Take a look around at Engineering schools in the United States of America. As one of my sons entered the program at UC Berkeley in C.S.E.E. he noticed the prominence of many Indian engineers-to-be. It is also evident when looking at the tech staff and C-suite at prominent enterprises such as Google, Facebook, and twitter. Many of them are becoming 'start-up' entrepeneurs in the United States
There is however a conundrum for Indian entrepeneurs in their home states of India. In India there has been a barrier for entrepeneurs:
Prime Minister Narendra Mod has launched initiatives called “Digital India” to increase electronics manufacturing, expand Internet access and use apps to improve government services. The Silicon Valley-India connection — and venture capital investments — are critical if Modi’s initiative is to succeed, especially since several of the CEOs of major tech companies are from India and 16 percent of Silicon Valley startups are run by Indian-Americans, said Venkatesan Ashok, consul general of India in San Francisco.
“Silicon Valley has a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship,” said Ashok. “And I hope it is a culture that we in India can also imbibe.” In addition to his role as Consul General as Consulate General of India, San Francisco Ashok also attended Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi where he earned a There is much to overcome, both politically and in investment in India by American and other countries.
“Successful entrepreneurs have learned from failure,” said Ashok. “In many ways that’s the opposite of what we see in India, because there we have a rather traditional mindset where we’re told, ‘Don’t think outside the box, don’t get out of the system, don’t do something disruptive.’ Here disruptive technology is the keyword.”
You fail in India, you’re seen as a failure and people say, ‘This guy is useless,’ ” said Ashok. Modi’s trip to Silicon Valley will not be without controversy. A variety of groups want to use the prime minister’s visit to highlight concerns about his politics.More than 100 professors signed an open letter protesting India’s recent crackdown on groups like Greenpeace. Others want Modi held accountable for his alleged complicity in anti-Muslim riots more than a decade ago.
Protests are expected online and in person as he makes the rounds of the major tech campuses and speaks before 19,000 people at the SAP Center in San Jose on Sunday. In reviewing the outcry, none are from anyone in the tech field. All are from ethical and humane departments at prominent American Universities. The summation is government surveillance in India and the introduction of more technology for surveyance. While it is easy to compare this with what is happening in the U.S. Nevertheless surveyllance has certainly not stunted the growth of IT, the internet, nor Silicon Valley. Digital Health Space posits this is a weak reason to oppose American's interest in a two way venture.
Indians have contributed much to the American economy. Perhaps it is time for payback from Silicon Valley.
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