Saturday, 31 October 2009

Saturday, 31 October 2009

Crikey... In Mumbai with the British Council

While I write this I'm sitting in a hotel room on the 16th floor of the Taj Lands End in Mumbai listening to the Wildhearts and watching eagles circle in front and below my window between this hotel and the building opposite which is being demolished.

How so? Well, quite remarkably, I've been selected as one of the final six in the British Council's Young Interactive Entrepreneur competition. I know... young... who'd have thought it! Being part of this elite group I've been flown out to do a Market visit in India, over ten days we're visiting Mumbai (the city formerly known as Bombay) Bangalore and Hyderabad in order to meet and learn about entrepreneurs over here, their businesses, the economic climate and to access the opportunities for British businesses through collaboration.

So... it's a pretty hectic schedule so I guess I better stop waffling, I'll update soon with some thoughts on the first few days of the trip.