Walking and Talking on Startup Culture

Dhana Priya
Nov 30, 2017 · 4 min read
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This week, nearly 40 entrepreneurs, startup employees and students visited KiSSFLOW’s office as a part of the Startup Walk in Chennai, India. We hosted an unconference with Kiruba Shankar where we talked about the culture of a startup.

Kiruba asked the participants to share things they had observed in startup cultures that promote productivity. Here were some of the answers:

  • G-Jobs (silent projects, or unofficial tasks done without direct authority)
  • Portable Whiteboard film on every wall
  • Fluid seating (where employees have no permanent seats)
  • Creative to-do lists like Any.do
  • ‘One-Day Delivery’ (where developers get one day to create any additional feature on the product)
  • Walking meetings and combining movement with thought

Participants also got to ask questions of OrangeScape’s CEO, Suresh Sambandam.

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How did you move from a corporate job to being an entrepreneur?

Should all startups aim to locate in Silicon Valley or Bangalore?

Do you prefer to work with freelancers or full-timers?

Do you have the same vision you started with?

What is the core DNA of your company?

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Suresh is enthusiastic about what everyone does. He recognizes the need for every single person and invests into them. He is also very transparent and shares all the metrics of the company so that anyone can get online and see how we are doing.

Have you ever had someone quit your company to begin their own startup?

KiSSFLOW is a proud sponsor of the Startup Walk and the emerging startup community of Chennai!

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