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September 2, 2011

The greatest names in the history of mankind have been “Founders”.

Mark Zuckerberg, Founder Facebook

Founders are people who dreamed, who went out of the way to do something that wasn’t done by anyone. They are people who have stamped their steps in the pages of history and made themselves stand out of the ordinary.

Today, the world is looking for figures who can stand out to create defining moments of this generation. And there are people who are making the effort to make this happen, to stand out from the ordinary and to become “Founders”.

This post is going to talk of where the Founders are in terms of industries, where they have come from in terms of their colleges and where are they based. This small research is limited to India, and is done through primary data mining from Linkedin  (25026 Indian founders).

What industry is creating Founders?

As expected, the IT and Software industry has been the leader in creating founders followed by the energy sector. The highlight from the following chart is that the opportunity sectors clearly seem to be IT and Internet enabled services. But as they say, do what your heart tells you to do.


What schools creating Founders?

Aha, there comes a surprise, University of Mumbai and University of Delhi producing more entrepreneurs than any IIT or IIM, which should set some things in perspective for a lot of IIT and IIM grads.

Schools promoting Entrepreneurship

What cities are grooming Founders?

No prizes for guessing the top position holder here. The fun fact though is that more than 50% of the entrepreneurs are from Delhi + Bangalore + Mumbai. Entrepreneurship seems to be groomed by established ecosystem of the large cities.

The intent of this blog is for all you guys who always wanted to know, who are these founders? Where did they come from what did they do?

I am leaving a few questions like the years of Work Experience and their roles before they started up unanswered for keeping you engaged on the blog, so if you want to know, you better start following to watch that out 🙂

One Comment leave one →
  1. Pulkit permalink
    September 4, 2011 1:51 am

    Great research! Kudos! Though I feel it is slightly unfair to take IITs individually and club University of Mumbai in one bracket. A good piece of information to know would be the size of these firms (employees and turnover).

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