Joining me today is Stewart Noakes, Co-founder of TechHubs in Bangalore & Boston. TechHub creates spaces around the world for tech entrepreneurs to meet, work, learn and collaborate, and runs a load of great events, advice sessions and more.
Stewart is a successful entrepreneur and wanted to start a give back project to the people of Bangalore. So Stewart brought TechHub to India. At the time it was the first step for them outside of Europe.
Launched in June 2014 with an empty room, no chairs with the words IF NOT NOW THEN WHEN! painted on the walls. . They have grown to over 400 members+ and is now one of the top co-working spaces in India.
Stewart shares his inspiration and experiences of being the co-founder of TechHubs in Bangalore & Boston along with some of the challenges & opportunities of working in Bangalore where:
-- 80,000 IT graduates come out of Bangalore alone.
-- startups Received $2.7 Billion in funding last year
-- 37% of all IT spend of India goes through Bangalore.
We also talk about his own entrepreneur journey & his most memorable moments so far.