It all started with a love for prose. Hetansh, Parth and Jay Kotak, 22, are childhood friends who turned their passion into a website that encouraged others to showcase their talent.
Parth Mehta (sitting left in the image) is a current student of EDI.
A couple of years ago, they began a literary blog and contributed regularly to it. Realising that people take pride in their creativity even if it is `just a few lines’, the trio launched a talent website to provide a platform for others to express themselves. TALEXPO appreciates all kinds of talents -be it cooking, designing, sketching, or dancing. Individuals can upload their audiovideo on the website where others can access and post comments. This also brings them in contact with others like who share similar talents or appreciate it.
Jay, who got his BBA degree from a Mumbai university, is currently helping his father handle the family business in Rajkot. Hetansh is a fourth year student of Liberal Arts at Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University while Parth is a 25-year-old MBA student at Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India.
Though studies consume a lot of time, the three ensure the website is well-maintained. “We conduct talent competitions which attracts a larger audience and gives participants more exposure,“ says Hetansh.
Parth says, “The website has taught a lot about management and patience. It is not easy handling so many talents, personalities and hosting competitions.We have learnt to manage time so that our studies do not suffer. We are becoming good at multitasking and know that we have to be patient for the website to bring in money.“
(Source : Article from Ahmedabad Mirror; 18th November, 2014)