I initially came to India for studies, I did Computer Applications and finished 3 years ago. Since then, or even before I actually finished, in my last semester, I have been in their startup scene. I have started two startups, the first one which I started in my last semester grew very big but later failed. The second one had some traction and got me really exposed to big players in the game from founders to Investors, but it still failed according to me, but to according to a friend, I haven’t failed, I’m just trying to pivot. I still have plans of starting it again but with a different approach based on my experiences, I guess that’s why he said that.
I have been a mentor in two startup weekends, I have also been a mentor in two co-working spaces and i’ve also organised my own tech event that brought together over 500 people.
You might be wondering what concerns Indian startups with Nigerian startups? I can tell you with confidence that they are almost the same thing, only difference is that the India one is atleast 10 years older and experienced than the Nigerian one. No wonder @Jason_Igwe_Njoku gets most of his inspirations from India and applies them to his companies in Spark and iRokoTV.
P.S. I’m not an Indian startup guru, I’m just a guy that has watched from afar a lot of Indian startups grow into something really big and also seen how they operate.