Varun is the co-founder of 91springboard. It's one of the biggest co-working communities in India, supporting over 3,000 businesses in their growth journey conceptualised in 2013. He is a seasoned builder always excited by new ideas and has founded multiple startups in the field of real estate, data, and finance - with one of his startups, MyGuestHouse (a budget accommodation aggregator) being acquired by MakeMyTrip.
Prior to his foray into entrepreneurship, Varun worked with Goldman Sachs for 5+ years in Equity Research in the U.S. & India, playing a key role in setting up their operations in Bangalore & Mumbai.
Varun graduated in B.S. Applied Economics & Management from Cornell University, and has a Project Management certification for executives from XLRI.
Nikit has worked with 91springboard in fundraising, sales, real estate. He began his career with Mahindra & Mahindra and is a mechanical engineer by training having experience in team building & business development, process design, fundraise etc.
Abhimanyu is the co-founder of SLII, a water purification and renewable energy startup and has worked in the education, livelihoods and healthcare spaces. He is a chemical engineer by training and has experience in product building, strategy, compliance, fundraise etc.
Impact, Knowledge, Family
Kritika has worked in large startups like Delhivery and Dunzo, with product, operations and strategy teams. She is a chemical engineer training and has experience in process excellence, financial modelling, tech implementation.
Charlez has worked in 91springboard with the project management team & has worked on various government projects in the state of Kerala. He is a certified project manager and has experience in operations excellence, administration.
Alakshi is the co-founder TruCup, a sustainable menstruation startup & has worked with Piramal Foundation, and Accenture. Previously a Gandhi fellow, she has experience in the impact space, strategy, operations, product, marketing.
An entrepreneur who's grown his family's engineering business, Pennar Industries, to over Rs. 2500cr per year in revenues. He has built new businesses, some publicly listed, focused on pre-engineered buildings, and water and environment infrastructure. He has led Pennar's overseas expansion to markets like the United States. He is a Cornell grad who also invests in startups out of his passion to support and grow entrepreneurship.
Our selection process is broken down into three major stages that span over a period of six to twelve weeks. At each stage, we will work with you to make sure that value is derived by all involved. These stages typically involve some of the following activities - clarifying vision and values, developing strategy, devising product market fit strategies, building business plans and financial models.We recognize that different founders are at different stages of their startup lifecycle, we commit to adjust to your requirements and pace. We’re ready when you’re ready.
Articulate your idea, fill the form, read the agreement and if our goals align, we schedule a meeting.
We want to understand your vision and find a mutual fit between your idea of impact and our goals.
Let's meet (in-person/ online) a few times to understand your journey, business plan, challenges, deep dive into build3, create project work and tangible goals.
We want to understand you and the startup on factors of capability, compatibility with us, commitment and commercial viability.
Shake on the terms and create a validation budget with an action plan to start building your idea. Post validation, we get into some serious building!
We want to understand mutual fit related to values and team compatibility, as we work together on one or two key projects.
Build together hand in glove for the next 1-1.5 years to launch a sustainable and strong startup! We will nurture and become the true co-founding team - in it for life!Start Building!
Our view of work is holistic and mindful - taking away the negative connotations from ‘work’ and viewing it as a way to live life to its fullest potential. An ideal work day is well distributed in building build3, our startups, connecting with family and the inner self.
Working with others and helping them in their journey is a true way to achieve self transcendence, working at build3 I know I will play an integral part in enabling young founders to achieve their full potential.
I am a person of a service/support orientation, I find it fulfilling to help others achieve their best.
Building a business is one of the ultimate expressions of beauty and creativity - from using design thinking to achieve product market fit, to deploying creative marketing campaigns at a fraction of what the incumbent might spend, my creativity is challenged. Every. Single. Day.
Every year, I work with 1-2 new founders - I learn about new sectors, new technologies, varied business models, more effective sales and marketing methods...it's a rush!
I work with startups focused on wellness and the ecology and adhere to the principles of wealth equity, self improvement, collaborative communities, and minimalism. I’m passionate about this, I convert my passion to action. My community is proud of the work that I do.
I help my colleagues find a place and move in, they invite me to their and their children’s birthdays, we frequently hang out at the beach, play video games and go cycling, we take road trips (yes even to buy a second hand car) … we’re pretty much family :D
I won’t lie, I made a lot more money when I worked at Goldman Sachs. At build3, I get compensated well to the extent of my most important needs. It covers - a place to live, food, transport, communication, education, the occasional holiday and even some rainy day savings for me and my dependent family. Besides I get to live and work out of Goa, I get to experience the natural beauty and a rich culture this city has to offer...every, single, day… I might have said that twice ;)