Abhishek GargCEO of Roadiets Published On: Monday, July 11, 2016 Views 1933
"Entrepreneurs are not risk takers but are risk minimizers".
Abhishek Garg is a young entrepreneur with a passion to do great things that are also helpful for the community. A teen-entrepreneur, Abhishek has the understanding of market’s needs and business world well-beyond his years. And this fact is clearly reflected in his online venture Roadiets.
A first of its kind initiative in India, Roadiets helps people in finding the best food to eat in their nearby restaurants. The specialty of Roadiets is that the reviews & ratings for dishes are provided by renowned chefs. Currently available in Delhi, Abhishek has big future plans for his startup. Within next 3 years, he wants to expand Roadiets to all tier-2 cities across India.
Please provide a brief overview of your product/ service.
Roadiets is a platform that solves a prime pain point of customers, which is ‘what to eat around’. With all the online portals, today it has become easier to find a restaurant, but not to find the best taste. At Roadiets, we have international chefs working alongside celebrity chefs from Mastershef India, who visit restaurants, taste their dishes, and give them ratings so that customer can make a more informed decision while deciding what to eat.
Apart from listing restaurants with their rating & reviews on the website & mobile, we also promote them through physical branding by awarding them with Masterchef certified certificates. We are also helping restaurants in their back end from Recipe building to kitchen consultancy and setups.
What inspired you to build the above product/ service?
I Went to Kolkata last year and i found many restaurants there but I was not able to find where I can get the best rohu fish, thus, the idea struck me to open a business that solves such kind of problem for people.
What is your life mantra?
I wanted to make things that actually solve genuine problem for people. Roadiets is my first step towards this mission.
What was the most challenging part of your journey till now?
Most challenging part was to convince people that why they should work with a 17 year old boy and invest their money and time with him.
How did you overcome those challenges?
I explained people that how age doesn’t matter but a big idea and creators matter. I gave them some provisional time to work on and now I can say that we are a good team.
Share some details about the investments that you have been able to fetch for the business till now.
Only thing I can say that we are overcoming over losses in a good speed and generating revenues with growth rate of 60%.
How do you protect yourself from the problem of Brain Drain?
By reminding myself my dad’s words, as he always say that “There is always a way for a doer” and alike many of his words protect me from this problem.
According to you, what are the three qualities an individual must have to achieve success?
Positive thinker, believer and a smart worker.
Which online tools/ services/ apps do you use the most and would like to recommend as well?
I personally use Paytm and Hotstar. I don’t think we are using any tool or service which others are unaware of.
Share any one habit which you think makes you more productive.
Habit to live lifestyle different from others makes me more productive
Share any one habit which you wish to change in yourself.
The habit of sleeping more.
Answer in less than 50 words
- One tip to success:
Self-belief and self-motivation
- One mistake you believe every individual must avoid:
Trusting on people easily, especially when they are not already known.
- One most important lesson that you have learnt till now:
Too Many chefs spoil the dish.
What are your plans for next 3 years?
In next 3 years, we are planning to make Roadiets everyone’s habit and make it viral in even tier-2 cities of India.
If you get a chance to start your career again what would you do differently this time?
I will definitely give music a shot, if I ever get the chance.
What are your top three getaway destinations?
Coorg, Khajjiar and Goa
Share a quote that inspires you the most.
“Entrepreneurs are not risk takers but are risk minimizers”.