CampusHash: Evolving Business Model of an Entrepreneurial Venture
In January 2016, the three partners of CampusHash Technologies LLP (CampusHash), an Indian start-up focused on conducting software training programs, had to make some pressing strategic decisions. CampusHash's revenues had not grown as expected and the partners had to decide whether to continue with the existing business model or choose to pivot. While pivoting could potentially lead to a significant improvement in CampusHash's performance, it could also lead to wide-spread organizational change and disruption, risking the survival of the start-up. Despite their constrained resources, the partners had to decide whether to pivot or not in the next two weeks, when they would present a business plan to angel investors to raise much-required funding. Atul Arun Pathak is affiliated with XLRI-Xavier School of Management. Saroj Kumar Pani is affiliated with Indian Institute of Management Nagpur.