California Program for Entrepreneurship 2011 Cohort
Sunil Srivastava, PlatDuJours
PlatDuJours is a comprehensive, location-based, food service-centric, mobile and web based social networking application offering daily specials and steals plus tools for a truly enjoyable and safe dining experience. It will help customers easily connect with their favorite food service professionals and business, be alerted to daily specials, deals, steals, events & recommendations. It will also provide real time updates and alerts which will help customers suffering from food-borne allergies make safe dining choices without having to rely on food service personnel, which may or may not have current or accurate data. This application will provide the food service industry with a direct marketing channel, thereby saving them money and reducing the dependence on third party vendors. The target market includes every diner who uses a smart-phone or has access to the internet and every food-related allergy sufferer. PlatduJours will associate closely with food service and allergy advocacy groups, associations, bloggers and research institutions to create an active and thriving online eco-system and platform to promote foodies' passions, causes and disseminate information. PlatDuJours-Connect, Dine, Save.
PlatDuJours founder Sunil Srivastava, is a passionate entrepreneur who launched his first business when he was in his 20's and has pursued all his subsequent opportunities with the same entrepreneurial zeal and tenacity. He is a highly qualified and successful professional with over 16 years of Information Technology and Hospitality industry experience with expertise in operations, project management, business development, marketing, business analysis, SDLC and business process management. Sunil holds an MBA from Johnson & Wales University, RI, PG Diploma in Computer Applications, Certified Scrum Master, & Advanced Program Management certifications among other educational achievements. His drive for customer service and business development won him the Aramark “Performance Excellence” and “Service Excellence” awards. Sunil is an educator, having taught business operations and marketing at the undergraduate level. He has also led “Train The Trainers” & “Pathways To Leadership” training programs for various organizations.