Hosamane J Savitha is an Instrumentation Engineer by qualification and a Laughter Engineer by choice, pursuing her passion of dressing up people with their SMILES to share health and longevity. Savitha is the Founder & Director of Hasovan, which is an emotional wellness company.
Savitha has always wanted to be her own boss. Hence she started a graphic design and publishing unit after her engineering and pursued it for 10 yrs. She later ventured into the corporate sector for 5 years across semi-conductor and mobile app development with exposure to both hardware and software platforms.
We thank Savitha for sharing her story of how Hasovan came about.
The AHA moment
When I was running my graphic design venture i realized I was giving shape and form to someone else’s dream.
I reached a point where I just wanted to follow my heart and give shape to my dream and nothing else mattered.
I remember the day I was madly searching for a job in the middle of the night and my friend who came online pushed the notion of starting my own venture. I was not ready at that moment as I felt I had no idea and no money to start off on my own. The next morning when I held the dream paper that I had written 6 months ago, I knew what I was looking at. That was the AHA moment!
I decided to walk the road less traveled to harness the inner healing through laughter, meditative concepts and therapies and finally started my dream venture – Hasovan. It is my creative expression combined with my strength of laughter that brought out the “out of the box” concept. The idea and the craving to implement the concept has been done with passion, devotion, commitment and dedication.
Looking back, I realize that laughter has always been my strength. Whenever I was in a challenging situation, I have always laughed it off.
I remember, once at school I was caught laughing in the class and my teacher asked me to go and sit in a park and laugh to my heart’s content. In college, when i was caught laughing, the teacher asked the whole class, “what do you call people who laugh for no reason”? and the whole class screamed “Mad!!!”. It happened at work too! I was caught sleeping once and when my manager asked me, I laughed at it. My manager said “it is no laughing matter”.
Laughing during stressful situations led my sub-conscious mind to pave the mantra of “Laugh at challenges of Life”.
This same mantra is what has been advocated in Hasovan too.
Hasovan Pvt. Ltd is an emotional wellness company where laughter and humor are the tools used to boost happiness, productivity and creativity to attain work-life balance.
Hasovan provides solutions to enhance wellness through laughter. An innovative company, first in the entire world dedicated to harnessing the power of laughter.
Hasovan focuses on 5W s and 1H of laughter
• Why you must laugh?
• What happens when you laugh?
• Where should you laugh?
• Which are the ways to laugh?
• Whom should you laugh at?
• How to harness the power of your laughter?
Laughter has tremendous benefits physically, mentally, emotionally, intellectually and spiritually. These benefits of laughter can be explored and experienced by a person through our products and services, which in our terminology we call it as Mantras (concepts), Yantras (devices) and Tantras (techniques).
Hasovan is into Product Development and Emotional Wellness Program verticals.
The Laughing chair is an intelligent seating arrangement for relieving stress. This invention relates to a tickle and relaxation inducing chair arrangement. It is designed to improve health and well being of a person through laughter. The prototype is currently patent pending (Indian Patent Application No.: 1350/CHE/2012 dated April 03, 2012)
Laughter Quotient Android App (soon to be released in Google Play) helps in determining the laughter quotient of a person. The laughter quotient is affected by many factors and a check for every 2-3 months once is advised so as to mark the improvement and move towards inner happiness. This application can be used on mobiles, tablets and desktop computers.
Hasovan intends to come out with various other innovative bio-medical products to trigger and induce laughter.
Wellness Programs: Unique Wellness programs range from 2 hours to 2 days and cater to educational institutions, corporate, hospitals and old age homes.
Wellness Laughter sessions are the obvious choice for anyone to improve emotional well-being and enhance their work productivity and explore their creativity. The tips and techniques shared can be used anywhere, anytime to attain body-mind balance. Focus will be towards transforming negative energy and emotions to creative energy through self-awareness. The sessions also address areas such as
- Emotional health (Emotional Intelligence)
- Stress Busting
- Connecting & Communicating with self and others
- Team Bonding to strengthen relationships
As the emphasis was towards products and research, building an innovative bio-medical product (laughing chair) involved lot of background work and inputs from both doctors and engineers. The product development started and had its own limitations in terms of robotics and achieving certain features like noise reduction and camera resolution for both video and audio capturing. As the entire project was being self-funded, the financial strain for sustenance was also an added constraint. The functional prototype was finally ready with scope for improvement in further versions. The product collaboration with other research/educational institutes is now being explored.
Innovative research products could not fetch instant revenue. Hence we decided to venture into services sector in addition to product development.
Services in the form of wellness programs for mental well being is being received extremely well. Lots of promotional programs for varying age groups were conducted to understand the need. We noticed that there is a huge requirement for a service such as ours!
Startups cannot afford people with high salaries and growth becomes slow. Collaborative ventures are the way to overcome the challenges
References, Word of mouth, Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Free Ads etc were used to get the word out.
My maternal grandfather who was the first generation entrepreneur is my role model. He passed away many years ago, however his “never say die attitude” in challenging situations is always something I draw inspiration from.
Many have played a role in the shaping of Hasovan in the form of advisors, mentors and have an inspiration to me throughout. The list would be endless. I’ve found Steve Jobs, Walt Disney and Edison to be very inspiring. The journey so far has been a huge learning experience.
Advice to Women Entrepreneurs
Discover your passion! What is it that your heart longs for? When you know the answer “Go for it” for there will be no looking back from that moment on wards. Nothing and nobody can stop you! 🙂
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