Gyan Bhambhani (’23) starts new podcast “The Entrepreneur Insights

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Gyan Bhambhani

Gyan Bhambhani (’23) smiles at the camera.

For Gyan Bhambhani (‘23), his room isn’t just the place where he sleeps – it’s where he broadcasts his podcast The Entrepreneur Insights, a record where he interviews experts on their unique careers and experiences. 

“ [The Entrepreneur Insights] is basically where I get the wonderful opportunity of interviewing other entrepreneurs who have many decades of experience in their fields. I’ve interviewed one person who’s a real estate flipper… another person who founded a start-up relating to cybersecurity… I’m interviewing [right now] a person who is coding a database, and another person who is a supermodel turned finance tech entrepreneur,” said Bhambhani (‘23). 

Gyan Bhambhani (‘23) started his podcast hoping to help spread the potential entrepreneurship holds. 

“I want to inspire others because not many people are in entrepreneurship. You see very few people in it, and I want to increase that number. I want to say,’ Hey, there are other possibilities out there’… I want to make an impact, and the one way I can do that right now as a junior is through pursuing this podcast, through growing it and asking people to watch it,” said Bhambhani (‘23).

The Entrepreneur Insights is entirely self-produced, meaning Bhambhani (‘23) contacts interviewees, schedules the interviews, and puts together the podcast all by himself. However, when it comes to finding interview subjects, he credits his family for helping him connect with a range of professionals.

“You have to scour through the family tree… Ask[ing] your parents,’ Hey, who’s your cousin, what does he do, what do you do, what do their cousins do’ – that’s how you network. It’s hard to network, it’s hard to find people, because you have to find one guy. All it takes is one person, [but] they can lead you to ten other people, and what do they lead you to? Ten more people. So you can already have over 25, 30, connections after you talk to two people,” said Gyan Bhambani (‘23).

After conducting an interview over Zoom, Bhambhani (‘23) typically moves to promoting it on as many platforms as he can. 

“Sometimes you have to put on the marketing hat and be like, how can I market this thing. I just sent [the podcast] across Discord servers, self-promos, everyone in my contacts. If you look at my phone right now, you’ll see the latest text messages for everyone in my contacts is, ‘Hey, in case you missed it, watch my latest episode!’, and I’ve requested my interviewees to also promote it. That’s how you get like 115 views, it’s just getting it out there,” said Bhambhani (‘23).

Although his podcast started this summer, his passion for entrepreneurship goes back years in the past. 

“I discovered [entrepreneurship] in sixth grade, when I realized hey, if you invest something in the stock market, you can make money just going to school and not even thinking about it. I was going to school, and I told my dad, ’Can you do this for me?’ He said, yeah, sure. He invested his money and said okay, you can track it. And the fact that I was able to make money without doing much except just providing an initial investment – that was really shocking… I was looking for ways to say, hey, how can I invest the least amount of money, or possibly no money, and do something with it? And the first thing that came to mind was entrepreneurship,” said Bhambhani (‘23).

Once you have an idea, get the determination and the courage to say, hey, I’m going to pursue this idea until I grow it bigger. That’s it. If you have an idea that requires very little investment, modify it so it requires more time than financial investment, and go through with it. You don’t know what’ll happen.”

— Gyan Bhambhani ('23)

Even though his podcast has a long future ahead, Gyan Bhambhani (‘23) notes that he’s learned a lot from his first episodes.

“It doesn’t matter if you’re interviewing a small person or a big person, you’re learning from their experiences. Just with three interviews, I’ve learned so much more than I could ever discover on the Web. In the time I spent working on my podcast, if I had spent that same time [online], I would have learned nothing… like, Elon Musk would probably tell me similar things as [to what] my three podcast people would have told me,” said Bhambhani (‘23).

His philosophy doesn’t stop at interviewing. Bhambhani (‘23) also has a strong attitude on opportunities in general.

“Dreams will be dreams unless you conquer them. You have to be like, what can I do? What can I do to start getting myself known?… [It’s about] starting small and getting big… [and] if you invest enough time, you don’t need money to start. All I’m doing is saying hey, I’m investing my time into whatever I’m doing, and I’m not in it for the profit. I’m in it for the experience. So once you know your purpose, you can get anything done. Not just with entrepreneurship – if you’re interested in computer science, you can create your own podcast, you can create a blog, even have an interview with a computer programmer. You can hone your interest to many different things,” said Bhambhani (‘23).

No matter where Gyan Bhambhani (‘23) may go in the future, his commitment to helping others pursue their own dreams is clear.

“Once you have an idea, get the determination and the courage to say, hey, I’m going to pursue this idea until I grow it bigger. That’s it. If you have an idea that requires very little investment, modify it so it requires more time than financial investment, and go through with it. You don’t know what’ll happen… There’s this quote, “When something is important, you can do it even when the odds aren’t in your favor.” So make this idea important to you, and if that idea’s important to you, the determination, the courage, the will-power to see that idea as a success will just come naturally to you,” said Bhambhani (‘23).

 

You can check out The Entrepreneur Insights on YouTube, Apple Podcasts, or Spotify. Click on the link below to listen to Gyan’s latest interview with finance entrepreneur Hriday Sheth.