Shifting Orbits: Decoding the Trajectory of the Indian Start-up Ecosystem
In the new millennium, the shape of India’s vibrant entrepreneurial economy has changed significantly to move towards one driven by technology and innovation. Today, India is one of the largest start-up and innovation hubs in the world, and the Indian start-up ecosystem has become an important contributor in our journey to become a $5 trillion economy.
Shifting Orbits Italic text chronicles the spectacular rise of the start-up landscape in India in four different sections: innovation, incubation, funding and industry perspectives.
• The first section dives deeper into understanding how India is faring on innovation-led entrepreneurship and delineates the challenges to be overcome.
• The next section explains how incubators provide a safe harbour for start-ups so that they can survive and flourish as viable businesses.
• For start-ups to be able to grow and create an impact, funding is critical – the third section examines the current funding scenario and lists the policy changes essential for its growth.
• The section on industry perspectives takes an analytical, practice-centred view of the growth of the Indian innovation ecosystem.
Taken together, Shifting Orbits is a comprehensive narrative on innovation and venturing in India and provides valuable insights on current trends and practices as well as the challenges and potential benefits for the future.
Author: Thillai Rajan A, Srivardhini K Jha, Joffi Thomas,