So, you want to break into the Indian tech industry. And why not? Technology is reshaping the country and changing the way people live and work. From ordering food to buying gold, promising young entrepreneurs have changed the world … and made a ton of money. All you need to join the most in-demand career on the planet is a killer idea for a startup.
Worry not, because we’ve got the next best thing: a handy guide to help you look like you belong in Bengaluru’s tech scene. You won’t need a unicorn of your own, if you follow these simple tips and tricks!
Every good startup needs an office. But why pay for one when you can set up your laptop at a coffee shop? Think WeWork, with better lattes.
Third Wave Coffee Roasters and Blue Tokai Coffee Roasters rule the roast roost in Bengaluru. (Picking a side and defending it as the best in town is part of the game.) Be sure to observe all the right rituals, like awkwardly asking for the Wi-Fi password, complaining about the spotty connection, and speaking just a little too loudly while wearing Bose headphones. Don’t worry if you don’t have a genius idea yet: the coffee shops are full of VCs meeting with founders. Eavesdrop on the right pitch, and you can launch your app before the competition makes it out of beta.
Nothing says Bengaluru tech bro more than having an obsessive discussion about compounding wealth with anyone who so much as asks what the time is. (Time to get rich, of course!)