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India for a Second Time

Ben Casnocha: The Blog

This past week, I visited India for the second time, and while work brought me there (keynote speech), I in part agreed to do it because I wanted to have a second go-around as a tourist in this massive, complex, important country. India in 2006 kicked my ass.

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Combining entrepreneurship and leadership: Vision India 2020, by Sramana Mitra

Grade A Entrepreneurs

Vision India 2020 by Sramana Mitra describes where India could be – or should be 10 years down the road. Sramana’s Vision India 2020 is an entrepreneurial utopia, as well as a personal and intellectual futuristic autobiography.

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How A 17-Year-Old In India Bootstrapped To $7M In Revenue


The interesting part is that this is the handiwork of a 17-year old with no business knowledge whatsoever living in India — a land that was nowhere on the product map a decade ago. And more so, when you are sitting in India trying to sell to Fortune 500 companies around the world.

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India's Mobile Apps & Services Industry is in a Slump. - NextWala


New Delhi, India. Anu Anand on Indias Mobile Apps & Services Industry is in a Slump. Anu Anand on Indias Mobile Apps & Services Industry is in a Slump. Anu Anand on Social/Mobile Platforms have Changed the Game in the US (but not India yet). WATBlog India. NextWala.

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India: The Next Big Startup Nation?

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

India has been synonymous with IT services for a while. India''s status as a global IT services hub is well-known. Why Starting Up in India Is So Hard The problem is not that India is lacking for talented technologists making innovative products, Sharma says.

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K.S. Krishnan, scientist and citizen, a Renaissance man in 20th century India

Grade A Entrepreneurs

On June 1946, at Buckingham Palace, a little kid born in Vizhupanoor in 1898 and who spent his early childhood in Watrap (both places now part of the Virudhunagar district in Southern India) became Sir Kariamanikkam Srinivasa Krishnan for his scientific contributions.

Israel and India to Increase Trade 3-Fold, to $15 Billion per Year

VC Cafe

Mark Sofer, the Israeli ambassador to India, has left his role optimistic that economic ties between the two countries will accelerate. The goal of the ongoing Free Trade Agreement negotiation between India and Israel is to raise trade to $15 billion per year between the two countries by 2015.

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How Young Entrepreneurs Bring Hope and Enterprise to India

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Each year, several hundred young Indians traverse their vast country by rail, developing ideas for new enterprises designed to create jobs and foster development -- and offering a model for other countries that wish to promote youth entrepreneurship.

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How Digital Startups Will Develop the World

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

From successful adaptations of popular Web applications from developed countries to e-commerce and public-policy platforms, entrepreneurs have brought new services, expanded products, and deeper content within reach of users in aspiring countries.

Poor Software Developers - Pull the Plug Early


There's an old adage in software development that I refer to all the time: The first 90% of development takes 90% of the time. And I use it all the time now when I get the kind of message that I received: I'm looking for a web developer to continue work on my website. I used a company in India to develop the site, and it's mostly done. Then I found a local developer but it was a truly awful experience.

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Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Microsoft's $100K India Startup Challenge Grant


I will be traveling in India in April, and doing live roundtables in three cities: Chennai (April 9) , Mumbai (April 16) , and Pune (April 17). from Chennai, India, as well, discussed Report Bee , a data visualization solution for schools around report cards and student performance.

The Learning Curve: Your Company’s Only Sustainable Competitive Advantage And How To Develop It


Today’s technological and marketplace developments necessitate faster adaptation, and adaptation requires institutional learning processes such as critical and innovative thinking, critical conversations, and experimentation. by Edward D.

Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Spotlight On India


First up, Nimesh Khiara from Mumbai, India, discussed StopWaitin , a restaurant reservation system that includes managing waiting lists and is similar in concept to OpenTable. Fortunately, there are numerous such companies in India.

When Third is First


Resource scarcity leads to innovation — as those of us who have lived and worked in the developing world are acutely aware. Low cost medical devices: In 2009 in India, GE partnered with Wipro to launch low cost medical devices including a $500 portable ECG.

How I hired a great web developer on oDesk for $12/hr

Aymeric Gaurat-Apelli

I am working on the weekly planner called Week Plan and I decided I needed someone to help me develop it while I focus on the other tasks of the business. Description: The job description should contain the technology required, and what the developer will be working on.

Is the Next Steve Jobs on a Plane Back to India?

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

As entrepreneur and academic Vivek Wadha explains in this radio show interview his research shows that returnees to China and Africa are driving high-level research-and-development work in those countries. The United States has again reached its cap of H-1B visas for highly skilled immigrants. Here's why you should care. Just a few weeks ago , U.S.

Democratizing entrepreneurship education: Sramana Mitra’s 1M by 1M program

Grade A Entrepreneurs

What is still relatively new, though, are the initiatives focusing on delivering scalable and accessible economic development tools. Vision India 2020. Not everybody can, or even needs to, come to Silicon Valley to create a company.

Recognizing Great Ideas From the Developing World

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Two authors envision the developing world as a fertile research-and-development lab for companies in any market. Companies in places such as the United States, Europe, and Japan deploy sophisticated technology to produce premium products for developed markets.

A Report : Electronic Payments in India - Looking Back & Surging Forward


There have been significant advances witnessed in the Electronic Payments space in India over the last three years. The Reserve Bank of India has drafted a vision document for electronic payments in India, an InterMinisterial Group has suggested a path breaking framework for ‘Mobile Linked No Frills Accounts’, and the UIDAI project rolls forward.

Estonian Development Fund Keen At Exploring Business Opportunities In India


India, for example has become one of the fastest growing economies and in my opinion a hub to be of all innovation. The Estonian Development Fund and the Embassy of India in Helsinki initiated a background study that would highlight business opportunities in the country.

10+ Trends: Recap of 2011 and What’s Next…


In India, two female journalists launched a mobile app to allow women to report harrassment and abuse, an issue in their hometown of Delhi and throughout the world. Mobile minutes are the new currency in regions often plagued by high inflation: they are offered as rewards for filling out surveys or for using public toilets (in India, where cell phones exceed the number of toilets). Rickshaw drivers in India have cell phones as do camel drivers in the remote Rajasthan desert.

Born Global or Die Local – Building a Regional Startup Playbook

Steve Blank

China, Russia, Brazil, India, Indonesia all meet those criteria. They realized if they could develop and promote a well-coordinated sports technologies industry, they could capture their unfair share of the $300 billon sports consumer market.

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What in the World ?!?


While Facebook’s numbers have grown, internet usage (now mostly mobile even in developed markets) continues to evolve in a pace that rivals innovation in the past. This is also the first year that smartphone sales overtook feature phone sales globally – driven by sales in India.

Social Trends Podcast: We Are Storytellers Weaving Stories With Customers


Show Guest : Shikha Pahwa is the Founder & CEO of House This India , a home decor company based in New Delhi, India. Now this is a home decor company based out of Delhi in India. He was also intrigued at the fact that a economically developed Country such as the United States of America, still did not cater to every economical bracket when it came to home furnishings and décor. Many people ask me how India feels as a woman.

PATANG (The Kite) – An Award Winning Film by Prashant Bhargava – Comes to Boulder

Feld Thoughts

In India kite flying transcends boundaries. In 2005, I visited Ahmedabad to experience their annual kite festival, the largest in India. Patang’s joyful message and its cinematic magic developed organically. Movies India patangI don’t invest in movies.

Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Spotlight On IIT Kharagpur, India


For the uninitiated, IIT KGP is considered one of the top technology schools in India, and it is located in the Eastern part of the country, not far from the city of Kolkata. Before I start discussing the businesses, I'd like to highlight the role the National Entrepreneurship Network (NEN) has played in developing the e-cells at 470 different schools and colleges in India. Today, at IIT KGP, we caught a glimpse of some of the budding heroes of 21 st century India.

Great Mobile User Experiences, Made in India


The approach to mobile design and information architecture here in India has been haphazard at best and atrocious at worst.  Perhaps the backend-oriented outsourcing culture has made developers less savvy about creating world-class UI/UX.    India Mobile Web Web/Tech

Entrepreneurs are Everywhere Show No. 29: Ajay Kshatriya and Steven Cohn

Steve Blank

Then if I go hang out with all my dad’s friends who grew up in India, how do I connect and relate to them? It kind of creates a chameleon-like personality you develop in connecting with people in different ways. . Filed under: Customer Development , SiriusXM Radio Show.

Entrepreneurs are Everywhere Show No. 29: Ajay Kshatriya and Steven Cohn

Steve Blank

Then if I go hang out with all my dad’s friends who grew up in India, how do I connect and relate to them? It kind of creates a chameleon-like personality you develop in connecting with people in different ways. . Filed under: Customer Development , SiriusXM Radio Show.

Navigating the Developing-Nation Solar Boom

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Simpa Networks, the latest company by former Microsoft employee Paul Needham, is introducing pay-as-you-go solar power to rural India. But in India, it's actually for the lower income groups and even the poor," he says.

Creating Culture, One Step at a Time

Entrepreneur Success Blog

To develop a web-based software that companies can use to grow their business. My travel to India (still here actually), has allowed me to combine these two passions. For instance a few of us had to come to India to be with our fast pace growing team in Dehli.

[India] [Event] Click Asia Summit 2012


Held on January 15 to 17, 2012 in Mumbai, India, the event is designed to create a forum for some of the top marketing professionals to congregate and create a marketplace for ideas and services that will help Asian companies get the marketing edge.


Zhongguancun in Beijing – China’s Silicon Valley (Part 4 of 5)

Steve Blank

In Beijing we hadn’t seen air so badly polluted since we had been in Agra in India in the winter where I swear there was a day you could wave your hand in front of you and see traces of it in the air (and their excuse was they burn dung for heat.).

6 Effective Website Design Strategies That Directly Impacts Your Business


He is the CEO & Founder of VOCSO Web Studio , a website design & development agency based in Delhi/NCR, India. Professionalisms web design web development by Deepak Chauhan, CEO and founder of VOCSO Web Studio.

Mobile Community mig33 Announces Developer Program And Partnerships


mig33 , one of the world’s largest mobile-first communities, earlier this week announced its new developer program, releasing a slew of resources for developers that want to build social games and apps for its 50 million registered users.

Binpress – A Marketplace to Find Affordable and Trustworthy Code for Web Development

VC Cafe

Their homepage features a dynamic list of components based on how many development hours were saved. I suspect that many users from India would be really happy to fulfill a component request for a $50, even if it takes them.

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The Minnesota Company Solving India's Energy Shortage

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

How a 55-person business in Minnetonka developed the software solution India needed to tackle its energy problems. Pull out your world map and smack in the middle of the eastern hemisphere lies India, that colossal diamond-shaped country brimming with more than 1.2

Building a Lean Startup in a Developing Country

Launching Tech Ventures

Based on the precept that start-ups shouldn’t scale until the hypothesis has been validated, the natural move when I started Ruma would be to start hiring engineers and start developing the product and try to get users in the system.

[Review] Startup Asia


Asia – especially in countries such as India, China, Vietnam – is fast becoming the place where many entrepreneurs, whether locally born or lured back from Silicon Valley, are setting up shop.

Where is the best place to find a rockstar developer to bring it to life?

" Web Development Startups Solo Founders I am a creative guy with a startup idea. Where is the best place to find a rockstar developer to bring it to life? "Where is the best place to find a rockstar developer to bring it to life?"