13 Questions With : Abhijit Junagade, Co-Founder of Winjit Technologies
Updated on: 02 Jul 2016
What started as a simple freelance project, quickly became a startup for Ashwin Kandoi and Abhijit Junagade, who cleverly took the last 3 letters of their names and set up 'Winjit Technologies'. This was way back in 2003. Over the last 10 years, the duo has expanded their operations to 6 different countries and currently operate as a technology solutions provider, who deal with software development, enterprise mobility, hardware engineering, digital media and also run an incubation center.
In an exclusive interview with CrazyEngineers, we got Abhijit Junagade, Co-Founder - Winjit Technologies to talk about his growing up years, their first big client, various services that they offer, the market they are targeting and a lot more! Read on!
CE: Tell us about your growing up years, family background and academic years.
Abhijit Junagade: I come from a conventional middle-class family. My father is a CA and my mom is homemaker. I have always done good in my academics. I was conditioned to take up commerce, so even I would have been a CA. But Aptech which had been introduced newly in the market, was attracting all the students who wanted to understand computers. And that was the time when computers had started booming and were being quite achievable. So I joined Aptech centre of computer education. I learnt programming there and did well in the computer classes. Aptech then offered a B.Tech in Computer Systems with Thompson Rivers University, Vancouver. I took that up, even though it was not considered as formal education in India. I had to shift to Pune for my education.
During that time, I was doing my B.Com, Aptech diploma and my B.Tech in Computer Systems, all three together. I was giving an exam every two months in those four years of time frame. I was jam packed, if you ask me to do it again, I will. As I always loved multitasking and still do.
CE: Tell us more about your work experience before Winjit.