Business Showers are common internationally, mainly in the US and Australia, and they could soon pick up pace in India too. Last week, Entrepreneurship Drive organised their first-ever Business Shower at Radisson Hotel, Delhi. They celebrated milestones achieved by Sanjay Pawah, Owner of A.P.Engineering, where he doubled the sales for his SME business in just 5 months and grew his coaching venture by 5x. Sanjay Pawah, mentored by Entrepreneurship Drive, also launched his book, ‘Businesses - Tradition to Innovation.’
The Business Shower organised by Entrepreneurship Drive is a huge necessity for the industry. Companies like Entrepreneurship Drive showcase customised investment solutions, and asset markets with high emerging potential growth for investors. These are ready-to-invest businesses served on a platter. The benefits of investing in these businesses? They provide asset markets with higher than market average returns, a strong safety net backed by research, and consistent management. By giving the most opportune moment to invest, they also monitor the process from deal identification to exit. The investors also receive a risk profile analysis with complete B2B SaaS, further reducing downside risks. The returns can be expected to multiply in the span of 3-6 years from double the sales up to ten times the sales.
Led by industry veteran, Aditi Jaiswal, Entrepreneurship Drive has a strong team to guide the enterprises, with names like Satish Kataria onboard as the Lead for Partnerships & Investments. Satish is the Resident Investor and was previously the Investment head of 2 renowned VC Funds. He is the pioneer in revenue-based funding and crowdfunding in India. Apart from this Entrepreneurship Drive has a community of investors and if not full investment, there lies a possibility of co-investment.
Entrepreneurship Drive not only assists investors in figuring out the next business to invest in but also plays a vital role in pivoting businesses mentored by them. They offer
three main services; consulting, mentoring and pivoting. Depending on the phase the business is in, they create a customised road map that nourishes businesses in every aspect required. From ideation to marketing, adding verticals, global strategic alliances, the list can go on.
In most cases, businesses randomly approach investors, investor platforms without investor scoping or matching. Different investors target different markets for investments. Businesses lose out on funding opportunities when they reach out to inaccurate investors. Finding an investor that is looking to finance your specific business market is a skill that comes with years of expertise, this is where Entrepreneurship Drive comes in. They not only help find businesses with the right investor but also find them at the right time, when capital is required the most - the early stage. Entrepreneurship Drive has a process in place with national and international investors. Investors with the likes of Agility Ventures, Modular Capital and so forth.
Entrepreneurship Drive works with platforms such as Venture Garage run by Vivek Kumar with over 500 to 1000 investors. When a founder is suggested by Entrepreneurship Drive, Aditi Jaiswal (Founder, Entrepreneurship Drive) and Vivek Kumar personally sit down and view the business on a cellular level, analysing if it is a business they want to invest in, and which investor would be the right fit. Venture Garage specialises in providing funds at an early age of a business, which is a big impetus for entrepreneurs. This fabric is so well-knit that it creates possibilities and co-possibilities for the entire ecosystem. However, not every business in the community gets funding, it depends entirely on why the business needs it. Such a process in place has catalysed growth and reduced the learning curve of new businesses drastically. This also creates a possibility of a new business turning into a unicorn within 3-4 years, which earlier would take much longer.
Aditi Jaiswal at the Business Shower said, “Business Showers not only celebrate entrepreneurship but also create an extremely beneficial ecosystem of businesses, investments, experts and mentors. The aim is to make a dense and valuable ecosystem. The energy and vibration brought to such an event is vivacious. With inspiring stories by fellow entrepreneurs to business comedy, everything creates a healthy environment for both, investors and entrepreneurs. We are planning on making
business showers a norm in India as I truly believe, that a valuable connection is the new currency and when the community thrives, business thrives.”