Chances are high that, like us, you are a product of the typical Indian middle class career path. Regardless, you took the flight to mediocrity and spent those wasteful years in a big college. You loved your first job - great coffee and free internet - and lots of spare time to formulate plans of how you will change the world. Finally you believe that the Smartphone is an opportunity of a lifetime.

It will help if you describe yourself to us in a word or two: hacker and blogger, designer mom of two, consultant turned cook, Musician turned data analyst, doctor turned banker, etc. We ideally want you to be all of these.

After thorough research on Google, we have found that the following criteria define a good entrepreneur. It's amazing how much our own views match (!). Many thanks to all those great VC blogs. So either you have all of the below, or just the last one.

  • Hunger - Underdogs, like struggle
  • Hustle - Take very quick decisions using subconscious
  • Have only one focus in life
  • Build Cos to last, don't like to talk exit
  • Very frugal, lifestyle already sacrificed
  • Love breaking the norms

We have sleepless nights after we say 'sorry' to an entrepreneur. So please make sure that your company is disrupting something, shaking things, offending a lot of people. If you want some clues, leverage from the list here:

  • You think the current social networks will fade away, like their predecessors, and you want to build the next one. From India.
  • You were denied a loan by a bank and you want to raze down all those big buildings and shrink them to an app.
  • You want to eliminate exams entirely, and want to do the assessments by monitoring the pulse rate of the students during the class
  • You don't like the current music apps, and you think your taste of music should play on its own for you.
  • You want to make consumer hardware in India, though your batchmates think you are nuts to stay back here.