Calling all non-trepreneurs: your moment has arrived

Rohit Singal started his career as a doctor with a penchant for technology. In between his shifts as a medical student at Rohtak Medical College, he met techies online through Internet Relay Chat, started his own forum, and taught himself programming. Eventually, he quit being a doctor to launch a startup.

The fruits of Singal’s efforts, Sourcebits, is now a 7-year old company with $10 million in funding from Sequoia. It develops mobile apps for consumers and enterprises and helps companies set up systems in the cloud. It has created apps for companies ranging from Coca Cola to Twitpic.