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What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From India's Startup Culture

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

India has been abuzz with startup activity -- here's what you should know

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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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Innovation in India

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Ran across a facsinating article this morning in Mail Online India. The actual products are interesting, but what strikes me about this at a different level is that India might be a hotbed for new innovation.

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Are India’s IT managers holding back the country’s startup growth?

The Next Web

One Infosysian, as the company’s employees are called in India’s tech circles, however pointed us someplace beyond all these voices. The birth of India’s outsourcing stigma. Enter India. India needs better technological training. In June this year, N.R.

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Visiting India

VentureWoods

Folks: I run Tandem Entrepreneurs, a mobile accelerator in San Francisco Bay Area. I am visiting India and will be in Pune from Tuesday 7th Feb for about 10 days. I would be happy to meet with a few entrepreneurs if you want to use me as a sounding board. At Tandem we work with 6 companies at a time. We invests $200k in each mobile startup and works closely with the team for an initial 6-month period.

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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. That last part is what a serial entrepreneur and angel investor Sharad Sharma aims to change. But in India, public money is being used for roads and healthcare.

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Venture Capital in India – The Summit Push

VentureWoods

The first reason is the emergence of key investment themes which could redefine the complexion of technology ventures in India. Next on the rung is mobile application startups – given the large base of mobile consumers in India, and the nature of India as a mobile-first market, innovation in mobile applications could also lead to global leaders in the space. Such a stream of exits provides increasing validation to viability of venture capital in India.

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Impact Investing in India – three trends worth noting

VentureWoods

Recently, impact investing in India has been taking center stage in the news. Interestingly, in India socially focused ventures are attracting large numbers of young entrepreneurs. Ecosystem Entrepreneur Incubator india innovation venture capital

ShopAtPlaces.com – Replacing The Middleman In India’s Retail Scene

YoungUpstarts

E-commerce is getting huge in India – according to industry watchers, the industry is expected to grow a compound annual growth rate of 57 per cent and is likely to reach US$34.2 Ideaspotting cultural products e-commerce India online retail ShopAtPlaces.com

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7 Reasons to Do Business in India

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

In 2013, India stands at a point where the compass of its destiny is, once again, in its own hands. I believe the government will choose a mix of the two and there lies opportunity for smart entrepreneurs. The median age in India is 25.1,

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“Has that horse bolted” - State of angel investment in India

VentureWoods

Sumanth posted this comment on my earlier post regarding 2013 predictions for startup ecosystem in India. I write this post as one member of angel investment community in India. His question was direct - “I have heard that VCs have stopped backing ecommerce companies in India. ” I tried explaining to him that Canaan is still keen to look at exceptional ecommerce companies, but this question captured the state and issues with angel investments in India.

Planning Commission report on Entrepreneurship in India

VentureWoods

Planning Commission has just released this report - Creating a Vibrant Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in India. I feel privileged to have contributed, and it was a great learning experience to work with participants from many different areas - entrepreneurs, bureaucrats, academia, investors, consultants, and more. Hopefully, the report is implemented well and sets the road map for putting entrepreneurship on steroids - one of the few routes that I believe can truly propel India forward.

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How Young Entrepreneurs Bring Hope and Enterprise to India

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

This column is part of an ongoing series , originally published by McKinsey & Company , about how entrepreneurs are making a societal impact around the world. Every year, former Yatris launch roughly 45 new enterprises throughout India.

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Where to Do Business in India

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

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.

What India's Narendra Modi Can Do for Indian Startups

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Entrepreneurs are hoping the trip inspires Modi to be more supportive of startups back home Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits Silicon Valley this weekend, with stops planned at Facebook, Google, and Tesla.

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

ReadWriteStart

1M/1M will be working with Microsoft in helping entrepreneurs prepare for these grants. 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).

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.

26 Entrepreneurs Explain What They Love About Being An Entrepreneur

Hearpreneur

Being in love with your business, when you’re an entrepreneur, is even better. Although there are days when tossing in your hat seems like a viable option, remembering how much you love your “job” can quickly snap an entrepreneur out of that mentality. Entrepreneur entrepreneur love

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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Student Entrepreneurs in India | LiveMint.com

Campus Entrepreneurship

Annupama Chandrasekaran of Livemint.com offers us an inside look at India’s some of India’s student entrepreneurs and their firms. Welcome to India’s student start-ups—companies founded by people in graduate and postgraduate schools across the country. Moreover, Mint will be doing a series on student entrepreneurs in India throughout April and May. via The rise of student entrepreneurs – Economy and Politics – livemint.com.

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.

FYI - Your Guide to India's Acronym Blizzard - NextWala

NextWala

VC perspective and analysis from a former entrepreneur. 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. Indias Mobile Apps & Services Industry is in a Slump.

How India Can Surge Ahead in Entrepreneurship

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

For India to cultivate an entrepreneurial environment its successful entrepreneurs need to support start-ups and there needs to be a renewed focus on technology and education. Great entrepreneurs focus intensely on an opportunity where others see nothing.

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India Venture 2012 - What’s Ahead?

VentureWoods

2011 has been an eventful year for venture capital in India - perhaps a record year in terms of overall volume of financing. More importantly, traditional growth equity firms stepped in and provided later stage support to venture backed companies, which augers well for entrepreneurs and venture industry. Public markets were choppy throughout the year in India, and globally in the latter half. Happy 2012 to all readers.

Start-up Tips: Identifying Intellectual Property, Simplified

YoungUpstarts

While as an entrepreneur you don’t need to know what the Statue of Anne, Paris Convention or PCT refers to, understanding the basics, the differences and what they protect will go a long way in figuring out how to protect and leverage your IP.

52 Entrepreneurs Explain Why They Started Their Business

Hearpreneur

We asked some entrepreneurs and business owners, why they started their businesses: #1 – I Have a Dream. I was the first social entrepreneur in the coffee world. I had taken photographs with film cameras as a child in India, but I never had any particularly good equipment.

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HBS Entrepreneurs Founded the Most Startup Unicorns of Any MBA Program

View from Seed

Perhaps most famously, Guy Kawasaki quipped that the value of an MBA to an entrepreneur is “probably about a negative $250,000.”. The question is, can MBA entrepreneurs really think big? India: ShopClues (Washington University St. Quikr (India): IIM Calcutta.

Tips That Help Make People Recognize You Among Successful Entrepreneurs

YoungUpstarts

Millions of successful entrepreneurs have made a mark in different businesses. Here are simple and manageable tips that set successful entrepreneurs apart: Original ideas. Advice For The Young At Heart Deepak Chauhan entrepreneur Entrepreneurship success

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17 Entrepreneurs Celebrate Summer Business Accomplishments

Hearpreneur

While many were going on vacations and traveling, business was still being completed for many entrepreneurs and business owners. I also had to deal with explaining my vision to developers in India and trying to find quality support on a budget. Summer is over.

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

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Because as a young entrepreneur who may aspire to hire the best technical talent for your venture, record demand for these visas means that some of your best potential hires are probably on the way back to their home-countries, rather than walking into your office for an interview. educated high-technology immigrant entrepreneurs are fleeing the U.S. In the midst of the worst financial crisis of our generation and record high joblessness levels, we must retain these entrepreneurs.

Entrepreneurs Should Rollout Local, But Plan Global

Startup Professionals Musings

New entrepreneurs who want to survive, and optimize the growth of their startups, need to think globally, and act locally, from day one. Just the middle class in India is equal in size to the entire population of the United States.

When Third is First

thebarefootvc

Since I wrote that post, millions more entrepreneurs have launched their businesses globally. Unburdened by regulation and legacy infrastructure, these entrepreneurs are forging the future amongst a more decentralized, more level playing field.

15 Entrepreneurs Discuss Why they Started Their Businesses

Hearpreneur

Being in love with your business, when you’re an entrepreneur, is even better. Although there are days when tossing in your hat seems like a viable option, remembering how much you love your “job” can quickly snap an entrepreneur out of that mentality. Entrepreneur Storytelling

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8 Ways Entrepreneurs Seek Real Paradigm Shifts

Startup Professionals Musings

It’s a special mix of entrepreneur and company, regular in every respect except for having the courage and foresight to make an idea happen that was supposed to be impossible. entrepreneur startup nano innovation paradigm shift business

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Epitaph for an Entrepreneur « Steve Blank

Steve Blank

But entrepreneurs can be great spouses and parents. When the kids got older our adventures took us to Mexico, Ecuador , India, Africa and Europe. As a single entrepreneur I had a philosophy of, “ I live to work ” – nothing was more exciting or important than my job. I still loved what I did as an entrepreneur but I wasn’t working only for the sheer joy of it, I was also working to provide for my family and a longer term goal of retirement and then doing something different.

37 Entrepreneurs Explain Why They Started Their Businesses

Hearpreneur

No matter the tale, the background behind each and every business is what fuels each entrepreneur and brand. business #entrepreneur #startup #story #why #ceo #ceoblognation #CEOs #hearpreneur. As the son of entrepreneurs, it’s in my blood to create a business for myself.

Entrepreneurs Should Think More Like Athletes

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Part of my job is to look ten years out and think about how start-ups and entrepreneurs will evolve. In looking at India and China, the sheer size of the markets create a lot of opportunity. Follow the course, run through the plays, and visualize what winning will look like.

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

Grade A Entrepreneurs

There are creative entrepreneurs everywhere in the world, and they can succeed from virtually any place depending on the nature and the scope of what they undertake or on their own definition of success. Books by Sramana Mitra: Entrepreneur Journeys Volume 1. Entrepreneur Journeys v.3:

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

Steve Blank

Entrepreneurs see opportunity where others see obstacles and why hubris is an entrepreneur’s worst enemy, were two topics of discussion on my SiriusXM radio show, Entrepreneurs are Everywhere. When you’re an entrepreneur, yeah, there’s 100 gaps.

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

Steve Blank

Entrepreneurs see opportunity where others see obstacles and why hubris is an entrepreneur’s worst enemy, were two topics of discussion on my SiriusXM radio show, Entrepreneurs are Everywhere. When you’re an entrepreneur, yeah, there’s 100 gaps.