Less than a year after graduating from Kent Business School, Amit Madnani has launched his own business and is taking on the meal delivery industry.
Snapameal is based on the same business concept as Just Eat or Hungry House, but with the twist that the meals come from people’s home kitchens, not restaurants.
Customers can buy a portion, or more, of home-cooked food and have it delivered directly to their doorstep to enjoy.
Amit said: ‘Right now I’m at a very exciting phase of my business growth, I have been operational since December and have established a sufficient proof of concept in my initial pilot launch within a small geographical pocket in Mumbai.
‘Currently, I am focusing on aggressively growing the business across the city, my goal is to offer coverage across the whole of Mumbai by the end of the year.’
Amit was the winner of last year’s Business Start-Up Journey – KBS’s flagship student entrepreneurship programme which is based within ASPIRE (Accelerator Space for Innovation and Responsible Enterprise) in the Sibson building, Canterbury Campus. He credits the course with helping him to realise his business dreams.
Amit said: ‘Regardless of whether you have an idea or at what stage your idea is at, the Business Start-Up Journey provides clarity on the life and challenges of an entrepreneur, equips you with the tools to grow your idea into a business and the insight to get past barriers you might be faced with.’
This year’s Business Start-Up Journey has its finale on May 17 when students will pitch their ideas to a panel of judges in a Dragons Den-style event in the Sibson building.
All the students have taken part in free, co-curricular six-month programme of business support including one-to-one sessions with the ASPIRE Entrepreneur-in-Residence, sessions on start-up knowledge including finance, branding and search engine optimisation and mentoring with business leaders.
The Business Start-Up Journey is a philanthropically funded programme committed to developing the next generation of entrepreneurs.
To find out more about next year’s programme, please email ASPIRE@kent.ac.uk.