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Is Entrepreneurship For You?

February9

Over the last several years of being actively engaged in the entrepreneurial ecosystem I’ve had the fortunate experience of meeting some of the most high potential entrepreneurs in India. My own experience of working predominately at start ups right from graduating from college has allowed me to see a very unique perspective. Today as an social impact investor I’m often asked what do you look for in an entrepreneur or what makes an entrepreneur successful?

Is it that very unique idea? Access to funds? the innovative model? or a rocking team?? While these are definitely the essential ingredients that are very much needed for running a successful enterprise – eventually it simply boils down to one thing – Your Passion and how committed you are to go against all odds to see your dreams materialize.

The above thoughts are nothing scientific or path breaking but the purpose of this post is to remind ourselves that whatever idea or business opportunity we pursue first ask yourself – Are you really passionate about this? Are you willing to bet everything you have today and perhaps in the near future on making this work? Are you prepared to sacrifice, forgo a lot of your current comforts including perks, high salaries, opportunities to pursue your idea?

So before you start even building a business plan or approaching investors or quit your job. Ask yourself are you 300% passionate about your idea and willing to pursue it against all odds!!

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About Author:

Digbijoy has a wide ranging experience across diverse sectors, initially started his career in education marketing with reputed educational institutes and then subsequently joined the advertising and events industry to execute several projects including a state election campaign for a national party, conceptualizing and running a restaurant chain in Delhi and several other projects.

He joined the Delhi chapter of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE Delhi), where he worked for over 3 years and drove various key initiatives like mentoring, deal flow, marketing, sponsorships etc and left his last position as Associate Director of the chapter in 2008 to pursue his entrepreneurial ambitions. He subsequently joined techTribe- India largest Career Networking platform where he served as director strategic relations and drove unique initiatives and partnerships for building and sustaining community engagement. Post techTribe he co founded an online supplemental education start-up – TenMarks Education INC. which was acquired by Amazon.com in October 2013.

Post TenMarks he lead Ennovent India as its country director which is an innovation accelerator. Ennovent provide services to accelerate innovations for sustainability in low-income markets in developing countries. It specializes in helping clients discover enterprises with novel solutions, develop business models to start-up enterprises, provide finance by facilitating early-stage investments and grow operations to scale profit and impact. Since 2008, Ennovent has worked with over 4,800 Network members, 15 Circle members and 10 Solution clients to accelerate over 80 innovations in 10 countries.

Currently Digbijoy Co-leads the Startup Program for Amazon Internet Services Pvt Ltd enabling the best startups leverage the power of cloud.

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