New to this group. Read more than 50 posts & really charged up as I am also looking for platform like this where GENUINE people can help me with their feedback for my concept - looking to start up + back up from founder Mr Kejriwal.
Like others, first doubt which got clear from mind - no one can steal your idea.
Let me tell you about myself. my story may sound kiddish but i believe in every person there is one small child..here is mine.
Bachelor from travel industry (7 years of experience). Always fascinated towards exploring new destinations & meeting new people. Left my well paid job last year in August (for a reason), to become a FOUNDER. This word always inspire me to think out of the box & execute it. As of now running a travel agency in Mumbai (to survive) & not interested to run through out my life.
HOW IT STARTED ?
Normally because of my profession, I used to meet 5-6 new people every day & travel alone, but that from company point of view.
Slowly & slowly as time passes, I realized my life got surrounded only within the 4 wall of my office with my customers & colleagues. Even though I was well positioned & stable but self satisfaction was missing.
Work here, friends here & end your day here. Home became just a formality to sleep & next mrng get ready for office again. Due to work load, sometimes unable to attend family functions & friends parties. In fact in my society I hardly know anyone.
My hobbies took back seat, I just chat with my old friends on FB, no new friends, just routine life, no new activity - when I want to go for holidays / outing - all my friends are busy & definitely don't want to go alone. Sometimes I felt like living in a lonely world.
Many times I told my friends to plan holiday for Malaysia & Singapore……but you know how friends react initially (with mountain of quest)….. There were some good air-fare deals going on for the same sector, I told my friends and at last….we booked our air-tickets & hotels. I was very excited as this was my first Int’l trip & I love to travel new destinations. It’s my dream to travel around the world.
One day both of my friends told me due to some professional & personal reason, we have to cancel this trip. It was like BIG SHOCK to me…..I was unable to understand how to REACT but friends are friends, we went to GOA to chill out & to create new memories but old is gold.
That day I realized how much I am depended on others for my enjoyment & happiness (not only with me but thousands of other people as well facing the same situation). I told myself this time will never come back (& it’s never too late), .......why not to create a group where people like ME can go for holidays or enjoy different events without depending on anyone and at the same time make some good friends.
CONCEPT - Name of the company - looking for some good OPTIONS) is a face-to-face meet-up platform during events & vacation. It's a group for all those solos that happen to be single or their friends, relatives, partner, family members are busy to accompany them during such programs. It's a world where you can make new friends for life long, meet your life partner, explore yourself, share your views, learn something, show your hidden talent, go for various activities, & get away from stressful life in a group of like minded people who share same values, thoughts, hobbies and life-style like you.
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
welcome to therodinhoods!
i don't know how active you are on social media - but these are the top tour/trip organisers in the indian travel space right now. pls go to their websites and fb pages. you'll get a fair idea how hot the indian organised travel scene is. some of them cater to overseas trips as well. some have only 2 co-founders and have been featured as 'travel entrepreneurs'.
India untravelled: offbeat travel getaways in rural india
Travel another india
The Blueberry trails
The WOW Club
January the Fourteenth
Delhi by Foot
Date with Delhi
High on Travel
indian backpacker (run by fellow rodinhooder akshay)
out journeys - specialise in gay tours
i would suggest you get a feel of the "competition" - do your research - you'll get some answers and a whole lot of new questions as well!
all the best!
thanks Asha, will just go through.
I am not trying to become tour organiser or operator as i am running my own travel agency, so competition never come into my mind. I want to create platform where people of similar age looking for holidays but either are alone or friends / family are busy to accompany them + at the same time they can interact with other members via website.
Out of given options above by you, My thinking goes similar to WOW club & Kunzum travel cafe but there is couple of more ways to make it more attractive.
Take example of wow club. they are focusing on women only. in my question i asked whether i also take target particular crowd initially i.e bachelors or go for married people as well.
secondly, like kunzum cafe should i start taking membership cost or start with free and later add up.
Let me know ur thought !
sorry didn't get back to you y'day. there are quite a few things i would like to discuss with you. listen... since you're based in mumbai, why don't you come for TheRodinhoods Open House on friday?
if you come a bit early we can talk. i'm easy to spot - the shortest woman in the auditorium :))))))))
let me know!
p.s: feel free to write to me at email@example.com
Thanks Asha, I will be there by 4 30pm to discuss more.
Same here easy to spot me - the tallest man in the auditorium.
Welcome to the Rodinhoods!
Agree with Asha re checking out the competition and the space within the Indian industry. I think the overall 'problem' that you are trying to solve is good. Am interested to have a chat with you to see how we could perhaps work together? I too am an aspiring entrepreneur! Look forward to hearing from you.
Hi Pez, If you are coming for open house on Friday then we can meet and talk further.