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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India Emulates and Supports American Exceptionalism

Campus Entrepreneurship

Our friend Tom Friedman of the NYTimes.com highlights that it is morning in India , not America. While an observational piece from an opinion journalist, there is enough credible evidence elsewhere to support his take on India enthusiasm for work, growth… the future! India had lost confidence in its ability to compete, so it opted for protectionism. India has flourished ever since. via It’s Morning in India – NYTimes.com.

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Working with Other Cultures: How to Do Business in India [guest post]

VC Cafe

E ze pinged me few weeks back saying he’s going to visit India. India is a great place to visit and also a great place (although highly challenging) for doing business. India today is a vibrant global business center. Doing business in India is about breaking the code.

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My Last Post About This Election – Don’t Waste Your Vote

Feld Thoughts

“You don’t get to call for a religious test to enter our country, potentially denying access to more than 1 billion Muslim people in the world including very large populations in Indonesia, Pakistan, India and Bangladesh.” Government election governmentPlease vote. Just so you know my bias before reading further, I’m voting for Hillary Clinton. This post is not aimed at you if you have already decided to vote for Clinton or for Trump.

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VC Cafe

Although relatively few Israeli startups are focused on India, the market dynamics driving its mobile sector are worth a closer look. From a modest $200 million in bi-lateral trade in 1992 (when diplomatic relations were established), India-Israeli trade surpassed $6 billion in 2012-13.

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Education: Ultimate Innovation Investment (UK?!)

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

I don’t profess to be the foremost expert on all things UK Government budget. Tags: Innovation Politics & Government Trends, Futurism, and Research coalition government Conservative party David Cameron engineers higher education India UK tuition Still, I feel like I have to comment on yesterday’s announcements regarding support for higher education tuition in the UK.

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For Here or To Go

Feld Thoughts

There were several big twists, including the challenges of a large company co-founded by two Indian immigrants, one who was frustrated with the US immigration system and wanted highly educated Indians in the US to go back to India and start their companies there.

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Modi and Ma

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This past May, Modi was elected Prime Minister of India in a historic election. Today, he gave a speech to a crowd of 20,000 at Madision Square Garden, outlining steps he is taking to cut bureaucratic red tape and encourage the Indian diaspora to invest back into India.

[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. You’ll find out, for example, of how to tap on resources from local government.

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Modi and Ma

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This past May, Modi was elected Prime Minister of India in a historic election. Today, he gave a speech to a crowd of 20,000 at Madision Square Garden, outlining steps he is taking to cut bureaucratic red tape and encourage the Indian diaspora to invest back into India.

More New Florence

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on the innovation blog Traveling at the speed of Hertz We’ll leave the light on for you 10 Regular Use Green Innovations Consumer Ingenuity Riverside, CA: Government, Business, Academic Innovation Intel and Click & Mortar Retail Bill Gates on India’s.

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

thebarefootvc

2011 was finally the year when the media spotlight shone on how under-represented women are in almost all power structures in business, government, technology and media – and how crucial it is that we leverage the leadership skill set that they bring to the table to tackle the problems facing the world today. 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.

Should Your Startup Start Overseas?

ReadWriteStart

Your new company may be targeting an overseas market, or you you could be in search of a more affordable labor pool or less government regulation. Let these real-world experiences be your guide: India, to get more for your money. GovernmentFeeling adventurous?

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Are Indian Students Really Getting $35 Tablet Computers

Campus Entrepreneurship

The Indian Government is focusing hard on education and here is some interesting news regarding their plans for providing $35 tablet computers to millions of students. The Indian government won headlines around the world when it unveiled a prototype 35-dollar tablet computer in July, but questions are now growing over whether the project is just a pipe dream. Experts have also warned the device could struggle with issues such as cheap imports and India’s rising labour charges.

A Poor Investment? VC Firm Targets the “Underbanked”

ReadWriteStart

You may have thought debt bondage was a problem only in rural India. GovernmentThere’s a lot of money in poor people. KPMG reports that America’s 88 million consumers who are “unbanked” (no bank account) or “underbanked” (no credit) earn $1.3 trillion a year.

See Ya Later, Innovator: U.S. Turns Its Back On Foreign-Born Entrepreneurs

ReadWriteStart

We will wake up five to seven years from now and see Google-like companies coming out of India and China, founded by people who came out of Silicon Valley but had to return home.”. GovernmentImmigration has always been the engine that drives the American economy.

Bankless Banking Is Ready For Its Close-Up

YoungUpstarts

However, the vast majority of bankless adults live in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and India. In India, at least 50% of the 1.3 India has about 200 million mobile subscribers and is adding 5 million new users monthly. With 25% of India’s 1.2

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Swedish Start-Up to Fight China’s Polluted Air – But The Movement Is Nation-Wide

YoungUpstarts

We think of it as a free commodity, but countries like India and China prove us wrong day after day. Johannes says that the inspiration for the start-ups’ new breathing mask came after one of his co-founder colleagues experienced severe asthma symptoms after a couple of days spent in India.

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You Probably Need Life Insurance And Here’s Why

YoungUpstarts

In India, there are a number of health insurance companies that are now providing affordable health insurance plans that can be easily bought by individuals who earn a basic amount of salary. Life insurance plans in India are extremely cheap.

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Ten Crowdsourcing Trends for 2011

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Crowdsourcing is fundamentally changing business, government, non-profits, education, research, and other sectors. Governments will continue to embrace crowdsourcing. Government Embraces Crowdsourcing.

See Ya Later, Innovator: U.S. Turns Its Back On Foreign-Born Entrepreneurs

ReadWriteStart

We will wake up five to seven years from now and see Google-like companies coming out of India and China, founded by people who came out of Silicon Valley but had to return home.”. GovernmentImmigration has always been the engine that drives the American economy.

Things To Expect As A Woman Founder When Starting A Tech-Based Company

YoungUpstarts

Before starting InvolveSoft, Saumya co-founded a startup right out of high school in New Delhi which focused on using technology to reduce gender-based abortions in India which was later acquired by the Indian Government. by Saumya Bhatnagar, CTO and Co-founder of InvolveSoft.

Avoid Monoculture. Travel. Read Widely. Let Experience be Your Compass.

Both Sides of the Table

I was living in Silicon Valley at the time of the panel, but I had been living abroad for 11 years before returning having lived in England, France, Italy, Spain and Japan as well as establishing physical offices in India. The White Tiger is set in India.

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And Then They Came for Me …

Both Sides of the Table

You don’t get to call for a religious test to enter our country, potentially denying access to more than 1 billion Muslim people in the world including very large populations in Indonesia, Pakistan, India and Bangladesh.

The Case For & Against Cryptocurrencies (for those tired of all the noise)

Both Sides of the Table

If you read the headlines or talk with zealous friends you may well think cryptocurrencies are either our savior from bureaucratic, ossified governments or are purely speculative Ponzi schemes.

Transformify & Volunteer4India: Enabling Indian corporates to build on their inclusion and diversity recruitment goals

Transformify

Transformify , a UK-based Recruitment CRM, is pleased to announce a partnership with Volunteer4India , a social enterprise, to further broaden the presence of Transformify in India. Gender diversity remains a top priority for many businesses in India. London, 27.08.2018.

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Part 2 of Episode 6 on Sirius XM Channel 111: Steve Weinstein and Venk Shukla

Steve Blank

government commercializes science. I spoke with Steve about innovation in the movie industry, and to Venk about his journey from bureaucrat in India to entrepreneur here in the U.S., My sister was already here but I was having fun in India and I had no ambition (to come here.)

[ADV] The Dr. Satyabrata Chatterjee Technique – Achieving Medical Success Through Word Of Mouth

YoungUpstarts

A graduate from Delhi University College of Medical Sciences, one of India’s finest medical schools, Dr. Chatterjee came to America as a visiting scholar for the Indian government. One effective marketing catalyst any industry would tell you is through word-of-mouth.

Why Are Indians So Entrepreneurial In The U.S.?

ReadWriteStart

What makes entrepreneurs from India so different? The immigrant founders surveyed in Wadhwa’s study hail from 60 different countries - but a full third of them are from India. He’s a rock star in India,” Wadhwa says. Just a few decades ago India was going nowhere.

Why Are Indians So Entrepreneurial In The U.S.?

ReadWriteStart

What makes entrepreneurs from India so different? The immigrant founders surveyed in Wadhwa’s study hail from 60 different countries - but a full third of them are from India. He’s a rock star in India,” Wadhwa says. Just a few decades ago India was going nowhere.

How To Profit From Bearish Crypto Markets

YoungUpstarts

India is equally strict when it comes to digital currency trading. Governments do not control the supply of cryptocurrency, but they can impose restrictions to limit or eliminate its usage. The cryptocurrency markets have endured significant volatility in recent months.

Transportation, On-Demand And The Asian Economy – Asian Horizons

YoungUpstarts

Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, India and some other countries have been privy to the on-demand bubble, so to speak. While Uber has had several problems with both, governments and passenger based complaints, Grab decided to improve on both fronts. by Samar Singla, founder of Click Labs.

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Say No To Absent Fathers, Yes To Paternity Leave

YoungUpstarts

Sweden is one of the few countries in the world, where fathers must take at least two months off before the child is 8 years old to receive the government benefits. Image credit: Father and son from Shutterstock. by Ankita Sheth, co–founder of Vista Rooms.

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Does Drupal Suffice For Your Enterprise Needs?

YoungUpstarts

To list the best example, WhiteHouse.gov , Australia.gov.au , UN.org , Loreal India , Johnson and Johnson India , and Pfizer are just a few in the list who trust Drupal and its security. Well then add NASA , CERN , and London Government in the list too.

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[Review] The Rise Of The New East

YoungUpstarts

Are China and India still the “factory” and “outsourced service provider” of the world? An interesting success story can be seen in how Sony Entertainment India worked with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to create the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Principles For Low-Budget Marketing Strategies Every Startup Should Know

YoungUpstarts

The clients, competitors, providers, intermediaries — distributors — and other public (such as the government or the press), are known as the company’s micro-moments. by Dishan Jayasinha, founder, CEO and creative head of DG Studio.

Dog Days of Summer

thebarefootvc

This is the most sophisticated understanding of the blockchain sector I have seen to date from a government: “The government has subdivided its industry classification scheme into three sectors, with ten further subdivisions under the guidance of the Korean Standard Industrial Classification ( KSIC ). China, through government, academic and private sector initiatives, continues to back the development of its blockchain sector despite its cryptocurrency ban.

Resources for Global Entrepreneurs

Up and Running

Let’s say you’re an entrepreneur in India. You should type something like this into Google: “banks in India business plans”. For example, you might try: “What kind of business plan does United Bank of India require for a loan?”. India. Even government sources can change.

Five case studies you'll see at the Lean Startup Conference 2015

Startup Lessons Learned

Prerna began her startup journey after leaving a job as a management consultant, and launched Yaari, a youth-oriented social network in India. The United States Digital Service, a federal government agency, is building a ‘stealth startup.’ They’re working to build a 21st century government, and improving on processes that typically burden government workers.

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10 Amazing Microfinance Success Stories

YoungUpstarts

In two years she has hired eight full-time employees, secured lucrative government contracts, and is able to support seven households besides her own in Amman. SHARE Micro Finance Limited, India.

[Sponsored] Why Angel Broking Demat Account Is Your Best Investment Option In 2018

YoungUpstarts

DEMAT Account came into existence in India in the year of 1997, before which stocks and shares were issued as well as traded in physical paper form. One can deposit various types of investments, including government securities, bonds, mutual funds, and exchange traded funds.

Proposed International Tax Reform Carries Serious Negative Unintended Consequences for U.S. Companies and Damages U.S. Global Competitiveness

Pascal's View

The abundance of risk capital during America’s technology bubble in 1999 and 2000 effectively financed the launch of the technology innovation ecosystems that now thrive in China, India, Singapore and other emerging (and increasingly robust) economies. Share and Enjoy: Corporate Governance Foreign Policy corporate tax international taxation KPMG regulation

Crypto is Global

thebarefootvc

Unfortunately much of the press coverage missed the mark, with many headlines claiming that India was banning cryptocurrencies. Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, during annual budget conversations, reiterated that bitcoin was not legal tender, and that the government would be clamping down on illegal activity using cryptocurrencies. Cryptocurrencies lost over $250B of value last week as more regulators around the world issued guidance.