This article was Originally Published here on Simla Beat.
Possibilities of a Startup in Shimla??
Startups as we may call them, the young companies being setup in Shimla by the local talent either fresh or seasoned professionals who’ve landed back into the home town to setup their own business after years of experience in the IT sector are shaping up the future of Shimla as a hub for a revolution of IT in the years to come.
Though pretty much invisible from the streets, the techy brains of the city can be seen setting their foot stronger in various parts of the town, putting in an investment to chase their dreams or the STPI (Software Technology Park of India) Vikasnagar. It’s not an unusual sight to have startups setting up in 1 to 2 BHK apartments as beginner’s work place in other Tier 2 or Tier 3 cities of our country. Shimla is catching up and it’s catching up fast.
Startup Experience in Shimla
Recalling my 2 years journey while I started-up with Omex Ecommerce Pvt. Ltd. at BCS near New Shimla, I had to face a lot of raised eyebrows and frowning shoulders too. Nobody took the sign of me quitting my lucrative software MNC job in Bangalore to starting up in the town from nothing in hand. We have a team of 5 now and we are serving overseas clients just like a company sitting in Delhi!
I won’t be surprised to know if there are others doing great in the town for a longer period and broader spectrum, I’m rather amazed at the sheer volume of untapped or better referred to as unaware talent on the streets that needs to be groomed, trained and put to great work.
Shimla Startup Community
Hopeful about the future of what we are doing in Shimla, I’ve many a times met like-minded people like Mr. Rohit Sharma who runs Value Creation, company offering core Web Development services, Mr. Bunkim Chadha, who has helped a lot of start-ups grow and find their market with his continuous Business discovery Skills, Mr. Bharat Bhushan, Yashpal Sharma and Gaurav Sud from Flexinet Solutions, the list is short at the moment but my pursuit to meet more is not dead yet, it has gained momentum and I’ll keep connecting with this nascent yet determined startup community of Shimla.
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