IIT Madras Incubation Cell organises startup job utsav

    Over 40 technology start-ups from the IITM Incubation Cell and the IITM Centres of Excellence participated in the event held at the IIT Madras Research Park Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM) Incubation Cell along with IITM Research Park and TiE-Chennai on Saturday organised the first edition of ‘startup job utsav,’ in collaboration with Titan […]

    ‘Entrepreneurs are like the trunk of a tree’ – 45 quotes from Indian startup journeys

    If we don’t have a vision that’s big, and tackles a real problem with a unique solution, people will not care. – Kevin Nguyen, Uiza Just because something works doesn’t mean it cannot be improved. – Shuri Investors are always looking for great founders and startups no matter where they are from. – Alok Goyal, Stellaris Venture Partners India […]

    World’s biggest AI startup exploring cars, expansion

    HONG KONG: SenseTime Group, the world’s most valuable artificial intelligence startup, plans to sustain growth by expanding globally and diving deeper into arenas from autonomous cars to healthcare. The company counts education, self-driving vehicles as well as surgery and diagnostics among areas ripe for commercialising AI, managing director Esther Wong said. It’s now actively seeking out investments in fellow […]

    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 […]

    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 […]

    “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 […]

    Fantasy Gaming Startup Dream11 Looks To Raise $100 Mn From Tencent

    Mumbai-based fantasy gaming startup Dream11 is looking to raise $100 Mn from Chinese Internet conglomerate Tencent, following the latter’s interest in the Indian gaming industry. Tencent has offered a term sheet for a transaction that could potentially value Dream11 at a pre-money valuation of $400-$450 Mn, reports ET. Earlier, Inc42 had reported that with Alibaba-Paytm actively pursuing interests in gaming segment, Tencent is also […]

    Startup failure: why do startups fail and how to avoid it

    Every year startups fail, even with VC backing and support. But with each of these failures, we learn something. Most important is to test your idea before you start up. Often aspiring entrepreneurs are so in love with their idea that they fail to look at it from a 360-degree perspective and skip the tough […]

    Startup Stories: Where learning is fun

    Startups often confront problems unique to their ecosystem, only 5% of the firms that get established in the country survive due to many factors. There are mentors and portals that come to their guidance in the time of need, but the community lacks content that’s lighter and yet informative, something that’ll help solve problems in […]