Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Peeush Bajpai, Founder of SpringPeople, located in Bangalore, KA, IN.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
Founded in 2009 by IIT alumni, SpringPeople - a Thought Leader and pioneer of Enterprise Training, is today the biggest enterprise IT training provider in India.
750+ Enterprises across India bank on SpringPeople for enterprise enablement, including Fortune 500 giants such as Cisco, Walmart, IBM, Micro Focus, GE, HP, Intuit, and major IT services companies such as Infosys, TCS, Wipro, Cognizant, Mindtree, Accenture and big brands from e-commerce, travel, hospitality, BFSI, telecom, manufacturing, and automation.
In addition, global technology leaders like SAP, Siemens, Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, IBM, Oracle, Red Hat, Microsoft, Dell EMC, MuleSoft, Udacity, Automation Anywhere, Chef, GitHub, Scrum Alliance, EC Council, PeopleCert - AXELOS, ISTQB, CompTIA, Elastic, Micro Focus, RSA, Skillsoft, Lightbend, Blockchain Training Alliance, Android ATC, PECB, etc. have chosen SpringPeople as their master certified training partner to deliver their authentic, certified training, to enterprises and IT professionals across India.
Tell us about yourself
rior to founding SpringPeople, I had been part of leadership teams at three startup organizations: @Talisma Corp, @SpringSource (now Pivotal Inc), and @Kaseya Inc., where he helped grow revenues and drive customer/user acquisition.
Back in 2009, while responsible for the global expansion of Services & Training at SpringSource Inc., I was struck by the state of the training market in India - dominated by low-end, poor-quality players and chaotic market practices - and bootstrapped SpringPeople to address this gap. Over the last nine years, SpringPeople has stayed true to the simple formula of delivering high-quality training, organized through a process-driven setup and taught by highly-experienced IT experts. Today, SpringPeople has rapidly grown to become India's biggest Enterprise IT Training Provider, with a wide portfolio of courses, partnerships with global tech giants, and a huge base of very happy enterprise customers.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
We are the pioneers in the EdTech space in India, leveraging the latest and best in technology for creating compelling learning solutions – its our Digital Learning Platform provides end-to-end training orchestration and comes pre-integrated with popular corporate LMSs.
What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?
It would be the risk assessment. Every strategic decision you make not only comes with certain financial repercussions but also puts your credibility, acumen, and standing in the community to test.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
- Build a team with a common business vision and values.
- Have a profound understanding of the marketplace.
- Emulate the best in the game.
Where can people find you and your business?
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