“Necessity is the mother of invention.” A young man of Kolkata prove these words of Einstein correct. Meet Sayan Chakraborty, the founder of WTF – Where’s The Food!.
Sayan (born April 16, 1996) is from a Bengali family with a business background. He did his schooling from Adams International School, Kolkata and completed his higher secondary from St. Xavier’s Collegiate School, Kolkata. He holds a honours degree in political science and international relations from St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata and major in International Relation from the State University Of New York at Oswego.
Sayan describes himself as a risk taker and someone who wants to do new things. He craves to try things that haven’t been done before and which might result in easing the life more. He adds “where people see the problem, the I see opportunity. New experience gives amazing feeling!” He is greatly inspired by Steve Jobs quote “The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.” He says this quote energise him to the core.
“Don’t let the noise of others’ opinion drown out your own inner voice.” – Steve Jobs
Sayan shared the reasons of how he came up with the idea. “Now when people live far away from home to study or for work, making food is a chaos and is last in the ‘to-do-list’. Restaurants aren’t a solution because it’s not affordable to eat there daily. But again, street food also doesn’t make it to the list because it’s not healthy.
So I thought of making healthy food available at affordable prices.” He then adds “today’s generation doesn’t sleep tilla midnight. Usually we have dinner around 8 in the night and by the time it’s 2 in the morning, hunger knocks loudly. That made me open our delivery services for 24 hours of the day!” Upon asking further details about the working he said “we deliver orders in about 24 minutes.
Orders are placed via call or what’s app. We are working on our app and it will be out soon. The ‘plate’ packages starts from 69 rupees and goes to 99 rupees. Food is cooked by our cooks which is totally healthy and tasty!” Not just food but WTF also delivers other stuff such as chips, cigarettes, stationary, pads and condoms. You name it, they’ll deliver it.
“Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” – Steve Jobs
Achievements Sayan has featured in the MTV reality show Drop Out Pvt Ltd. It’s a reality show where investors interacts to the entrepreneurs and if they find the idea amusing, they invest in it. Sayan was in top ten finalist if the show. Apart from this, his recent TEDx talk in Kolkata made him one the youngest from Eastern India to appear on a TEDx event, at just 21.
Sayan is receiving enormous amount of response from the people of Kolkata. He now wants to expand WTF in tier 2 and tier 3 cities.
“Sometimes when you innovate you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations.” – Steve Jobs
Although the starting five to six months of WTF were not easy but the belief Sayan had in his idea kept him going. He knew that it will work, not immediately but definitely. A personality who is brave enough to take risk and come with innovative ideas, Sayan for sure is an achiever. Our Indian Achiever!