• ENTREPRENEURS
    New Research Finds That Supporting Female Entrepreneurs Could Boost Global Economy By $5 Trillion

    New research from Boston Consulting Group (BCG) found that if female entrepreneurs received as much support as male entrepreneurs, the global economy could experience up to a $5 trillion boost. It is well-documented that women-led businesses are underfunded, with data revealing that in 2017 only 2.2% of venture capital (VC) funding going to women-led companies. Women received only $1.9 billion in […]

  • LIFE
    UN report on global warming carries life-or-death warning

    Preventing an extra single degree of heat could make a life-or-death difference in the next few decades for multitudes of people and ecosystems on this fast-warming planet, an international panel of scientists reported Sunday. But they provide little hope the world will rise to the challenge. The Nobel Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued […]

  • ENTREPRENEURS
    What the Global Entrepreneurship Congress Means for Everyone

    This week, thousands of entrepreneurs, investors, policymakers, and supporters from all over the world will gather in Istanbul for the Global Entrepreneurship Congress (GEC), put on by the Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN) and local partners. What began in Kansas City in 2009 with support from the Kauffman Foundationhas, over 10 years, turned into the leading global event on entrepreneurship. Over the next […]

  • ENTREPRENEURS
    Amazon to Conduct Workshop For Entrepreneurs on Global Selling

    E-commerce major Amazon will conduct a workshop to educate small and medium businesses and enable entrepreneurs to sell their products to consumers across the globe. Read more: The workshop will focus on Amazon’s global selling programme that enables easy, simple and convenient access for all Indian sellers to sell their products globally, Amazon said in […]

  • STARTUPS
    Going global: Indian startups woo NRIs, PIOs

      Even as the IT sector struggles with multiple crises and fly-by-night startups shed flab to consolidate, some successful Indian startups are now going global to woo foreigners, including NRIs and PIOs, towards opportunities in the country. Incepted in 2016, Bangalore-based PropUrban, targeting potential clients in East Asia, is all set to expand base there. […]

  • STARTUPS
    Can India produce global start-ups?

    Photo: Priyanka Parashar/Mint In October 2015, the IT industry body Nasscom proclaimed that India had overtaken Israel to become the third largest ecosystem with 4,200 start-ups, next only to the US and the UK. Some of these start-ups operate globally and are valued at several billion dollars. But we are yet to see a truly […]

  • LIFE
    Cyrus Mistry ouster: Tata Global Beverages in bid to ring-fence itself

    Cyrus Mistry had on Friday written an email challenging the legality and genuineness of the Tata Global Beverages board meeting on 15 November in the absence of a video recording to validate it. Photo: AFP Mumbai: Tata Global Beverages Ltd (TGBL) on Friday passed a circular resolution to remove Cyrus P. Mistry as chairman, even […]

  • NEWS
    India at the core of Schneider’s global manufacturing plans

    Jean-Pascal Tricoire, chief executive of Schneider Electric. Photo: Ramesh Pathania/Mint New Delhi: France’s Schneider Electric SE said Wednesday that India will be at the core of its next-generation solar inverter plans, and manufacture for the global market. “What we do in this field is led for the world from India. So, there are inverters for […]

  • STARTUPS
    Global Fashion Group that includes Jabong raises $25 million

    Global Fashion Group houses the German e-commerce company’s fashion businesses from emerging countries. New Delhi: Global Fashion Group (GFG), an international group of six online fashion stores including India’s Jabong, has raised $25 million more on top of the $339 million it received from investors at a sharply lower valuation in April. The direct and […]