Akbar KhanCo-Founder of Mecura India Published On: Wednesday, March 23, 2016 Views 2366
“Thoughts lead on to purposes; purposes go forth in action; actions form habits; habits decide character; and character fixes our destiny.”
Akbar Khan is currently pursuing Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from SRM University. His keen interest in entrepreneurship has enabled him to start Mecura through which parents can track the medical records of their children with just the click of a button.
Mecura has already been featured among top five startups selected in IIT Bombay JS Innovation Lab and it was also among 40 start-ups to get selected in Bioasia convention 2016. Akbar aims to turn his startup into a company and promote better healthcare for children in India.
Please provide a brief overview of your product/ service.
We solving the problem of child healthcare in India by making Electronic Medial Records for every child in School. We are providing a medical facility where every child will get a medical check up all their records will be updated online through which parents can keep track of their child healthcare.
What inspired you to build the above product/ service?
I used to go home in holidays from the hostel and there were only telephonic conversations with parents. After I came out of the hostel, my parents saw my sneezing problem and they immediately took me to a good doctor and doctor declared that I have a sinus problem. Because of my sinus problem, which persisted due to lack of medical attention, I was able to conceptualize the idea of Mecura.
What is your life mantra?
I trusted myself that if I kept my head up and my heart open, good things will come into my life. And I’m glad I listened to myself.
What was the most challenging part of your journey till now?
We had to deal with extreme challenges from the first day Mecura was founded. As I’m in still in college, time is the real challenge. I am just 20 years old and every time I pitch in front of people, I get negative feedback. Other than that, we are doing great.
How did you overcome those challenges?
My father taught me to never give up and I kept working day and night. I had to leave my college classes to attend a Start-Up meet for networking. Due to an excellent team, parent’s support and business model, we got many opportunities from investors. We were the among top five startups selected in IIT Bombay JS Innovation Lab and were among 40 start-ups to get selected in Bioasia convention.
Share some details about the investments that you have been able to fetch for the business till now.
We have just got an opportunity from IIT Bombay as Incubation from JS Innovation Lab.
How do you protect yourself from the problem of Brain Drain?
We are doing something different with best support from the doctors and hospitals. Our marketing head is a doctor himself as he stand as backbone of our start Up.
According to you, what are the three qualities an individual must have to achieve success?
- Energy And Physical Stamina
- Letting go of ego
Which online tools/ services/ apps do you use the most and would like to recommend as well?
Snappages, Buffer, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Google+, Asana, Powtoons
Share any one habit which you think makes you more productive.
I used to watch and read all the inspirational stories
Share any one habit which you wish to change in yourself.
I wish I could travel more
Answer in less than 50 words
- One tip to success:
Manage your energy well
- One mistake you believe every individual must avoid:
- One most important lesson that you have learnt till now:
People deserve a second chance
What are your plans for next 3 years?
To turn my startup into a company, where parents find us helpful and children get more attention to health.
If you get a chance to start your career again what would you do differently this time?
I will become entrepreneur
What are your top three getaway destinations?
Share a quote that inspires you the most.
“Thoughts lead on to purposes; purposes go forth in action; actions form habits; habits decide character; and character fixes our destiny.” – Tryon Edwards