How to Bring Clarity & Decision Making: By Sid, Director of Products (Booking.com)

A product leader / founder with clarity and decision making framework is 10X more impactful than the ones who lack.

How do you build on these skills? How to say NO?

Do attend this workshop session by Sid Goyal, Director of Product Management @Booking.com.

When: Tuesday (April 21) | 5 PM.
For: Ideally for product managers and founders.

You can also watch the AMA live on Facebook & Youtube.

The NextBigWhat Huddle is brought to you in partnership with MoEngage, an Intelligent Customer Engagement Platform trusted by enterprises in 35 countries and GoJek.

AMA On Journey From Student Entrepreneur To Building Global Product With Ankit, Founder @ StoryXpress

NextBigWhat Huddle has been created to ensure that working remote does not get boring and you continue to get insights + real-world lessons from founders and product leaders on building and scaling product-led businesses.

On Friday (April 10th), we have Ankit Mishra, Founder @ StoryXpress joining us for an AMA on his journey of going from a student entrepreneur to building a product with enterprise clients from around the world. It is a fascinating journey that will certainly yield some great takeaways for everyone.

Many successful entrepreneurs start early and Ankit was no different. He began StoryXpress at IIT Hyderabad when he was 21 along with co-founder Chinmay who was 19.

StoryXpress offers a suite of products around videos like video creation, video recording, video hosting and analytics, providing enterprises a full stack video platform for all their video needs.

With over 5000+ paying customers globally including Fortune 500 companies like Target, Best Buy, Unilever, Johnson & Johnson and LG, Ankit and his team have created a successful template for all budding student founders.

When: April 10th (Friday) | 5 PM IST
Ideal for: Founders, Aspiring Entrepreneurs, Students

You can also watch the AMA live on Facebook & Youtube.

The NextBigWhat Huddle is brought to you in partnership with MoEngage, an Intelligent Customer Engagement Platform trusted by enterprises in 35 countries and GoJek.

How to design massively scaled search experiences: Workshop by GoJek PM, Husain [Huddle]

NextBigWhat Huddle aims to bring you different format of content – we started with great AMAs and will now bring you a lot more actionable content, i.e. workshops with sharp product leaders.

On Tuesday (April 7th), we have Husain Ghadially, Product Manager at GoJek’s GoFood business sharing how to design massively scaled search experiences.

Husain is currently the Product Manager with the GoFood team at Gojek. He has set up the GoFood search team which is responsible for building a food search engine that uses multi-objective optimisation to deliver the best search experience to users, create revenue for restaurants, and income for driver-partners, at the scale of tens of millions of searches per day.

When: April 7th (Tuesday) | 5 PM IST
Ideal for: Product Managers, Founders and Marketers.

The NextBigWhat Huddle is brought to you in partnership with MoEngage, an Intelligent Customer Engagement Platform trusted by enterprises in 35 countries and GoJek.

Building a ‘Cockroach’ Startup : An AMA for and by Founders.

Cockroaches are ugly, but they have survival skills no one can match.

Ditto with startups who are tenacious and know the art and science of survival, no matter how bad the times are.

NextBigWhat Huddle has been created to ensure that working remote does not get boring and you continue to get insights + real-world lessons from founders and product leaders on building and scaling product-led businesses.

Every weekday, 5 PM with a founder / product leader.
Online (Live video AMA).

On Friday, April 3rd, we have Lalit Bhise – Founder and CEO of Mobisy & Sameer Shisodia – Founder of Linger joining Ashish Sinha for a deep dive and meaningful discussion on building a ‘cockroachy’ startup i.e a startup that is resourceful and can hustle through any circumstances.

A topic that is all the more relevant in today’s troubled times.

Lalit Bhise is a veteran of mobile technologies who has seen it all. Seven years into Mobisy, Lalit decided to launch B2B SaaS solutions that have helped the company lead digital transformation and sales automation in India – so much so, that the company was listed on Deloitte Technology Fast 50 India 2019, a ranking of the 50 fastest growing technology companies in India.

Sameer Shisodia is a serial entrepreneur and an engineer who went from coding algorithms and working on UNIX to establishing an alternative vacations platform called Linger as well as a project to revive sustainable agricultural practices called The Farming Collective.

Ashish Sinha, NextBigWhat founder – a 100% bootstrapped business which continues to stay away from the noise and stays focused on doing what’s important and meaningful.

In the upcoming Huddle with Ashish Sinha (Founder & CEO, NextBigWhat),
Lalit & Sameer will be talking about their perspectives on building products, teams and businesses designed to survive and geared to flourish under even the most trying of circumstances i.e a ‘cockroachy’ startup!

5 PM. April 3rd.

Friday (April 3rd) | 5 PM | At a screen near you (i.e. online/live video).


You can also catch the AMA live on Youtube & Facebook!

The NextBigWhat Huddle is brought to you in partnership with MoEngage, an Intelligent Customer Engagement Platform trusted by enterprises in 35 countries.

AMA on Bootstrapping & Scaling Remote Culture : Bhavin Turakhia


NextBigWhat Huddle has been conceptualized to ensure that working remote does not get boring and you continue to get insights + real-world lessons from founders and product leaders on building and scaling product-led businesses.

Every weekday, 5 PM with a founder / product leader.
Online (Live video AMA).

On Thursday, April 2nd, we have Bhavin Turakhia – Founder and CEO of Flock, along with Radix and Zeta), having co-founded BigRock, Logicboxes and Resellerclub.

Having begun in the industry in the late 90s, Bhavin has pretty much seen it all in the startup ecosystem and has taken numerous products from conception to Product-Market-Fit. From fintech to SaaS, Bhavin has numerous insights and lessons to provide for founders when it comes to keeping a steady hand when aiming for PMF.

In the upcoming Huddle with Ashish Sinha (Founder & CEO, NextBigWhat), Bhavin will share it all – his perspective on product-market-fit, entrepreneurship, scaling for the long term, working with remote teams and much much more.

5 PM. April 2nd.

Thursday (April 2nd) | 5 PM | At a screen near you (i.e. online/live video).


You can also catch the AMA live on Youtube & Facebook!

The NextBigWhat Huddle is brought to you in partnership with MoEngage, an Intelligent Customer Engagement Platform trusted by enterprises in 35 countries.

AMA On Building & Scaling Instamojo – with Sampad [Wed, 5 PM]

NextBigWhat Huddle is designed to make remote great again and to ensure you get learnings and real-world perspective from founders and product leaders on building and scaling product-led businesses.

Every weekday, 5 PM with a founder / product leader.
Online (Live video AMA).

On Wednesday, April 1st, we have Sampad Swain – Co-founder and CEO of Instamojo, a payments platform with over 1 million medium and small businesses onboard.

Starting off as a pioneer in the digital goods space in India before transitioning to full-stack payments technology shows the product went through a number of ideas and iterations before finally arriving at its Product-Market-Fit. Today, Instamojo is considered to be one of the most widely used and no-nonsense payments gateways in the country.

In the upcoming Huddle with Ashish Sinha (Founder & CEO, NextBigWhat), Sampad will talk about the journey of Instamojo in finding Product-Market-Fit and scaling a product that is central to many businesses today.

5 PM. April st.

Wednesday (April 1st) | 5 PM | At a screen near you (i.e. online/live video).


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Catch it live on Youtube & Facebook!

The NextBigWhat Huddle is brought to you in partnership with MoEngage, an Intelligent Customer Engagement Platform trusted by enterprises in 35 countries.

AMA On Finding Product Market Fit & Scaling SAAS Sales – with Gaurav, Verloop [Today 5 PM]

NextBigWhat Huddle is designed to make remote great again and to ensure you get learnings and perspective from founders and product leaders on building and scaling product – led businesses.

Every weekday, 5 PM with a founder / product leader.
Online (Live video AMA).

On Tuesday, March 31st, we have Gaurav Singh – Founder and CEO of Verloop, a conversational marketing platform that provides AI-based chatbot solutions. 

With over 5,000 global customers and an end-to-end solution that covers a website widget along with Facebook Messenger, Whatsapp, Android & iOS bots, the company has had quite a journey so far in finding PMF – from working with Bollywood to real estate and more, the company has tried an enormous number of experiments.

In the upcoming Huddle with Ashish Sinha (NextBigWhat founder), Gaurav Singh will talk about the product-market-fit journey of Verloop and how they went about finding verticals that work for them and scaling globally.

5 PM. March 31st.

Tuesday (March 31st) | 5 PM | At a screen near you (i.e. online/live video).





Catch it live on Youtube & Facebook!

The NextBigWhat Huddle is done in partnership with MoEngage, an Intelligent Customer Engagement Platform trusted by enterprises in 35 countries.

AMA on Building Global SAAS. The WhatFix Journey with Khadim Batti [Monday, 5 PM Huddle]

NextBigWhat Huddle brings you great perspective from founders and product leaders on building and scaling product – led businesses.

Every weekday, 5 PM with a founder / product leader. Online (Live video AMA).

On March 30th, we have Khadim Batti – cofounder and CEO of WhatFix, a leading digital adoption platform that helps companies provide intuitive onboarding, and effective training and support.

WhatFix, which recently raised $32mn in Series C has over 100 Fortune 1000 customers and NPS of 65, which is a fantastic achievement.

In the upcoming Huddle with Ashish Sinha (NextBigWhat founder), Khadim will share the product-market-fit journey of WhatFix and how the company went about scaling globally.

5 PM. March 30th.

Monday (March 30th) | 5 PM | At a screen near you (i.e. online/live video).







We also live-stream the Huddle, so do follow NextBigWhat on YouTube and Facebook.

The NextBigWhat Huddle is done in partnership with MoEngage, an Intelligent Customer Engagement Platform trusted by enterprises in 35 countries.

Marketing in the time of crisis: AMA with Ankur Warikoo

The times ahead are challenging for companies.

With limited marketing budget (esp in times like these), how can you stay ahead? How can you own the brand narrative and not ‘let-it-get-decided-by-media’?

How can you own it all?

Hear it out from Ankur Warikoo on owning the brand narrative and controlling the marketing budget.

 

In partnership with MoEngage.

Founders and COVID-19: The way forward; Attend today’s Huddle with Vivek, Bounce Cofounder

“We are in uncharted territory. Much is unknown, and I know how unsettling and uncertain this feels. Like many of you, there have been times over the past weeks where it has felt overwhelming and all-encompassing for me.” [Satya Nadella]

The future is uncertain and irrespective of your startup funding / growth stage, we all know and are certain that none of us have any idea of what lies ahead.

It is time to rethink everything – right from your financing strategy to business model to operations model to..asking tough questions.

The post-Corona world won’t be the same. This ain’t a recession. It is a reset.

As an entrepreneur, these are tough times. And times like these call for collaboration / learning from others.

This week, as part of NextBigWhat Huddle, we are bring you conversation with founders and investors on their perspectives and the strategy going forward.

5 days | 5 different speakers representing different industries (founders/investors).

At 5 PM. Every Weekday.

We are starting off with Bounce founder, Vivek. In today’s huddle, Vivek will share the Bounce journey and the strategy going forward.

How to be a part of NextBigWhat:Huddle?

  • Signup at the event page here.
  • Participatory: You can ask your questions/interact with others too (on the event page).
  • If you just want to watch the livestream, follow us on @facebook (@NextbigWhat)
  • Join the ProductGeeks slack community for more collaboration/engagement with others.

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Today’s Huddle: Wakefit Cofounder, Chaitanya on surviving 2 failures, creating a category..and more.

NextBigWhat Huddle brings you interesting conversations during your chai time – every working day 5 PM.

Today, March 20th we bring you Wakefit cofounder Chaitanya share his journey as a founder.

Today. 5 PM IST. At a screen near you.
Grab chai and engage with others.

Couple of talking points to look forward to:

  • Wakefit is Chaitanya’s third startup. His previous 2 startups failed and he will share the experience / learning and odd jobs he did to keep them going
  • Wakefit has pretty much created a new category – the company was started way back in 2015 when nobody thought sleep products could be bought online in India
  • How do you go about finding product-market fit for such products?
  • Of course, he will talk about the out-of-the-box marketing Wakefit did recently (hello sleepy interns)
Chaitanya, Wakefit Cofounder
Chaitanya, Wakefit Cofounder

Since starting up, Wakefit has sold more than 600000+ mattresses and turned profitable within 6 months of operations. The company raised $9mn from Sequoia last year to boost manufacturing and marketing.

TODOs/Next Steps to join Huddle.

Announcing the first Huddle: Pallav Nadhani, FusionCharts on Bootstrapping, Building Product led growth business..and a lot more.

We start the NextBigWhat:Huddle from today (Thu/March 19th) onwards and our first speaker is Pallav Nadhani.

Pallav is the founder of FusionCharts, 17-year old 100% bootstrapped (and profitable) startup and importantly, one of the few product-led global businesses from India.

AMA with Pallav Nadhani. Today 5 PM.

Fusioncharts has recently been acquired by US-based Idera and Pallav is open to answer all your questions on bootstrapping, going global, building product-led business.

Date: 5 PM. Today (March 19th).

Grab some chai and meet others !

Do join the ProductGeeks Slack channel.

Announcing: NextBigWhat Huddle. Every day. With Community.

The times are tough. And it won’t get easier so soon (given the economic predictions).

Most of us are working from home and we all know how lonely and boring it gets. We miss those small things that make our lives a lot normal – that morning jog to chatting with friends / colleagues over chai, going out for lunch etc.

We understand your pain.

The positive part of WFH is that this is also a great opportunity to slow down, go back to the learning drawing board and make new friends.

Of course, online.

Introducing: NextBigWhat Huddle.

We are extremely proud to take our meetups online, but with a deep focus on community and ensuring a long-term engagement among ProductGeeks community.

  • Every weekday (Mon-Fri): 5 PM IST.
  • Thousands of product managers, marketers and founders will huddle together.
  • On a pre-defined topic (ranging from product-market fit to product management to sustaining growth/retention etc)
  • And a great speaker !
  • That is, a video based AMA but fully participatory.
  • The conversation is live-streamed on NextBigWhat’s Social channels (follow us on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter handle.
  • You can ask all your questions on ProductGeeks’ #AMA channel (on Slack/join-in).
    Note that this is our first iteration – in the next one, we will enable live-video questions as well (i.e. if you guys really need it).

It is time to come together as a community and enable each other to maximize their learning and growth. Think of NextBigWhat:Huddle as a #BIG_STANDUP – with like-minded fellow ProductGeeks, in an informal setup (grab chai/filter kaapi during #Huddle).

Make new friends. Interact with each other online.
Learn new things. Have a great time.

Huddle: Starts Today.

We start the NextBigWhat:Huddle from today (Thu/March 19th) onwards and our first speaker is Pallav Nadhani.

Pallav is the founder of FusionCharts, 17-year old 100% bootstrapped (and profitable) startup and importantly, one of the few product-led global businesses from India. Fusioncharts has recently been acquired by US-based Idera.

Pallav is open to answer all your questions on bootstrapping, going global, building product-led business. Ask all your questions!

Got questions? Ask @ProductGeeks Slack channel (join here) | Apply to speak @Huddle OR Nominate a speaker.

In Partnership with MoEngage.

We are extremely happy to announce a partnership with MoEngage team in making the NextBigWhat:Huddle possible.

MoEngage is an Intelligent Customer Engagement Platform trusted by enterprises in 35 countries, including several Fortune 500 brands. Consumer brands use MoEngage to personalize every customer interaction and drive better engagement, retention, loyalty and lifetime value.

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