Meet the SHEROES - Shalini Nautiyal
Tell us more about you
I am a first generation entrepreneur with 8 years Software experience. I have spent a large part of my career working for some of the best known brands in the world, picking up some very critical skills along the way.
I quit my job at Infosys in 2012 to start my venture Coffee Mug Ideas. The first product that I incubated is yipeedo.com. I am also a mom of 1 year old adorable boy and sometimes feel am managing 2 kids, one being my startup.
What was the idea behind Yipeedo?
The idea of Yipeedo originated over a cup of coffee at a cafe in Bangalore (That is the reason I named my company Coffee Mug Ideas :) ). We wanted to plan a day out but were clueless what to do after coffee. That is when we felt the need for a product which not only helps stitch plans by bringing nearby businesses together but also recommends activities as per taste of the user.
What inspires you the most to work?
Lot of things, the sheer fun of seeing your product shape up, people actually using it and liking it gives me a lot of encouragement to do more and make it better.
Are there any challenges that you face?
Yes. Challenges were there at both professional and personal front.The decision to quit and start wasn't easy for sure. Also being a mompreneur, its constant juggling of priorities to manage work and home, but I am thankful to have a very supportive team and a husband who has always encouraged me to go beyond boundaries and do my best.
Message to all SHEROES out there.
Do not wait for right time to start-up. When you start, that is the right time!