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Beating All Odds – Samuel Mani


While I’ve had the privilege to meet and interact with several entrepreneurs. I have to recount my recent first meeting with Samuel Mani – who runs Neutron Computers a successful software and hardware solutions company. He is also the first and solo Microsoft authorized refurbish er. Essentially he refurbishes donated computers with Microsoft original software and makes them eligible to recipients at very low costs (which would be the cost of repairing those PCs). Its quite a noble model where he services not-for-profits, NGO’s and other academic institutes by giving them fully equipped PC’s with original Microsoft software at a minuscule cost!!!

But what makes Samuel’s story truly inspiring is that he is physically disable and is confined to a wheelchair. And yet he has worked relentlessly for over 10 long years to start, sustain and grow his business despite the innumerable obstacles.

While as entrepreneurs we all face challenges, his were of a different dimension altogether. A case in point was his inability to go on sales calls, or the effort it took him to convince companies of hiring him as a trusted vendor despite his physical disability. However Samuel never gave up & remained persistent in his goal by going after smaller clients at first like NGO’s, associations & smaller start-ups. Over the last 10 years he has built up an enviable track record and is even attracting debt capital to further scale his business and take it to new heights!!!

So yes entrepreneurship is tough there are huge sacrifices, but when you look at folks like Samuel you are simply moved by the extraordinary commitment & zeal displayed, the kind of stuff that world class entrepreneurs are made off!!!

Hats of to Samuel :)

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Digbijoy has a wide ranging experience across diverse sectors, initially started his career in education marketing with reputed educational institutes and then subsequently joined the advertising and events industry to execute several projects including a state election campaign for a national party, conceptualizing and running a restaurant chain in Delhi and several other projects.

He joined the Delhi chapter of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE Delhi), where he worked for over 3 years and drove various key initiatives like mentoring, deal flow, marketing, sponsorships etc and left his last position as Associate Director of the chapter in 2008 to pursue his entrepreneurial ambitions. He subsequently joined techTribe- India largest Career Networking platform where he served as director strategic relations and drove unique initiatives and partnerships for building and sustaining community engagement. Post techTribe he co founded an online supplemental education start-up – TenMarks Education INC. which was acquired by in October 2013.

Post TenMarks he lead Ennovent India as its country director which is an innovation accelerator. Ennovent provide services to accelerate innovations for sustainability in low-income markets in developing countries. It specializes in helping clients discover enterprises with novel solutions, develop business models to start-up enterprises, provide finance by facilitating early-stage investments and grow operations to scale profit and impact. Since 2008, Ennovent has worked with over 4,800 Network members, 15 Circle members and 10 Solution clients to accelerate over 80 innovations in 10 countries.

Currently Digbijoy Co-leads the Startup Program for Amazon Internet Services Pvt Ltd enabling the best startups leverage the power of cloud.

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