Today is an important day at YourStory: we are launching something exciting in our effort to take value addition in the startup ecosystem to the next level.
I am thrilled to introduce to you Conversations@YourStory. Conversations is a weekly live chat series with leading entrepreneurs, investors and technologists. You can now ask your most important questions to people you have wanted to interact with directly and get valuable insights once every week.
It might not seem like a big deal, but here are some reasons we feel it was critical for us to do this now:
- Time and again, entrepreneurs tell us they do not get face time with leaders in business and technology to help them with the answers they need. Events and other avenues of interaction are not designed to give out the type of information and personal insight at scale. Conversations@YourStory is an effort in that direction – we want every entrepreneur to be able to ask their burning questions to the right people and get an answer.
- Entrepreneurship in India now, and in the future, will not be limited to Tier 1 cities. People from other parts of the country cannot travel to be able to interact with leaders. Everyone deserves to have access to knowledge that resides with successful entrepreneurs, and Conversations@YourStory is designed to serve that very purpose.
- At YourStory, we have the good fortune of interacting with successful entrepreneurs, investors and technologists on a regular basis. Successful people do want to help out as many people as possible but are not able to do so because it is too time-consuming to address more than 10 people in a direct conversation at a meetup. Given a platform like Conversations@YourStory, they are happy and more than willing to engage with and talk to as many people as possible in the span of an hour. We are thankful and grateful to everyone who accepted our invite as we launch today and to the ones coming up in future.
- And, last but not the least, we believe great things begin with a CONVERSATION.
The most important aspect i.e., what should you ask?
We would hate to see Conversations becoming a platform that does not give out value to aspiring and existing entrepreneurs. And this can only be achieved when we are prepared and know what we want to ask in advance to get an insightful answer.
We have done our best to give detailed information about everyone and schedule the calendar well in advance for you to RSVP to the ones most relevant and exciting for you.
I also take this opportunity to thank my brilliant engineering team who know how to weave magic time and again. Special thanks to Prashant Sharma for bringing such commitment in rolling out the product, Gaurav Tiwari, my brilliant CTO for working like a Ninja. Also Nagesh and Newton for their relentless support. And Gokul and Irfan for design.
And thank you, readers, for being a supporter of YourStory for the last nine years, and as we embark on a journey to bring new offerings this year, I am hopeful you will show the love as you always do. 🙂
RSVP to attend your favorite conversations here: conversations.yourstory.com
P.S. As with all things new, you may find some bugs in Conversations. Drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us about it.