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The Power of YES

By at May 6, 2013 | 3:08 pm | 0 Comment

The Power of YES When I was handling Mumbai Angels, a group of angel investors, I got several requests from entrepreneurs who are looking for funding. The process involved personal meetings with founders, studying business plans, analysing financial projections and looking at product demos. Based on their ideas and pitch, I often ended up saying NO to them, even before

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Myths about venture capital

By at February 24, 2012 | 11:35 am | 0 Comment

Myths about venture capital Venture capitalists (VCs) are similar to mutual fund managers. They raise money from large investors — banks, insurance companies, large corporates, etc — to invest in private unlisted entities. They do this for a fee and also take a per cent of the profits. They have about 8-10 year time window within which they have to get in (by

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Entrepreneurial Motivation: 5 Tips To Make It Happen

By at August 4, 2011 | 5:03 pm | 1 Comments

Entrepreneurial Motivation: 5 Tips To Make It Happen One out of 7 days in a week, I feel like giving up my entrepreneurial journey! There are challenges, failures and commercial setbacks on one side and then on the other side is the lure of a lucrative job, other people making it big and comfort of spending time with family. Is it now – no, this has been going on

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Gaps to fill in while setting up a start-up

By at August 3, 2011 | 6:08 pm | 0 Comment

Gaps to fill in while setting up a start-up have interacted with 5,000 startups, professionals and students, of all ages and if there is one thing that makes a difference between a successful and an average company, it’s the never-say-die attitude of the entrepreneur. So what are the blanks people usually need to fill while beginning a start-up? 1. Money: If I had

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Basics of Finance for entrepreneurs

By at October 10, 2010 | 3:39 pm | 0 Comment

Finance is the holy grail for startup entrepreneurs. If you find it and manage it well, it can do wonders for your venture, but if you make few mistakes managing finance, it can break your back. It’s important to understand the basics of finance as an entrepreneur, without trying to become an expert like CA. My effort at Nurture Talent Academy has always been to

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Top Ten Ways for Entrepreneurs to Close a Deal

By at February 15, 2010 | 8:44 am | 1 Comments

I had written this article for YourStory, India's leading website covering entrepreneurs. As an entrepreneur, you have done all the hard work to start your venture, get a team around it, get customers to pay and investors are showing interest. But still there is that X-Factor which you need to close the deal - as they say, there is many a slip between the cup and the

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Business Plan workshop at Atharva College, Mumbai

By at February 9, 2010 | 3:07 pm | 0 Comment

As a part of the eweek organized by NEN, entrepreneurship cell of Atharva College, Mumbai, hosted a business plan workshop by yours truly. With more engineers than management students in attendance, it was a great experience, with questions flying from all corners. Questions ranged from silly ones like "How to make a public issue for starting a business?" (only Anil

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IIT Bombay E-cell selects Nurture Talent Academy as Training Partner

By at February 8, 2010 | 11:08 am | 0 Comment

IIT Bombay E-cell selected Nurture Talent as their Training partner for the entrepreneurship summit. I conducted a workshop for all entrepreneurs participating in Vulture's Nest and Eureka. It was a great experience, with lots of energy and talent among the participants. It was a pretty exciting week. The pre-event workshop on how to make a business plan and pitch to

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Find the Key to Success

By at January 13, 2010 | 4:21 am | 1 Comments

We have your business goals and ideas at the center of all our initiatives. Our course modules, expertise and everything else is startup driven and idea driven. We have spent years working in this early stage high growth niche to know what is required for an idea to succeed. We work with you and for you through our startup course to teach you all aspects of running a

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