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Shardul Pandey Talks To Sergey Golovach

Shardul Pandey Talks To Sergey Golovach

Shardul Pandey: I welcome you Sergey at SANGKRIT.net, please tell our netizens about yourself, your story.

Sergey Golovach: First of all, I thank you for your interest in my personality and my projects.

My name is Sergey Golovach. I am Russian but for several years I stay in Asia. I used to stay in China before and now I am staying in Vietnam.

I started my first business in 1999 when I was student. Later I realized what I can do well and what I am interested in. I like to solve problems and find the best ways to optimize business operations and minimize expenses of companies. So I provide consultancy services: private label / OEM manufacturing projects; finding suppliers and buyers; mediatory and negotiations; technologies.

I have imported and exported a lot of products, worked with many suppliers, made different projects so I have good experience and relations in different fields.

I also have one business for my soul: I produce 100% natural coffee in Vietnam (www.oldsaigoncoffee.com)

Shardul Pandey: Why you decided to go for crowdfunding ?

Sergey Golovach: Some time ago I began to watch some projects at Indiegogo, Kickstarter, etc. And I could see that it is a great tool for some business projects to find investment and customers at the same time. Staying in Asia I have some friends who have manufacturing capacities but can not find enough customers to minimize their expenses and production cost. So now I am using crowdfunding platform to collect orders for good quality and rather cheap products. Now I have launched 2 campaigns:

  1. http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/another-wireless-micro-hd-camera-ready/x/4697346
  2. http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/new-ultra-portable-wi-fi-camera/x/4697346

I do not tell that these are new inventions made by me or my team. No. By the way, some project teams at crowdfunding platforms offer some known things made in Asia and tell they have developed them from zero. For example, some electronics, wooden accessories, etc. I do not tell the same. All I do is collect mass orders and investment to minimize the production prices. That’s easy to understand and absolutely fair.

After some time I will publish another project: 100% natural wooden and bamboo cases for iPhone and maybe other mobile phones hand-made in Vietnam. With this campaign I will support good local manufacturer and introduce a great product to the world. So watch my crowdfunding activity!

Shardul Pandey: What is your main plan ? Which project are you launching right now ? Where are you spending all your time and energy?

Sergey Golovach: From 2004 I have been in good relation with some teams inventing new technologies. I used to help them promoting their “know-how” and made some negotiations for these great people. Now we have checked with small pilot line and different kinds of raw materials the way of producing high-purity silicon dioxide (SiO2, aka silica), with purity minimum 5N (99.999%) using new environmental friendly and economical technology. We have successfully finished all the test and we are absolutely ready for mass production. I plan to build the factory in Vietnam as it is a great place for raw materials and I have good experience doing business here. It will be a really great project which will help minimize the prices for Si finally. And it will be a great investment opportunity with good return. From now I am ready to communicate with investors who can be interested in supporting this project. And I am ready to collect pre-orders for really cheap high-purity SiO2. Will I use crowdfinding for this? Maybe if I can not find enough investment to launch the project. What will be the perks? Good interest on investments. Is it risky? Absolutely not as the technology has been checked carefully during several years. Is it ready to start? Absolutely, we have all the necessary schemes, plans, calculations, etc. We are ready to build the factory. New SiO2 project will be launched here www.sio2factory.com

You are the first online magazine I have shared these “secrets”.

Shardul Pandey: Would you like to tell us more about Wireless Micro HD ? Its brief history ? How it works ? How did you come with its concept ? What makes it different ?

Sergey Golovach: As I told before and wrote in the comments at Indiegogo page here http://igg.me/at/wireless-micro-hd-camera/ it is just an OEM / re-branding manufacturing project. I do not not tell that it was developed by our team, I do not disassemble it to show how it looks inside to prove it is unique and I made all this myself. I want to be fair. It’s well-developed product and it was not my idea. Crowdfunding just helps to collect mass orders to make the production cost and final price cheaper. It’s good and useful product. It can be used as wearable camera, car DVR, surveillance camera, etc. And it has 2-way voice transmitting. It can work using wireless connection in cloud mode or direct mode and is compatible with iPhone / Android mobile phone and PC.

Shardul Pandey: How it will improve professional lives of its users ? Does it already exist anywhere ?

Sergey Golovach: Yes, it exists already but unfortunately many people do not know this product or consider it expensive. I try to change this situation. As this camera has a lot of possible applications and it’s rather affordable it can help people in many fields: Security monitoring – you can use this camera for real-time remote wireless surveillance directly via your mobile phone or PC, you can use it to control your children’s and pets’ activities and surroundings – because it can be mounted and it’s also wearable, and it has 2-way voice connection function, you can record videos, make photos everywhere you go – just use neck strap and wear this camera with you, or you can mount it in your car and use it as car DVR, it can be used as usual webcam, etc. etc. etc.

Shardul Pandey: How many people got associated for working together on this project ?

Sergey Golovach: Two of us are making this project. Me and my Asian partner. And of course a lot of people at the factory :)

Shardul Pandey: What is your business philosophy ? What drives you doing this ?

Sergey Golovach: When you see an opportunity just do it. Don’t loose time if you are sure you can do it well, and of course if you are sure customers will be satisfied.

Shardul Pandey: What makes your endeavors unique ?

Sergey Golovach: Not sure it is so unique. I just want to give a good product at good price to maximum of people.

Shardul Pandey: How other netizens can help you in this regard ?

Sergey Golovach: Sharing, recommending and sharing, sharing, sharing…

Shardul Pandey: What are your future plans ? Are you working on some other projects also ?

Sergey Golovach: I have one more project launched already with simple and cheaper product, see here: http://igg.me/at/new-ultra-portable-wifi-camera/ This is an ultra-portable WIFI wireless camera that allows users to view and record audio and video wirelessly on their PC or smart phones. It is simple & it has a great price. Soon I will launch another small project to promote products by one good Vietnamese manufacturer, hand-made natural wooden items. Coming soon… All that are manufacturing projects. They help people get good products at good prices but do not change the world generally. But the main project I spend all my efforts on is high-purity Silicon Dioxide (SiO2) production using new environmental-friendly and economical technology. We have spent several years for laboratory works and trial production and now we are absolutely sure for the mass production. We can produce high-purity (minimum 5N, 99.999%) SiO2 with very low production cost. I am not sure whether we will use crowdfunding for this because it’s a very good investment opportunity for potential investor as we give good interest with 100% success of the project. We CAN produce already and all we need is build a full-size factory. The demand for this product is very high, and until now it’s expensive due to old production technology. We will change the situation. What will it give to the world and people? Well, it’s another step to minimize the cost of SiO2 and end products like solar panels, etc. We will go this way also. You can watch this great project at www.sio2factory.com – launching soon.

Shardul Pandey: What is your web address ? Where netizens can grab latest news feed of your projects ?

Sergey Golovach: I have several web addresses for different businesses. As I told you in the last e-mail I am doing several businesses, for example I produce coffee in Vietnam. So I recommend to watch www.sio2factory.com – it will be really great and interesting after launching. Or better follow me in G+ (sergey.golovach) / Twitter (GolovachSergei). I am not active user of social networks but if I have an audience I will do my best to publish more interesting news and information. I will change :)

Shardul Pandey: What is your ultimate message for netizens?

Sergey Golovach: Be active, do what you think you must do, be confident in what you do, be fair and love your family!

Shardul Pandey Talks To Andrew Lee, Founder Of Envolve

Andrew Lee: Hi! Shardul, Are you a developer? We have some exciting news for you! Envolve has built a new platform, called Firebase, that lets you build real-time, collaborative applications in just a few lines of code. Have you ever wanted to completely customize the way chat works on your site? Now you can.

Firebase lets you build *any* real-time application — from chat apps, to shared whiteboards, to multiplayer games, to collaborative text editors. It’s an API, so you have complete control over how your app works, and you have full access to the data from any device.

For an explanation of what Firebase is and how it works, check out this short screencast. You can also try our quick 5 minute tutorial that will walk you through the API.

Thousands of apps are already using Firebase, including Klout, BitTorrent, TED, Codecademy, and Atlassian. We’d love to power your app as well.

As always, please reach out to me if you have any questions.

Shardul Pandey: Hi!, Thanks for sharing this information. I will certainly go through your new platform.

Klout, BitTorrent, TED, Codecademy, and Atlassian are popular services and I am glad that they are using Firebase.

Great with your success. I wish to congratulate you on this. Good luck to you.

(To be continued…….)

Shardul Pandey Talks To Atilla Coskun About ‘Bealdin Internet Genie’ Project

Atilla Coşkun

I welcome you Atilla at SANGKRIT, please tell our netizens about yourself. How exactly your idea sparked for Bealdin Internet Genie and what makes your endeavours unique on Internet ?

First of all, I would like to thank you Shardul for this opportunity to express our ideas.

My name is Atilla Coskun. I’m from Istanbul, Turkey. I am the founder of Bealdin Internet Genie and the leader of Bealdin project. I educated engineering and have worked in different areas of business. I’m one of the lucky persons who could experience the Internet since its beginning and have been always looking for the ways of making it better. Many people are satisfied with the current Internet, but I’m not. I’m so bored to encounter with business in every corner of the Internet, some conditional, “so called” free services, manipulated information. So tired to be merely one of the visitors or one of the thousands to build attractive statistics of page views on websites, to be a target of irrelevant ad words, banners, to receive spam and to be imprisoned by unreasonable human Chains of Social Networks. It really annoys me to see that day by day people are more persuaded about “no privacy “.You would say: “If you dislike the way Internet works, then do not use it.” We came up with a better idea – to change it to the better.

Unconditional Freedom- Invisible Network of Interests

Question is why should we use human networks such as Social Networks, Business Networks, topic networks and so on? Why do we need the chains of friends and their friends to reach someone or to share something? What about “An Invisible Network of Interests”? Let me explain how it works.

For example, if I say ”I like sushi”, I am automatically interconnected to “sushi” information and in indirect way I am interconnected to people who are also interconnected to “sushi” information. Consider that I’m anonymous, and all other people are as well. In any case, if I need to talk to someone about “Sushi”, I am able to reach them easily, and they can reach me easily as well. No identities, no friendship, no human chains. Imagine that in this way I can find real friends with a lot of common interests, and it would be much more valuable than “so called” friendships on Social Networks. If I share info about “Sushi”, I’m sure that all people who like “Sushi” will receive my share, worldwide, while all of us remain anonymous.

“Sushi” was just an example. Persons can express their wishes, demands, desires, troubles on Invisible Network of Interests and can be easily interconnected to related persons while remaining anonymous. This is unconditional freedom.

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Does ‘Invisible Network of Interests’ already exist on Internet ?

The Invisible Network of Information already exists on the Internet, and it is called Semantic Web. Invisible Network of Interests is what Bealdin Internet Genie aims to do. Bealdin is a multi-disciplinary, multinational project, in which Universities and various organizations of the Europe and the World are involved. We will integrate Bealdin Users into the Semantic Web anonymously through their wishes, demands, desires, interests. Therefore Internet users will be interconnected to each other and the other things on the Internet through Invisible Network of Interests. All they will do is making wishes in Bealdin Conversation, and Bealdin Internet Genie will take care of all other processes. We explained these details on Bealdin project web site.

How ‘Bealdin Internet Genie’ will improve professional lives of its users ?

It’s very simple logic. We, Netizens, are personal users of the Internet, we are consumers of products and services, we are citizens of our countries, and the audience of the science. Based on our demands, needs, desires and interests, we need business, politics and science to inform us about the things they have to offer. It can be a discount, a free service, a public research or a job offer. But what is so important, there are no ad words, ad banners or commercials in Bealdin interfaces to annoy personal users. But we would all agree to receive some relevant and interesting offers for our personal benefits, don’t we?

On the other side, we all have professional lives. Whether working for a company or being a freelancer, an artist, craftsman, an author, or a musician – for the sake of our professional lives we should reach the people we require for our job, reach consumers, audiences, partners, employees and so on. Bealdin Internet genie assists professional needs of personal users by the means of The Invisible Network of Interests. See more info about Bealdin Assistance services here.

What is your ultimate message for Netizens ?

I have 2 messages for Netizens. First one is: Please get your Internet back. Without you, personal users, Internet is nothing. Reconsider please. Major Internet services are always proud of their website metrics – the number of members, fans, the traffic they get, the number of page views. It is you who creates this numbers. You should ask for more respect.

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My second message is about our Indiegogo Campaign. This campaign is not only about crowdfunding, but about getting approved by Internet users, Netizens. I ask you to support Bealdin Internet Genie. Make a contribution and spread the word about it. As I previously said, without Netizens, Internet is nothing, nor is Bealdin Internet Genie.

I am open for interviewing all those individuals, who own their domain to somehow create virtual wealth in webspace since sustaining freedom is mostly built around domains running wonderful utilities in webspace that human­beings enjoy. What is your opinion for continuing this?

Thanks for asking this question. I exactly agree with you that, Internet could be more colorful with the involvement of non-expert users who have their own domains and share their ideas, experiences on the Internet. I exactly support this idea. On the other hand, It is a job which takes time, requires courage and entrepreneurship. That is why Internet users usually prefer not to own domains and publish something on the Internet but read, watch and click on “Like” or “Share” buttons of other domains. WebID would be a solution before owning domains; which would encourage Internet users by making them understand that, “People would really like to be the audience of your experiences, ideas, thoughts because they are unique as you are”. Bealdin Internet Genie also provides WebID protocols and enables its users to publish their ideas through the social profiles in HTML Format.

Thank you very much Atilla for opting Internet as your place of doing business. I wish you success in upgrading humanity!

Shardul Pandey Talks To Justin Benoit Who Founded ‘Sycure Internet Browsing’

Justin BenoitJustin Benoit is the founder of Sycure.Com. He worked in IT industry for over 17-years. He worked for Intel, Lockheed Martin and started his entrepreneurial journey with Benoit Communications, Inc. (BCI). He created his first wireless ISP in Yakima, WA, along with a computer and network services division in early 1999. Justin received Lockheed Martin MVP Technical Award, Lockheed IS&GS President’s Award, as well as several other awards from Department of Energy for Cloud Computing and Virtualization.

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Shardul Pandey Talks To Investintech Team About Their Entrepreneurial Venture

pdf-converter-investintechInvestintech.Com is a well-known PDF solutions provider. They offer a wide range of both fully free and affordable products for creating and converting PDF files. Their flagship product is called Able2Extract PDF Converter, which comes in two versions: Standard and Professional. Their standard Able2Extract PDF Converter 8 release offers advanced technology for converting PDF to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, AutoCAD, HTML, and more. The professional version additionally offers the most advanced OCR capabilities, which enable users to convert virtually any PDF – native or scanned.

So, today we speak with the Investintech team to find out a bit more about their entrepreneurial venture and possibly gain some insight into how to start and grow a tech company today.

I welcome you all at SANGKRIT, please tell our netizens about yourself ?

We got our start at a time when the PDF conversion software niche was just in its infancy back in 2002. The company started as a school summer project and through time, has evolved into something much larger. Our breakthrough was in 2004, when we were the first company to offer both PDF to Excel and PDF to Word conversion in a single product. In fact, we were eventually the first on the market to offer PDF to PowerPoint as well. The niche has grown over the years but has also gotten more competitive as new players have entered the market and copied our approach. Today, we are the only PDF conversion company to have products that use our own technology across all the major platforms – Windows, Mac, Linux, cloud, and mobile (iOS and Android). Our team continues to be very excited about building new products and continuing to improve our PDF technology in the coming years.

As a tech company, operating mostly in the webspace, we endeavor to encourage and empower people to use the Internet and technology to simplify their personal and business processes, increase productivity and ultimately save time. From our side, we are constantly striving to supply netizens and businesspeople with cutting-edge PDF products that will allow them to make the most of their documents and files with minimal costs, invested time and effort. Equally, if not even more important for humankind and long term environment sustainability, we strongly believe and support electronic document management, manipulation, storing and archiving with our products. PDF, as a universal file format which can be opened and viewed on any device, using any platform, is perfect for exchanging, saving and filing important business, school, personal, or any other kind of files. In order to support this view and provide as many people as possible with powerful PDF manipulation solutions, we gladly offer a range of fully free PDF tools which everyone is welcome to use. That way, even our fellow netizens who can’t afford commercial PDF tools can peruse high quality PDF conversion and creation tools. For example, let’s just mention our free mobile PDF apps for smartphones and tablets running on both Android and iOS platforms. Another very popular online converter is our free DOCX to DOC service. We are aware that many people are using earlier MS Office releases and are struggling to open and edit .docx files. Having recognized this need, we saw an opportunity to help them with this handy free tool.

What is your ultimate message for netizens ?

The Internet gives us access to an almost limitless number of resources and opportunities. Therefore, we would like to encourage people to use it to their benefits and spread their knowledge and discoveries freely, but to also respect others’ copyrights and intent. Let us all use the Internet to reinforce learning, cross-cultural understanding, peace, environment protection and the exchange of knowledge and other assets, without hurting or damaging anyone. The Internet and its riches belong to everyone, but not everything on the net is intended to be there or shared and used without obtaining rights first. Let’s keep that in mind and abide by it.

I am open for interviewing all those individuals who own their domain to somehow create virtual wealth in webspace since sustaining freedom is mostly built around domains running wonderful utilities in webspace that human-beings enjoy. What is your opinion for continuing this?

That is a great practice! It is extremely valuable for netizens to get insight into the world and experiences of other website owners and entrepreneurs. That way, people can maybe even get an idea for their own venture and how to use the Internet for business purposes. So, continuing to reach out to website owners and successful enterprises, and interviewing with them is an excellent way to create value and possibly help both chance and regular visitors of your website. The Investintech team wishes you lots of success!