The Start-up India campaign has helped many realize their dream of starting something independently. Many youngsters are now opposed to 9-5 jobs that their parents did. Instead, they are willing to work through the day to make their ideas work. This way, they not only get to be their own boss but also employ many others.
Gone are the days when one passed out of college and looked for campus recruitments. Today, it is all about cracking an idea with a bunch of friends and setting up a company. Some start-up owners share that finally, Hyderabad is waking up to the idea of a variety of start-ups. There was a time when a start-up meant a tech start-up, and that is no longer the case.
Ramesh N, who has recently started his start-up in the food industry, says there are many Indian CEOs worldwide, and this was bound to impact youngsters here. He adds that the education system, which once trained students for jobs in companies, is now pushing them to start something on their own. Also, with incubators and angel investors, things look positive for those looking to set up something of their own.
And surprisingly, the lockdowns have helped many to kick-start their ideas. One such girl is Sripallavi, who started a start-up in the children’s domain. She says she had to wait for a joining date after getting a job and that it was during that time that she and her friend hit upon the idea. She says it has been gratifying and lots of fun and hard work.
Similar thoughts are shared by Simhadri Prem Satish, an Agri start-up, Prerna Agri Nature Private Limited, and Dr. Sravanthi Ellasiri, owner of Boxwish, a business advising consultancy.