There are two categories in any business, creators, and operators. The operators who work on products which are already built and references are out, and the other challenging side is creators, who create the uncreated. This uncreated creator passes through time and becomes the reference and ultimately an inspiration.
In India, we are proud to have successful entrepreneurs like Vijay Shekhar Sharma (Founder: Paytm), Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal (Founders: Flipkart), Bhavish Aggarwal, Byju Raveendran (Founder: Byju’s) and many more. India has been for runners in inventions and discoveries. Also, we have a PAD MAN “Arunachalam Muruganantham” revolutionized menstrual health for rural women by inventing cheap pads despite cultural taboos.
The future is looking for such talented ones, who can bring a change in the “society” and create something new. I like to address Entrepreneurs as
“People who think beyond “.
Each and every company we now speak of started from the risk this entrepreneur took.
So how to be an entrepreneur, its simple “think of what you could do differently”.
The “different thinking” is the answer to all. A normal person who sees a piece of wood would look at it as a normal wooden log but a creator finds the items that can be made out of the wood.
Indian government provides different startup schemes like:
· Support for International Patent Protection in Electronics & Information Technology (SIP-EIT),
· Multiplier Grants Scheme (MGS),
· Software Technology Park (STP) Scheme etc…
(Reference: https://inc42.com/startup-101/startup-scheme-indian-government-startups/ ) .
With all these schemes, the government supports different Entrepreneurs across the company. So what holds you back?
Is it the fear of taking a risk?
Is it the fear of facing the future? (an undetermined future)
Is it the fear of family? (a family which wants you to be like others and not think differently)
All these are just fears which once overwhelmed can show you a better future. It’s like traveling through a bridge covered in fog where the destiny is unclear but if you have patience and courage to cross the bridge, you will find a path not traveled. And even if the destination ends in a tragedy, then don’t give up because, as the famous dialogue goes “Picture abi baaki hei mere dost !”.
The journey would teach you to rise up like a phoenix and reach your destiny. In the end, you realize that it’s not about the destination; it’s about the journey which matters.