Founded in 2017 by Eklovey Verma, Creating Talks conducts online and offline events that help people strike conversations which revolve around topical issues. It helps participants find insights that could enrich their lives with inspirational and knowledge sharing thoughts. The startup recently got an undisclosed amount of funding from the Delhi Government
“We at Creating Talks have a strong belief that there is no better teacher than experience and have also noticed that listening to somebody’s stories of trial and perseverance helps us to view our problems from a different perspective. We are on a mission to provide our youth with the treasure of experiential learning from Experts.”- Eklovey Verma, Founder, Creating Talks
In an exclusive interaction with Motiverge, Eklovey Verma, Founder, Creating Talks shares more insights about his venture, journey so far, future plans and motivation.
Below are the excerpts from the interview:
Tell us more about Creating Talks.
We at Creating Talks have a strong belief that there is no better teacher than experience and have also noticed that listening to somebody’s stories of trial and perseverance helps us to view our problems from a different perspective. We are on a mission to provide our youth with the treasure of experiential learning from Experts
Creating Talks is a platform where public figures join us for sharing their experiences, knowledge and insights about their life or on the specific topic with our audience offline as well as online.
What was the biggest turning point in your life that changed your mind to become an entrepreneur?
From school days, entrepreneurship excites me due to the fact that being an entrepreneur, I can impact more people by solving many existing needs or problems.
- Creativity is not recommended for MNC’s
- Our lifestyle isn’t bound to an 8 hours job
- Our ideas are unconventional
- Vision to change the world
What motivated you all to launch Creating Talks?
- Power of Stories
- Learning from someone’s experiences
- To get experiences from someone else without putting yourself in hot water
- India needs some of its own product like TED/TEDx
How big is your team?
We are a team of 8 to 10 people.
How has been the journey so far in terms of resources, challenges faced, market response, etc.?
Zig Ziglar, famous author, said “You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great”.
Issues related to resources, challenges, negative market response is only fear of losing and failing. Actually everything is experience. As my company believes in power of experiences we are taking everything in a positive manner while moving towards our goals
Otherwise, after recent funding we are able to acquire all beneficial resources, explaining people about our product especially to our loved one is an everyday challenge :p and market response till now is phenomenal from our speakers as well as from our audience.
Who are major competitors of Creating Talks in India as well as globally? What makes you different from your competition?
We find TED Talks or TEDx as our competitor in India as well as globally, still we are learning from them and making our place in this domain with few of our USP’s.
What are the business opportunities in your sector, especially in the APAC region?
It’s a huge opportunity for us in Asia-Pacific Region, rest we are focusing on India only for the coming two years.
In terms of statistics, there were more 250+ TEDx Events organised in India every year.
Have you raised funds so far? Where do you see Creating Talks in coming 3 to 5 years?
Yes, we got an undisclosed amount of funding from the Delhi Government recently.
We didn’t believe in setting a business oriented target, but yeah we wish to be recognised as a Brand in our domain in coming 3 years. And would like to contribute as much as we can for the youth of India.
What keeps you going? How do you maintain a healthy work-life balance?
Zeal to learn, experience and go through new challenges excites me to keep going every day.
Balancing work life helps me due to my nature, I am the man of relationships, so I have crystal clear relationships with people at my work and people at my normal life that helps me a lot keep balance between both.
What’s your definition of Motivation?
For me, Motivation is to keep going in one direction without thinking of any failure or negative thoughts with our full energy and desire to achieve whatever you want.
What are your messages for aspiring entrepreneurs/young generation?
- Challenge yourself every day
- Believe in yourself
- Find good Team
- Trust your team
- Must have vision
- Take Risks
- Don’t escape from Innovating and Hard work