Everyone wants to be an entrepreneur! Well, who doesnt like to work for themselves?
So what do you need to become an entrepreneur, is it a brilliant idea, financial assistance or just an opportunity. I believe that entrepreneurs are born from a simple idea or motivation to do that something which comes from within themselves, with a keenness to change the world. It may all seem far fetched but that is where a bit hand holding and guidance comes in the form of start up services.
Pizza Hut, the world’s leading affordable casual dining and delivery restaurant brand recently announced the launch of an entrepreneurial assistance campaign “Start-up Hours” in association with a start up platform, Chatur Ideas. The campaign is aimed mainly at aspiring women entrepreneurs in Bangalore offering holistic start-up services to empower women in their journey to build a profitable and innovative start-up.
Pizza Hut with its presence in over 100 countries is one of the flagship brands of Yum! Brands Inc. Pizza Hut’s trademark dining experience has been recognized by Brand Equity to make it the ‘Most Trusted Food Service Brand’ for 11 years in a row. They were also awarded with “Food Service Retailer of the Year 2016” by Franchise India.
Pizza Hut provides a never before opportunity to work out of any of their outlets, utilize their area as temporary work stations, network with people, discuss ideas and make that entrepreneurial dream come true. In this day and age, no business can run without facilities like Wi-fi which is also provided from Monday to Thursday from 11 am – 6 pm. They aim to provide women entrepreneurs the interactive environment that would help them to grow in the market. Pizza Hut is one of the very few brands that have worked on the concept of heroism by women and have also saluted the heroic efforts of Sakshi and Sindhu at the Rio Olympics. The brand even has stores that are managed completely by women.
Food for these budding entrepreneurs comes at a steal with a special menu available at Rs. 199 per head which includes a main course, appetiser and beverage.
I was invited to this launch at Hotel JP Fortune along with some women entrepreneurs and aspiring ones, like myself. The event begun with the official launch of Start-up Hours by Mr. Rajat Wahi from Pizza Hut. A very affable individual who emphasised the need to encourage budding entrepreneurs and through this new campaign they hope to support the women in Bangalore with an interactive environment and VFM food.
Chatur Ideas, a start-up platform offers services such as mentoring programs, raising funds, entrepreneurship trainings, building network with relevant professionals and a 360 degree execution support. Their aim is to empower women in their journey to build a profitable and innovative start-up.
Their organization firmly believes in supporting and encouraging entrepreneurs and they aim to be able to provide this guidance to every part of the country.
Women entrepreneurs availing ‘Start-up Hours’ will also have an access to Chatur Ideas eminent mentor panel which includes industry stalwarts like Google, JP Morgan, Religare, Facebook etc. The panel along with imparting domain specific knowledge will also leverage their network to provide the right guidance to the aspiring entrepreneurs. Chatur Ideas will also offer social media services at a subsidized cost to the women entrepreneurs.
Certain eminent women entrepreneurs and startup club founders were invited to speak at the event to inspire the women present at the event. It was an enlightening hour where it was we got to hear the stories and struggles behind these successful women entrepreneurs.
With the noble thought to assist women entrepreneurs in Bangalore, Pizza Hut’s partnership with Chatur Ideas hopes to combine a comfortable work space with guidance and good food.
With my own plans of utilizing my 15 years of Pharmaceuticals experience, I hope to be able to use this unique opportunity very soon!