• Name - Preetpal Singh
  • Pass Out year and branch - CS 2002
  • The year in which the firm was set up - 2012 (HashMap Inc)
  • Motivating factors -
    • Opportunities in the Big Data space.
    • Entrepreneur and the desire to shape a technical discussion helped foster the spirit of setting up something in this domain.
  • Selection criteria of business domain
    • Exposure to the Big Data ecosystem and ability to influence the market at the time of inception of the company.
    • Strong back ground in the space with education, experience and relationship in this segment.
    • Growth prospects in this domain of Big Data.
  • Funding Sources (Initially) - Self finance using personal savings.
  • Overall Success factors associated with the ventures
    • There has been pretty significant upside to this endeavor already with a 10 million dollar valuation. HashMap is growing in Canada, Australia and India as well besides USA. Therefore ability to influence markets at a global scale is also very much vaunted.
  • Role of A I T  in cultivating the seed of Entrepreneurial spirit
    • Culture, mentoring and shaping of personality towards a knowledge based industry and education around opportunities during the engineering days helped planned this venture.
    • Strong technical background allows for me to differentiate in my domain. A strong technical bend of mind is giving me an opportunity to discern facts from science.
  • Any special training , platforms , circles helped you to begin your journey ( like M I T C O N  , N E N , M E C D  etc ) . Please mention special names in todays context which will be useful for Alma Matter - None.
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