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Oye Happy


 Its your anniversary and you are determined to go that extra mile to make it extra special for him? Or maybe its your closest friend’s birthday and you want to make the day memorable for her? Or it could be the 30th anniversary of your parents’ first accidental meeting in college and you’d like to celebrate it? Perhaps its your boss’s last day and you wish to give him a fitting farewell?

If your determination or want or like or wish has made way for an ‘Ok! Now what?’ moment, then let look no further than Oye Happy…These guys are dedicated to making sure you guys have a good time .

We got in touch with Harshvardhan Khemani, co-founder of Oye Happy…to find out a little more about what his startup offers.

1. WHAT IS YOUR COMPANY ALL ABOUT? WHAT DOES IT DO? WHO ARE THE FOUNDING MEMBERS?
Oye Happy is a fun company that loves making special occasions for special people memorable by organising highly personalised surprises. So whether it’s your girlfriend’s birthday or your parents’ 25th anniversary or your best friend’s wedding or any other occasion and you’d like to make it special from your side, let us know – we’ll come up with ideas to take them by surprise and make all the arrangement as well.
Oye Happy was founded by Varun Todi and Harshvardhan Khemani

2. WHAT MADE YOU START THIS COMPANY? WHAT FIRST GAVE YOU THIS IDEA?
Oye Happy was started with a simple but ironical thought – that people are too busy to do, what they were staying busy for – ‘to be happy’! What we realized is that there are a large number of people who want to make birthdays and anniversaries and other celebrations of their loved ones special – but either don’t know what to do or don’t have the time. That’s what inspired us to start Oye Happy.


3. HOW DIFFICULT WAS IT TO START-UP? DID YOU RECEIVE A LOT OF SET-BACKS? HOW DID YOU DEAL WITH THEM?
The main difficulty was to convince our parents that we are not mad when we proposed earning a living by arranging surprises.
The next challenge was to get people to accept the idea that its aright to let someone else arrange a surprise for your wife or boyfriend or family or friends. This was achieved through a lot of talking, a lot of selling and some luck.
The next challenge was to get guys like you at LTGTR to talk about us and make our work of getting people to accept our idea easier. Thankfully, this was easier to deal with because somehow the concept just clicked with the fourth estate.
Oh…we’ve still not convinced our parents after a year and a half of operating, and have no idea how to convince them now!

4. WHAT WERE THE SOURCES OF FINANCE YOU COULD LEVERAGE?
Savings from our now spider infested bank accounts. 

5. HOW WILL YOUR WORK AFFECT THE MASSES? WHAT KIND OF IMPACT DO YOU SEE WORK HAVING ON INDIA’S  YOUTH AND THE POOR?
You’ve given us something significant to think about buddy!

6. WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF AFTER 5 YEARS? WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS FOR THE FUTURE?
Immediate future plans include adding to our current happiness dens of Bangalore, Hyderabad and Guwahati. This will be happening through the franchise route. The distant future also includes plans to start a retail division.
Five years later the entire Oye Happy team will be partying in Goa, celebrating the fact that Oye Happy has been one of the quirkiest and highly successful Indian companies of the recent past.

7. SOME TIPS FOR UPCOMING ENTREPRENEURs.
Gyaan – the one thing we’ve had enough of from everyone around us, so we’ll keep it simple – you have one life and you are responsible to live it happily. So if you are going to spend 15 hours a day in setting up a new venture, you better invest those 15 hours doing something you genuinely want to do dil se.

8. HOW WAS YOUR COLLEGE LIFE? WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE MEMORIES? WHAT LESSON DO YOU THINK PEOPLE SHOULD TAKE FROM COLLEGE?
College life was obviously the best part of our lives (till we started Oye Happy that is! :D). Favourite memories are way too many and we can probably write a book on that, so will spare you that torture here.
And lessons from college?? Who the hell takes away lessons from college? You just take away great memories and friends for a lifetime.

 

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