Did u check for Indian crowdsourcing sites ?
One reason u could be facing an issue is the density of networking startups,and tech startups is actually lesser when compared to ecommerce, utility startups and it service providers , which are now booming in our country.
The reason why crowdsourcing might suit you is you mentioned you are operating in project mode right now, and you need a very simple no frills attached approach to Transforming your project into a commercially viable product or at least a minimum viable product for a demo to industry satraps.
I do have a friend from engineering who is an experienced C programmer and a networking & security freelancer now living in Australia. In my earlier discussions he had appraised me about the challenges of starting a networking related venture in India .
Why don’t u create a pitch deck and send it to me ?
I can introduce you to my friend if there is meat in your proposal !