Mindy Kaling Impressed By Indian Entrepreneur Payal Kadakia, As Are We All!
The popular actress Mindy Kaling has something entirely different to share. The star has been doing ‘Proud to be Indian’ moments. While doing so, she expressed admiration for Indian woman entrepreneur Payal Kadakia. Kadakia has created ClassPass; an app that allows you to search for fitness classes near your area and attend them.
ClassPass got recognition after Payal discussed the business venture with ABC News’ chief business, technology and economics correspondent. It’s safe to say it’s no ordinary business, even The Office’s Mindy Kaling will agree with us!
How Payal Kadakia Got the Idea for ClassPass
Payal Kadakia started her own business company by the name of ClassPass. Apparently, it’s dance which inspired her to create this subscription service which allows users to find and attend fitness classes in their respective areas.
The idea behind ClassPass struck her when she herself spent hours searching for a ballet class in her area online. Even with advanced search engines like Google, it was difficult to find a suitable dance class near your area. Plus, there’s so much of data online to browse through, that it became nearly impossible.
While realizing the struggle, this MIT graduate decided to create a platform which would make finding and joining these fitness training classes much easier. ClassPass came to origin in 2013. The company has since raised $255 million and has over 15,000 partners in more than 80 cities across the world. For the first four years, Payal herself served as the CEO. But then she stepped down and became the executive chairman.
Mindy Kaling Features Payal Kadakia in ‘Proud to be Indian’ Moment
The popular actress Mindy Kaling decided to feature Payal from the ClassPass venture in her latest Proud to be Indian moment. She dedicated a post to Payal on her Instagram appreciating her for being an inspiration. But the actress was quick to remind people on her feed to not confuse Payal with PayPal.
Kaling introduced Payal as a dancer, artist and entrepreneur who was the brains behind ClassPass. However, Kaling recognized the fact that everyone might not know who Payal is. Thus, she invited people to read more about her on Mindy’s Instagram story to know why Kadakia is such an inspiration.
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So I’m having another #ProudToBeIndian moment thanks to this lady @payal (not to be confused with @paypal people!) Payal Kadakia is an entrepreneur, dancer, artist…and founder of @Classpass. NO BIG DEAL. If you don’t know her story, check her out in my stories! You’ll be inspired ? (?: @alenamealy, @danicaxalena)
Mindy Kaling, is an American actress, comedian, writer, and producer. From 2005 to 2013, she played Kelly Kapoor in the NBC sitcom The Office. In addition to acting in it, she was a writer, executive producer, and occasional director. She’s also created and starred in the famous The Mindy Project.