Name: Jincy Sathish
Company Name: Feast and Burp
Company URL: www.feastandburp.com
This woman’s day, how is being a woman entrepreneur relevant more than ever?
‘A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.’ What I wanted was to be allowed to do the thing in the world that I did best ,which I believed then and believe now is the greatest privilege there is. When I did that, success found me. I see myself being, strong than ever from all these years I have been. It gives me immense strength to start a dream that I follow, to start a restaurant of my own. My first step I have taken toward it by starting my own venture into online food delivering, and I’m very confident that I will surely make my dream come true.
How did it all start for you? Do give a brief about your company.
Having passion for cooking and trying different cuisines is the main driver to have my startup. Additionally the feedbacks from friends and family motivated me to start this venture.
Feast and Burp came to life when there was a need to have a fresh start. Feast and Burp is all about homely delicious meals at economical prices, delivered right at your doorstep and also we would not be having repetitive menu. While today everybody wants to eat healthy and organic food, bigwigs and technology have not kept track with this trend. They say the best products always arise out of solving one’s own problem, and food is always a saving grace and a problem. The very same reason for us to come up to make healthy food ordering easy & convenient. We assure that you can order fresh home cooked food, that will be served with love.
What challenges you have overcome?
Convincing family to have this startup was the major challenge, along with identifying the USP, due to the existing ventures in the market.
Whom will you give credit for your success?
My husband, family and friends, my co-founder and a special mention to Salma Moosa, Founder, Startups Club.
What are your strengths?
Cooking, confidence in everything I say and do, eagerness to try new combinations of food items, ability to convince people.
What’s your support system and source of inspiration?
My husband is the biggest support system for me and my source of inspiration is always been Kiran Mazumdar Shaw.
If you were to mentor or advise women led startups, what would be your three top advices?
- Choose an area you are passionate about and work on it.
- Make your business work for you, never lose hope with blocks coming your way.
- Be confident, surround yourself with a good team and network a lot. Come out of the cocoon.
What is that one change you suggest, for making women entrepreneurship blossom?
Don’t limit yourself, many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. Sky’s the limit! What you believe, remember, you can achieve. A woman with a voice is by definition a strong woman. But the search to find that voice can be remarkably difficult.
How do you measure success? Is it different for men and women?
Success means continuously achieving goals. There are three types of success: short term, long term and eternal success. We should balance all three to live a good, happy and healthy life. It is defined as a fruit of your hard work and it comes when you believe in yourself, love what you do and have confidence about your work. A lot of commitment and dedication that is what we are having towards work. In one line I’d say: ‘Success is when my signature becomes an autograph’.
A funny anecdote you would like to share that had gender bias or happened because you were a woman?
As you become more successful, the gender barrier disappears. I would quote my inspiration Kiran Mazumdar ‘The credibility challenges you have during your growing up years starts disappearing when you start demonstrating success.’
I am lucky enough not to be prey to gender bias, but yes as society many friends and family has constantly told me this, at the end of it you are a girl, a woman, how much will you be able to stand strong head in front of men? I always told them just one thing, A woman who walks in purpose doesn’t have to chase people or opportunities. Her light causes people and opportunities to pursue her.
We wish Jincy Sathish a great success on this Women’s day.