October 7, 2022

Technopreneurship with Dorai Thodla

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Technopreneurship with Dorai Thodla
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Show Notes

This is a repeat episode of one of my conversations, first published in 2019. Since then, we have crossed 200 episodes and the listenership has also grown. Some of you have been asking how you can know more about some of the topics covered in recent episodes.

I felt that there could be related points shared by other guests in earlier episodes, but for new subscribers, it may not be easily discoverable.

So, we thought that we would bring you select past episodes from time to time, to discover more people and their stories. Also, over time, the formats of the intro and show notes have also changed.

This conversation with Dorai Thodla will be published in two parts, to keep the episode length to around 30 minutes.

In this first part, Dorai shares

  • His serial entrepreneurship journey
  • His definition of a microproduct and how one can build very small things and still be very successful
  • How he identifies problems to solve, by soaking in the problem space
  • His experience of concepts associated with a lean startup – to validate ideas quickly
  • A story of one of his products that has been innovatively repurposed by users to create a vertical applications to make their work easier, beyond what the product was originally intended to do
  • How he builds in quality in horizontal products that may be used by various personas of users

The answer to this question and more stories from Dorai, do not miss the next episode.

In part 2 of my conversation with Dorai Thodla, he shares more details about his Build to Learn concept, to help students learn programming by doing. Do not miss next week.

Dorai is the founder and CTO of Technology Strategies LLC, based in the United States. He is a mentor at KCG College of Technology Chennai. He is passionate about teaching students and mentors product startups. Dorai also gives talks on emerging technologies and their impact while consulting with companies on how to build tech communities. He believes in the paradigm of “building to learn” by encouraging teaching via “doing” so students see their learning transform into a product that extends around a complete stack.

Dorai lives in Chennai and spends time in the Bay Area and Seattle outside of India. He is currently involved with the following initiatives :

a set of tools for collecting and analyzing information.

Dorai can be reached@


[@dorait] https://twitter.com/dorait

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