The Man Behind SCOPE Mafia , The Billion Dollar Start-up
Today we’d like to introduce you to Appalla Saikiran.
It’s an honor to speak with you today. Why don’t you give us some details about you and your story. How did you get to where you are today?
At the age of just 17 , currently 19, I came up with the idea to build a platform where every budding entrepreneur can get an opportunity to connect with the right mentors, industry experts and investors , This is SCOPE .
In My journey to build my start-up some of the notable achievements that I have had is :
1) Global Kids Achievers Award for developing the SCOPE APP
2) Getting a seat at the Junior CEO program certified by Brown University
3) Being one of the top-100 students across India selected by Google to visit their office.
Furthermore, I have also recently been nominated as the International
Partner for India at World Business Angel Investment Forum (WBAF).Will represent India at the next Grand Assembly and pave the way for it to join the world’s largest forum of the equity investment market.
I have also recently been elected as one of the 11 most successful teenage entrepreneurs in India by The Big Red Group, an edtech firm. As well as also been named as the Top 100 most powerful personalities in India by GlantorX Nation Choice Award .
Have also been selected as one of the top 80 students from 30 countries & been invited by Tim Draper ( Prominent VC ) to Draper University (Palo Alto).
SCOPE is currently being backed by some of the most prominent founders & investors from the SILICON VALLEY . Like the Founder of TESLA
I’m sure your success has not come easily. What challenges have you had to overcome along the way?
SUCCESS is definitely not easy & definitely not for the lazy . At the Intial stages of the SCOPE , I definitely faced a lot of rejections and setbacks . “You almost have to be a bit insane to believe in something that is only in your mind & converting it into a reality”. To succeed, you have to be able to endure and overcome the challenges life throws at you, because, in the end, all of that hard work and suffering will pay off. It may sound unfit to some peoples but success depends a lot of hard work. Without it, you can’t become successful. Hard work does not mean that you do laborious work or the work that make you sweat. Hard work means having a healthy body, strong mind, willpower and positive attitude towards things. And for all those things you need energy. So, be attentive to your body and soul.
Besides, do not just work on your program, push your limit, take charge of other things, improve your skills and most importantly keep learning. Apart from that, be with positive peoples, develop positive habits, and do exercise not only for the body but also for your mind.
To sum it up, we can say that success is like a seed that needs a balanced proportion of all the elements of life. And no one can achieve success in a day they have to go through and face different conditions in life for being successful.
Let’s talk about the work you do. What do you specialize in and why should someone work with you over the competition?
I am the Founder & CEO of SCOPE APP . A unified platform for investors, business mentors, aspiring entrepreneurs, investors and professional collaborators to connect, collaborate and convert ideas into full-blown businesses. Scope app is more than just a simple networking platform , It is a data platform as well which collects the data and analyses the latest Economic & Technology start-up trends and helps predict the best investment options which can increase the probability of a successful ROI. Since it’s launch SCOPE APP has been gaining tremendous tractions for it’s uniqueness & it’s breakthrough investment models which has been earning great ROI’s . My role is to ensure the overall business perspective of the App and ensure that it maintains it’s market position , with the USP’S it provides .
What’s your best piece of advice for readers who desire to find success in their life?
The best piece of advice for people who desire to find success is , ” Get Ready to Step outside your comfort zone ” . Don’t expect success overnight , get ready to give in everything that you have .Hard work and success are intertwined, and the only way to reap the latter is to do the former. The issue for many is that hard work is challenging, and it requires persistence and dedication. To become successful, though, we need to put in the hours and be willing to trust the process.
The good news for you, is that many people are not willing to work hard. Especially when they don’t enjoy their jobs or when they feel like their careers or business ventures are stagnating.
Most people will eventually just stop caring and gradually only do what is absolutely necessary. No doubt this is a tragedy for those who would shirk off the value of hard work. But, it is an opportunity for you, and anyone else who is willing to do the work, the hard work.
Speaking of success, what does the word mean to you?
Success means ” I am the Best at what I do ” . “There is no one definition of success. Everyone’s success is different. You can’t compare your success to someone else’s.” If you are are happy with what you are doing then you are successful , As simple as that . Achievements are great, but they aren’t the only thing that make someone ‘successful.’
What’s next for you?
The members of SCOPE MAFIA will me meeting in Palo Alto , CA & will be making a few big announcements which will be making SCOPE APP a dominant player in the networking market of start-ups .
Finally, how can people connect with you if they want to learn more?
People can Connect with me through downloading SCOPE APP or through Linkedin or through Instagram .