The founder series explores the minds of business owners and their journey to make a difference in their industry. We interview these business founders to understand the life lessons that mold them into who they are today. We also learn more about their company, their products or services, how they are different from their competitors, and the problems that they are trying to solve for their customers. The information that these business owners provide to us helps inform other entrepreneurs who are looking to make an impact in the business world. We all can take these lessons and apply them to our entrepreneurial journey. We want to thank every business owner who volunteered their time to participate in these interviews and share their knowledge with the community.
Great to meet you. Thank you for doing the interview. We want to know more about your journey, early struggles, success, and some wisdom that we can pass on to others who are interested in walking your footsteps toward becoming an entrepreneur. We know that being an entrepreneur is not all glory and fame, but there are hard times too. We believe that others who are interested in being a business owner can gain insight from other business founders like yourself. Again, we want to thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule. Let’s get this interview started!
Let us start off with some basic questions to learn more about who you are as a person.
Can you tell everyone your name, please?
Thank you so much for arranging this fantastic interview session. My name is Ashutosh Roy.
Where did you go to school?
I did my senior secondary education from Holy mission school patna after that I did my B. Tech in Computer Science from Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College, Ludhiana.
What was the early investment and what was your journey to being recognized as a young entrepreneur by the Indian Society of Technical Education?
The main thing I have learned so far is you don’t need a considerable amount of money to start a business, sometimes you need to take a risk and keep faith in yourself and of course the almighty. That’s precisely what I did, starting early was never an easy job, I started my business from the very first year of my B. Tech, at that time I used to do freelancing, my only early investment for the TechOrion is my laptop gifted by my father, and the whole journey started from there. Also, later on, the Indian society of technical education recognized me in 2016 and awarded me as a young entrepreneur.
We all have entrepreneurs whom we look up to in our industry. These business leaders help influence, shape, and drive our ambition to succeed. These entrepreneurs could be someone that we have worked with on a project or could be someone that we look up too from a distance. For example, Bill Gates is a big inspiration to me not only because of his work in Microsoft but his outstanding contributions to society.
Who would you consider to be a significant influence on you professionally and can you explain why?
The credit solely goes to my father. He is a contractor and supplier in North Eastern Railways. So, From a very early age, I used to help him in his some of the official documentation works like drafting a quotation. Etc. So, the interest you can say brewed from that time only. Till now he is the best advisor to me regarding all my business issues.
Thank you for providing background on who you are as a person. I always find it fascinating to learn who a person is and their early life lessons. Let us move forward with the interview and discuss what you are doing now and how you are making a difference in your industry.
What is the name of your company?
The name of my company is TechOrion, and the other new ventures that I am working on are Pramaan Network Pvt Ltd, which is an investment and consulting firm. Also I am working on Orion Research and Training centre which is a data science & blockchain research and training centre we are starting in Chandigarh next month.
Where is your company located?
Right now TechOrion is operational in Ottawa in Canada as well as Hyderabad and Ludhiana in India, moreover we are planning to expand it to various cities worldwide like Sydney, British Colombia, Johannesburg, Chandigarh and Mumbai by the end of this year.
What services or products does your organization provide?
We’re respected to be perceived for our accomplishment in web & app development, web designing, digital marketing, big data solutions. With a new philosophy of “Dream & Invent,” we help our clients to shape their business future to reach the pinnacle of success. We also have our ERP software operational in various industries, some of them are school, hospital, hotel, pharmaceutical, textile industries, etc.
What problem is your business trying to solve?
We are trying to provide our clients with a better IT Infrastructure with a great team and new technologies implementations. We are also into developing new and unique products in the market which can ease our day to day difficulties. One of our Product is Quaar, this is a very advanced QR & NFC based system connected with a dashboard loaded with many amazing features, and one of its by-products is Quaar digital menu which is an NFC & QR Based advanced menu for restaurants. Just by just touching that digital menu with your mobile phones one can surf menu, order food, make payments, share feedback and many amazing things are there to entertain you while your food is preparing. One can visit www.quaar.com to know more about this fantastic product.
How is your business unique against your competitors?
The company is backed up by an experienced and qualified team of designers, developers, marketing experts and support professionals who are always ready to combine their skills to deliver matchless solutions to attain maximum client satisfaction. The company believes in rethinking every process from start to delivery to create better business outcomes. So, working with such a beautiful team always keeps the TechOrion ahead.
How did the idea for your business come to fruition?
I started all this as a dream, but the credit for boosting this startup goes to few people, really close to my heart, Mr. Ramneek Paul Singh who is currently looking after the TechOrion operations in Canada. Mr. Harman Bhutani, who is our Tech Advisor, and Mr. Ashish Diwan who is managing TechOrion Ludhiana Centre. Techorion is not just a company; It’s our emotion, a dream which we are trying to live in.
Where can people go on the web to learn more about your business
People can search TechOrion on google or visit our web page www.techorion.co.in
Final question. We want to thank you for the interview. We have one last question to ask you about imparting some wisdom to future entrepreneurs.
What three tips would you give to other entrepreneurs who are starting out on their journey?
The three things that I would like to share from my own experiences are:
- Listen to your heart. If your inner voice supports you, then go for it.
- Don’t panic. It is indeed not an easy journey but 100% work satisfaction can be obtained in entrepreneurship.
- Don’t wait for the right time. Today is the right time only, go for it, let the sky be your limit.