Not sure what has happened lately, it seems I am surrounded by only Startups. In morning, the first thing that catches my eye is Startup as some or the other Startups are there on the first page of newspaper. The business section talks about the funding the Startups are getting. You move to social media – #facebook #Quora and then there are only post related to Startups. I think I choose to read all this, but that is the point – how Startup culture from Silicon Valley has moved to India and the fun part is within no time span.
Three years back, I would have not known this term as there was no one was doing this and nothing was available to read. But within no time, the Indian startup ecosystem has really taken off and come into its own—the key to it are factors such as massive funding, consolidation activities, evolving technology and lot of media attention.
Who would have imagined the most anticipated video on YouTube in India would be #TVF’s Pitchers which is about Startup. The numbers are telling—from 3,100 startups in 2014 to a projection of more than 11,500 by 2020, this is certainly not a passing trend. It’s a revolution. Quoting a line by Rajat Khanna from TVF Pitchers – ‘ You guys are creating a revolution and you guys even don’t know it. Mark my words – the face of this nation is not going to be changed not by politicians or film stars, it is going to be changed by entrepreneurs.’
There is something that made me write about startup again apart from all above. Two days back, I replied to a Question on #Quora that was asking if you are interested in developing mobile app for me? Few minutes later I received a message and person on the other side was asking questions about my experience, what kind of work I have done, where do you live, what is your age and many more. After answering few, I asked ‘Why are you asking so many question and how my age matters?’ The reply just brought a smile on my face, ‘Because you would be would be working with 15 yr old’
India is really changing, or else who would have imagined a 15 year old planning to start his own company. He later offered me 50-50 partnership. I am pretty sure that there would be many other such teens who would be dreaming to be next Steve Jobs or Mark Zuckerberg. We at TechCorp try to motivate such talent in whatever way we could.
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