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    Startups facing angel tax notices may get relief this week

    MUMBAI: The startups that have already received angel tax notices, and were kept out of the recent relaxation in norms, are set to get some relief this week, said two people with direct knowledge of the matter. This will apply to situation in which valuations were challenged or the source of funding was questioned. The Central Board of Direct […]

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    Startups welcome new Angel tax norms, but there are many other issues!

    At a time when the government has been trying to give an impetus to innovation and entrepreneurship through its initiatives such as Digital India, Make in India and a host of other drives, Tuesday’s announcement by Union Minister of Commerce and Industry Suresh Prabhu gave a much needed breather to startups and new age businesses […]

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    Do You Need a Goal for Your Startup?

    When you start your company, it helps to have a goal in mind. It seems obvious. Isn’t the goal to make money? However, you need something a little more if you want your company to succeed — especially if you want to succeed in the way you hope. Before you move forward, it’s a good idea […]

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    Generating major business leads for startups with scalable software solutions

    For startups selling to businesses, client referral, trade events, and corporate sponsorships have been the traditional methods of lead generation. These methods have been helping startups grow profitably for years now. However, if they are looking for exponential growth, they soon realize that these methods fall short. The simple reason is that they are not […]

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    Rural startup conclave attracts participants from 23 states

    The RISC will provide a platform to a wide array of budding ideas, rural innovators and aspirant startups to showcase their design ideas, innovations, technology, pitch and talk about their innovation and get an opportunity for learning and mentoring support HYDERABAD: The second edition of Rural Innovators Startup Conclave (RISC), being organised by National Institute for Rural Development […]

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    “It’s a sweatshop”: The ugly truth behind working at an Indian startup

    Cersei Lannister. That’s what her team calls the 33-year-old co-founder of a Bengaluru-based startup behind her back. The Game of Thrones reference—Lannister is a cutthroat empress in the series—came about last year after she sacked a newly-hired marketing head on the spot following a difference of opinion during a meeting. The manager had joined the five-year-old startup […]

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    WhatsApp means serious business for startups

    BookMyShow, Goibibo and MakeMyTrip and Netflix have all taken to WhatsApp for business. Photo: Bloomberg New Delhi: Indian startups are increasingly using social messaging app WhatsApp to do business, riding on its huge user base. Fintech startup Wishfin, an online marketplace for consumer loans and other financial products, partnered with Facebook-owned WhatsApp to enable consumers to buy […]

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    Centre announces lab-to-market opportunity for Indian energy sector start-ups

    Invest India, the national investment promotion and facilitation agency set by the Central government has joined hands with energy sector companies to offer lab-to-market opportunity for Indian start-ups through a three month ‘Integrate to Innovate’ Programme. Start-up firms focusing on the energy sector will undergo this corporate acceleration programme by running pilot projects along with […]