With an expertise in marketing, management, business development and market research, Manish has proved his mettle every now and then. He has done post-graduation in business management specializing in marketing and finance. He started his career as a managing partner of the Right track. He then moved on to other avenues gaining ample experience. His first stint at entrepreneurship came in the form of The East coast web solutions. However, his true ingenuity came to the forefront after he launched Wowmio.com.
It is a curated website providing detailed information about salon, spas, gyms, yoga centers, sports, dance, music and related services. It also provides a platform where a user can write or read reviews and take decisions accordingly. Within a short span of time, it has created a huge buzz in the local market.
Please provide a brief overview of your product/ service.
Wowmio.com is a curated website providing information on the lifestyle segment, viz. Salon, spa, gym, sports coaching, swimming pools, dance, music, yoga and nightlife. We have menus, deals & reviews for all categories, which help visitors to make decisions quickly. We currently cover limited cities in India though in 2 years we are planning to cover entire Asia.
What inspired you to build the above product/ service?
Same as what Deepinder Goyal & Pankaj Chaddah was inspired with started with a personal requirement and then Eureka! , we can solve many problems for many people in the field of Lifestyle.
What is your life mantra?
Believe in yourself, things would be easy.
What was the most challenging part of your journey till now?
For an entrepreneur, every day is a challenge, sometimes people don’t turn up, sometimes the website is not working properly and 100+ challenges.
How did you overcome those challenges?
Share some details about the investments that you have been able to fetch for the business till now.
Co-Founders have funded this venture through their personal funds though we are approaching few VCs for $1 mn+ funding
How do you protect yourself from the problem of Brain Drain?
At wowmio.com we keep our employees motivated every day, we have regular catch-up sessions where we share personal experiences, everyday challenges and try to find out solutions to overcome those challenges
According to you, what are the three qualities an individual must have to achieve success?
Discipline, Thoughtfulness, and Perseverance
Which online tools/ services/ apps do you use the most and would like to recommend as well?
My favorite Zomato, then BMS, Cricbuzz
Share any one habit which you think makes you more productive.
Planning your day in the morning or a night before it and executing it one by one.
Share any one habit which you wish to change in yourself.
I love sleeping though this venture is actually changing this habit, day by day.
Answer in less than 50 words
Stay with your idea it will produce more ideas and then let them have sex, you will get more idea in the same field
- One mistake you believe every individual must avoid:
Should have started earlier, was thinking to execute this idea since last 3 years
- One most important lesson that you have learnt until now:
Again staying with the idea you have in mind and think, think, think more…
What are your plans for next 3 years?
By end of 2018, we would like to be where Zomato is today in the field of lifestyle
If you get a chance to start your career again what would you do differently this time?
Nothing, randomness has its own charm
What are your top three getaway destinations?
Any place which offers mental peace, nothing specific
Share a quote that inspires you the most.
“Be strong, because things will be better, it may be stormy now, but it never rains forever.”