Ruhan Naqash is one of the Co-Founders of MyCaptain. He is also the Head of Customer Acquisition as well as a Captain for our Digital Marketing and our Advertising and Marketing course. He has mentored 1000+ students.
He was featured in Forbes 30 under 30 Special Mention. In his free time, he is a trilingual poet and shares his amazing poems with all his followers on social media.
A glimpse into the session.
Captain Ruhan started the session by letting the attendees drop in their questions and promised that he would answer them all by the end of the session. The attendees then heard about how he and our other Co-Founders, Captain Zeeshan and Captain Sameer, started MyCaptain as a way to help other students like them to pursue their passion
After that, we dove right into the questions that the attendees had asked, the questions ranged from how to come up with an idea for your own start-up to how to build a team while being a student to how to secure investments for your own start-up.
How to come up with an idea for a startup?
The best way to come up with an idea for your startup is by finding a problem that people face and then find out if you can come up with a solution. That solution could be your way of coming up with your own start-up.
Captain Ruhan gave a brilliant example by using something we could all relate to. He used Swiggy and Zomato’s packaging issues, mainly the drink packaging issues we’ve all faced.
When you order a drink on either platform, it normally arrives and you have to struggle trying to get all the cellotape off it. That is an issue that most of us face every other day or so, but what if you could use that to create a business to help improve the packaging and make it more convenient for the customers?
How to build a team?
While you’re in school or college, you can build a team by asking your friends and family to help you out. This could help solve the issue most young people face while trying to start their own business, it eradicates the financial pressure as well as the workload.
It also can give experience to the people who come on to help you, which is a win-win situation for everyone.
How to secure investments for a startup?
As a student, the finance of it all can be daunting, to say the least. But while you starting your own business, getting people to invest in your company should come second or even third. This is your time to build, build your social profile, promote your business and get your name out there.
Once you’ve built your brand, you can then start looking for investors to further your business. You can look for businesses in your field with investors and find out which investors are looking to invest in companies like your own.
Once all the questions were answered. The audience seemed to love that they could ask questions about their own experience and were given answers that could help them with the struggles they faced while trying to start their own start-ups.
Overall, it was an amazing session that taught all of us in attendance that no idea is too small and that you can find ideas for your startup all around you.