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Since the Business Plan Presentation

posted 7 Nov 2015, 23:33 by Bobby Ranjan   [ updated 7 Nov 2015, 23:48 ]

I've been pretty busy since the business plan presentation, which is the main cause for the delay in updating my blog. However, today I have the chance to share with you guys what we've been doing for the last 2 weeks.

After the business plan presentation on the 24th of October, we worked on developing a timeline for the next 2 months to make sure that our marketing and development of the platform had concrete deadlines to be met. We also attended the Young Social Entrepreneurs' Meet organised by the Singapore International Foundation, where we learned about the mentorship and benefits that they provide for young, social entrepreneurs.

We have also planned out a couple of trips - one we organised yesterday and one to be carried out today. Ben and I hosted the trip yesterday for 5 exchange students - 3 from South Korea, 1 from France and 1 from Denmark. We were looking to test whether transportation would be an issue for them, as in, whether they would be hindered by the fact that they had to take public transport instead of being able to travel comfortably in a car. Fortunately, they weren't too bothered by that, though we were fortunate to catch the last bus on the way back, which was a good learning point from last night. The trips must be timed appropriately so as to cater for various possible pitfalls like missing public transport and having to take a cab to get back to campus, or going to a very crowded place during peak hours. That was an interesting observation and one we shall keep in mind while we host and help others host such trips.

December looks to be a very hectic month in terms of development of the platform, but we're confident we can push through and get everything done in time for the launch of our company.