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In Conversation with Akshat Jalan, CEO Sauber

Updated: May 13, 2021

We took the advice of Rabbi Yosef Kanefsky who preached, "Every hand that we don't shake must become a phone call that we place." -Since it’s the era of not-shaking-hands, we placed an important call and started talking instead. To put it in a more dramatic fashion, after 4 months of planning, 4 hours of interviewing and 4 hours of editing, we’re proud to bring to you our First Edition of the 15 minutes of Right Now Podcast:

This Podcast tracks the story of a homegrown entrepreneur, Akshat Jalan who left his stable capital market trader’s job to pursue his passion for entrepreneurship.

Found in July 2019, Sauber provides 3 kinds of services: Monthly Maintenance Package, Express Shine Wash and In & Out Detailing of your car(s). [To find out more, visit their website].

The startup which is currently spearheaded by Akshat Jalan (founder and director) and Shubham Garg (Director) aims to formalize the unorganized car washing industry on the back of state-of-the-art technology and best in class services.

When asked about what are some of the core values on which Sauber runs its daily business on, Akshat answered, ‘Customer satisfaction is non-negotiable for us. Customer is a king, because a customer is the only person who can fire a company right from the CEO to the peon just by going and spending their money somewhere else.’

It is especially inspiring to hear how in the wake of the virus, Sauber is now offering free sanitization of cars with propyl alcohol-based sanitizers, to its existing clientele.

As a message to other young entrepreneurs who are budding with ideas but are hesitant to take the leap, Akshat said, ‘I think you know more than you think you do. So, when it comes to betting on yourself, you should go all in, because there is great power in starting.’

‘Dream Big, Start Small, Begin Now’, Akshat concludes with.

You wish we had revealed more but we really want you to hear it out yourself! So tune in HERE.

The Daily Car Wash Industry of India is estimated to be worth 5 billion dollars, supported by upwards of 75 million cars driven in urban areas. The Industry that has virtually no competitors in the organized sector provides an abundance of opportunities for Sauber.

Creating mass-scale employment for the uneducated youth and saving a mammoth amount of water by use of skilled labor, are some of the areas that we especially find appealing.

Both sides of the podcast entered the room with that first-time-butterflies-in-the-stomach feeling but certainly left with an everlasting experience. If you’ve got a startup, be it the size of a full-grown tree or a seed that has just germinated, we’re interested to have coffee with you (Giving a trailer to the world of your hard Work is something that we also do).


This article is a part of the March'20 edition of our Startup Newsletter. Here's the complete publication:


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