This Inspirational Interview brought to you by Abhishek Dhawan, Founder, and CEO of Feelsofts.
I was born in Baramati, A rural place in India. I am a drop out from college who founded a successful tech company that caters to all business requirements. “Feelsofts”, against all odds, managed to triumph in the technologically challenged town in Maharashtra called Baramati.
I was a dropout, being a topper in college once. I was a drop out by choice because I was not able to understand how traditional education would help me become successful. I was living in an area where people were unaware of technology. But I didn’t lose hope. I succeeded against all odds. I am most proud that I was able to setup and run a Software company being a dropout in a place where people are not techno geeks.
When others saw challenges and barriers in starting a technology based company in Baramati, I saw opportunity in this untapped market, so-much-so, that in spite of topping my college, I dropped out from engineering in my 2nd year, after starting off with some ground work on my company. The cherry on top for me was that my family was very supportive of my decision.
After being a dropout I was left with no hope to find a way to success. It was the phase of life when everyone lost hope in me. They thought I was a failure. So I decided to start over. I started up with a company called Feelsofts. I lived in a rural area of India. A place where people were unaware of technology. People said there was no opportunity to sell software, but I thought otherwise. Everyone thought, “No awareness means no market.” I said “no market, means no competition, so a great chance of monopoly”. The big question was how to sell to them and make them use of software. The other challenge was that many of them were unaware of what software was and how could it change their businesses.
To overcome we understood the requirement and hurdles of business like the need for regional languages in software, Easy GUI for use, etc. We developed the products considering all the above factors. Also, we developed the products on standard guideline so it could be Globally Accepted. In initial stages we went to people, we showed the prototype, run a live demo. The result was jaw dropping such that people accepted our products. From a seed sowed eight years ago we have turned to a blooming tree. We are looking to grow globally, anyone interested can join us.
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Here are the Bonus Questions!
What advice would you give the teenage you?
Business is there, where most people think it is not.
What is your favorite City?
Baramati – it is the place which gave me my identity
What is the number one thing on your bucket list?
Global Recognition awards
If you could be any profession at all, what would it be?
Consultant – as I think is the greatest need of many.
Is there a non-profit you would like everyone to know about?
Feelsofts is involved in training students, mostly from rural areas, to give them a fighting chance to compete with the better-informed crowd from the metropolitan cities. We also strongly believes that women in rural India are living in a regressive society by saying, “In rural India, a girl completes her education but doesn’t get the training she needs to go to a big company and work. Her mentality is that she should complete her education and get married.” To overcome this, we, as Feelsofts, tied up with several rural colleges and started training women in very less cost.
What is your favorite Inspirational quote
Stay hungry, Stay Foolish – Steve Jobs.
What do you think is the most important invention ever?
The computer – A magical invention of the modern world. It is connecting world in one click.
Do you have any addictions or obsessions?
Obsession, specifically for gadgets that makes us think technology
What is your passion?
Creating web applications is what I live for. I love the way they help makes peoples’ work easier.
What is one thing you would like to learn before you die?
I would learn any kind of painting or similar art. I would love to learn it.
Who is your favorite fictional character?
Iron man – I do get amazed by JARVIS.
What do you think is the meaning of life?
Creating a mark of yours and doing remarkable work.
Have you ever thought of an invention? What?
Creating a virtual video calling which could give people near to person talking and communicating experience.
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