1. Tell us about yourself
I am Trivickram Jee, Pursing BBA LLB from University School of Law & Legal studies, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University. I am the Founder of “The Philomath”
2. How did the idea for your business come about?
The Problem of Online Internship which was required by every college, but the number of Institution providing the same was very less, So I started to provide legal Internship By collaborating with different lawyers and making law student learn under the guidance of lawyer. Also, I was personally very much interested in providing education to people , I’ve been teaching students since long back , during recent days I came up with the idea of doing the same in the field of law.
3. Can you tell us about your venture?
Our venture has one aim i.e. to become a constant companion of all the law students across country, I feel that ventures like us can increase the quality of knowledge & education in legal field. We provide Internships, Courses, Organizing Moot Courts, Youth Parliaments, etc.
4. What are the challenges you faced till date and presently facing?
Every startups have got their own challenge to face but during the times of pandemic there was a cut throat competition in this field , still we were able to win the confidence of the students.
5. What was your key driving force to become an entrepreneur?
The most important one would be management, second is the resources you have and you can provide students with and the third is opportunity. The best way in which it could all be used together and synergized, works well for an entrepreneur.
6. How did you raise funding for your venture?
At the initial stage of this work I was not in need of a heavy amount and the amount which I needed was well managed by the savings I had.
7. How do you build a successful customer base?
I cannot really use the term customer here because customer is the one who buys goods and services from us and in turn provides us with money , profit would be my second priority , during the process of providing online courses we have provided courses to many student who could not pay for the course but were really interested in learning and growing , but If I were to answer this question then I Would say , just target your audience and provide them with maximum of what they need. Also, DO ONE THING AT A TIME because its not about quantity of events but quality of events.
8. How do you market your business, and which tactics have been most successful?
Social media has been a big support and a great platform for us. Campus ambassador program has been helpful for us.
9. What kind of culture exists in your organization, and how did you establish it?
Our organization has a friendly environment , We work as a team and help each other and give opportunity to grow to whoever needs it , The senior junior vibe is something which goes unsaid , Respect and eagerness to learn has so far helped us a lot to work as a team.
10. How do you generate new ideas?
We have got a whole team and we work together in it , in having discussions to giving ideas and then finding out the best one. We have young and bright minds .Indeed. Also, we take ideas from our campus ambassadors too as they also are part of us.
11. What are your ideals?
I have some morals and principles in my life. My ideals are honesty, truth & Honor. I like living by my words.
12. How do you define success?
My definition of success is creating a “positive change” for which I have established it, I want to revolutionize the legal field, I want law to become the first choice of students after doing their 12th. As law already possess the quality , the only need is to build Infrastructure to make it happen.
13. Do you believe there is some sort of pattern or formula to becoming a successful entrepreneur?
No, I think there isn’t one, but indeed some sort of qualities are required like honesty & hard work without which I don’t think anyone became a successful entrepreneur.
14. What is your favorite aspect of being an entrepreneur?
The best part about it was getting to know more people & the satisfaction that I get if I can be of any use to them is priceless.
15. What has been your most satisfying moment in business?
The thing which satisfied me the most was to receive big and long reviews of how the student felt after interning with us & making eminent personalities like Mr.Sanjay Singh , member of parliament,Rajya sabha & additional solicitor general of india Mrs.Aishwarya Bhati madam share his experiences on our platform
16. What entrepreneurial tricks have you discovered to keep you focused and productive in your day-to-day busy schedule?
Even when I am not delivering or arranging for online classes and everything , I still keep on learning and reading new things and I try to learn from my own interns as well , hardly matters if they are my juniors or seniors , knowledge has nothing to do with age and I keep on researching on how can I improve myself and provide the students with more in less.
17. Who has been your greatest inspiration?
Niccollo Maciavelli is my greatest inspiration, Whenever I feel low I think of his saying “Where the Willingness is great, the difficulties can never be great”. This keeps me motivated.
18. Any message for future entrepreneur
When you are starting with any such thing , primarily set a roadmap and always have a backup, work accordingly to that and for the starting stage of your work do not focus on profit , rather than that focus on how better you can get and be honest towards your work. That is what matters the most and will help you grow and survive in this competition .
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