Turning Passion into Career | Startup Story | Rana Atheya | Josh Talks
Turning his childhood love for dogs into a business idea, Rana Atheya’s Josh Talks will give you all the motivation you need to start your business. Sharing the business lessons he learned while building his own start-up, he shares all the twists and turns and the hardships he faced and how he overcame them. Watch this Josh Talks if you’ve been waiting for the secret of how to turn your passion into your profession.
Dogs were what made Rana Atheya happy about life. When his colleagues discovered the knowledge Atheya had about dogs, they suggested he pursue his passion for it. That is how the start-up blog DogSpot.in was launched in 2007. Later, Atheya’s passion turned into a full-time career once he decided that he would start a business model out of his blog. His passion led blog had become people’s favourite community for talking about their pets and celebrating pet- keeping, with almost 60 dog shows covered in a year. What started out as a community website in 2007 was turned into a portal offering content and a networking platform for dog owners and lovers. In 2011, it changed avatar and became an e-commerce portal. Catering to the community that he had built, he came up with a new business with the entrepreneurship skills within him and became the first e-commerce player for pet supplies and needs.
In his startup story, he shares the journey of turning his passion into profession and tips on how to start a business, he says that in order to sustain as a business, start building small blocks each day so that one day it can become a big business model. Rana Atheya attributes his father for the seed of entrepreneurship in him. His dad shared that being an entrepreneur and creating jobs was of far greater value than working on one. It was his father’s unfulfilled dreams of becoming an entrepreneur that pushed him into entrepreneurship. However, Atheya had to wait a few years before he could take the entrepreneurial plunge. Rana Atheya is the first-generation entrepreneur in the family.
Rana Atheya, Co-founder, and CEO, DogSpot.in started his company in 2007 with a small team but has now delivered 700,000 pet products across the country in 2015. His reason for starting DogSpot, simple! He loves dogs. DogSpot.in today is a leader in the pets category in India. The passion he showed for his passion and turned it into a career got the support of an undisclosed amount by Ratan Tata; Ronnie Screwvala, Founder-UTV, who led the previous round of funding along with India Quotient and K Ganesh, entrepreneur-cum-investor, and a few other angel investors. Start-up stories like Rana Atheya’s are India's most desired form of inspiration today. Athreya is an entrepreneur whose startup story will inspire you to launch your start-up and begin your own story.
Josh Talks passionately believes that a well-told story has the power to reshape attitudes, lives, and ultimately, the world. We are on a mission to find and showcase the best motivational stories from across India through documented videos and live events held all over the country. What started as a simple conference is now a fast-growing media platform that covers the most innovative rags to riches success stories with speakers from every conceivable background, including entrepreneurship, women’s rights, public policy, sports, entertainment and social initiatives. With 7 regional languages in our ambit, our stories and speakers echo one desire: to inspire action. Our goal is to unlock the potential of passionate young Indians from rural and urban areas by inspiring them to overcome the setbacks they face in their career and helping them discover their true calling in life. Josh Talks has also curated the stories of some of the most inspiring entrepreneurs be it social entrepreneurs or entrepreneurs who started at a very young age and built big businesses by turning their passion into their profession, fighting failures in their businesses and capitalized on their business ideas successfully.
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