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Cut-Copy-Paste, A Startup Story

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    1 hour 10 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 1, 2018
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    500 USD
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    English, Hindi
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Director Biography

Vivek Rai is an Independent Filmmaker. He Started making films after quitting his job in 2013. He pursued a screenplay writing course in FTII. He made two small documentaries and a 50 minute documentary, JANPATH on the effect of smart cities on street vendors of India. Presently, he is travelling to film festivals with my latest documentary, CUT-COPY-PASTE, An Indian Startup Story. This documentary explores the startup ecosystem of India.

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Director Statement

It's an important film for me. The motivation behind making this film is to share the reality behind the startups. This documentary will give an actual picture of the Indian Startup Ecosystem. It will take you through the journey of a startup and also give you insights on strengths as well as the weakness of the Indian Startup Ecosystem.

I watched the startup culture closely. I worked in global startups for 6 years. In addition to that, I experienced its rise and fall with my brother's attempt to run a startup.

Once a dynamic Internet Marketing Startup (Shack Companis), with several employees and an office of its own, it was reduced to a core team of three members based out of a suburban co-working.

I have seen business around me start and struggle for years and ultimately closing down. And the only thing that stopped them was that they were unaware of the reality and some startups were blindly influenced by the west. The Silicon Valey in particular. Correct understanding holds the potential for future transformation.

If complete, unbiased understanding about Indian Startup ecosystem is present, then a parent will support his child for working on an original Idea rather than copying an idea from the west. An educated youth will understand the reality of Flipkart, Paytm and Snapdeal rather than being fooled by the hype of startup.

And in addition to the above, existing startups will understand the socio-economic environment in which they should innovate. Legislators and government authorities can help entrepreneurs by strengthening the foundation of Indian Infrastructure and market.

With the right awareness, it will help startups, as well as the small business to flourish.