25 Sure Ways To Spot A Startup Entrepreneur In India

The startup scene in India is maturing. What else can you expect from a knowledge hungry nation of passionate talented youngsters?

Here are 25 surefire ways to identify a startup entrepreneur in India.

1. They can pitch their startup anywhere..from elevators to chai tapdis

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..from washrooms to boardrooms.

2. They quit an 8 hrs per day job to work for 16 hrs per day

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..without a pay.

3. In a mall, when someone says “Fit”, they think of “Product Market Fit”

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What did ye just say?

4. Their face glows when someone asks them about their product/startup

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5. WiFi is their first and only love

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That’s right.

6. They visit the salon & gym at odd hours on weekdays when there’s no rush

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The perks of being an entrepreneur.

7. They can be found at every startup event

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..trying to socialize with everyone.

8. They’re either extremely happy or extremely gloomy

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There’s no room for moderate emotions in an entrepreneur’s life. True story.

9. All tech entrepreneurs suffer from right hand pain

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Thanks to this.

10.  And dark circles

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11. They can multi-task like a ninja

From being a CEO to office boy, sales and marketing, pitching investors to clients, they do it all.

12.They have the choicest of praises for each investor in town

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*Wink*

13. They see opportunities everywhere

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14. When their relatives ask them what they do for a living, they be like

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Ab kya bolu isko.

15. They will argue if you bad mouth Open Source

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16. They know that the best ideas usually come under the shower

You bet.

17. Every entrepreneur has atleast read THIS

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18. Their roommates only see them at 3 AM at night

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Like a warrior returning home.

19. If you ever dare to compare their startup with another startup, be prepared-

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..for hours of long explanation on how they are different.

20. They don’t know what day of the week it is

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..coz they work everyday.

21. You can take tips from them on how to survive on an intelligent monthly budget

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Shoe-string budget? No problem.

22. They are the best people to talk about audacious ideas

None can empathize better. And they will always be positive and supportive.

23. They are a humble lot

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Building a startup is a quick lesson in humility. The best entrepreneurs are the most down to earth too.

24. For them-

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25. And finally, they’re unrealistic but determined

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Entrepreneurs are not realistic, they dream the impossible and fight till they achieve that goal. They are hell bent on making a dent in the universe.

And they will.