Times of Youth: What is the name of the startup?
Times of Youth: What is your startup, what does it do?
Bandstand Entertainment is a digital ad company which deals with digital ads for startups.
Times of Youth: Who are the founders and key team members?
The core team includes: Tuhin (CEO), Neel Nigam (Director) and Mrinal (Creative director)
Times of Youth: How does your startup stand out against it’s competitors, what makes you different?
Every startup has something different from the other. In our case, we make quality ads in affordable budgets for startups that in itself are a challenge and not every other company can manage to that.
Times of Youth: Where did the idea for the startup come from?
The idea came to us when the startup market was in the booming phase in the mid of year 2014.We observed the marketing patterns of the startups and found that it was difficult for startups to make their own videos as it was a costly affair. We saw this as our chance to make our mark and we started Bandstand Entertainment.
Times of Youth: What is your vision for the company?
Vision is to make Bandstand Entertainment the best ad company, with some extraordinary features in its armory, in the coming years, one like never before.
Times of Youth: What is the actual addressable market?
Currently, the startup space can be considered our addressable market.
Times of Youth: Can you state, in clear language, the key features of your product or service?
Currently, we provide all round video solutions to our clients that include animated videos, corporate story videos, digital ads, hybrid videos and soon we are going to add many more services.
Times of Youth: What is your business background, and what got you interested in startups?
We are the first generation businessmen with no backgrounds supporting us but this has never led us down. The best part of being in the initial phase of your business that you face n number of challenges every day, you can never rest, everyday is as risky as the previous day,this is something that motivated us to start-up.
Times of Youth: What are the major product milestones/achievements?
We have successfully completed our first year of operations working for some of the best startups in the Indian market.
Times of Youth: How did you initially raise funding for your company?
Times of Youth: What has been your biggest challenge so far as a startup owner?
Starting a business is still easy than making it sustain in the difficult times and when it is Mumbai, the difficulty increases by 10x.getting your startup noticed is the biggest challenge.
Times of Youth: What will the company look like in a year? From any and all perspectives — product, people, team, revenue?
As, we have mentioned earlier, we look ourselves as the best ad company in a year. We are on a hiring spree currently and as far as our product is considered , it will also be a very improved model
Times of Youth: How can investors in your idea make a profit?
Investors know how to make profits.
Times of Youth: Finally, If you could give one piece of advice to someone thinking about starting a business, what would it be?
Don’t think, just startup.
Questionnaire was filled by Co Founder/Director of Bandstand Entertainment – Mr. Neel Nigam