#BYMDoppio☕☕: How to Turn Your Startup into a Unicorn Ft. Aditya Arora
Many Indian startups have popped up in the last 5 years or so, especially during the pandemic. One such person in the startup space is Aditya Arora, aka The FAAd Guy, CEO of the FAAD Network.
We all around the world hear about startups from other countries that have established themselves as valuable brands over time. India is also heading in that direction and becoming a startup-driven country. Many Indian startups have popped up in the last 5 years or so, especially during the pandemic.
What does it take to build a startup? An idea? Investment? A working space? Or Employees?
Building a startup is so much more; it doesn’t happen overnight. One needs resilience, patience, and perseverance to face the challenges and obstacles that might stall your company's progress and even survival.
Why is it that people in other countries, for example, the U.S, were able to build successful startups? Are Indian people not creative or dream-driven to lead a successful startup? Or the problem also lies at the very basic level?
Yes, we are talking about entrepreneurship education in India! You must have noticed that in India, educational institutions are not very much equipped with the right approach towards entrepreneurship. People in India are more job-oriented instead of building their own businesses. The fault also lies at the societal level as society somewhat takes a backward look at entrepreneurship and its effect also reflects in the education part.
However, the increased number of startups in India proves that the outlook is changing; even if it’s changing at a much slower pace, it is changing! Industries like gaming and blockchain hold the potential to do well in future.
…And how can we forget the content creation space! Although still in its startup phase, the Creator economy has grown so rapidly that it has taken brands by storm.
One such person in the content creation space is Aditya Arora, aka The FAAd Guy, CEO of the FAAD Network. In this week's podcast, Rakshit sits with the intern-cum-CEO Aditya Arora to have a fun-insightful conversation.
Aditya takes us along his professional journey that somehow took a turn from engineering to the startup space (I guess it's not very uncommon now).
He needs no introduction, but here are some highlights of his career. He became the FAAD Network's CEO at 23, the youngest Padma Shri Nominee in India, hardworking, and just…the FAAD guy who wishes to be a stand-up comedian as well.
They talk about the rise of the startup ecosystem in India, people's outlook towards entrepreneurial education in India, the edtech sector, the growing potential of the creator economy, how the recession is going to impact the startup ecosystem in India, his experiences and key learnings for the future startup founders, and much more.
There's so much to unpack in this podcast. At the end of it, we realised why he's known as the FAAD guy. Tune in for an epic convo between this fun duo.
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