With shutdown and layoffs becoming the talk of the startup world, everyone is talking about ‘sinking ships’. These have made people cautious about the “startup world”. The youth today is full of enthusiasm and wants to create value for the society, but with these kind of posts around the web, confuses them and in the end de-motivates them.
I thought, let’s try to bring a change in the wind. This post will be just about how I raised My Child App.
I suffer from a chronic disorder called dyspraxia, which creates delay in synchronisation of your brain and physical movements. I faced numerous issues while dealing with the world outside my house due. Although it took my parents over 9 years to figure it out, today things are normal because they helped me in the stimulation.
When I turned 16, I realised that I am not the only one who suffers from it. One out of six children currently suffer from this disorder, and most of them don’t get it diagnosed before reaching 10 years of age. I thought this is a problem worth solving and I did just that. After researching for 2 years, I came up with a mobile app which help people screen this in just a few seconds (something which took my parents took 9 years). Here are a few things that worked for me, and thus my lessons and learning:
Lesson 1: Look for a personal problem that you have faced in your life, which will give you a strong story to pitch to others
The app was built with cutting edge intelligence. A newborn’s delay can be screened from just the inputs given by the parent.
I got all kind of attention which a new startup dreams of – the press was writing about me. I got huge support from big shots like Facebook and I was even called by them to deliver a session on my app.