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Impact of the COVID-19 Outbreak on Startups in India

Founder and CEO, Transfin.
Jul 9, 2020 6:44 AM 1 min read
Editorial

 

In the latest "work-from-home" episode of LongShorts, we catch up with "serial entrepreneur" Yatin Thakur, probably one of the most positive speakers we've ever had on our Podcast!

As the Managing Director of Global Entrepreneurship Network India and Founder of coworking office space startup CoworkIn, Yatin is no stranger to startup ventures.

He began his entrepreneurial journey when he was only 16. So, back in 2003 when the words "entrepreneurship" and "startup" were still alien in India and the business psyche was still dominated by the desire to join and work for big companies instead of starting your own thing. Yatin charts his professional growth and trajectory of the startup ecosystem in India since then - from being a startup "dust bowl" to today, when there seems to be a new independent venture or idea in every nook and corner of the country.

Well...at least before COVID hit.

Speaking of the pandemic...of course we speak of the pandemic and how it might impact the business ecosystem and startups in India (interestingly, Yatin has a positive take on this).

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