Startup Village aims to pluck innovators from college campuses, and bring them into the fold after evaluating their business ideas. Many of its in-house entrepreneurs are in their mid-twenties.
But critics are sceptical if Startup Village would be able to launch the next Infosys in India — or even be successful in its goal of incubating 1,000 online companies.
“I will be thrilled if they do even a quarter of that number ... But do I think they will do more than 100? No.” said Mohan from Microsoft Accelarator. “I mean I hope they succeed. But hope is not a strategy, hope is only a prayer.”