Published: 23rd August 2020
This start-up incubated at SOA will help you maintain your home and then some
Nitikesh Pattanayak is the President, Satish Ku Samal is the Founder, Aviseka Acharya is the CEO and Nikhilesh Pattanayak is the COO. And this is all that their start-up offers and how they work
Home is where the heart is. But our houses can be pesky little things — sometimes the AC gives up on us and don't even get me started on the leaky faucets. It takes the collective effort of all family members, and sometimes even technicians, to keep a house up and running. To make life a little easier for you on the home front, a bunch of students from Siksha 'O' Anusandhan (Deemed-to-be University) registered Home Acts in January this year and launched it in February. The start-up helps you get your act together as far as maintaining a house is concerned. "It all started when we ourselves were facing problems in getting a technician to repair our AC. The situation was such that the AC repair technician would say that he was coming but then, he wouldn't and this went on for days," expresses Asutosh Das, Home Acts' Managing Director.
They intend to offer social services like blood donation and get into e-learning as well
From your regular plumbers to home appliance repairmen to home tutors, car mechanics and even student project helpers — they offer all kinds of services. Talk about range! "We wanted to bring in some order into the unorganised sector of technicians, repairmen and more, to provide smart solutions to customers," says Asutosh.
Asutosh Das | (Pic: Home Acts)
Team Home Acts started by getting in touch with technicians from all the categories they intended to serve, which required them to comb through the city of Bhubaneswar from December 2019. They conducted a training session (all before the Corona pandemic began) where all of them were brought on the same page and after that, about 200 of them resolved several queries. "This technicians' meet was basically a workshop for them. We intend to conduct more of these in a socially distanced manner soon," he says. After proper approvals from the government, they resumed their operations in May with many safety precautions in place. Testing all the technicians, thermal screening, equipping them with sanitising kits — the works. "Our USP is our services start for as low as `49 and we also offer a three-month service warranty," shares the 22-year-old. And since they reopened, they have tended to nearly 100 requests.
They have a team of about 15 people. Here’s a special mention about their match-making algorithm recognises experts who are nearest to the client and are available in the given time
Talking about offering home tutors, the Jatni-born entrepreneur tells us that they have had about two to three inquiries all of which have been resolved, thanks to some sharp BTech students who double up as tutors. "And when BTech students face problems with their projects, we help them too," he says. SOA too, he avers, has helped the start-up a lot in terms of mentorship, office space and more. With a team of about 15 people, Home Acts is growing from strength to strength and they only intend to quicken their pace.
Other services they offer:
- Wedding management
- Salon services
- Bike repairing
- T-shirt printing
For more on them, check out homeacts.com