July 30, 2016 Naomi Aggarwal

Being a startup owner looking for a temporary office space is just like, if not worse than, being a bachelor looking for an apartment before the dawn of the online listings era. We experienced the struggle first-hand – caught between the excitement of opening up a Mumbai office and the…

July 28, 2016 Akbar Khan

Entrepreneurs face no shortage of advice about how to make the most of their strengths, with guidance on which skills to embolden through training, education or self-directed practice. It’s like a goat rodeo out there. In fact, a cursory search on Amazon.com for entrepreneurship returns more than 56,000 books results….

July 28, 2016 Salma Moosa 11Comment

As I begin to write about one of my biggest failures, as an entrepreneur, I would like to warn each of you, my intention to write about it after a decade is not to scare you off from entrepreneurship. I write this story to make a point to myself, that…

July 26, 2016 Sharda Balaji

The government has certified 20 private organizations, including Nasscom and iSprit, as incubators under the Start-up India Action Plan (“Action Plan”). The Action Plan is a part of a flagship initiative of the government of India, intended to build a strong eco-system for nurturing innovation and start-ups in the country….

July 26, 2016 Vivek Srinivasan

I have always maintained that starting a startup is like cooking a dish, whose recipe you do not know. (I have described in greater detail in my earlier posts why the recipe is not known here and here.) It takes great ingredients to make a great dish. In business, these ingredients…

July 23, 2016 Vivek Srinivasan

Healthcare is a space that is ripe for disruption. Information, especially historic information is extremely critical to enable accurate diagnosis and resolution of various ailments. In India, even in the metropolitan cities, there is no systematic way to review historic records. In cases such as accidents, this can often lead…

July 22, 2016 Mahesh Bhalla 1Comment

Never before in India’s history, has there been a better time to be an entrepreneur. Indeed, there is a certain romance in the term ‘start-up’ nowadays. We have seen our share of success stories in India and there is a certain pride in seeing Indian start-ups make it big. There…

July 22, 2016 Subhradeep Bhowmik 2Comment

George Bernard Shaw had once said “There is no sincerer love than love for food”. I am a strong believer of this legendary statement. Be it the gourmet fine dines or the affordable street food soaked in the local culture, I have always been fascinated by the huge diaspora of…

July 18, 2016 Salma Moosa 8Comment

We have been adopting the western ways very easily, especially the younger generation. We can see that with the adoption of theme restaurants, bars, gaming centers, and what not; we cannot avoid noticing the change. Then there are some people, pockets of them, being different; but then the larger waves…