With 108% growth in total funding from USD 2 billion in 2017 to USD 4.2 billion in 2018, Startup Hub India is growing by leaps and bounds. An ecosystem of entrepreneurs and individuals whose passion drives them and aren’t afraid of taking risks is what defines in Startup Hub India. Combining the incentives under the Startup India scheme along with the new age thinking and innovation of founders, India houses over 50,000 startups. Once a hyper local phenomenon, Startup Hub India has moved beyond just Bangalore. It is reaching tier II and tier III cities as well. In fact, 55% of the recognised startups are from Tier 1 cities, 27% from Tier 2 cities, and 18% are from Tier 3 cities.
What makes startups an attraction to many is a combination of multiple factors. Thus, here we have 5 reasons which prompt most innovative and risk taking individuals into joining this fastest growing ecosystem-
Guided by Passion & Innovation
Passion to Work | Passion to Grow | Passion to Learn | Passion to Succeed
Steve Jobs said, “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.”
Startup success builds and breeds on passion. If your passion doesn’t let you sleep at night and drives everything you do, join a startup. Passion is what drives startups through good times and bad. Combine innovation with passion and add some caffeine, you have your recipe for success. Passion and innovation together give startups their ‘Ikigai’ or ‘Reason of Being’. Therefore, anyone who is a part of the startup culture has the same passion to innovate.
Flat Hierarchies and Free Voice
Open Cubicles | Freedom of Opinion | Collaboration | New Organizational Culture
William Wang, Founder, Vizio said, “Everyone on the team plays an equal role. My role is to create the wave and everyone on our team keeps the wave going” and that’s what flat hierarchy is all about.
Gone are the days of linear authority where your boss made all the decisions and you just had to obey them. Presenting to you the world of flat hierarchies, if you have an idea, just blurt it out. If you feel your co worker is making a wrong decision, point it out (politely, of course). Startup Hub India is all about the freedom to voice your opinion. It is an era of working with and not working for or working under. Consequently, if you no longer want to orders and desire equal treatment, startup life is your cup of tea.
Steep Learning and Growth Curve
Diverse Roles | Self- Learning | Multi- tasking | Adaptability | Trusting your Instincts
If your motivation to work is learning and growing professionally in addition to earning big bucks, startups are your kind of career. With lean and agile teams, you will learn the ABC of almost everything that sustains a startup’s operation and expansion. Embark on a journey of exponential learning and growth. Learn new skills from your peers, perform diverse roles, sometimes simultaneously, learn from your failures and trust your instincts.
Zuckerberg said,“In a world that’s changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.” Startups prepare you for that.
Value and Appreciation
Lean Teams | Greater Responsibilities | Celebrating Small Wins
“That was some fine work” “You did a great job” “Way to go, team”. Are these some phrases you’re longing to hear? Rush out and join a startup near you. With lean teams, startups know how to appreciate their employees like no others. Get recognition and appreciation for every contribution you make, and in fact, get acknowledgment for the value you add. In fact, startup life is all about celebrating small wins and lifting each other up. Obviously, who doesn’t like a pat on the back, every now and then?
“Everyone wants to be appreciated, so if you appreciate someone, don’t keep it a secret.” – Mary Kay Ash, founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics and that is what makes startups the dream place to work
Offbeat Work Culture
Flexi Timings | Work from Home | Rotating Workstations | Cool Incentives
Startup Hub India is nothing but an epitome of offbeat work culture. Bid farewell to the rigid 9-5 work culture and welcome the beautiful flexible timings. Undoubtedly, founders at most startups understand that you cannot cage creativity and innovation into standard 8 working hours or a fixed location. Startup life is all about flexibility with make your own timings and remote working. In fact, even when you’re in the office, you may have the freedom to switch your workstation every now and then. That’s not all, Foosball, carom, card and other games, along with unique offsites is the startup way of life.
“Technology now allows people to connect anytime, anywhere, to anyone in the world, from almost any device. This is dramatically changing the way people work, facilitating 24/7 collaboration with colleagues who are dispersed across time zones, countries, and continents.”- Michael Dell, Chairman and CEO, Dell
Thus, Startup Hub India is not only about minting money and building mansions, it has a deeper purpose. Join a startup if you live to learn and follow your passion, which is actually adding value. If you want to experience the incentives of Startup Hub India, come be a part of Recro. We welcome passionate talent with open arms.