In conversation with Amaan Kazi, Co-Founder and CMO, SpeaQin about the impact of Covid-19 pandemic on startups and how they plan to cope with the situation.
How is SpeaQin dealing to the current scenario where people are adapting new technologies and rebooting themselves?
SpeaQin’ (Spea:king), a made in India video conferencing solution allows seamless communication in scheduling a remote video conference between two parties. Using highest form of data security and user privacy as its core strength, we aim to provide easy interface and increased productivity while dealing with issues stemming to work and study from home during the current scenario
How useful can SpeaQin be for the education sector?
SpeaQin aims to provide an efficient and robust tool for the education sector to easily conduct online classes and allied activities. We are constantly upgrading our tools to ensure we fulfil the needs of the end users from the education background as well provide them with ease of usage. SpeaQin usage at the initial term will be at a heavy subsidised cost for the education sector.
What is the impact of COVID-19 on the innovation?
We believe, with the advent of COVID-19 and the nationwide lockdown, an individual has been exposed to multiple opportunities. An organisation has adapted to newer technologies which not only brings innovation across various sectors but also have rebooted an individual’s day-to-day living.
Both technology and non-technology start-ups have equal prospects to provide solution-based services and products that counterweigh the adverse effects of COVID -19. New age technology is sure to be the driving force behind business operations in the current and foreseeable future. In fact the only way forward in aggressive technological advances across sectors is through new age technology.
With India becoming ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’, how do you think it will have its impact on the new age tech?
With the announcement of ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’, our vision and approach towards going vocal for local has definitely influenced every individual. This will eventually stop brain drain from India to Western countries. We strongly believe that India has a massive landscape for existing technology development and newer innovation. With retention of our excellent Indian talent within our country, we have a great future and support to our young innovative minds through ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’.
Could you share some more insights on XperTalk?
Xpertalk connects individuals and institutions to service providers, both at consultants, freelance and organizational levels. This adds on to the advantage for innumerable experts to provide their services and help grow their business and reach. To add on, XperTalk also intends to connect to smaller regional communities and single work seeking professionals to provide their services.
In the educational sector, it can be used at both institutional level and individual professors. Both can avail the platform to provide their services to service seekers.
What are your future plans?
The primary aim is to provide an excellent made in India alternative to video conferencing solutions and provide apex user security. We want to connect small organisations and individuals who can use our platform for a fraction of the cost of western competitors. We want to grow our organisation and range of products to become a mammoth telecommunication and online advisory company.