Each one of us lives to create a masterpiece , a reflection of ourselves – be it a piece of art, a write up you dream about , a unique programming language or a ,multi million company. Materialistic , is what they seem to others but for us it is our life , a reason to wake up to a bright or a gloomy morning and go about our daily routines. And one such masterpiece, a vision of many and a dream of uncountable is VENTURE STUDIO. Housing a number of budding entrepreneurs this place has seen them toiling for their masterpiece as great as itself.
On one of my beautiful evenings there (cause it was pouring cats and dogs !!!) , as I approach him for my next startup story ,KUSH PATEL, Founder of DELTA H , greets me with one of his most friendly smile . One of the most easy going person I have ever interviewed , his journey stands as a perfect example to just keep going and sticking to your work because the share of failures and losses is far more than success and profits , once and for always.
A Mechanical Engineering graduate from Nirma University he took up a job which he eventually gave up to go to EDI , Gandhinagar because he wanted to start a venture on his own. During his course of degrees and courses and exams ; all in all through and through his exploration period ; he came across an inkling-idea-turned-into-a-wow-venture. Your surroundings they say have hidden secrets and mysteries , but once you search and see you find the answers to even your most dreadful questions .
“Once I was watching a program called Magic of Science on Discovery Channel
and they were heating some food they said with cellphone radiations.
It appeared interesting.”
That was a momentary click which vanished only to reappear again during an examination. “How could they heat it??” , he says visiting back that lost wonderland. He researched , experimented and finally decided upon this as his second year project. Building prototypes, experimenting with them , finalising a few and rejecting many was the beginning course of DELTA H. But from then on there was no looking back. And during this sleepless- nights- and- hard working days his dad helped him a lot ; a pillar of support he has been throughout since his very first step (pun intended!) .
And they say “ Every time you get rejected , you are always directed to something better.” After much toiling and coming up with prototypes , presenting his startups again and again VENTURE STUDIO happened ! He passed through the interview , went through the grooming period , met a number of people who helped him along ; all in all things finally started falling into place and his “train” finally gained his lost balance . With Sarfaraz followed by Sachin DELTA H started to take form but there were a number of mountains to be climbed. And on his way to the top , there were a number of times when the cool breeze took his breath away at par with the moments when the chilled wind almost freezed him to death.
“ Once we went on a one-day picnic to polo forest . So me and Shreyansh ,a fellow at VS,
we planned to test our prototype over there. We took a number of dishes
and once we were in the middle of the jungle we heated them using our
product. All the samples worked except one and all of us had meal of our
life to our heart’s content. It was a fulfilling moment in itself.”, he says with a
twinkle in his eyes. And with an infectious smile he goes on, “ And once
an interesting incident occured. I and sachin were experimenting in workshop when the oven caught
fire. The chemical reacted with water so we couldn’t extinguish it with water.
Finally we got some sand and extinguished it .”, invisible sweat beads on his
forehead due to air conditioned air.
When quipped about the domain jaunt from mechanical to chemical he says, “ I look at it as an advantage . As I am not domain oriented I don’t tend to presume results. I am like ‘ I have to get this end product be it any way!!’ Also during the course there have been times when I had to build machines , check the equipments ; so it was rather an advantage.”
And when asked about the faults and flaws he says,”Changing prototypes , trying to better them everytime costed me a LOT!”
Networking with such a horizon of people – from suppliers to who’s who of government , since the onset of his journey I ask him who he is thankful to and he ponders ,” My dad cause he has been through all the thick and thin. And , of course, Venture Studio and Dr. Ajay Karekoti , for his everlasting support through all the experiments and everything.”
When questioned as to what he would like to advise the startup enthusiasts he says, “ Blindly thinking “ SABKA STARTUP SUCCESSFUL HO RAHA HAI TOH MERA BHI HONA HI CHAHIYE !!” shouldn’t be the case. It needs perseverance and pursuit. That is the key!!”
And talking about DELTA H he says ,” We have developed a product INSTAHOT , a packet , wherein you can put ready – to- eat packs along with the indicated amount of water, and leave it for 10 minutes. That’s it ! The food is heated , you just have to pull out the dishes, set the table and ENJOY!”
Such was the journey of KUSH PATEL and his startup DELTA H . A great relief for wanderers and hostelites alike . With DELTA H your way , hot and yummy food is never gonna run away !!!