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'38% start-up entrepreneurs deprived of marriage proposals'

Friday, March 15, 2019
By A Staff Reporter

Around 100 budding entrepreneurs find their life partners at a novel matrimony meet and greet hosted by Pavitra Vivah and Udyami Maharashtra

From ‘finding Love in the time of 'Heer-Ranjha’, moving to ‘Love in the time of dating apps to 'Love in the time of 'Millennial and their Startups', reality has hit romance. In this digital day and age, smartphones and apps are taking over our lives. Name it and there’s an app for it. But what if one wants marriage with a compatible partner? 
People were trying luck on dating platforms and hoping to come across someone they like, who is also looking for marriage. Or were uploading 'biodatas' on one of those boring, newspaper-style matrimony sites.

Come March 17 and The Grand Entrepreneurs Matrimony Match-making Meet’ hosted by Mumbai based, Pavitra Vivah and Udyami Maharashtra, for the next-gen Power Couples is all set to change the dynamics of making marriages happen for millenials.

The Grand Entrepreneurs Matrimony Match-Making Meet’, as the name suggests is all set to help these entrepreneurs, Business SME’s families, start-up professionals and alike by finding a perfect companion for life this Sunday, March 17, at Vanita Samaj, Dadar (W) from 4pm to 8pm. “Matchmaking through a medium actually goes way back to 1685, when the first newspaper ad seeking a match for marriage was published. Fast forward to 2019, and the user penetration in online matchmaking is supposed to hit 4.6% by 2022. This goes to show how love is here to stay with an 'organized and thoughtful' approach, as they say do what your heart says, but take your brain along. The organizers have also compiled a trend survey, ‘Pavitra Vivah Wedding Report 2019’, which  has found that around 38% self-employed, start-up entrepreneurs are not getting proposals because of their uncertain financial future, 30% businessmen, professionals feel they are not getting proper choices for marriages as they have no time to meet suitable, compatible candidates, 28% traditional family managed businesses are seeing downfall in their business as their next generation is opting for individual choice of career also 4% businessmen sight some other inevitable challenges,” sources said.

Rushikesh Kadam, Founder Udyami Maharashtra and Director of shares, “Indian Economy is rapidly flourishing, abundant opportunities are popping up due to government policies like Make in India, Startup India, Standup India. India is the youngest country in the world, having an average 26 years age. Maximum youth are yet to be married. Hence, it has become very imperative duty to guide and help, young married entrepreneur couples towards a successful married life. Bringing them together will ensure that they can share their ideas, concepts, problems, crisis with their partner who will understand them and be a part of their successes or failures.”

The meet will see around 100 entrepreneurs from across Mumbai and Maharashtra participating at the mega show running businesses ranging for from traditional ideas to un-conventional yet profitable business.

Like 28-year-old Shweta holding a MSc (Oceanography) degree and successfully running a startup into Wildlife Travel and tourism industry. More interesting candidate like Vinod running a profitable business of selling herbs online through its own online platform. The match making meet, thus, is an attempt from Udyami Maharashtra to help the budding businessmen and women find their right partner who can be their support in their hectic lifestyle and understand the nuances of running a business and yet trying to make a happy life for both, officials said.

The event will also see counsellors, speakers from the matchmaking field for keeping the show highly interactive. The Grand Entrepreneurs Matrimony Match-making Meet, will see entrepreneurs from the age of 21 to 40 who will speak about their ideal match and the type of business they are in.

How this will work...
The daylong event is all set to take place in two slots. The morning slot will see more of Maharashtrian families finding a right suitor for their boy/girl and the afternoon slot will see inter-caste families finding alliances. To restrict fake profiles, Udyami Maharashtra has screened every participant details before registering with Aadhar Verification, social media verification and more. "One of the key challenges we thought was finding girl candidates when we started conceiving the idea, but we are happy today that we have seen the same number of girls coming forward to be a part of the historic initiative,” Kadam said.

The portal has also conducted a survey to identify the gaps for creating perfect matches and it is observed that, number of professionals, consultants, entrepreneurs are increasing. However, people are still looking for secured permanent 9-5 jobs for their partners. Hence, the idea was to bring these businessmen, entrepreneurs, professionals with the same backgrounds under one roof. Some other findings identified in the survey include healthy environment, superlative understanding to create power couples, seed funding from within the families, mentorship and more.

"Family businesses are experiencing downfalls, as their next gen is engaged in proving their own business ideas. Such families are finding suitable matches, who are from their own family business verticals thus solving their business problems and growing together,” Kadam added.

The survey also highlights the point that India needs lakhs of 'Power Couples' for overall growth of the Indian Economy. It also cites examples of successful couples like Narayana Murthys of Infosys, Patils of Veena World and Kesari Tours, Ambanis of Reliance.

“We firmly believe, a happy married couple is thus basic of the healthy society. And healthy society leads to Healthy and progressing Country. Successful marriages are neccessary the overall growth of the country. And we are committed to it,” said Sunanda Kulkarni, Managing Director of PavitraVivah who has been in traditional matrimony services since 36 years.

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