Ascend Guest Lecture Series | Mr. Paavan Nanda, CEO and co-founder of WinZO Games

Paavan Nanda GL

On 4th July 2019, Mr. Paavan Nanda, CEO and co-founder of WinZo Games addressed the incoming batch of 2019-21. His colleagues Mohit Sharma and Priyanaka Sihag also took questions from the students.

Mr. Nanda walked students through his journey of being an entrepreneur. Starting Zostel from the dorms of IIM Calcutta to starting ZO Rooms, selling it to OYO rooms and then venturing into a new territory of the gaming market, Mr. Nanda has been constantly seeing opportunities and seeking challenges. It was particularly fascinating to learn how Mr. Nanda and his team participated and cracked a number of competitions to fund their startup.

Along with his vision for WinZo, he shared insights into the gaming industry and the gaming market in India. Answering questions from students, he talked about monetization of the business model, judging an idea and it’s potential, the transition from hospitality to gaming, targeting various segments and generating original content. It was an interactive and thoroughly enlightening session.

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