You might be thinking what kind of a post on Entrepreneurship is doing on the blog Biohacking. Well, the fact is that for the last 2-3 weeks I am in pretty charged-up mood. The other week, I read BusinessWorld’s (India) issue and it featured India’s 331 billionaires. Of these a whopping 74 billionaires made their wealth in last 5 years. If they can do it, why can’t I?
Since my interests lie mainly in computational biology, I longed to start a company in the same field. I researched heavily on the internet and have come to following conclusions:
1. Most (75%) of the entrepreneurs are poorer than their corporate peers. 
2. There is no perfect age for starting up your own business. You must wait till you identify the right opportunity. Indeed, the average age of an entrepreneur is 37. 
3. Prefer not to create an opportunity (or a trend). It is too risky. Instead try to identify an opportunity and capitalize on it.
4. Entrepreneurship may not be as cool as it looks.
I was advised that when you think that you have the following five things in hand, you must start a startup, else wait patiently. The things include:
1. Business model (opportunity)
5. Intellectual Property (patents, etc.)
I think I will some day start my own company, till then I will enjoy learning from the success stories of the startups.