Yet, during my trip to Mumbai this month, in a talk I gave at INK India (a spicy version of TED), I predicted that in less than a decade there will tens of thousands of start-ups building health sensors, robots, drones, commerce, and infrastructure tools; hundreds of thousands of app builders solving local problems; and millions of Internet entrepreneurs. I’d come to conclude that India is about to experience an entrepreneurship boom that will make America’s dot-com boom seem lame. It is entrepreneurs who will be solving not only India’s problems but those of the world.
What changed after 2005? How did innovation in India begin to bloom, and how did Indian engineers achieve such success? Watch my INK talk above to learn the answer.