Vineel Reddy Pindi, Founder and CEO of Collab House is a prominent face in the maker community of India. With immense experience in community building, his ambition of building global ‘Connected Communities’, he has created inspiring and exciting community in Hyderabad. Collab House, as the name suggests is a hub of activity for collaborated makers and hackers. People here talk about making ideas happen through collaborations and connections. Being a workspace for more that 10 nascent start-ups, event/meet-up space for 20+ open communities, Collab House has impressed a tremendous impact on the Start-up community of Hyderabad. Launched in June 2014, Collab House has exponentially increased its presence in the city with massive organic outreach and has become the most popular community hub in the city.
The word has spread to most of the communities globally and it is inevitable that many print and digital media has exclusively featured Collab House in their respective channels. Entrepreneur magazine has covered the story of Makerspaces in the city and Vineel was featured with his vision on the analogy and thin lined contrast between Makerspace and a Hackerspace.
In his words, Vineel says, “Generally, Makerspaces are more hardware-centric and hackerspaces are more software-centric. But many people hack on hardware too so hacking is not just limited to coding only”.
As the makerspaces are becoming the lego of start-ups and since Collab House hosts one of the most active maker communities in India, we are advancing to become the leading maker cum startup community in Asia in the coming years.