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5 ways to get a job in a startup

By at August 26, 2013 | 11:39 am | 1 Comments

5 ways to get a job in a startup Our startup, Nurture Talent is growing and last week we held 80 job interviews to hire people for business development, sales and marketing roles. Surprisingly, the students who cleared our selection process were not the ones with degrees but the ones with energy. Getting a job in a startup is different from that in large organisations

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Starpreneur Priyanka Thota interviewed Mr. Ashutosh Shringi

By at August 21, 2013 | 4:59 pm | 6 Comments

  Ashutosh Shringi -A journey of his life from nobody to Entrepreneur [caption id="attachment_3510" align="alignleft" width="288"] Ashutosh Shringi[/caption] Ashutosh Shringi, a college going student in his early twenties has undergone various hardships to gain his position now in the society and he is now the Co-founder and CEO of Plan Harbor after

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Starpreneur Mani Sharan interviewed Mr. Gnann Dheep ,Co-Founder of Entrepreneurs Mingle

By at August 21, 2013 | 4:12 pm | 0 Comment

 An Entrepreneur For Entrepreneurs......   Entrepreneurs-Mingle is platform for the entrepreneurs providing database of Entrepreneurs, building a social network for Entrepreneurs. Through this website they are providing Entrepreneurial news, articles and up-to date information about the Entrepreneurial world. Withinno time this will become an WIKIPEDIA for

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Starpreneur Ashutosh Shringi interviewed Mr. Paresh Gupta

By at August 21, 2013 | 4:00 pm | 1 Comments

Dream to make the largest finance career advisory group A Graduate of Sri Ram College and Chartered Accountant of 2002 batch; MBA from London School of Business and Finance and have over 10 years of experience with track-record in carbon management, energy sector, regulatory advisory, strategic advisory, financial modeling, takeovers, mergers and acquisitions,

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Starpreneur Ankush Goyal interviewed Mr. Kshitij Mehra

By at August 21, 2013 | 1:45 pm | 4 Comments

ENTREPENEUR FOR ‘SOCIAL CHANGE’ Talk of any attribute of a successful entrepreneur, be it never say die attitude or be it keen sense of observation, be it sheer hardwork or be it a creative mind, be it charm or be it humility, be it a assertiveness or be it calmness in voice, be it an evergreen smile, be it glow on face, at just tender age of 26-27, Mr.

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Starpreneur Amol Sood interviewed Mr. Toyesh Bhatia, a young leader and entrepreneur

By at August 21, 2013 | 12:41 pm | 0 Comment

  Toyesh Bhatia: The Next Whacky Leader Don’t try to fit in, when you are made to stand out. Mr. Toyesh Bhatia, an outstanding leadership coach and an immensely inspirational personality, is also one of the entrepreneurs behind Eagles’ Cocoon, a Leadership Incubator. What amuses many is the fact that he is only a Delhi University student barely 19

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Avenues in Mobile Apps

By at August 5, 2013 | 9:00 am | 0 Comment

  Avenues in Mobile Apps Mobile apps is the latest addiction across the world. Billions of apps are getting downloaded every day and it brings various opportunities for young college students to learn and prove themselves while making money and solving problems of customers. Let us look at the key opportunities in this domain: Consumer Apps If you use

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Startups, learn from MS Dhoni

By at July 22, 2013 | 10:50 am | 0 Comment

Startups, learn from MS Dhoni Last week, India was playing Sri Lanka in the final of the cricket tri-series in West Indies. When the last over came, it was sheer magic on screen. Our cricket team captain, MS Dhoni displayed his expertise — 6, 4, 6 — and the game was over. India won, players jumped with joy but Dhoni just smiled. Here is what startups can learn from

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Art of not giving up

By at May 20, 2013 | 10:59 pm | 0 Comment

Art of not giving up Recently, I got a call from a college student who told me, “Sir, we worked on our website for two months, did not go home for summer break but now we do not know how to get customers. We feel like giving up...” Before I started analysing his business, I told him not to give up. Here are few things you can keep in mind when you are working on

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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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Startup skills for the entrepreneur in you

By at April 22, 2013 | 2:56 pm | 0 Comment

Startup skills for the entrepreneur in you Every year, in 1,000s of colleges, lakhs of students undergo millions of classes — engineering, MBA, commerce, science, law, etc. But what they learn in a course has to be complemented with what is out-of-course. Here are a few things that students can do to learn real-life skills and meet their entrepreneurial

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Entrepreneurial or Entrepreneur

By at February 8, 2013 | 11:25 am | 0 Comment

Be Entrepreneurial One of the problems with first-timers in the world of entrepreneurship is how to make a beginning. How does one prepare for being a successful entrepreneur? While there is no perfect course or programme to make an entrepreneur, my suggestion is to try being entrepreneurial as early as possible. Here are few things you can do to be

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Ventures to watch in 2013

By at January 23, 2013 | 5:24 pm | 1 Comments

Ventures to watch in 2013 A new year brings new hope to entrepreneurs, and for those looking for inspiring ideas, here is a list of ventures to watch out for this year: TAPPRS is a photography rental company based in Bangalore. They run photography equipment rental as a flagship service. They also run a photography marketplace and a service to find photographers for

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Finding the right mentor

By at January 15, 2013 | 3:58 pm | 0 Comment

Finding the right mentor Mentoring is like the Krishna-Arjuna relationship in Mahabharata, where the mentor and mentee are connected Krishna does not fight the war, but his guidance is what wins the war for Arjuna. Similarly, for an entrepreneur to succeed in his venture, it is important to find the right mentor. Here are a few suggestions for you: Why do you need

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Business expansion

By at November 19, 2012 | 9:12 am | 0 Comment

Business expansion There comes a stage in your business when you have to take a big leap. Growth happens when you decide its time! As an entrepreneur, make sure you have thought about following before going forward with expansion plans: New products Selling new products to existing customers is one way to grow. Apple has been successfully executing this strategy

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Cut the rope

By at September 26, 2012 | 8:32 am | 0 Comment

Cut the rope You cannot be an entrepreneur if you do not cut the ropes. If you are wondering what I am talking about, then watch the latest Batman movie, 'The Dark Knight Rises'. It is an engrossing story about how the hero overcomes his own fears to defeat the villain. For entrepreneurs, the battle is not outside, it is inside. A leap is what it takes In the

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Handling a team

By at July 16, 2012 | 10:14 am | 0 Comment

Handling a team For 2.5 years, Nurture Talent Academy (NTA) has been training students on entrepreneurship, and I have learned and shared new experiences with you regularly. We recently expanded our team, launched a new office and now have five people in Delhi, one in Chandigarh, one in Erode and myself in Mumbai. I would like to share below my views about handling a

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Setting an office

By at June 18, 2012 | 12:59 pm | 1 Comments

Setting an office Startups spend a lot of time on zeroing on an office for their team. I went through a similar experience while looking for space for Nurture Talent Academy. Let me share my views and experiences. Tentative requirements In India, most of the commercial office search happens via brokers, and it is very easy to get off-targets when it comes to

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Saying no to customers

By at May 5, 2012 | 11:14 am | 0 Comment

Saying no to customers At a Nurture Talent webinar two weeks ago, a participant raised the query, “How to say no to customers?”. In my experiences with 10,000+ Indian entrepreneurs, I have felt that we find it very tough to say no to people, reject proposals, negotiate hard or give up something. In some ways it works in our favour and helps in keeping existing

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Keep your team happy

By at April 21, 2012 | 11:10 am | 0 Comment

Keep your team happy In the movie The Dirty Picture, Vidya Balan says, “Movies work for three reasons — entertainment, entertainment, entertainment!” In the same way, a business can be successful for three reasons — team, team, team! Let us look at ways in which entrepreneurs can keep their team happy. Listen Sometimes, it is just important to keep

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