Deepa. M, Some More Foods

11-06-2017

Client

We have received orders from few leading organic stores in Coimbatore and in other cities as well for all our products and few paediatricians have placed orders for FIRST SPOON baby food and Some More Complete Health Mix.

Prema C, SPS FASHIONS

12-07-2017

Expanded Clients

My company has started to distribute Masala powders to some reputed institutions at Coimbatore such as PSG CAS Canteen, SRI Krishna canteen, etc and still discussion is going on with some other reputed institutions for orders. And now I am trying to change my company's name from SPS FASHIONS to SPS STORE from where we can sell differnet products apart from apparels.

Prema C, SPS FASHIONS

01-08-2017

New Client

we put a supply agreement with a new client for regular supply of Spice and Masala Powders. Documentation and legal discussion is going on.

Tharakeshwari, Ganya Agro Products

22-08-2017

Expanded Clients

Client almost tripled their order appreciating the quality of product and service.

Prema C, SPS FASHIONS

06-02-2017

New product -planning to step into Food industry too.

Showcased my products through YouTube Channel and Facebook buy & sell pages. Attended "Scale Up Series 2017" on 3rd April @ PSGIM and "Scale Up Funding" session on 20th May 2017@ CODISSIA .

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AIRSWEEE provided me a good network with fellow mentees to mix and mingle and form new relationships , share ideas and experiences with each other. Also I have gained confidence from it to launch some products related to Food Industry- All kind of instand Masala powders , Instant gravy and Chutney (groundwork is going on) along with my textile venture.Thanks a lot to TIE and AIRSWEEE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSHBLdI-dQA,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxnAYcDausU

Deepa. M, Some More Foods

11-06-2017

Recognition & gained Self Respect

After the AIRSWEEE workshop i have received good recognition for my venture and gained self respect in the society which has motivated me to work happily erasing all the insecurities. Also able to network better.

http://www.yourcoimbatore.com/2017/03/08/womens-day-entrepreneurship-series-deepa-muthukumaraswamy-some-more-foods-first-spoon/

Deepa. M, Some More Foods

11-06-2017

Marketing

Some More Foods participated in "The Summer Night Market'' held at Jenny Club, Coimbatore on 20th & 21st May in partnership with Gunam Organics. We had good enquiry for our product ranges and the sales was also good.

Deepa. M, Some More Foods

11-06-2017

Marketing

We have aquired a marketing team for both digital and offline marketing

Tharakeshwari, Ganya Agro Products

03-08-2017

Marketing

We partnered with Social Eagle, a leading Digital marketing firm, to handle online and offline marketing for Ganya. We have come up with exciting options for taking our product to the customer in an interesting manner.

Deepa. M, Some More Foods

11-06-2017

Business Process

Realizing the need for increasing the visibility of our brand we have changed the logo and the package design

Tharakeshwari, Ganya Agro Products

12-06-2017

Export trade partners

Attended CII startapreneurs one day conference and met few key people from Chennai export circle. They are interested in exporting our cold pressed oil to US, Cananda and middle east. We are having our second round of discussion tomorrow 13/06/2017.

Deepa. M, Some More Foods

07-04-2017

Export Trade Partners

We had our first round of discussion with JAANIK, a Singapore based company on 25th June at Hyatt Guindy who was with us during the BACE expo. They provide advisory for incorporating Singapore companies for individuals and corporate entitiies both local and foreign. They showed interest in exporting Some More Foods. We are in touch with them to explore the possibilities of working together.

Tharakeshwari, Ganya Agro Products

01-08-2017

Funding

In the midst of our set back, God's grace, we were able to raise funds to the tune of 15 lacs. A friend of our family, who believed in my passion to make it big, has invested this amount. I owe my confidence to AIRSWEEE and all the sessions made possible by TiE Chennai.

Tharakeshwari, Ganya Agro Products

12-06-2017

Key Partnership

On the second day of AIRSWEEE workshop, during BMC, we were taught about key partnerships. Inspired by that, I closed a deal on the same day, which i was postponing for 3 weeks. Now they are one of my key partners and the revenue fromt hat contributes to 30% of my total revenue.

Tharakeshwari, Ganya Agro Products

12-06-2017

Lean Incubation by Villgro

Following CII conference, Villgro - a VC and one of the leading firms in incubation for social enterprises in India, expressed interest for lean incubation and i started from june 1st.

http://villgro.org/about-us/

Tharakeshwari, Ganya Agro Products

07-07-2017

Meeting with our Indian Mentor

Deepa (Some More Foods) and I met with our Indian mentor Mr. Varun, Founder & CEO of Pronature Organic in Bangalore on 4th July. It was a very productive meeting and varun showed interest in partnering with me in maufacturing organic Cold pressed Oil. He also shared his contacts with us for few other retail chain of stores where we could place our products. And also guided us how to run a sustainable model of busiess in food industry and gave us a tour of his warehouse.

Deepa. M, Some More Foods

07-04-2017

Meeting with our Indian Mentor

Thara(Ganya Agro Products)and I met our Indian mentor Mr.Varun Gupta Founder & CEO of Pronature Organic Foods in Bangalore on 4th July in Bangalore. Had a very productive discussion and possibilities of partnering with them. I am planning to procure organic raw materials from Pronature for the baby food i am developing.

Prema C, SPS FASHIONS

06-02-2017

New product launched - Masala Powders and Instant Mixes

Successfully launched my new venture - SPS food Products. Brand - Uthra - Masala Powders , Instant Mixes , Spices, Blended Spices, cereals , nuts, dry fruits and many more..Got first order from a catering service person.

Tharakeshwari, Ganya Agro Products

28-07-2017

Others

We faced a huge set back when our product package production got delayed for three months. On top of tht, when we received the products, 70% pf the tins were not in a usable condition. It was a huge set back and my first failure. Was devastated, but honestly, whatever we learned in AIRSWEEE training helped me.

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I remember menors teaching us from their experiences, on how to step out of the problem and think for a logical solution. I did and we were able to come up with a solution which not only make our product look better but also taught us to fine tune our packing line. It also taught us to always be ready with back up options.

Deepa. M, Some More Foods

06-30-2017

Participated in Conference and Won

Some More Foods partipated in Idea Fest 2017 competition on 24th june by BEACHANGE Expo at IITM research park, Taramani and we are glad to share the news that we won the fourth place among emerging startups. We pitched our idea that we wanted to deliver variations in organic weaning food and that we wanted to develop unique recipes based on nutritional requirements for people with special needs.

Deepa. M, Some More Foods

20-07-2017

Pay it forward

I had a lovely opportunity of interacting with students of PKR college, Gobichettipalayam when I was invited to share my journey with the them on 14th of July . I was very happy to see the staff of PKR college (Mrs.Kavitha, Mrs.Gomathy) showing great interest in motivating their students in all ways that they can. I shared the floor with another AIRSWEEE participant Timple Luloo and it was like two case studies under discussion how an entrepreneur, a woman can really earn a place for herself and make it good if she sets her heart and mind to it.

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I thank TiE and AIRSWEEE for giving us the platform to learn and share. Empowered SomeMore to do a lot more!!! A week later students started placing orders with us and we deliver them at a discount price to help them make an income.

Deepa. M, Some More Foods

20-30-2017

Pay it forward

On 10th of july I had an opportunity to address to young girls at Women Entrepreneurship Development Program(WEDP) an initiative by TBI - KEC (Technology Business Incubator @ Kongu Engineering College) in Erode. I thank Reni Auxiliya P W for all the motivation she gave us to do this. I shared my journey as an entrepreneur and how I narrowed down to "Some More" from my other ventures I was considering, when TiE AIRSWEEE had decided to do SomeMore for Somemore Foods !

Tharakeshwari, Ganya Agro Products

01-08-2017

Pay it forward

I was able to mentor a friend of mine who was struggling with her home run beauty care and bridal make up business. Now she has turned her business into a profitable one and her orders have gone up by 20%. I am very happ that i was able to make a positive difference in a fellow etrepreneur's journey.

Tharakeshwari, Ganya Agro Products

14-08-2017

Retail product placement

We successfully placed our products in the shelves of 6 more premium stores in chennai