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My 'Technopreneurship' presentation @ SCIT Pune!!!


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My presentation on 'Technopreneurship' @ SCIT Pune (Symbiosis Pune)

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My 'Technopreneurship' presentation @ SCIT Pune!!!

  1. 1. PRESENTED BY AKSHAY SHAH PROMOTER – IWEB TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS. Twitter / Facebook – agilewiz [email_address] 9322655704 Technology Entrepreneurship = ‘Technopreneurship’
  2. 2. Latest developments in IT <ul><li>In today’s world - IT = Web </li></ul><ul><li>The scope of web has become so large that now anything & everything in IT is coined around the Web. </li></ul><ul><li>Be it web sites, web portals, mobile web sites, social networking sites, SaaS, PaaS, IaaS, web services, cloud computing, mobile computing. </li></ul><ul><li>All global brands are rushing to associate with the web right from Microsoft, to Google, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, Apple, Oracle etc. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Latest developments in IT <ul><li>Software Products and re-usable platforms. </li></ul><ul><li>Investors as well as Customers are now keen to see IT products and not plain jane IT services portfolio companies. </li></ul><ul><li>Necessity is the mother of innovation! So world over we now see people thinking about new technology, new software, new products!! </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile Computing & Gaming are 2 new upcoming sectors! </li></ul>
  4. 4. Scope for ‘Technopreneurship’ <ul><li>Anything & everything around the web can be looked at, Many interesting technologies & apps being developed. </li></ul><ul><li>Areas like Cloud Computing, Web 2.5 & business applications around the cloud are the flavour of the day! </li></ul><ul><li>SaaS, PaaS, IaaS, Web Services is gaining big momentum. </li></ul><ul><li>Social networking, collaboration tools which ‘actually bring value to the table’ can be of immense value! </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile computing is another giant industry which is still in its nascent stage, Android is now inching towards market leadership & hence this will bring about a lot of change in the mobile application landscape. </li></ul>
  5. 5. WHO - ‘Technopreneurship’? – Identify are YOU a Technopreneur? <ul><li>Tech Geeks / Tech Maniacs </li></ul><ul><li>Those willing to put in a decade minimum with less or no or negative returns too! </li></ul><ul><li>Sleep, Eat, Walk, Talk Technology!!! </li></ul><ul><li>Working on Innovative stuff gives you a bigger kick than a large pay package… </li></ul><ul><li>You are a good listener, leader, motivator, can teach & implement what you teach… </li></ul><ul><li>You are a good doer…even be it cut, copy, paste  </li></ul>
  6. 6. WHEN - ‘Technopreneurship’? – Is it NOW or NEVER? <ul><li>There is no right time to start-up, Its NOW or NEVER!! </li></ul><ul><li>When your heart & mind says its time to start-up, there is demand, JUST DO IT! </li></ul><ul><li>Trash the analysis, market research, do not live someone else’s life!!! </li></ul><ul><li>My personal view, with global recession knocking on our door steps, this is the right time to innovate / start-up! </li></ul><ul><li>History proves that successful entrepreneurs were made by chance / circumstances & not by choice!! </li></ul>
  7. 7. WHERE- ‘Technopreneurship’? – Any specific place to start-up? <ul><li>Garages are most famous to start-up (but in the silicon valley!) </li></ul><ul><li>Your mind & heart have to be the first places where you start-up, brick & mortar will follow! </li></ul><ul><li>You can even start-up from your current place of employment!!! </li></ul><ul><li>Even from home or your neighbors' home too… </li></ul><ul><li>Night or even weekend entrepreneurship is in… </li></ul><ul><li>Internet is the best space to start-up these days  </li></ul>
  8. 8. HOW- ‘Technopreneurship’? – Is there a secret sauce? <ul><li>Unfortunately there is no secret sauce… </li></ul><ul><li>There is no recipe for entrepreneurship or a magic potent to become a successful entrepreneur… </li></ul><ul><li>Its just your passion, perseverance (A decade minimum) & presence of mind that can make you an entrepreneur & a successful one too… </li></ul><ul><li>Better invention & Innovation a must… </li></ul><ul><li>If you get sleepless nights, cure your insomnia & start-up…. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Future potential of the IT sector Totally Unpredictable! <ul><li>Unpredictable like Facebook, Twitter!! </li></ul><ul><li>As Peter Drucker famously said once ‘The best way to predict the future is to create it!’ </li></ul><ul><li>Imagination </li></ul><ul><li>Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere. – Albert Einstein </li></ul>
  10. 10. Perception of customers about the Tech Sector <ul><li>You can’t ask customers what they want and then try to give that to them. By the time you get it built, they’ll want something new – Steve Jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Before launching a new product or service please wear the customers’ shoes. </li></ul><ul><li>If you are really excited about the offering & you will pay for it too, then just start shop! </li></ul><ul><li>Dump the analysis & market research, go on your gut feel, your market understanding & research & just do it! </li></ul>
  11. 11. Message to students <ul><li>Its well said by Mary Ash that an entrepreneur tends to bite off a little more than he can chew hoping he’ll quickly learn how to chew it. </li></ul><ul><li>Go Slow but be firm & clear, take Baby Steps, Work Focused & just hit it!!! </li></ul><ul><li>No book, no formula or no certification / degree will ensure that you will be a successful entrepreneur. </li></ul><ul><li>Its just the 3 Ps that matter – Persistence, Perseverance & the most important being Passion !!! </li></ul>
  12. 12. Suggested Readings… <ul><li>Outliers – The Story of Success by Malcom Gladwell for his unique but very correct 10,000 hours success logic! </li></ul><ul><li>Stay Hungry Stay Foolish & Connect the Dots both by Rashmi Bansal where you will learn everything required to become a smart, passionate, yet an Indian Jugaadi Entrepreneur! </li></ul><ul><li>The Pursuit of WOW by Tom Peters – Your true guide on delighting all in this topsy-turvy world! </li></ul><ul><li>Walter Issason’s ‘Steve Jobs’ Autobiography </li></ul><ul><li>Last but not the least, do checkout , I blog on a range of subjects right from entrepreneurship to technology, politics, education et all… </li></ul>
  13. 13. Innovation at its best… <ul><li>See this video, be inspired, innovate & have fun! </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Thank You </li></ul><ul><li>Akshay Shah </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter / Facebook – agilewiz </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>9322655704 </li></ul>