Meet the co-founders of Almameal
Priyanka Palshetkar and Pratik Rokade are the co-founders of Almameal. They were selected in the Women Start-up Programme, organized by NSRCEL, IIM- Bangalore. From 6000 applicants, Almameal managed to bag a position in the top 100. Almameal is currently an incubatee at IIM- Nagpur.
Priyanka also has exposure to big data technologies like Spark. She plans to utilize big data capabilities to analyze customer ordering pattern and behaviour. Thus, she would be able to predict the demand for certain products even before it actually happens. She was selected in Crossroads Emerging Leaders Program, batch of 2018. Harvard Business School Club of the GCC organizes this program in collaboration with Lakshmi Mittal Institute.
Pratik is also an Electronics Engineering from Vishwakarma Institute of Technology, Pune. He has worked as a Network Officer at Flight-case, Pune for a year. Because of his duties at Flight case, he was very active on the customer-end of the bargain. He handled queries of clients from the US. Thus, he gained exposure in talking to people and understanding their pain points well.
Pratik also ran a start-up named Inphinity Products, a proprietorship, in the final year of his engineering. He sold 1800 customized notebooks to students of VIT and COEP in two weeks. He earned a profit of ₹ 45,000 on an investment of ₹ 1,00,000 from his father. At that time, he gained valuable expertise in sales which he has been putting to use while interacting with the customers as well as the home-makers. He recently got to represent Almameal at the Global Innovation in Food Digital Business at Thailand. Almameal was among the top 10 food start-ups in the world to attend this event.