Startup Panel Discussion With Columbia Business School

Panel discussion with Columbia Business School at InstaOffice Coworking in Sector-32, Gurgaon

It is always an amazing feeling when we open our space to leading founders and entrepreneurs for an insightful discussion. Yesterday was one such day when we hosted Columbia Business School for a Panel Discussion. The Panel consisted of Jainesh Sinha (Co-founder, GyanDhan), Mudit Goel (Co-founder, Groots), Raghav Verma (Founder, Chaayos), and Vikas Lakhani (Co-Founder, InstaOffice). 

With anything in India usually starting 10-20 minutes late, it was a pleasant surprise when all our guests showed up 15 minutes early! The students had a fun networking session over tea and cookies before they settled for the session.

The discussion was moderated by Professor Urooj Khan, who primarily began with what the respective people in the panel and their startups were up to, their entrepreneurial journeys and how they went about choosing the right co-founder. After a while, he opened the floor for questions, for the students to delve deeper to the startup scenario in India. The discussion mainly revolved around the current startup scenario in India, opportunities, and challenges faced.

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After covering important aspects like team building, funding, and spotting business opportunities, the session took a lighter turn when the founders were asked to share funny moments they had come across in their respective entrepreneurial journeys. And there were some really hysterical ones! For instance, Mudit’s adventure into the Sabzi Mandi led him to know that zucchini is colloquially known is Jugni”! This left everyone laughing and the discussion ended on a really happy note.

Here’s what Raghav (Founder, Chaayos) had to say about the event:

The panelists later stayed on to interact with students, and went home with beautiful souvenirs. Cheers to fab Wednesdays! 

We at InstaOffice believe that office spaces are much more than a desk, these are places where people spend a major part of their day. Hence our team constantly thrives to make sure that we make offices happy for our members. We keep hosting fun sessions to bring you together with your team and the community! Events are a regular affair at our spaces. In case you are looking for an office space in Gurgaon or know someone who is, let them know about us. We are available at or +91 995 856 3555. 

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