E22 - The Art of Mentorship w/MyCaptain's Mohammed Zeeshan


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In this Episode, I speak with Mohammed Zeeshan, CEO & Co-Founder of MyCaptain.

MyCaptain as you may know is an online Learning platform that helps us users take our first plunge at our passion, be it photography, content, artificial intelligence, or multiple such courses that explore our creative pursuits. Zeeshan started MyCaptain at the age of 19, having observed the lack of such a platform. From what began as a discussion amongst friends in an engineering college exploring alternate career pathways, turned into a platform leading change in the country!

MyCaptain with its unique personalised model, has a strong core built on trust and mentorship. Zeeshan too, has multiple experiences, which testify to the Power of Mentorship. Throughout the Episode, we speak about a host of things including the Evolution of the Startup Ecosystem in India, the Art of Mentorship, the timing and requirement of Coaching, the EdTech Space, the Evolving nature of Starting Up and some intricate lessons, which shall help any and all aspiring Founders out there. Let’s dive into the 22nd Episode of the Podcast with Mohammed Zeeshan of MyCaptain. This Episode is brought to you in association with the Entrepreneurship Cell of Vellore Institute of Technology.

(2:45) - Overview of the Indian Startup Ecosystem ||

(5:40) - The Founding Story of MyCaptain ||

(9:36) - EdTech & Indian Consumer Behaviour ||

(14:37) - Defining Mentorship ||

(17:23) - Coaching v/s Mentorship ||

(21:52) - How Mentorship Helps! ||

(26:17) - The benefits of Incubations & Accelerators ||

(30:19) - Exploring Startup Culture ||

(34:09) - Creating Organic Traction & Strong Communities ||

(36:56) - Wearing different hats as a Founder ||

(41:16) - Meeting the Entrepreneurship Challenge ||

(45:25) - Final Message ||

(49:16) - Summary!)

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