SVA19: Biswajit Roy, Founder of Nuvven
Ahead of the FutureX Silicon Valley Accelerate trip in April, DIGIT caught up with some of the entrepreneurs and startup founders heading to the States.
In April, a cohort of Scotland’s brightest tech entrepreneurs will travel to the US as part of our Silicon Valley Accelerate programme.
Biswajit Roy: A Background
I am a technologist by profession and a problem solver at heart. The combination of the two means I am super excited by opportunities where I can solve customer and business problems by leveraging the capabilities that advancement in technology has to offer.
On a personal note, I love to travel and explore undiscovered places and cultures which has been my inspiration behind Nuvven.
What was the inspiration behind Nuvven?
My travelling pursuits have led me to rent cars numerous times and it has increased my empathy for people like me who have to go through multiple hoops to save themselves from tourist traps set up by malicious car rental companies trying to make a profit through unscrupulous means.
The car rental industry is heavily cartelised by a few incumbents who have created massive barriers to entry and overrun any competition in places such as airports, train stations and key holiday destinations.
To make matters worse, the monopolisation has eliminated innovation in this industry, despite the advancements in automobile technology.
"I feel the Silicon Valley trip with FutureX will be a fabulous opportunity to engage with the best and the brightest in the tech industry." - Biswajit Roy, Nuvven
What do you hope to achieve through the Silicon Valley Programme?
I am keen to learn and absorb from their experiences but at the same time develop some invaluable network into Silicon Valley.
It’s more relevant for Nuvven as the TravelTech sector there is well established and I would be keen to tap into their experience and funding opportunities. Most importantly though, I want to use it to experience the energy in the valley and bring back some inspirational stories into the team.
Why are initiatives such as these important for providing opportunities to entrepreneurs and startups?
One of the essential elements to startups is the network of support that they have. The best entrepreneurs are the ones who are well connected. I feel the SVA programme is great as it will not only allow startups to build new networks where innovation drives technology, but also provide a platform to keep coming back to as they grow. It is all the more relevant to startups who want to grow and cater to a global customer base.
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