By Aldrid Da Costa
How many times have you heard people talking about the brain drain in Goa? Talented Goan youth who do not have the opportunity to secure jobs in their particular field, decide to go and work in a neighbouring state, leaving behind their family and friends.
At the turn of the new century, the millennium bug sparked off a technological job frenzy in cities such as Hyderabad and Bengaluru. The IT industry in India has grown in leaps and bounds since then, with Silicon Valley investors keeping a close eye hoping to synergize with the next big breakthrough.
Recently, ItsGoa outlined in this article why Goa’s Information Technology dreams never really materialized. Despite this fact, there are still exciting start-ups hidden away in nooks and crannies across the state.
Tech companies in Goa:
Kodework – An international company providing, outsourcing, web development, digital marketing, cloud hosting & security, (branch office in Porvorim)
Beard Design – A brand UX design studio (based in Porvorim)
Androcid – A tech company (based in Panjim)
Mobobeat -A mobile & web company, (based in Mapusa)
GrowthGravy -Assists tech companies acquire new customers ( based in Panjim)
Inventrom – Builds smartphone apps & conducts ioT workshops (based in Panjim)
Browntape – ecommerce multi-channel company (based in Porvorim)
Vacation Labs – Online booking system for tour & activity operators (based in Porvorim)
Prototyze – A start-up incubator (based in Dona Paula)
If you are a Goan and are currently waiting for your exam results, we hope the list of companies provides you with a starting point for your job hunting endeavours.
There is even an informative website called startupgoa.org dedicated to start-ups jobs in Goa. For the slightly more adventurous, you can also approach the EDC office or CII office in Panjim, for assistance in setting up your own project.
Do you know of any start-ups in Goa? Do let us know!