Entrepreneur: Anagha Sadavarte
Business Name: ANARISE
Welcome to Entrepreneurs of India #startupstories episode 130
Lack of proper training has always been a hurdle to job seekers and youngsters in India. Too often, a professional degree does not promise them a job. ANARISE comes to the scene in this crucial scenario. It’s an organisation founded by Anagha Sadavarte, a professional who has an extensive industry experience of nearly two decades in technical sector. She realized the widening gap between the academic knowledge of technical graduates and the practical approach they need at work.
ANARISE is into career coaching, business advisory and leadership training. It strives to create able people the industry would look for and caters to professionals who are at different stages of their career; be it beginner, mid senior or advance senior level. What’s the complete story of ANARISE? Let’s unravel it from the founder Anagha.
1) How did you get your idea for this business?
I have an industry experience helped me identify the need of a support system, a product that would enable youth with better skills to fetch better employment opportunities. Observing the big gap between the academic knowledge they possess and the practical approach that is needed to address work in the industry, I created and developed an employment training program.
2) Why is “now” a good time for this idea to exist?
Every problem in the society and the fraternity is discussed with two mind-sets; one is of complain and other is to find a way to resolve it. I took the other path and found the way to resolve an issue faced by billion people in India.
India with its growing, work opportunities and infrastructure is a goldmine to be explored by rightly skilled people, rightly capable youth. Making the youth capable with a support system makes us capable in turn.
India has more than 50% of its population below the age of 25 and more than 65% below the age of 35. It is expected that, in 2020, the average age of an Indian will be 29 years, compared to 37 for China and 48 for Japan; and, by 2030, India’s dependency ratio should be just over 0.4.
Time has come for the younger generation to grip the ropes and take it ahead. However, they need to be trained and empowered with the right knowledge and skills. So, our training program is highly relevant today.
3) What was the reaction from your family when you first decided to become an entrepreneur?
As I started my new journey of transitioning from one work type to other.. they were restless, confused and could not understand why I wanted to do it.
4) What was your biggest mistake in business and what did you learn from it?
Every business is built with lots of efforts, series of stress and bunch of mistakes till you achieve the golden mean of reaching the right equation. I trusted people with my important documents and was cheated with infringement of my intellectual properties. I was not careful enough to use the right methods in the beginning. Later I learned the ways to be more methodical, sharper in all my processes related to business.
5) What is your biggest obstacle in the next 12 months and how will you overcome it?
The biggest obstacle I foresee in coming times is the awareness lacked by the youth. They feel their degree gives them all the knowledge to face any industry for a job or even to start to work on their own. But they need to understand. Updating self with needed skill for desired work cannot be replaced by hoax talks.
6) What habits contribute to your success?
My daily mantra-Go beyond the comfort zone, contribute each day, be consistent in your efforts, Do not give up.
7) If you had the opportunity to start this business again what would you do differently?
I would be more foresighted about the time loss that happens in the initiating times. You can replace faulty product, wrong people but not time.
8) What is your favourite inspirational quote?
Impossible has two alphabets more ‘I’ & ‘M’ Possible.
9) Where do you find inspiration?
I find inspiration from each individual who fights to make it happen, who work towards exploring new opportunities. To name few- J K Rowlings, Soichiro Honda, Julia Child, Captain Gopinath of Air Deccan.
10) What is your favourite book?
11) What advice would you give to someone starting out?
Research, Rework, Respond, Repeat.
Anagha Sadavarte put her industry knowledge and expertise to start an organization to train the candidates in the right way. She identified the gap between their academic knowledge and practical aspects of their work, and bridged it by providing effective skill-based training with the help of industry experts.
ANARISE has now become a prominent player in the country when it comes to training young professionals in technical sector. Their flagship programs for Individual Transformation, Team Transformation and Leadership Transformation have helped a lot of aspiring youngsters unleash their full potential at work.
Anagha has also been conferred with ‘Rashtriya Gaurav Award’ for her efforts in fetching better employment opportunities for the youth in the country.