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Starpreneur Siddharth Sharma interviewed Gaurav Munjal, CEO Flat.to

By at August 22, 2013 | 3:49 pm | 0 Comment

BUILDING SOMETHING CONCRETE There is not a second of the day that Gaurav Munjal  could find some time for thinking something else other than his work. He is always absorbed in his work. The founder and CEO of Flat.to (http://flat.to/), has been chasing his dream of owning a company right from his college days at Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies.  During

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Public relations for startups

By at June 10, 2013 | 2:49 pm | 0 Comment

Public relations for startups Last week was full of action as Nurture Talent conducted Startup Yatra — a series of visits for startups to offices of successful entrepreneurs. The most popular among them was on Public Relations, where Kunal Kishore of Value360 PR shared key insights on how he handled accounts of startups. Here are key learnings that entrepreneurs can

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Interview with a Student Entrepreneur

By at October 16, 2012 | 11:37 am | 3 Comments

Interview with a Student Entrepreneur Introduction: Insight is an online advertisement portal which aims at bridging the gap between the commercial and social sector of society. Within a short span of time the website achieved over 50 thousand hits and still counting. Their Specialties include: Advertisement, Design, Animation, designing T-Shirts, Brochures. I had

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Handling crises

By at August 14, 2012 | 12:27 pm | 0 Comment

Handling crises If there is no crisis, it is not business! As entrepreneurs, we come across crisis situations every day — it may be as extreme as your customer threatening to cancel an order which you have already invested crores in, and as trivial as your water-supplier not supplying the can! Crisis needs immediate resolution, and has tremendous impact on business

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Entrepreneurial visions for India

By at July 7, 2012 | 11:35 am | 0 Comment

Entrepreneurial visions for India Extracurricular, co-curricular and curricular — that is how you define the trajectory of any new area of education. At Nurture Talent Academy, I am seeing this vision, which will define the journey of entrepreneurship in education. More and more students are taking up entrepreneurship as a serious career option, and will continue to

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10 things every MBA should learn

By at June 2, 2012 | 10:38 am | 0 Comment

10 things every MBA should learn Yes, there are so many articles with headlines that speak, “10 strategies…”, “5 tools…”, “101 ways…” and end up being general instructions on management. But this is different – I have been in corporate jobs for 7 years and as an entrepreneur for 2+ years, and I wish to share what I really feel are life-savers for an

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Vision vs reality

By at May 21, 2012 | 9:57 am | 0 Comment

Vision vs reality was having a conversation with a young entrepreneur, who was facing a dilemma in his venture. He wanted to achieve his vision of bringing objective analysis, opinions and news to his young and loyal customers, thereby enabling a change in individuals, hence the society and ultimately the country — a grand vision. But the catch is that this is barely

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Entrepreneurship trends

By at December 6, 2011 | 5:35 pm | 0 Comment

Entrepreneurship trends The entrepreneurship wave is picking up momentum. Let us see what kind of trends are emerging in India: Focus on technology-enabled businesses: About 70-80 per cent of students I meet wish to start a tech business — website, mobile app or software development. The reasons include the ease in starting it, low capital requirements (compared

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Is engineering degree enough for entrepreneurship?

By at September 12, 2011 | 9:38 am | 4 Comments

Is engineering degree enough for entrepreneurship? As a part of our business plan workshops for students, we come across several queries from young minds across the country – and the most common across engineering colleges is that whether as engineers, they can be good entrepreneurs. While there are several choices a fresh engineer has after the degree, including

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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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Start early, move fast, be flexible

By at July 18, 2011 | 6:04 pm | 0 Comment

Start early, move fast, be flexible MUMBAI: What is the right age to become an entrepreneur and start your own business, I am frequently asked. I don’t have an answer! To me, entrepreneurship is like love — it happens when it has to. There are several myths around entrepreneurship, and people you have met may have suggested that you should get into business

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10 Startup lessons from the Bollywood movie “Band Baaja Baraat”

By at December 27, 2010 | 3:44 pm | 0 Comment

My young entrepreneur friends will really enjoy watching the movie “Band Baaja Baraat”, and there are 10 reasons to like it. First of all, I must confess I had a choice between Tees Maar Khan (TMK) and BBB, and I am happy I took right choice. The story is simple, a guy and a girl are young, ambitious and want to do something in life. Like every other love story in

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Fundamentals of Finance–Cost aspects

By at November 21, 2010 | 3:48 pm | 0 Comment

The first 100 days of a startup are known as a valley of death, that is the time when a company has the maximum risk of survival – and one of the biggest causes for the death of a startup is lack of cost planning. Cost control and management are the most important aspect of entrepreneurship. While we looked at revenue aspect in our last article, I will like to explain

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