hello ohmega

the place where students build their ideas to life.

This needs to be edited and I’m currently on a bumpy ride to school, please check again after a few hours for the updated one! You can still read it but I made this a year ago, so, sorry in advance 😂

Strong language is used purely to convey the intensity of speech rather than to offend anyone.

Take a walk down your memory lane. Can you think about all the crazy ideas you came up with and how you wanted to do something about them? Did you? Did you?

Those who say yes, you have my respect. Those who say no, I hear you. It’s not easy, but it’s definitely not impossible.


Why didn’t you do something about that idea?

Is it because you weren’t allowed to? Did someone say you aren’t capable of doing it? Did schooling come in your way? Or is it cause you simply didn’t know how to take it forward? Who/what do you blame?

If there’s anyone you got to include in that list, it’s you yourself. Yes, you.

Why?

TL;DR: You fell prey to circumstance.

These are some of the possibilities:

  • Lack of belief: Did you ever feel like your idea wouldn’t be accepted? That it wouldn’t become big?
  • Shit people say: The most common thing I’ve heard from people all my life. “One in a billion people become like Steve Jobs.” So f*@#ing what? It’s the idea that matters.
  • No resources: You lack the tools you need to build your idea. You don’t have a mentor.

Do what you wanna do. No excuses.

People will say what they say, but that shouldn’t stop you from doing what you wanna do, right? Do what you love, love what you do.
Now that clearly doesn’t mean to completely not focus on your academics or whatever it is that you’re “obliged” to do. And it’s easy for people to say do this first and then do what you wanna do. Legit, but only to some extent.

The ones who really care about you are the ones who won’t stop you from doing what you wanna do i.e. working on your ideas, no matter what.

I strongly believe I can learn more by doing things and failing fast if I have to and learning from my breakdowns rather than sitting in a goody-goody environment where you learn all the theory in the world and when reality hits you, it shatters all that you’ve learnt. But that’s just me and everyone’s different.

If you really, really believe in your idea and more importantly yourself, grow a pair and do something about it and get shit done. It’s all about the hustle.

What’s your point?

The point is to go beyond your reasons and do something about that idea if you genuinely care about it.

To me, every idea counts; no matter how absurd or disruptive it may sound. And it disturbs me that countless number of ideas remain unworked upon and often goes down the drain as everyone wants to play it safe and not take any risks at all.

And if I’m willing to take a stand for your idea, you can definitely do your part and make it happen :)


There has to be a better way!

Fret not, this is where ohmega comes to the rescue :)

Now what’s that?

Simply put, ohmega is a networking platform backed by an accelerator for students who wanna build their ideas to life.

Sounds ambitious? That’s cause it is.

Lot’s of colleges and universities these days have a lot of catchy schemes for in-house entrepreneurs who wanna build a product or even run a startup. They have fancy funding programs and big-ass incubators and what not.

But what about the students who are still in school? Don’t they count?

One can argue all day that they’re still young and aren’t mature enough to ‘work’ on their ideas. But hear it from someone who’s still in school, it’s other way round. If you don’t believe in the future of your nation, who will?


“Many creative, brilliant, talented people think they’re not, because everything they were good at at school wasn’t valued, or was stigmatised. At school, you were probably steered away from subjects you enjoyed because ‘you would never get a job doing that.”
“All children have tremendous talent and we squander them pretty ruthlessly. Picasso once said that all children are born artists. The problem is to remain an artist as we grow up. I believe passionately that we don’t grow into creativity, we grow out of it. We are educated out of it.” — Sir Ken Robinson
watch his talk if you haven’t already. seriously.

Ideas will only come to life if a student’s environment is supportive of it.

ohmega creates that environment and enrols everyone else into the possibility of making that idea happen. And when I say “kickstart your idea”, it means that I’ll do whatever it takes to put you on track to execute the idea and make it work.

My best effort to explain the process in a nutshell. But there’s more to it.

Let’s create our future for ourselves.

It’s true what they say. Your future is in your hands.

I can go on and on worshipping people like Steve Jobs or Elon Musk or even Nikola Tesla and thousand other people. But one thing I learnt the hard way is if you have unshakable faith in yourself, nothing can stop you from doing great things like the people above. You got to hustle your way through it all.

The future for ohmega

is pretty bright.

Here’s what our roadmap looks like:

  • Build a community of students and mentors around the platform.
  • Select five ideas and kickstart them to test the process and prove the concept.
  • Start getting into schools and conduct workshops for students to work on their idea.
  • Conduct regular meetups and invite speakers/mentors to talk about various topics.
  • Start building a HQ that consists of a co-working and a co-living retreat probably on the serene beaches of Gokarna (since Goa is crowded) and a small home-office here in Bangalore not just for students but also artists and digital nomads or for anyone who wants to work from a place away from all the noise (this plan is way ahead in the future just in case you keeping your hopes high).
credits: Lonely Planet & Flickr

Sounds beautiful, doesn’t it? It’s ambitious indeed, but we’ll get there.


Wanna make ohmega happen first?

ohmega is in it’s early stages itself. But the foundation is rock-solid.

If you would like to work with ohmega and co-create the future together, drop me a mail with your story and what you can do for ohmega.

People we need:

  • Passionate students with ideas they want to build.
  • Full-stack developers who can help build the platform.
  • Community managers and growth hackers.

Students capable of the above tasks are given first priority. Just being as democratic as possible.


In conclusion,

The vision for ohmega is to make a difference by helping students make a difference. And we can get there only if we work towards it together.
I’m gonna treat this as my manifesto to refer to when working.
Let’s make this happen :)