Team Meraki in Conversation with Weddings ‘R’ Us representing Fortune Institute of International Business, New Delhi- 1st Runner Up of Meraki 2014. Tania Koshi, who formed Weddings ‘R’ Us- a wedding planning and retail business, shares her journey from putting a plan together to winning Meraki.
Excerpts from the conversation..
Team Meraki: How has Meraki been a learning experience for you?
Tania Koshi: Meraki forced me to make a business plan to begin with- something I was stalling for a long time! In the process of making the plan, I researched and understood the many aspects of wedding planning and opportunities that exist. That has been the biggest learning. I have spent sleepless night- adding, subtracting and rephrasing points in my presentation that would make the business plan exciting and lucrative for the Judging panel to invest in.
Team Meraki: What has been the best part of Meraki so far?
Tania Koshi: It is a matter of personal pride that I have been able to represent FIIB at Meraki for its first time.
Team Meraki: How has the feedback of judges helped you?
Tania Koshi: The feedback has given me more clarity in terms of which aspect of the business plan I want to focus on- wedding planning or retail. While I would do both, I would now think more about which one I would like to enter first and then diversify into the other.
Team Meraki: How did you feel when your name was announced in top 3?
Tania Koshi: It felt great! I dint expect to come so far and I feel elated and humbled at the same time. The process has been challenging and rewarding and I am grateful to everyone who helped me. A special mention for my faculty members. I don’t think I could have found a more encouraging set of teachers anywhere! Had they not encouraged me to participate I wonder if I would have even worked on my business plan.
Watch the entire conversation here