Let’s hear it!

“When we are selling our ideas, the audience must first buy us.”, said Peter Coughter, the author of The Art of The Pitch. We certainly did. It was the day we had all been looking forward to. It was time for the delegates to put on their Pitchin’ caps. The past eight days had been…

Challenge Accepted!!!

Sleep deprived and shivering due to the cold, yet excited we were en-route Ashoka University located in Sonepat, Haryana which is a private, non-profit university offering its students a multidisciplinary liberal education. The Safarians, crew and the students of Young India Fellowship (YIF) program under Ashoka took turns to introduce themselves in the conference room….

Entrepreneurship : 101

Despite a hectic previous day, we weren’t as exhausted as we thought we would be on the seventh day of the Safari. Having visited several major companies in the past week, there were just a few more left to cover. We spent the morning at It’s My Life Jeans Co. (commonly known as IML Jeans)…

Uber, Oyo & 5by7.

One of the most delightful company visits was Uber India. I believe most of the delegates would agree wholeheartedly! Beginning with a round of introductions, as usual, the Safarians put forth their list of expectations from the interaction – where Uber is heading now, how did they cope with the Odd/Even rule in Delhi, how…

Half-way through the Safari.

The Safarians and the crew spent most of the day at 91 Springboard, one of Delhi’s largest and most popular co-working spaces set up by the founders in nearly 6 cities in India with the sole purpose of helping entrepreneurs collaborate and connect with mentors and friends. Through this visit, we got to experience the flavour…

Creating Impact: Big, Bigger, Biggest!

After a fun and relaxing Sunday, we were all set to work as per a busy schedule. We visited the Gurgaon Office of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) in the morning. Dinesh Chopra, Project Manager of Pharmaceutical and Ramana, the Head of Resource Management Group, were happy to meet with the young entrepreneurs from South Africa. He…

There’s always a First Time…this was theirs!

After two relatively busy days, it was time to do some long overdue exploring in a few of the most sought after places in Delhi. The delegates had a wonderful time travelling in the autos (or Tuk-Tuk as they have begun to call it) and metro. Most of them admitted that they were shocked at…

Throwback Saturday!

The second day started with a session organised by Apoorv, the founder of Startup Safari, in which the 10 delegates were divided into teams of three or four members. Each member was asked to describe the most difficult phase in their life and answer questions like why it was difficult, how did they approach it and…

The Beginning.

The first day of the journey began on a very relaxed note. The ten delegates who arrived from South Africa were given time to get accustomed to the changes and get to know one another. For most of them, it was their first time in India. They were asked about their reaction and one of the…