Wattage – Customized Hardware

Brilliant Startup Concept

Wattage was an online store where people could buy online electronic devices, with interesting fact that the users could design the parts themselves. Wattage would manufacture that device with the user designed pattern and ship it to the address.

  • All the electronics products would be created using Wattage Online tools. The enclosures were locally made using laser cutters and 3D printers, and inside was a family of modular electronic components.
  • Wattage imagined people creating all sorts of interesting electronics products like podcast-streaming radios, or tactile games. Home automation gadgets, and music gizmos and many more.
  • Wattage was a platform to lower the barrier of entry so that people could express themselves through hardware, regardless of their technical sophistication.
Wattage

When Shit happened !!

  • Start Up – Initiator 15%
  • Startup – Planning 42%
  • Startup – Execution 76%
  • Startup – Monitoring & Control 78%
  • Startup – Closure Strategy 53%
  • Startup – Other Shits 39%

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How Shit Could Be Prevented !!

1. Better Business Model :- Better market research and initial trials to get the feel of customer actual need.

2. Better Product :- A product with better and simple user interface would have created more impact.

3. Better Man Power :- Dedicated team/professionals for specific tasks .

4. Better Planning:- Proper planning on each vertical : scope, schedule, technology, sales etc.

5. Better Finance Management:- Utilization of funds after getting consumer feedback.

6. Other Improvements:- Reaching local consumers more actively.

May the “Wattage” rest in peace.. !!

Kolos – ipad Racing Wheel

Brilliant Startup Concept

KOLOS was “the world’s first” racing wheel for full-sized iPads.

  • Kolos was customized gaming wheel for game freaks to give a simulation of real time racing.
  • Kolos was equipped with the feature of clamping to customize the height as per user need.
  • i-pad to be fitted in the jigs of kolos – racing wheel and get the actual feel of racing games instead of tilting ipad leading less control on racing car/bike.
Kolos - ipad Racing Wheel

When Shit happened !!

  • Start Up – Initiator 67%
  • Startup – Planning 78%
  • Startup – Execution 71%
  • Startup – Monitoring & Control 82%
  • Startup – Closure Strategy 79%
  • Startup – Other Shits 59%

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How Shit Could Be Prevented !!

1. Better Business Model :- Enhanced market research to know the actual response of targeted consumers on prototype of actual product.

2. Better Product :- Making the product adaptable for all the tablets as well as phones.

3. Better Man Power :- Dedicated team/personnel for specific tasks .

4. Better Planning:- Proper planning on each vertical of business: customer engagement, sales strategies etc.

5. Better Finance Management:- Utilization of funds in improving product and reaching local consumers.

6. Other Improvements:- Better marketing of product, creating market of game freaks.

May the “Kolos” rest in peace.. !!

Smart Electrical Switches

Brilliant Startup Concept

Smart Electrical Switches were internet connect electrical switches and wall plugs that come with embedded sensors to detect ambient conditions in a room.

The key features of Smart Electrical Switches are:
1. Self learning and swarm Intelligence among switches that minimizes user intervention
2. Provide Detailed consumption analytics of every appliance.
3. Wireless network connectivity removes the need for hardwiring and a wi-fi gateway.
4. Embedded Sensors that measure ambient conditions along with electrical conditions to ensure rapid decision making for switches.

While a mobile app was provided to control the smart electrical switches, the product had been designed in such a way that the end user won’t need to use it

When Shit happened !!

  • Start Up – Initiator 95%
  • Startup – Planning 75%
  • Startup – Execution 15%
  • Startup – Monitoring & Control 18%
  • Startup – Closure Strategy 13%
  • Startup – Other Shits 43%

Why Shit Happened !!

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How Shit Could Be Prevented !!

1. Better Business Model :- Better market research and proper understanding of targeted consumer behavior

2. Better Management:- Proper cost and required features analysis

3. Better Finance Management:- Utilization of the funds for all the aspects of the product

4. Other Improvements:- Enhanced human resources involvement, reaching consumers more actively

May the “Smart Electrical Switch” rest in peace.. !!

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