Arshad Chowdhury, who was born and raised in the US, works out of his New York home for an e-commerce company called Crowd Interactive. It’s been two years since he shut down his own venture, a company called MetroNaps. Arshad started with a store in the Empire State Building where sleep-deprived office goers could take daytime naps in sleep pods for 20 minutes.
The novel business idea got public attention, but couldn’t survive the 2008 recession. In this video, Arshad talks about his experience, which has made him wiser about entrepreneurship.