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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Business Development vs. Product Management

The Product Guy

In a recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor , Chris Butler, lead a conversation around “Business Development vs. Product Management”. Ladislav focuses on user centric product development, especially on brand, usability and revenue product challenges.

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

OnStartups

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

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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Did India get too arrogant about growth?

VentureWoods

We seem to have developed an arrogance about our growth rate. Policy seems to have adopted the belief that growth is a given; that India is so attractive for capital that no matter what the policymakers do, capital will continue to flood the country. India still has to deliver 30 years of super normal growth for the aam aadmi to win. Rupee touched a long time low yesterday. For all the talk about “no intervention”, the worry marks are visible amongst regulators.

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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.

Poor Software Developers - Pull the Plug Early

SoCal CTO

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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Where to Do Business in India

Inc Startups

Overall, India's economy struggles with corruption and over-regulation. But India is not just one economy. It scores high on regulation of business--labor laws, for example, are among the most reasonable for entrepreneurs in India.

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

ReadWriteStart

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

YoungUpstarts

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

ReadWriteStart

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

thebarefootvc

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 Young Entrepreneurs Bring Hope and Enterprise to India

Inc Startups

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.

How Digital Startups Will Develop the World

Inc Startups

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.

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.

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.

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

VentureWoods

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

ArcticStartup

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.

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

Inc Startups

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.

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

thebarefootvc

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 ?!?

thebarefootvc

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.

Recognizing Great Ideas From the Developing World

Inc Startups

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.

Social Trends Podcast: We Are Storytellers Weaving Stories With Customers

Brandanew

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.

Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Spotlight On IIT Kharagpur, India

ReadWriteStart

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.

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.

Great Mobile User Experiences, Made in India

NextWala

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

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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.

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

YoungUpstarts

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.

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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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

YoungUpstarts

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

YoungUpstarts

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.

Navigating the Developing-Nation Solar Boom

Inc Startups

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.

[Review] Startup Asia

YoungUpstarts

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.

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.

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

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" 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?"