Weeks after Ratan Tata-backed mobile energy distribution startup Repos Energy launched their organic waste-powered ‘mobile electric charging vehicle’ solution, the founders shared how a call from the industrialist changed their fortune.
When starting out with Repos a few years ago, co-founder Aditi Bhosale Walunj and Chetan Walunj figured out that for the company to grow, they needed a mentor--somebody who has worked towards a greater good. And the first person they could think of was Ratan Tata.
When Aditi Bhosale Walunj suggested that they meet him, Chetan Walunj was quick to remark, “Aditi, he (Ratan Tata) is not my neighbour that you are saying let's go meet him.”
She, however, did not back out. "We both have had no formal business education but we learnt one thing very early in our lives--an excuse towards anything is a foundation which one builds a house of failure," Aditi Bhosale Walunj wrote on LinkedIn.