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Emerging Trends of Entrepreneurship and Readiness of Youth

The current scenario of India and promotional schemes of government has fostered the youth of India towards entrepreneurship and business startups. The youth is becoming highly ambitious for entrepreneurship and as we say that “Change is the only constant in life”, emerging trends in the realm of entrepreneurship are also leading to optimism about the growth of the country. India is a land of entrepreneurship and has over 20,000 startups and every year, 1400 startups are beginning their operations. These business startups are driving the economic growth, generating employment, leading new innovations, and introducing new solutions every day to improve the current processes.

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In recent years, the global landscape of entrepreneurship has witnessed a paradigm shift and startup businesses are playing a vital role in the advancement of the social and economic environment. Earlier, only 4 states and union territories had specific policies for startups but now, the number has raised to 18 and startups are also exploring the new cities like Indore, Jaipur, Ahmedabad. There is a lot of buzz in the startup ecosystem as the tier II and III cities are becoming the new focus of innovation in the upcoming years. In August 2018, Startup India has also launched the ranking framework to rank the states and union territories on the basis of their initiatives. Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) under Commerce Ministry has unveiled that this action has been taken to foster competitiveness and strengthen the startup environment. Below mentioned are the seven pillars on which the performance of state’s startup ecosystem will be evaluated.

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According to Nasscom, the image of India as a startup nation is gaining huge momentum and further, private startups like Uber, Ola, PayTM are also motivating the modern day entrepreneurs and increased the interest of next generation towards startups. Many employees are thinking seriously to leave their jobs and start own businesses. Almost 83 percent of the Indian workforce is willing to become entrepreneur, which is much higher than the global average of 53 percent. Considering the current Indian scenario, entrepreneurs are the lifeblood of the country, promoting new solutions, generating jobs and expanding the overall economy.

Here are some trends of entrepreneurship that will change the startup scenario in upcoming years.

Sectors and Industries

  • Fintech will deepen more and attract more investments as it will continue to prove as large market altogether.
  • Indian consumer behavior will change and prove that they value quality more than discounts. They will also be more inclined towards brands.
  • AI and Big data will boost according to the dynamic needs of specialized industries like investors in Fintech industry.
  • Hyperlocal/Food delivery/Grocery business will make a huge comeback, attract quality capital and sustain their growth and development.

Funding Scenario

  • Angel investors will have a lot of startup investment opportunities, which means a reverse crunch like it was seen in 2014-15.
  • Non-IIM-IIT founders will start getting recognition and make their mark. However, the founders of IITs and IIMs might get out funded as ever.
  • Price-Earning funds will announce a large number of fundraises and will catch up on the space that has been lost of Venture Capital.
  • The old hierarchy of Top VCs will change and there will be more discussion about the quality of money among founders. New venture capital top slots will include more of Chinese capitalists.

Moving Forward

It is imperative that policymakers, governments and business leaders come together and support entrepreneurship, which has been proven as an essential element for the socioeconomic development across the world and especially in India that has massive potential to grow the national economy.

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