TwolyMadlyDeeply.com, in association with YourStory.in organized ‘Bootstrap Love’, a one-of-a-kind social mixer in Bangalore for singles who are passionate about entrepreneurship on 28 April 2013. It was well attended by over 70 TwolyMadlyDeeply registered members, with an equitable gender ratio.
Entrepreneurs are a different breed altogether, going after a vision that only they can see. And they do it for a pittance, typically! This was even more apparent when it came to finding their romantic partners. Entrepreneurs feel that it takes an entrepreneur to understand the mind of another – the daily life, the upheavals and the decisions that are an entrepreneur makes are unique in their nature. Further, given the all-consuming nature of entrepreneurship, it leaves little time for entrepreneurs towards their social life.
TwolyMadlyDeeply.com and YourStory.in conceptualized this event as a means of bringing together this community with a social intent. Who knows – you might bump into your life partner or your co-founder in such a venue!
The evening started off with inspiring interactive sessions by three women entrepreneurs. Shradha Sharma, Founder & Editor, YourStory.in shared her personal journey about her own life partner and how they have navigated the entrepreneurial life together. Next, Chitra Gurnani, Co-founder & CEO, Thrillophilia shared her professional journey of how she and her husband bootstrapped their organization, which was based on their common passion for adventure travel. Later on, India’s first Mills & Boon author Milan Vohra, spoke about her research about women entrepreneurs for her past books. She followed this up by reading specific passages from her bestseller books, and entertained the audience.
The members then split up to participate in the two activities. They were torn between a Jive dancing workshop and a whiskey tasting workshop. One where you could learn to dance with different partners and one where you could know the how to really savour whiskey like a connoisseur – hard choice indeed! The attending members got to know each other over these activities as they spent time pairing up with different partners to dance or to compete in the whiskey games.
This was followed by dinner and cocktails under the pleasant night sky. A professional DJ then took over, belting out hit numbers for the members to dance the night away.
The members struck up meaningful conversations over the course of the evening, sharing entrepreneurship journeys, their passions and their personal interests.