Dropping out of education to do an EdTech startup! Today my guest is Mohammad Yousuf CEO of Edunify. Edunify assists schools in connecting with prospective parents online and helps parents find the right schools for their children. Think of it like a matchmaking service. So in this episode he talks about great traction so far, talks about how they went about validating the idea. Why is selling to schools is one of the toughest markets you can be in. Thoughts on the indian education system & what can be improved. Talks about being a successful 3 time entrepreneur at the age of 21. Talks about successful SEO strategies to get parents to the website. Getting zero marks on his exams including entrepreneurship! and how he turned it all around despite personal hurdles like significant leg disability. Why pretending to be 24 yr old helps! And finally he talks about time blocking techniques that help him focus and be more productive. Which you can try as well.
In this conversation we also talk about:
- The business model
- The startup scene in Lucknow & thoughts on moving to Bangalore.
- Advice for first time founders.
- Paying his own way through college
- Thoughts on paid advertising.
- Being a big fan of Clubhouse
- What problem are they trying to solve?
- Customer discovery & feedback
- What was he like at school?
- Recalling his first pitch!
- Thoughts on going global
and much more
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music by Punch Deck. https://open.spotify.com/artist/7kdduxAVaFnbHJyNxl7FWV