The truth is so obvious sometimes we tend to take it for granted. Products lay at the heart of a business and its success. When asked about the importance of great products in a startup, Sam Altman (President, Y Combinator) once said, “At YC, we tell our founders to work on their product, talk to users, exercise, eat, and sleep, and very little else… Until you’ve built a great product, almost nothing else matters.”
This Startup Saturday @ Kochi, we are choosing to do a deep-dive into understanding what makes great products. We’ll try to answer questions such as:
Do you want to build a world-class product?
Step in on April 8, 2017 @ Athulya Auditorium, Infopark. Book your tickets below.
Choose Contributory Pass for Attendee Registration. The Experienze Zone and Speed Mentoring Registration are based on invite only.
Registration & Networking
Speaker 1: Shihab Mohammed (CoFounder - Freshdesk)
Speaker 2: Anoop Shankar (CTO - Chillr)
Panel Discussion: John Mathew (Riafy); Sandith Thandassery (Navalt); Ashwanth M P (Kinemach)
Shihab was the first person to join Freshdesk after its inception, and helped the team build the product from scratch. He is responsible for driving the product strategy and setting the roadmap for Freshservice
CEO & CoFounder, Navalt
Thirty-eight year old Sandith Thandasherry has a passion for boats and today is proud to have launched India's first solar ferry. An IIM-Madras graduate who has an MBA from INSEAD, France, this naval architect chose Kochi, Kerala, for his start-up NavAlt Solar & Electric Boats.
CEO & CoFounder, Riafy Technologies
John Mathew, CEO and Cofounder of Riafy Technologies. One of their famous products is the Cookbook App which let people discover recipes they would love to eat. In just under two years, the company has received 12.5 million downloads, spanning 157 countries and 20 languages. They're also the first company in India to be honoured with both the Top Developer and Editors' Choice badges on Google Play.
CTO & Co-founder, Chillr
Anoop Sankar is the CTO of Chillr. Anoop has been a passionate coder for more than 15 years and has experience in building software for the automotive, telecommunications and financial spaces.
Director & CEO - Kinemach
A graduate in Mechanical Engineering from Cochin University of Science and Technology, Ashwanth is the driving force of the organization and shares his efforts on business development, fundraising, sales and creating partnerships for the company. He is very passionate about entrepreneurship and works very closely with various organizations which facilitate the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the nation.