EP 72 – Building a startup as a multicultural entrepreneur with Kiran Banakar

EP 72 –  Building a startup as a multicultural entrepreneur with Kiran Banakar

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🔥🚀 We’re thrilled to spotlight the incredible journey of Kiran Banakar, one of our founders from this year’s WHU accelerator batch. From grappling with the challenge of finding friends to scaling the heights of entrepreneurship, Kiran’s story is nothing short of inspiring. 🌟

Kiran will be peeling back the curtain on his success as an entrepreneur in Germany, sharing the invaluable lessons he’s gleaned from his tenure as a patent attorney and revealing how his company is harnessing the power of AI to revolutionize customer relationship building. 🤖💡

But that’s not all! Kiran will also delve into his personal experiences, growing up in a multicultural environment, and how it has shaped his unique approach to leadership. 🌍👨‍💼

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to hear Kiran’s story and extract precious insights that could be the game-changer in your entrepreneurial journey. Tune in, get inspired, and let’s accelerate together! 🚀💼🎯



(0:40) Intro to our guest Kiran Banakar

(2:02) Kiran’s upbringing in Germany

(3:30) Balancing two cultures in your childhood

(5:50) Kiran’s trajectory at RWTH

(7:45) What does a patent attorney do, and what experiences Kiran had while working as one?

(12:45) From investing interest to a leap to entrepreneurship

(16:45) What does Kiran’s startup do?

(19:20) The pain point compelling addresses

(24:20) AI as an integral element of Compelling 

(27:10) The experience as a multicultural entrepreneur in Germany

(32:03) Communication strategies with investors

(34:15) What does Kiran learn in the WHU accelerator?

(42:10) Kiran’s book and Podcast recommendations


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