Steve: And you know, so many of our listeners are— at least that I hear from— are high school students and even junior high school students. … They're here today to talk about their experience as both engineers and entrepreneurs. And there was enough sales funnel, we was trying to close that deal, but the pandemic gave us the opportunity to close it faster because there became a real need to have these type of tools. >> My advice would be would be to stay consistent. I'm really curious about what that looks like. I mean they had a little bit of interaction, but it wasn't, you know, what I mean “a little bit,” that means they were on the fence with using us. It’s a little Bangalore based company that grew very big within the last five years. They became serial entrepreneurs and co-founded a business venture called Brain Rain Solutions. So we focus on bringing products to life, and that’s typically in the realm of artificial intelligence, augmented reality, and usually complex technologies. “Well, you might want to— engineering is a challenging job, and we have high stress, hard deadlines. Sometimes he wins; sometimes I'm winning. Steve: So I'd be really curious to hear more just about, you know, how your company developed and how many employees you have now. The client, luckily, he said, “Hey, you OK. By Trevor Metcalfe. A lot of the students who are coming out of high school, they're just trying to get by. So and that's also at Georgia Tech had a competitive culture. Practitioners of STEM are all essentially trying to do one thing: find a problem that’s both challenging to grasp and solve. And so her company, I actually worked with her in the past with Partpic and sold her company to Amazon. And since we’re identical twin brothers, it worked really well because I was really technical savvy and I could be able to think of it and I can build it and really have a high technical prowess. Who says engineers can’t become entrepreneurs? So the rainmaker really brings in the revenue— that's the sales person; that’s the marketing team. >> So for me, besides the obvious fact that they're identical twins, black and tech, which is rare, is my competitive nature. Furry, four-legged friends in … And that's on my Saturdays. You have Barry who sold his company. As it happens in engineering, entrepreneurs also start with an enormous goal they need to break down into smaller, more achievable parts. And for many engineers, that means becoming an entrepreneur after earning their degree. It didn’t increase, but in a pandemic staying level is crucial. Is it the culture? Sachin and Binny Bansal are co-founders of Flipkart are among the most successful entrepreneur, the poster child of Indian e-commerce, which has transformed the face of Indian e-commerce. North Avenue I can be a engineer, like I can code. So we actually saw up ticking business, which is very not heard of in the space of the COVID. As technology might have replaced those folks and those jobs might not come back, what do you see in terms of trends around technology? Is it the city? I’ve always had the dream of eventually starting up my own enterprise, it’s hard to see myself as a company man for 20+ years after being through some seriously toxic work environments. Vijay the founder and promoter of One97 is one of the most successful entrepreneur. Perhaps it’s no coincidence that several entrepreneurs started their companies in a garage – from Apple to Harley-Davidson. So we moved— we realized that there's other companies that have needs and these solutions, and as we— when people saw, especially at this symposium, our work, they asked a question, “Who built it?” So naturally, they sent it to just us, Troy and Travis, and we need to grow this into a real business. Steve: And one of the things that I feel incredibly, I can just see your energy and passion around what it is you do. When we are starting our companies, we’re oftentimes, feel like we're trapped. So you have these people that now can really propel the community. We helped directly build over 250 software projects. Steve: And I know, Troy, I'm an electrical engineer, a Ph.D. in EE, and so I'm really curious about your perspective on technology from the standpoint of, you know, what have you seen just even in the last two or three months, either the tools of the trade or where you see tech. And for our listeners, check out Brain Rain Solutions. It was a network security class that was by John Copeland at the time, Dr. John Copeland, and one of these exercises with the class was we had to essentially protect our computer and try to hack into somebody else's computer. Steve McLaughlin: Our guests today are brothers, often known as the Tech Twins, Travis and Troy Nunnally. Then you have another group who specialize around funding, which is Collab Capital, which is Jewel Burks. In that company, they cut the operations. What are the things that you're using? I'm always one to one-up my brother. Sachin and Binny Bansal are co-founders of Flipkart are among the most successful entrepreneur, the poster child of Indian e-commerce, which has transformed the face of Indian e-commerce. Engineer-turned-entrepreneur Vijay Shekhar Sharma dreamt of becoming a billionaire when he was struggling to make his ends meet with INR 10 in … Engineers turned Entrepreneurs, how has it been? And Georgia Tech, some students from Georgia Tech came from Georgia Tech to the high school to help us build out a robot, and eventually took us to Anaheim, California, where it was a conference where we had to showcase this robot. We're oftentimes have high debt, and we feel like if we jump off and do our own thing, then we're going to crash and burn. They both earned graduate degrees from the College of Engineering. And we're hoping that the people who are struggling and may need assistance, that they realize that, hey, this is a way that we can do business differently and realize this is more of an opportunity rather than a challenge. And that's what I want to give to our younger generation definitely. So what that looks like is a patient will now use their QR code or a link, click, go to a page that they ask a series of questions as well as take images of their face, and then a sales consultant, a skincare consultant, will call that patient and do a skincare analysis as long as that supports our recommendations from the algorithm. And the number one thing is that you have to put yourself in the place of a minority person, all right. And the whole purpose of space is to build, showcase the quality of the work coming out of the minority tech ecosystem. Troy’s— three of Troy’s groom’s people were part of the Georgia Tech community when he got married. Industry: I.T , Computer Science. Especially in electrical engineering field, it’s really big and booming because everything can be put— you can hook up an electronic microprocessor up to pretty much a coffee mug, anything, and it could be automated. Let's go build a derby car just like I built one” because I enjoy it so much. We also have a green screen room that allows them to do videos and go into social media. So we were going to a job, and it's 9 to 5. >> Yeah. And please shamelessly plug away;  we'd love for as many students to connect to Georgia Tech as well as your space. Engineers also value precise solutions that sometimes may not be worth the effort, time, or money necessary to complete (entrepreneurs sometimes need to make quick decisions and can't wait for precise solutions). Innovative ideas are at the center of what engineers do. If you both could talk a little bit about your startup, Brain Rain Solutions, and I'm really curious about how it's affected you, your business, how you might have pivoted, and also what your clients are seeing. We want to recommend this moisturizer that is better for oily skin.” And that allowed the customers— in this case one at our dermatologist’s office actually saw not a decrease in sales, but the sales actually maintained level. Is it the investment community? That's what we feel like engineering is all about the problem-solution set. Many argue that an engineer cannot be a high-level leader in a company and may not be even trained to become one. We live in a country where menstruation is still looked upon as a sin in many places. Let us see how many engineers used their engineering expertise and problem-solving skills to unravel real-world issues and switch into a successful entrepreneur. It’s a job that I could have for 30 years.”, And I said. And having that, when you go into the workforce outside of Georgia Tech, that allows you to really excel in the good companies that you work for or even the businesses that you own. We have a GroupMe chat from people that we met back 10 years ago at Georgia Tech, and they're our friends. If you’re a computer engineer building an internet site, you’ve got to imagine the ultimate site, but to start, you would like to first break down the Javascript line by line, class by class, to reach the ultimate goal eventually. And now that's my second piece of advice— start learning right now. It had 18-inch wheels. So that's one of the issues that a lot of people is trying to address is how do you get a entrepreneur, a tech entrepreneur, who may not have a background, who moved through that funding pipeline to grow their company. So we took that closeness and we started to help out our minority, you know, the minority community. Mukesh is an IIT alumnus and had worked in Deloitte for two years. Top 25 Innovators & Entrepreneurs Board of Advisers It was a robot that is essentially a car, rolled around on a straight line is essentially what it was. I’ve always had the dream of eventually starting up my own enterprise, it’s hard to see myself as a company man for 20+ years. So, for example, we have a equity in a company that does dermatology tools, and it basically assesses the skin. So there is a customer— there's customers that did hiring freezes. >> So currently we have around 13 employees, yeah, 13 employees, some of them are here locally, and then we have a couple that’s overseas— that’s who oversees development. You get the point? And I feel the same in my job, and what I always say is I get paid to do something that I would do for free because I love what it is I do and I'm ready to pour all this time and energy into it. >> Of course, I win at everything, though. So many things have changed. He was proven proficient in technology from a very young age and got an electrical engineering … Some of the famous engineering entrepreneurs who have turned their ideas into business ventures creating wealth and opportunities for others. Are they staying? >> OK, so Brain Rain Solutions is a software development and product launch firm. You see green screen rooms. And that really sparked my interest in cyber security and seeing the vulnerabilities that can happen in a computer. So we're quickly approaching the 10,000 mark for our company. We go there. The space is really about innovation in Atlanta community. Born: August 21, 1973. Before gaining fame as a cricket commentator, Harsha Bhogle studied engineering for his undergraduation. So we started in 2009. They know that there's a series of companies going to not use their marketing budget, for example, so that gives me an opportunity to go in and take that customer. Sachin Bansal needs no introduction. you’ll be able to view customer ratings of that car operator then book it right there on the web site. We also had a problem when we was in college to have a place for resumés to be that was online, so we started doing a symposium. So that's some of the things that we've started. So we may not be a majority from a, you know, ethnic background, culture background, but we have a very close-knit community that everybody is willing to help each other out. Today, right now, is the time to learn how to do the engineering, how to do the problem solving so that you can be able to advance in your career there very quickly. You see a motion capture lab down the center. They're sitting in a waiting room where you can pass COIVD-19. You have technologies of color. Sachin Bansal, Flipkart. Steve: And that sounds like  that's a real success. And the way that looks like for us is that they’ll do a hiring freeze. So they actually made, you know, 3,000, 4,000, 5,000 days, you know, $5,000-days with our sales tool and our tool for connecting [inaudible]. For us, all of those companies started moving to an online or digital presence, meaning that they started thinking through a strategy in a way to reach their customers in a very unique for digital platforms. Engineers Turned Entrepreneurs: The Nunnally Twins Innovation is one of the core pillars of Georgia Tech’s College of Engineering. We could see things more clearly when talking face to face with engineers, managers, and owners across the country. You may feel like you're trapped, but we're right here with rope to pull you out, to help you to pull you out.”. Most of us are kind of like we don't love what we do, but we don't have a support system a lot of time for minorities to, where statistically— and this is not me just saying this, you know, out of not actual evidence— but we're statistically don't have the wealth, especially a black minority as other ethnic groups, so we feel like we're trapped. At that point, they needed a way to house these abstracts and show these abstracts to sponsors and visitors like, for example, Microsoft is coming to the symposium. But I can imagine when it’s not so good for other people who have clients, other companies, other entrepreneurs that need revenue and they're being cut from projects. >> Innovation and entrepreneurship are among core pillars of Georgia Tech's College of Engineering. Innovation is one of the core pillars of Georgia Tech’s College of Engineering. In this session of The Engineering Career Coach (TECC) Podcast, I interview Sam Lytle, PE who is a civil engineer turned entrepreneur and business owner. We took scrap wood and built the axle. That experience propelled me to go further and do my Ph.D. at Georgia Tech. Those are two big ones that I see. This is one of the top qualities of the most successful entrepreneurs. And then we say, “If you reach that, just contact us, send us a testimonial, and let us know.”. 2. They came to you probably saying, “Oh, my word! It’s a little Bangalore based company that grew very big within the last five years. It turned out to be an evening with a lot of funny stories, anecdotes and valuable lessons learned from a handful of the best engineers-turned-entrepreneurs the Netherlands has to offer. We're engineers, but we read a book that changed our way of thinking that decided— that we decided to take a entrepreneurship route back in— I think that was 12th grade when we read Rich Dad Poor Dad. A good entrepreneur embraces risk as an opportunity, whereas most engineers are risk averse and cautious. >> Well, [crosstalk] so our paths to engineering started at a very young age. We never build solutions unless the need is expressly expressed and is backed up by customers willing to pay. So everybody is talking about home automation, automating different things in your car and in your office, and that is a really big and booming thing. So we decided that we wanted to get the best, for our graduate studies, wanted to get the best facilities and be around the most— the best people who can push us and be the best that we can be, so we decided that the best opportunity was Georgia Tech. Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal both graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi in Computer Engineering. But in reality, a technological professional with entrepreneurial skills features a better chance of innovating than an MBA. And he said, “We’ve got a— we have a program that allows you to do studies.” And essentially it was a graduate studies course where you can go in and do a sample research project, and that propelled me. Engineers-turned-entrepreneurs open Portsmouth day care for dogs. So we're born and raised Atlanta. The brainiac is the person that is doing the execution behind the product, building a product, making sure the product is high quality. Nowadays, before you really didn’t have the online presence when we was growing up where you can learn. STEM is useful for everybody in every field. Steve: So you talked about your experience, you know, in terms of in the minority community, how it is you're supporting, how the community has really come together. But the technology team stayed level. It permeates through my family. Engineers are highly intelligent and can become frustrated when others with whom they interact are not as knowledgeable about their subject (entrepreneurs need to be flexible and patient). I think that you have to be passionate and, nonetheless cliché, but at the end of the day, find something that you simply love and enjoy. Founded by Mukesh Bansal in 2007, Myntra is India’s largest on-demand personalization brand for products, gifts and funky merchandise. The problem is as, Travis alluded to, well, African-Americans are the lowest income out of all minorities. >> Yeah, COVID-19, is a new normal, as they said. I think, you know, the statistics show that still vast majority of companies that are started are not started by minorities. We were excited because of it. And that really was like, “Man, we’ve got to come here. Every year more than 100 billion cigarette butts get dumped in the landfills of India. You see server racks for artificial intelligence. Bezos is an American entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist, mostly known as the founder of the online shopping retailer colossus Amazon, where he currently performs as chairman and CEO. You see a AR/VR lab off to the right. It just happened so that we're two different people that have a complimented skill set to work together. So we saw a very interesting dynamic. >> Yeah, and mine is very similar. Because when you— locally, if you’re a local business, then is not necessarily local, but when you're online, it’s a global presence. So at that point, we built it out, built out the software to house these symposiums. A number of the highest STEM skills that we learn at a young age have proven their value for all entrepreneurs. I mean, if you're interested, then just reach out to us— shameless plug—. One of the things for me that makes me an uncommon engineer is I could talk both languages, right? In order to build your proof of concept you can build in yourself, Emergency https://wonderfulengineering.com/10-engineers-who-are-self-made-billionaires They don't have the— we call it the rich uncle— who can invest $25,000 into their startup idea or in their new company. Isn't it? So we've seen companies that retracted. Spacetech startup... Husband-wife duo BhavikRathod and Tripti Ahuja initiated Kyt, a global academy for extracurricular activities in October 2020. 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So that bias we have to overset— offset— with just getting support for those individuals that are not as privileged. >> And Georgia Tech, really, to be honest, Georgia Tech, we would not know what resources are available if we had not experienced going to Georgia Tech. They was more— in those operations was like cold calling, support calls, and support teams. Harsha Bhogle – Chemical engineer turned famous commentator Image source. It is a funny paradox switching from engineering (where all risks are calculated and measured), to the world of entrepreneurship, where you are forced to … And what we try to do is try to get people to say, hey, this is opportunity for you to be more aligned, more on social media, more doing live content so that your business can scale globally. Many have also quit their jobs to pursue unique business ideas and become the most successful entrepreneurs. >> Four of them are Georgia Tech alumni. You have to build out proof of concept. The professional qualifications of an engineer aren’t an obstacle, but a crucial requirement for creating a business successful. And for many engineers, that means becoming an entrepreneur after earning a degree. I am ultra-competitive. So it's up to us as engineers and entrepreneurs and academia to be able to find solutions to either help offset those displaced jobs— either retool an employee or find other ways to make sure that everybody is, you know, making a good income. Reflecting on my path and realizing the skill sets needed to do both, I now know there’s quite an overlap of applicable business skills that are useful in both fields. So at that point, we've been launching and building software over the last 10 years. But now I only found that thing— but actually be a lifelong learner around that. Post author: Himanshu Nitnaware; Post published: December 23, 2020 It's about, right now, 4,000 square feet. So that's a testament to how close-knit the minority presence is at Georgia Tech. And for many engineers, that means becoming an entrepreneur after earning a degree. And we're trying to centralize to take innovation, especially in communities that are less privileged to be able to have the resources like Georgia Tech, like resources at their disposal. So our black— the Black Graduate Student Association is some of our best friends even to today. What are the things that we can really work on to change some of those? And it’s not something that we're fighting over; it’s a friendly competition. Most successful entrepreneurs are always faced with problems. Frustrated by the erratic power supply, Gitaram Kadam built a windmill and a solar power plant in Pune, Maharashtra, to help irrigate farmlands in his village while also helping women increase sources of income. So you have these different groups that specialize in different things. Can an engineer make the most successful entrepreneur? For us, that’s a goldmine because we specialize in digital strategy and product development from a mobile apps and web app standpoint. So we never even reach the VC stage when you have traction because the VC stage only invests in, mostly, only invests in companies that has some type of traction and revenues. So for us, we feel like it first starts off with education and tools. There are many startup mentors in India. Therefore, to start an experiment, a researcher must first create a hypothesis. You had to go into different physical libraries to learn information. Information, Legal But then there’s a group of companies that start to work harder; they start to make more calls and expand during a pandemic. He can go into a sales meeting and pitch the idea. We made it. So I always tell people if I was to go on the treadmill and who's going to see, who's going to— I'm out of shape now, but we'll see who's going to run the furthest, I’m gon win. But it is at a cost of people who may not be so technical, who are doing those tasks mainly, they may be displaced. So start around a problem. From the music industry to exploring space, STEM concepts are consistently making a real-world impact. >> Yeah, I agree with that. You see podcast. So start with the problem. And if you're born and raised Atlanta, then Georgia Tech is the only school you go to for engineering— the only— there is no other option. So, for example, if I were to make a phone call, you know, and it only takes me five seconds to dial the number, that can be automated. >> Yes. We decided to take a online presence approach and build a tool that allowed them to do online assessments. IoT ( Internet of Things) is one of those technologies that... https://www.instagram.com/tv/CD_kr8jjGKq/, https://www.instagram.com/tv/CE53QtcK-Fk/, https://www.instagram.com/tv/CEHxsz4pBkU/?igshid=cq6kzljl2g5p, https://www.instagram.com/tv/CD5vwRrjLgc/, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XB5wYE6g0o8, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwy93qfnXaw. Myntra enables individuals and companies to form their products by adding content of their choice. Two of them have Ph.D.s. It’s innate because we were athletes, you know, we grew up as athletes and we're competitive, but I always had someone to compete against. And then you have my brother who you can see he's good looking and he's well-spoken. And from there, I went to Dr. Copeland’s office and I said, “Hey, we need— how can I learn more about this?”. We've helped and consulted with I think right now we're at maybe 5,000 companies that we've done consulting with, and we have a goal to reach 10,000 companies where we at least consult and help them get from one point to another point. They both earned graduate degrees from the College, became serial entrepreneurs, and cofounded a business venture called Brain Rain Solutions. They didn't lay anybody off, but they just stopped the hiring moving forward. Now there is a digital presence where the information is abundant and you can go to your Google, you can go to Udacity and look at some of the Georgia Tech courses there for essentially no cost and start learning early. >> So the Georgia Tech has a strong minority culture that's at Georgia Tech. Follow On News Follow On. Of being a twin, I am ultra-competitive. Has anyone here started up in the physical product space, particularly mechanical? >> Glad to be here. For several engineers, the target could be a cushy MNC or business job with a fat salary package. The World Health Organisation(WHO) estimates that around... Agro2o, a Delhi-based Agritech startup developed proprietary smart garden, that uses an entirely automated indoor hydroponics system to grow plants without soil. >> Yeah, I think the space is going to be really big because right now it's COVID, you know, in the COVID era, so it's not many people going into the space. So we want to be able to be that rich uncle for those people that— I'm not saying I'm rich, but I'm just saying that we want to be a support system for those people so that we can help those individuals. But I would say be passionate about it first. In this company specifically was a insurance— they’re an insurance company. Steve: I can't wait to talk about a whole bunch of different things, but we’re recording the podcast right in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. People tend to— and I know I’m on a soapbox here— but there's a challenge that is not understood from a minority individual. Olacabs.com is a portal for every kind of cabs and car rentals. And to get the name of the company is called Brain Rain Solutions— so it’s Brain Rain Solutions, and it’s primarily built upon two principles that you have the brainiac and you have the rain maker. They, you know, assess that patient. They use their knowledge to make new and exciting prospects and solve any problems which will arise, which gives them the ability to be the most successful entrepreneur. I'm really curious about what advice you would give to those students as they're thinking about science, engineering for study. So when COVID hit, we saw a very interesting dynamic with our business. And the reason why is because my competitive nature, I'm willing to die on the treadmill. So those type of information to educate our group,  get them out of the trap so they know that they can do it,  and then put support around them by utilizing, you know, our space, you know, putting together investment networks to help support those individuals to  say, “Hey, you're not doing this by yourself. So we started the space. The country in which we live is highly dependent on technology. And as you pointed out that there are so many folks that have lost their jobs and so many difficult stories to tell, I'm curious if there's a not-so-rosy story to tell about customers that you've seen and how COVID-19 has affected them and even despite your best efforts, can't help because of the situation. Our guests today are brothers, often known as the “Tech Twins,” Travis and Troy Nunnally. Flipkart is known for its fast delivery and a wide selection of products. If the answer isn’t met, the experiment isn’t a failure; it’s restarted. 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