• ENTREPRENEURS
    Chandigarh Angel Network connects budding entrepreneurs with investors

    CHANDIGARH: The pitch by a startup seeker needs to be precise yet catchy enough to urge a deep dive from a potential investor, successful businessmen and industry stalwarts told budding entrepreneurs at the third edition of CANNABLE. The event, an initiative of Chandigarh Angel Network (CAN), forum of young entrepreneurs, organized in partnership with the Times of India […]

  • ENTREPRENEURS
    Allow student entrepreneurs with short attendance to sit for exams: AICTE to engineering colleges

    NEW DELHI: The All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) has directed engineering colleges and technical institutions to allow student entrepreneurs to sit for examination even if their attendance is short. The colleges have also been asked to explore provisions of on-campus accommodation to student entrepreneurs and permitting semester break for working on their startups. The decision by the HRD […]

  • PODCASTS
    Spotify aims to turn podcast fans into podcast creators with ‘Create podcast’ test

    Spotify is testing a new “Create podcast” feature that shows up atop a user’s list of their subscribed podcasts in the app interface, as first uncovered by Jane Manchung Wong (@wongmjane) (via Engadget). The button then provides a takeover promotion directing users to download Anchor, the podcast creation app that Spotify acquired in February. This is yet another example of […]

  • PODCASTS
    ANGRY FANS KEEP WRECKING PODCASTS WITH ONE-STAR REVIEWS

    Justin Drown’s true crime podcast, Obscura, always seemed to garner positive reviews. For the first year he hosted the show, Drown says it “overwhelmingly” earned five-star marks from fans. That changed in July. Suddenly, Obscura was inundated with hundreds of one-star reviews on Apple Podcasts. His overall rating fell from five, to four, to around three and a half […]

  • ENTREPRENEURS
    Opinion | Art can teach entrepreneurs how to deal with shame

    The saints of prey love a good suicide. They feed on it by assigning their own malady of interest as the cause of death. Dalit—oppression; Brahmin engineering student—academic pressure; farmer—debt and capitalism; Assamese—the National Register of Citizens. A rich Indian upper-caste middle-aged male is among the few who are allowed to kill themselves out of […]

  • MOTIVATION
    How To Boost Motivation When You’re Working With Software Engineers

    Finding, hiring and retaining talent is no small ordeal. Every relevant business operating in this digital-driven era needs different levels of technology to succee d. This reality leads to a massive need for skilled developers capable of fulfilling the numerous data science, front-end and back-end development and QA testing roles that require their skills. Now imagine that […]

  • STARTUPS
    [Weekly funding roundup] Startups raise over $200M, Nykaa and Blackbuck become soonicorns with valuations shy of $1B

    In the first week of April, startups raised $210.23 million across 23 deals. Of this, $79.37 million was swept up by B2B logistics startup Blackbuck, making it a ‘soonicorn’ with a valuation close to $850 million -$900 million. Online beauty platform Nykaa too attained ‘soonicorn’ status by raising Rs 100 crore ($14 million) from Singapore-based TPG Growth IV SF, at […]

  • STARTUPS
    Two startups use new-age tech to  help connect artists with enthusiasts

    We profile two tech startups that are using technology to solve very different problems. Bounce:urban mobility solutions As a technology-focused startup, Bounce is a smart dock-less urban mobility solutions player. “By combining both hardware and software to address real-time issues and leveraging new-age technologies such as the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine […]

  • Exploring life’s digital boundaries with ‘Factory of the Living’

    Two new works from the Factory of the Living exhibition at the Pompidou Center in Paris show how digital technology is influencing art and biology. Both pieces were developed in “collaboration” with living organisms:The first, H.O.R.T.U.S. XL astaxanthin.g, from ecoLogicStudio was built using cyanobacteria, and the second, Urban Morphogenesis Lab’s XenoDerma, gets an assist from an asian fawn […]