• STARTUPS
    Three startup myths busted

    At the TiE Bangalore meetup, where several common learnings were shared, many beliefs of startup founders turned out to be either untrue or exaggerated. A dozen shortlisted startups participated in the ‘The First 6 Months’ meetup organised by TiE Bangalore for early insights from an audience of seasoned entrepreneurs and professionals. You can find details […]

  • STARTUPS
    Three founders ousted in three weeks; why startups fail to check sexual harassment

    “I made advances towards multiple women in work-related situations, where it was clearly inappropriate. I put people in compromising and inappropriate situations, and I selfishly took advantage of those situations…. My behavior was inexcusable and wrong.” Thus begun the confessional blog post titled ‘I’m a creep. I’m sorry’ by Dave McClure, co-founder and managing partner […]

  • SUCCESS
    Three Indicators of New Franchisor Success

    As an academic, I always find it gratifying when someone confirms my earlier findings with more current data. This past June, FranchiseGrade, a provider of information and analysis on franchise systems, did just that with a report (PDF) on new franchise systems. Specifically, they confirmed three key findings on the performance of new franchise systems that I […]

  • SUCCESS
    Three Indicators of New Franchisor Success

      As an academic, I always find it gratifying when someone confirms my earlier findings with more current data. This past June, FranchiseGrade, a provider of information and analysis on franchise systems, did just that with a report (PDF) on new franchise systems. Specifically, they confirmed three key findings on the performance of new franchise systems that […]

  • STARTUPS
    Three start-ups from empoWer receive seed funding from govt and Vodafone

    Saral Design Solutions received Rs10 lakhs and Shubhpuja Services received Rs500,000 from the Department of Science and Technology. Photo: Mint Mumbai: Three start-ups from empoWer, a Zone Startups India accelerator for women entrepreneurs, have received equity-free seed funding from the Department of Science and Technology and Vodafone. Saral Design Solutions Pvt Ltd, which makes sanitary […]

  • Sobhita Dhulipala Roped in for Three Phantom Films

    Image Courtesy: sobhitad HIGHLIGHTS I feel immense motivation in their conviction in me, Sobhita said The actress was seen in Raman Raghav 2.0 Sobhita won the Miss Earth title in 2013 Actress Sobhita Dhulipala, who was seen in an impressive role in Anurag Kashyap’s Raman Raghav 2.0, has bagged a three-film deal with Phantom Films. […]

  • STARTUPS
    Flipkart, Amazon, Snapdeal restart sales events after three months

    Flipkart and its unit Myntra, Amazon India, Snapdeal and others are all offering discounts of 20-90% on clothing, shoes and other fashion products in the ongoing end-of-season sale. Photo: Hemant Mishra/Mint Bengaluru: Despite the government banning online marketplaces that receive foreign direct investment (FDI) from influencing product prices in March, e-commerce firms have restarted sale […]

  • MOTIVATION
    Sobhita Dhulipala Roped in for Three Phantom Films

    HIGHLIGHTS I feel immense motivation in their conviction in me, Sobhita said The actress was seen in Raman Raghav 2.0 Sobhita won the Miss Earth title in 2013 Actress Sobhita Dhulipala, who was seen in an impressive role in Anurag Kashyap’s Raman Raghav 2.0, has bagged a three-film deal with Phantom Films. She feels immensely […]