Saturday, 23 February 2013

How it went , once I quit my day job

Getting award from Kris

Its been a few months after i quit my day job and started my start-up.  Life was so different since then , It was eventful,  refreshing, joyful and funny. Yes am happy that i took the plunge.

Being at home is the best part of it. Enjoying the company of my family, especially my 8 months old son. His smile alone made my days sweeter. Got in to farming too as an aid to my father. We grew 1 ton tapioca and  1 ton of Chena recently. These were sold to local people/market at lesser rate than the market. These are our ways of making Kerala self sufficient. Now my morning walks are so close to nature, i walk alone in big open spaces with only sounds of nature around. So different from my earlier walks at the museum Trivandrum.

Coming to my start-up Finahub, we covered  lot of ground on these days. Our first client went live. We became the "Top 10 start-ups to watch out for in 2013". We got this award from the Legendary Kris Gopalakrishnan (Infosys Chairman and previous CEO).  We got ample media coverage.. we were everywhere.. The Indian Express, Tech Circle, Malayala Manorama, Dhanam, Mathrubhumi , Kerala IT news etc.  At home town Kochi the thing i enjoy the most is that i can go around anywhere just depending on public transport. No more driving in the traffic. I take my backpack and smart phone every where i go. At any moment i can get a support call from my client. It was an experience to sometimes open your laptop and work sitting anywhere even on benches near footpaths.

The people i got to meet and interact these days included the the big names like Sam Pitroda, Kris Gopalakrishnan, Rahul Chitale from Microsoft etc. The people i couldn't even dream of meeting while at my day job. Am very thankful to Startup Village Kochi for supporting us. You guys really gave us wings to fly.

Morning walk site

My Son Georgekutty

Chena krishi

With fellow Entrepreneurs of start-up village in Dhanam magazine Story