Rohit Jain grew up in the Masschusetts suburbs, in a small town of only 4,000 people that’s known for its apple orchards and golf courses. From there he went on to Purdue University to obtain his bachelor’s degree in business management, and no, not as an engineer. Besides the degree, he also got a good taste of farm country in the Hoosier state.
Rohit lives in Los Angeles, Calif., and has enjoyed the warm weather and great food. He has high hopes of staying away from the cold snowy weather and to continue relaxing on the beaches of LA.
He is currently working in Business Development for a startup in Los Angeles. Rohit is active in the Los Angeles startup/tech scene.
What are you working on right now?
- Business Development for startup in Los Angeles
- IdeaMensch Relationship Cultivator
- Perfecting my cooking skills
3 trends that excite you?
Apple products — Apple has come out with some great gadgets. It will be interesting to see the new products they launch on the market.
Social media — Facebook and Twitter are some of the market leaders, and social media has changed the way people and businesses connect online and offline.
Mobile technology –– The mobile space has changed tremendously over the last couples years as many companies come out with new technology that has changed the way we consume information and interact with people.
How do you bring ideas to life?
As you know, ideas are worth dime a dozen. Ideas are thought of anywhere and everywhere you go. It could be at the supermarket or relaxing on the beach. I try to bring ideas to life by interacting with the people I know and trust and by researching the specific industry.
What is one book that you suggest reading?
Keith Ferazzi’s book, “Never Eat Alone,” is a great read on how to become a better networker and learn some great business development practices.
Where do you see yourself in two to three years?
I see myself working with venture-backed startups in business development and continuing to grow my knowledge and relationships in the industry. It’s amazing how far a crazy idea can go these days with the right people on the team.
Who is the one person you’d love to see interviewed on IdeaMensch?
Mark Cuban, who is the owner of the Dallas Mavericks.
What is one mistake you’ve made, and what did you learn from it?
Work-life balance. There is always an endless amount of work to be done, but finding time to spend with family and friends is key. You only live once.
What inspires you?
My parents inspire me. They moved from India to the United States at a very young age, and they have provided me with opportunities that I will forever be grateful for.
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