My background as an entrepreneur
My current challenges
My current challenges are basically related to 3 specific fields, 1- I'm looking for funding to scale up my manufacturing business. 2- I feel despite having an innovative business model my product range lacks something as compared to today's tech-based products thus looking for guidance to incorporate technology into the current business model. 3- Need help to incorporate CSR offerings as our firm works under the social impact category under the environmental impact.
Actions I’ve taken so far
So far I have been able to create prototype products and that has been on the market for the past few months. We have also collected customer reviews. Our current actions include scaling up in terms of social visibility as well as manufacturing more scalable products. I am also planning a campaign with the collaboration of a leading institute to raise awareness about the plastic problem as well as about our brand.
My future goals
My short term goals include having a more specific product range and building a quality team for my startup. Whereas for long term goals I want to see my startup as being one of the most prominent business model working for the environmental impact category.
My motivations to work with a mentor
I believe a good mentor can help in converting my dreams into reality. As I'm from an engineering background and have not received an MBA degree so I'm looking for mentorship to gain all the insights about scaling up my startup.
About my venture
ECO DECO The Recycle Company Started 2020
At Eco Deco, we recycle the waste plastic collected from around society and manufacture recyclable plastic panels and beams out of this waste plastic. These panels are as strong as wood and have got many other qualities that help in making them a perfect choice for building sustainable designs.
We are mainly focusing upon recycling the plastic waste collected through our source segregation campaigns, CSR initiatives and traditional collection methods. We plan to make revenue through the various product range as our product has added benefits of the recycled material which has many qualities over other material.
Our product range comprises outdoor benches, dustbins, school furniture, stools, tables, portable washrooms, wall shelves, partitions, planters which all are made from recycled plastic and are recyclable again. So, we are not only helping in waste management and plastic recycling but also are focused to reduce the consumption of wood with our material.
Countries of operation: India