September 15, 2017 Salma Moosa 1Comment

“After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many hills to climb” – Nelson Mandela As a founder of Startups Club, a community driven company, I have been at the centre of 1000s of communications exchanged on hourly basis across cities. These communications are between members and…

August 4, 2017 Vivek Srinivasan

As humankind evolved, so did our curiosity. Curiosity led us to question. The process of answering any question often begins from what we already know. The trouble with most things we know is that, every one of those things are based on certain assumptions. Knowledge is often passed on in…

March 8, 2017 Badri Narayanan VS

We have seen that nobody really cares for you unless you are able to connect your offering with them and their lives. That is a great place to start but we need to move ahead. The next big question is “Whom do you want to serve?” Many startups (and some established businesses…

January 16, 2017 Vivek Srinivasan

Building a business in your country is one thing, taking it abroad is another challenge. It is a challenge that is hard to fathom. Few companies in India have been able to take their startups beyond Indian shores. What is the framework to analyse the factors that one needs to…

September 1, 2016 Vivek Srinivasan

There are many different terminologies that are often used when it comes to explaining sales. Most people who are engaged in sales, tend to talk about lead generation, customer engagement, conversion and so on and so forth. This is an extremely granular view of things. Sales is what happens when…

August 30, 2016 Vivek Srinivasan

Man has always been obsessed with exploration and since the days of Magellan and Christopher Columbus, the excitement of finding something new and the possibility of finding unknown wealth has driven humans to achieve feats that have been considered impossible. Space was always the final frontier. In the late 1950’s,…

August 12, 2016 Mahesh Bhalla

At one level, an investor is an investor is an investor. But there are nuances as to how various investors look at different sectors, and therefore their relative ‘appetite’ for the same opportunity may differ. This variance is driven one or more of the following: their (relative) understanding of the…

August 8, 2016 Stelios Constantinides

Paul Graham is a renowned programmer and wildly successful venture capitalist. He also happens to be a talented writer. I highly recommend you stop reading this and just go read his actual essays, but if you’re short on time, I’ve cropped the most important pieces from my favorite essays below. Startups…

August 4, 2016 Akbar Khan

According to Bernd Schoner, author of The Tech Entrepreneur’s Survival Guide: How to Bootstrap Your Startup, Lead Through Tough Times, Cash In for Success and The Tech Entrepreneur’s Survival Guide (McGraw-Hill, May 2014); assembling your founding team is a make-or-break move that every business faces. In fact, he says that it “determines the…

August 2, 2016 Akbar Khan

I’ve been fortunate to have met dozens of entrepreneurs over the past one  years. While I’m employed as an educator, you have certainly been the educator to me. Here’s what I’ve learned from my interactions with you, the entrepreneur: you don’t accept the status quo you believe in a better…