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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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Nurture Talent in association with EDC-IIT Delhi presents Vishishth 2012

By at February 6, 2012 | 11:57 am | 0 Comment

Nurture Talent Academy, India's 1st institute for training entrepreneurs took further strides to promote entrepreneurship among students by associating with Entrepreneurship Development Cell of IIT Delhi. Vishishth 2012, flagship business plan competition of EDC-IIT Delhi will be conducted in March, 2012 in the campus of IIT Delhi. As a part of promoting the event,

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IIT Kanpur Techkriti 2012 partners with Nurture Talent Academy for Entrepreneurship and Business Plan

By at November 20, 2011 | 8:11 pm | 0 Comment

IIT Kanpur Techkriti 2012, India's leading technology festival hosted by India's premier engineering institution and Nurture Talent Academy, India's 1st institute for training of entrepreneurs have come together for conducting training workshops across 20 Indian cities. The objective is to train students on business plan and give them the knowledge required to start as an

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IIT Bombay Ecell’s Eureka 2011 – Entrepreneurship and Business Plan Workshops

By at September 6, 2011 | 7:44 pm | 0 Comment

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Dare EWeek: Amit Speaks on “Sources of Finance For Entrepreneurs”

By at February 7, 2011 | 10:40 am | 0 Comment

This session was conducted online by DARE Magazine, details below: The audience at Amit Grover's session had plenty to learn today. His talk on funding was extremely informative and was an eye opener for many new start-ups who insisted on getting more out of Amit even after the session was over. Here are some of the highlights of the discussion. He started with

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Amit Grover – Founder, Nurture Talent Academy On Startup and Entrepreneurship

By at February 5, 2011 | 10:35 am | 0 Comment

CEans, We have an active discussion going on our CE-Forum about: Why aren’t engineers thinking about entrepreneurship? Presenting to you the story of an engineer from IIT Delhi who founded his Venture ‘Nurture Talent Academy’ on January 1, 2010 after doing his MBA from IIM Indore and working at a couple of companies. Here is Mr. Amit Grover sharing his

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5 Types of people who are disgracing entrepreneurship

By at January 21, 2011 | 3:35 pm | 0 Comment

Nurture Talent Academy, India's 1st institute for training entrepreneurs recently completed 1 year of its operations. I just thought to reflect what the journey has been like, and though in the past I have talked about the positive and motivating aspects of entrepreneurship, few things about few people has been disturbing me in the past, and I thought to write about

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10 Pricing strategies for entrepreneurs

By at July 27, 2010 | 11:54 pm | 0 Comment

Pricing problems are not rare, and among all issues faced by startups, pricing is right on top! Though there is no perfect pricing method, I am sharing 10 pricing strategies for startups below: 1. Cost-led pricing This is the most common pricing mechanism. Start by calculating all the costs involved in manufacturing the product or delivering the service (variable

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Unplugging the Mystery of Startup Valuations

By at March 2, 2010 | 12:11 pm | 0 Comment

Unplugging the Mystery of Startup Valuations By Guest Author on 2, March, 2010 5 | Topic: Entrepreneurship The mystery of startup valuations has existed since the day 1st startup was born! This topic is fundamental, emotional, scientific and artistic at the same time. I have been asked this question often, and in different forms like "What is my idea worth?", "How

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Unplugging the Mystery of Startup Valuations

By at March 2, 2010 | 12:46 am | 0 Comment

The mystery of startup valuations has existed since the day 1st startup was born! This topic is fundamental, emotional, scientific and artistic at the same time. I have been asked this question often, and in different forms like "What is my idea worth?", "How can I get 10 crores funding, but retain control of my company?". The answer depends on the person who answers the

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Magic behing financial projections in a startup

By at February 23, 2010 | 12:15 am | 0 Comment

One question I have been repeatedly asked in all entrepreneurship events recently has been "How important is Financial Projection for a startup?". Like all subjective questions, the answer can range from "highly important" to "not important at all". I have never seen any investor writing a cheque without looking at the financial projections, neither have I seen them

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Pitch the Rich sessions at IIT Delhi

By at February 22, 2010 | 10:27 am | 0 Comment

Last week, I attended the Entrepreneurship Summit at Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. It was a homecoming of sorts (I am an alumnus, 2001 passout) after 10 years. Some things never change - wind tunnel, Dogra Hall, seminar Hall, Ex Hall (exhibition hall) are still as pristine as I left them! Coming to the event, all in all it was average. The startup showcase at

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Prashant Choksey

By at January 28, 2010 | 2:18 am | 1 Comments

Prashant Choksey is the CEO of Choksey Constructions, a real estate company with a focus on providing large scale affordable housing. The company is currently working with leading financial institutions to explore innovative development solutions and advocate urban policy reforms and regulatory frameworks. Prashant is also an Executive Director at Choksey Chemicals, a

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YourStory in Conversation with Amit Grover, Mumbai Angels

By at November 28, 2009 | 10:15 am | 0 Comment

Mumbai Angel was started to provide a good eco system to promote entrepreneurship in a city of 15 million people like Mumbai.In a span of 3 years they have significantly helped the startup community to grow, be it with investments, mentoring or strategic support. YourStory brings to you an exclusive interview with Amit Grover, one of the key drivers of the

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