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Shifting Orbits: Decoding the Trajectory of the Indian Start-up Ecosystem

About the Book

Write-up for the website and catalog: 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 chronicles the spectacular rise of the startup 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 harbor 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-centered 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

About the Author

Thillai Rajan A is a Professor in the Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology Madras. He is also an associate at the Mossavar Rahmani Center for Business and Government, Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University. Srivardhini K Jha is an Associate Professor in the Entrepreneurship area at the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore. Joffi Thomas is an Associate Professor in the Marketing area at the Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode. Rohan Chinchwadkar is an Assistant Professor (Finance) at the Shailesh J Mehta School of Management, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay.

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