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Alright! So today I will share how we got into a team and how we overcame some hurdles while forming the team of our choice. Yes, our choice. So basically this year the module Design Thinking for Startups is a collaboration between two courses, One is us – the Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship students and the other are the MACE students. I really appreciate the fact that the university has given a common platform to students coming from two very different areas. When design skills and business skills work together, I see another new market disruptor.
However, even before the module started formally, I knew that I had to get into a team with which I will be running a business for an entire year and maybe even after the course ends. For this reason, I already had some people in my mind because I was comfortable with them and I got good vibes from them. Working with a co-operative and a coordinative team is the only thing I would ever want because I am sure if the team energy is positive, then everything goes with the flow and goes smooth. But there’s a catch, we all came from the same course i.e innovation management and that was not permitted because it was a rule that students from both the courses merge so that the team has different personalities and a set of different skills. We couldn’t register our team for 2 weeks with this ongoing programme. However, after a lot of persuasions, our lecturer finally gave us the permission to be on the team that we wanted. So now we are on the team that we always wanted.
So its 4 of us, me the managing director, Claire the finance director, Hector the Operations Director and Divesh the marketing director. So far the team is doing great and we are looking forward to the journey. We have gone through several ideas for our venture and finally decided on one. In the next blog, I will write about how we came up with our company name.