The Mavs Business Assist program was launched at the start of the 2022-23 basketball season to support 100 entrepreneurs and small business owners calling home in North Texas.

The Dallas Mavericks team has partnered with The Lonely Entrepreneur to enable program participants to access the knowledge, tools, and support they need to succeed as part of the Mavs Business Assist (MBA) program.

Here at Mavs, we also believe in the power of storytelling, and we are honored to feature so many MBA members throughout the year to highlight their extraordinary accomplishments.

Every entrepreneur has a story to tell. This is especially true for minority and women-owned businesses, which often have to surmount more hurdles to achieve business success. The Dallas Mavs team is pleased to amplify the voices of several minority entrepreneurs in the inaugural chapter of the Mavs Business Assist Program. This week we present to you Samir Ranjan.

Sameer Ranjan
CTO of Catenate Corp.

About Catenat
Sameer Ranjan He refused to follow the pattern of many people in his small hometown. While most of the children were brought up to work at the local steel mill, Ranjan’s goal was higher and he dared to make big dreams come true.

At school, he thrived and fell in love with math and science. This passion was his ticket to seeing the world and later he passed one of the toughest exams in India. This allowed Ranjan to pursue a Bachelor of Technology degree from the Institute of National Importance (NIT Raipur) in India. From there, he made it to Dallas, where his innovation and entrepreneurial skills kicked in. He also became an esteemed speaker, guest lecturer, and one of the founding members of Catenate Corp.

Catenate’s core beliefs center around this quote: “Human behavior or inspiration can be manipulated. Your choice is who you choose as a leader.” The Catenate team works on data science, human-centered design, education, psychology, and more.

The cutting-edge company uses AI technology to help hire managers by “removing any prejudice on color, class, creed, or race from humans…” and instead “judging individuals based on their talents and personalities,” creating inclusive businesses. environment.

Ranjan is more than just a businessman. He is an innovator, researcher, data scientist, speaker, thought leader, guest lecturer and serves on various boards. Most of all, he wants to make the world a better place.

He decided to join Mavs Business Assist to increase his product information to a wider network audience and get a chance to get a funding opportunity by showing a working proposal to investors.

Visit Samir to learn more about his story and background. Portions of the interview have been edited for clarity and brevity. Before we talk about your business or idea, can you share more about your life and background with our fans? Where did you grow up, go to school, and how did you arrive at this moment?

Ranjan: I grew up in a small town in India. From childhood, I was told that you needed to study hard to get a regular job in a steel mill which was the biggest employer in my city.

Since childhood, I was not interested in following the rule but somehow I managed to fall in love with mathematics and science, which helped me pass one of the hardest exams in India. So I was selected to pursue a Bachelor of Technology degree at the Institute of National Importance (NIT Raipur) in India. I beat the university and completed my engineering degree even though I’m second in the whole university.

After working for two years in India, founding companies and helping small businesses, I decided to move to the United States to pursue a master’s degree in Data Science. I graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas with a master’s degree and hope to continue my entrepreneurship journey as I submitted a proposal to reopen businesses with a plan for those affected by COVID-19. I met like-minded people right after school and started creating products to aid human development and here I am working with my team to create a symbiotic world. Where does your passion for your work come from?

Ranjan:I was actually the first employee and one of the founding members of our Catenate Corp. The idea was to help students find who they really are and what career paths should go along with them because we were amazed at how much money people spend doing something they don’t like and later regret all the money lost.

In the meantime, we’ve discovered that the problem is the same with employees and employers as well, they are both confused about what is right for them and that’s why we have the highest attrition rate in the world right now. We thought of creating a product to help candidates find the right jobs and employers find the right candidates based not only on resumes, but also on employees’ personal skills and personalities. We succeeded.

I am passionate about helping people get the right education and resources because I am only here because of my education. I believe luck is only born when you have the brain to back it up. I want to make this world educated and make people more than just their resumes. What do you wish more people knew about being an entrepreneur or business owner?

Ranjan: Being an entrepreneur sounds great but there is a heavy price to pay, which is endless belief in yourself, pride in your team, endless work pressure, as it is said that the freedom and happiness you get from your work is incomparable to anything else on the planet. I think there are general challenges but for me personally, I don’t think anyone would have turned me down if I asked for help. So I think the biggest challenge is asking for help. What is your vision for your business? How do you hope it affects others or changes the world?

Ranjan:My vision for my business is to expand it and make it accessible to everyone. My system of finding the right people for the right seat changes the world view of how talent is hired and managed, has the power to remove any prejudice on color, class, creed, or race of a human being and is judged for their talents and personalities rather than any other things. It will affect the business in a very positive way by doing something for the sake of inclusivity and not just adding it as an agenda in the business directory. Why did you decide to join Mavs Business Assist?

Ranjan: I am looking for a great funding opportunity and an opportunity to show companies what we have developed. I joined Mavs Business Assist in an effort to increase my product information to a wider network audience and get a chance to get a funding opportunity by pitching a business proposal to investors. How can people support you? Be bold! What are your needs?

Ranjan:I want companies to at least try my system to manage their talent and hiring needs and help me create a world free of bias or at least try to give my own review and get to know yourself better.

My system costs less than an employee’s cup of coffee for a month and can make drastic changes to your organization. I would like a chance to showcase my work to investors who are looking for the next big idea that will change the world. I need newspapers and media attention for my product to make it global and help get my message across to the masses because it is a product for widespread adoption.

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