Pop Quiz, Monday with Hari Srinivasan

Hari Srinivasan

The Pop Quiz, Monday is a fun little exam that we love to give to savvy business owners. The examination is not a surprise after all since the interviewee already knew about the questions in advance. However, we can always pretend and have fun with the scenario of a young entrepreneur sitting in class nervously biting on their pencil. They are ready to take a pop quiz on a chapter that they were supposed to read the night before. Instead, they played Metroid all night on their SNES (Oops, this was me in high school). The real purpose of the pop quiz is that this is a fun way to introduce business tips from real-world experiences that you can not learn in a classroom. We want to thank our entrepreneur for being a good sport and volunteering their time to answer a few questions to help our community grow from their knowledge.

I want to introduce you to our guest today who will be taking our Pop Quiz Monday.

Can you please tell everyone your name?
Hari Srinivasan

Hari Srinivasan
Photo credit: Hari Srinivasan

What is your job role?

Tell us about your company?
NiMONiKS was established in 2017 with a mission to be a leading provider of technology products and services. Specializing in blockchain and artificial intelligence, NiMONiKS offers two flagship products; iCover – a micro-insurance platform, and Educrypt – a credentialing and student 360 service. NiMONiKS also provides consulting services to companies looking to transform their technology ecosystems.

What do you love most about your job?
It’s not a job. It’s a dream, my team and I are building that out piece by piece

What motivates you to get up every day and go to work?
I’ve trained myself long time back to focus on the journey and not on the reward, so the journey, challenges, and environment keeps me going.

How do your co-workers inspire you?
My co-workers are exceptional, their energy levels fuel my passion.

How do you have fun at work (team building, pranks, etc..)?
We all like to get silly, its good to bring out the kid within you from time to time.

What are some of the challenges of your job?
Every day is a challenge that’s what makes the job interesting for me — driving the company’s vision, securing funds to execute and cementing a road map.

What are some lessons learned from a past project that you can share with us?
There is always something to learn in this journey but make sure you learn from your previous challenges and use that as a positive influence in life is the biggest lesson I learnt. These lessons and experiences are critical for an entrepreneur to succeed, and they will shape your personality.

What advice would you give to someone who is starting in your industry?
It’s a fascinating arena, filled with opportunities and diversity regarding options that are available. Please choose your path based on your long-term goals and plan your moves based on that. I would suggest exploring internship opportunities with different companies before taking the plunge.

Thank you for taking our pop quiz today. You get an A+ for effort. You can learn more about our interviewee and their business by visiting them on the web:

Author: Ricky Singh, MBA

Editor of The Startup Growth.

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