Founder Of STEMonsters Sonali Dasgupta Says, ‘Just Get Started!’

Sonali Dasgupta, scientist & founder of the 'STEMonsters', talks about her challenges in starting and scaling her company. Read to know more!

Excerpts from an interview with Sonali Dasgupta, founder of STEMonsters – a learning space for children to grasp the concepts of science and technology through practical knowledge.

When did you start ‘STEMonsters’ and what was the intention?

My mission was to create a fun STEM learning space for children where they explore and learn science and technology concepts by tinkering, experimenting and discovering. As a scientist, I know that the gap between textbook learning and real-world innovations needs to be bridged. That’s very important if we want children to grow up to be the thought-leaders of tomorrow’s technology and innovation-driven world.

What was the biggest challenge you faced in starting the company?

Coming from a pure research background, scaling and marketing were my biggest challenges.

What is the biggest mistake you made while starting your company in the initial few years?

I was not able to delegate and hire for the tasks that did not need my expertise.

If there was one thing you could advice to a budding woman entrepreneur, what would it be?

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Founder Of STEMonsters Sonali Dasgupta says, “Network with like-minded people, have confidence in your vision, and just get started. Don’t wait for validation from others!”

(Women’s Web, in collaboration with HEN India, will present a series of interviews with women entrepreneurs on Mondays. ‘HEN- Her Entrepreneurial Network’ is a community of Indian Women Entrepreneurs, connected by a vision to inspire, inform and support each other.)

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