Entrepreneurship, How to start a Company?, New Startups, Running a startup, Startup

How to raise seed capital for your startup?

Raising money is simple but not easy. This guide illustrates one way of raising money for a startup, especially for first-time entrepreneurs. We have seen quite a few entrepreneurs go from nothing to a funded company. This infographic is a generalization of their experience.  


1 NYC & 1 Gurgaon startup makes it easy to find & hire maids online!

Now Hire Maids Online! 2 new online startups have emerged to take the hassle out of finding and scheduling a professional maid to clean your apartment or house.  The startups are the themaidscompany.com from Gurgaon and getmaid.com of NewYork City. Though both of them offer more or less easy ways to find and hire maids online – though the business models …

Book Review: APE Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur by Guy Kawasaki

We just reviewed an advance copy of APE. APE stands for Author, Publisher and Entrepreneur – the three roles needed to self-publish your own book by Guy Kawasaki and Shawn Welch.  This book is the first-hand experience of the authors on the complex, confusing, and an idiosyncratic process of self-publishing book. About the Authors: Guy Kawasaki is the author of …

Startup Eventifier – Smarter way to archive event photos, conversations, tweets, videos & slides

Startup Eventifier Mohammad Saud Bakhar, Nazim Zeeshan and Jazeel Badur Ferry founded a Startup Eventifier based out of chennai. Using the resident-accelerator model of The Startup Centre, chennai they have grown their customer base into 300  out of which 15 are paid customers.  

Microsoft’s full-on offensive campaign against Google

Microsoft’s offensive campaign against Google Microsoft just launched a full-on offensive campaign against Google for holiday shoppers called “Scroogled.” Looks like an opportunistic and desperate attempt by the software giant to tell people not to get screwed over by Google.com/shopping this holiday shopping season for its newly introduced shopping search feature.

Participate in Manthan Awards 2012 ,venue India Habitat Center, New Delhi

 Manthan Awards 2012 ,New Delhi Participate in Manthan Awards 2012 which is a first of its kind initiative in India to recognize the best practices in e-Content and Creativity. It (http://www.manthanaward.org) was launched on 10th October ‘2004. Manthan Award 2012 VENUE : India Habitat Center, New Delhi Date: 1st December 2012, Saturday Time: Registration starts at 08:30 AM [For exhibitors, reporting …

Upcoming startup events in Hyderabad, you dont want to miss this year

Startup events in hyderabad  November 16, 2012 Anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and then it’s a 54 hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekends culminate with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders …

You are the boss but do you pay yourself well?

Pay yourself well Always Pay yourself well first,as the proud owner of a startup, . If you’re not happy with your salary, you know there’s more work to be done.  Raising your salary to a market level will eventually make you look at your company from an investor’s perspective. It also helps better understand the value of your own time. …

TouringTalkies makes bus travel less boring with IPES

Bus travel is one of the most common mediums of inter-city transportation in India. Every day, millions of passengers travel from one city to another, spending between 5 and 20 hours sitting or sleeping in a bus. TouringTalkies’ value proposition is to provide high-definition, on-demand, personal entertainment to these passengers. India’s first and only on-demand mass transportation personal entertainment system …

Know what you do. Do what you know to be a successful entrepreneur

Don’t start a business simply because it seems sexy or boasts large hypothetical profit margins and returns. Do what you love. Businesses built around your strengths and talents will have a greater chance of success. It’s not only important to create a profitable business, it’s also important that you’re happy managing and growing it day in and day out. If …

NASSCOM Launches Social Innovation Honours 2013 with Genpact

NASSCOM Social Innovation Honours provides an excellent opportunity to the winners to interact and network with the leaders of the IT industry alongwith offering a platform to join the network of the past winners for access to additional training, funding and networking opportunities. In it’s 5th edition now, the foundation has launched NASSCOM Social Innovation Honours 2013 in partnership with Genpact. The Honours is …

Why India lacks good Software Product Startups?

India still lacks in producing good Software Product Companies. It may be largely due to the fact that we don’t have good Product professionals – in Product, Engineering and Marketing Area.  The present Indian Product Companies focus too much on west and aping them rather than finding out products that will be made for India.  Even if you build a product …

Siemens Empowering People Award: Low tech solutions for basic supply problems

Siemens Empowering People Award: Low tech solutions for basic supply problems Date : 16 Jun 2012 until 31 Dec 2012 Contact Phone : NA Email : [email protected]; [email protected] The Award Low technological solutions or products for basic supply problems in developing and emerging countries – this is what the Siemens Stiftung is looking to identify. The “empowering people. Award” is addressed …

Do you work on weekends for your startup venture?

Do most startup employees work weekends? If not, why not? You can use the time to meet with employees, order priorities, and attend to financial details you’ve neglected for the last few weeks (and fantasize what you’ll deal with next week). Weekends are also a good time to meet prospective employees because you’ll find out what they’re made of. Depending …