Founder Pawan Gupta Talks About Curofy And The Motive Behind Its Inception
Curofy might have brought a boom to the healthcare ecosystem and revolutionized the way doctors function, but it wasn’t a cakewalk for Pawan Gupta, the co-founder of this amazing doctors networking application. Right from commencing his journey from a small town of Haryana and entering IIT to leaving behind his well-paid job and trusting his entrepreneurial dream, Pawan along with his fellow co-founders (NAMES) has come a long way.
A Step Towards Passion
With an acute fascination towards technology and machines, Pawan always knew where his interest lies. He would watch Discovery, National Geographic channels and likes rather than cartoons that other children at his age used to avidly follow. Having his IIT graduate uncle as a symbol of success in his family, he was all kicked to extend the benchmark and moved to Kota for preparation of IITJEE.
The Life-changing Decision
Coming from a small town called Hansi in Haryana, having able to crack IIT was already considered a great achievement for Pawan. Right out of college, he had a high-paid job waiting for him. Apart from ample exposure and monetary gain, he always wanted to get out of the never ending money-making rat race and acquire ultimate satisfaction by making an impact on the society in some way. Hence he decided to move out of his high-paid job and contribute to the healthcare sector with Curofy.
Journey So Far
From the highs of receiving funding, awards and growing at break neck speeds to the lows of facing multiple rejections and receiving no traction for some time, Curofy has seen a lot. In entrepreneurship the highs are higher and the lows are lower. We had learnt about the behavior of the doctor’s community, and further knew that it was an immense investment for doctors to spend their valuable time on a new platform. Thus, it became a huge responsibility to give them value for their time and Pawan along with his people had already made an amazing progress in that direction.
On the personal front, Pawan is working with an NGO to promote education in his city, Hansi. It is very difficult for students there to access quality education and get good guidance. Thus, he intends to bring a favorable change in the process of acquiring education there.
For Pawan, the famous American business magnate, engineer, inventor and investor, Elon Musk is a person who has done what nobody thought anyone could. His startups Tesla and SpaceX hold a very special place in his life, which motivates him to work harder. He feels that building electric cars when big companies had failed doing it, or making space exploration mainstream with a small team and pennies when big brothers like NASA gave up on it, had a humungous impact on the world’s development. In future he wants to work on upliftment of the people at the bottom of the pyramid.
Family – His Biggest Strength
Coming from a middle-class family, Pawan’s father is managing a mid-size pipe manufacturing unit and his mother is a school teacher. He had quite learned people in his entire family who understood his vision and supported him with required advises and anecdotes from their experience.
A Word For The Budding Entrepreneurs
Persistence is the key. There will be failures but the key is not to stick with the problems for long.