Business Shower said: “Business Showers not only celebrate entrepreneurship, but also create a hugely beneficial ecosystem of businesses, investments, experts and mentors. The goal is to create a dense and precious ecosystem. The energy and vibrations brought to such an event are vivid. From inspirational stories from fellow entrepreneurs to business comedy, everything creates a healthy environment for investors and entrepreneurs. We plan to do
business is a norm in India because I truly believe that a valuable connection is the new currency and when the community thrives, business thrives. “