does it feel to be the first engineer of your village, and then the
first entrepreneur too! Not everyone can have this uncommon
experience, but can surely know about it.
Let us know about Mayank Pratap Singh, Founder of an eminent IT solution providing company, EngineerBabu based in Indore.
comes from a village – Palera of Madhya Pradesh, a few kilometers
from Indore. Son of a government school teacher, Mr. Kaptaan Singh,
and a homemaker Mrs. Sudha Singh, he has a younger sister settled in
initial schooling was in Palera itself, followed by Navgaon. He is a
graduate of IPS Academy (Indore) in Engineering.
name of his venture holds a very gripping story behind it.As told, he
was the first person of his village to pursue engineering, his folks
and other villagers started calling him ‘Engineer Babu’, and when he
was to give a name to his venture nothing else seemed more
appropriate than EngineerBabu.
is the difference between a leader and a follower.
fascinating idea of EngineerBabu came to his mind when he was working
in Bangalore. In his usual interactions with friends and colleagues,
he realized that many people aren’t content with their jobs and
lives. Moreover, he did not like the fact that people are considered
‘resources’ in many firms. He had a dream of creating an IT company
which would help and serve new start-ups and when he found people in
need of such venture, he got motivated too!
this is what EngineerBabu do. They provide IT services to new
start-ups at really affordable charges in no time. Not only this,
Mayank has given amazing start-up ideas to people. Such as Ondoor,
Just Ride, MotorBabu, and many more.
soil is to a plant, a good working environment is to an employee.
About the working environment in his company, he says “As I was new in the field, I asked established people about their methods. Many suggested me to put CCTV cameras in office, to get people work for maximum hours, and stay away from emotional part of employees. Some even suggested me to keep salespeople away from the office people (app developers).” He then adds, “I did just opposite of what I was adviced.
We don’t have a camera above our heads in our office, and that creates a sense of trust and honesty among us. We focus on the quality of work and not quantity. And our team works under one roof, be the salesperson or the office person.” In short, adaption is the policy in EngineerBabu.”To make people sit in the office for hours is not our objective.
A person’s positive and stress-free mood brings effective outcome. And we make sure that our team is in the best of their mood.” He says “For a company to be as strong as a Banyan tree, the employees need to be converted and treated as the core team. Because when the branches become roots, the tree gets stronger.”
the motive of his venture, he said “Technology is not the main
focus of many businesses, but it plays a very crucial role in it. As
services from companies like TCS is too costly, we help start-ups by
providing fascinating yet affordable service regarding technology. We
at EngineerBabu empowers start-ups.”
is not walking but straying if you lack direction!
in Roots to get sweet fruits!
asked about his work-place choice, he answered “It is easy in
Indore to get technical people work at negotiable pays.Work culture
not only attracts the skilled people but makes them stay because they
actually like working here. Moreover, I belong from the place so the
advantage of knowing your business area adds up.”
now, EngineerBabu has worked with over 300 start-ups, from which two
has been selected for Viacom Network and many got investors too! They
have worked with Samsung and have initiated brands like Ondoor,
Maalgaadi, and Just Ride.
and Helping Hands
mentors, he said, “Mentors should be the one with a selfless
attitude towards you. There are three people in my life who have
guided me through difficulties, Nemesh Singh (Founder, Appointy). He
helped us to triple our revenue by guiding me time to time. Then
there is Ritesh Malik who advised me on business tactics and methods.
A.S. Murthy Vice President of Tech Mahindra is my another Guru who
helped me in team building and generating leadership quality.
are yours, but the shoes are gifted.
believes that ‘Problem Solving Attitude’ is a chief robe to wear as
an entrepreneur. To initiate a start-up which empowers other
start-ups makes Mayank Pratap Singh An Indian Achiever.