Once known by the name of "Chandanavati" then "Baroda" then by numerous other names, the city of Vadodara sits in the state of Gujurat in western India. It's the administrative hub of the Vadodara District perched on the banks of the Vishwamitri River about 141km from the capital city of Gandhinagar. Known as a "Sanskari" city of India, you can always grab a train if you wish to run away to Mumbai or Delhi. There are numerous large-scale industries such as the Indian Oil Corporation and public sectors like the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation within its midst. In fact it's home to over 35% of India's power transmission and distribution equipment manufacturers and is currently becoming the heart in Gujarat for IT and other development projects. With a huge population of about 2.065 million people, you will have to be friendly when it comes to your own personal space. Vadodara Stock Exchange can be the site of much excitement and the city's university "Maharaja Sayairao University of Baroda" is where you will find its tech savvy youth that have a penchant for hanging out in coworking venues.
Local IT gurus are expounding that it's a good time to be an entrepreneur in India, as the market has matured from being just a bubble. Startups are hitting new highs and global investors are putting funds into the sector, whilst innovative Indians are attempting to create the next billion-dollar company. The IT sector ranges from e-commerce to fitness and art, as it's being driven by India's expanding economy, rising disposable income and the tech boom.
Vadodara, as with the rest of India, has its quota of new entrepreneurs giving up their day jobs to jump on the startup bandwagon. Coworking venues are supporting these intrepid souls whether they are students or seasoned professionals by giving them the space to mingle, collaborate and the space to get their stuff done before they rush home to gorge on some Rogan Josh.