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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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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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Trending on biz

By at February 24, 2012 | 11:50 am | 0 Comment

Trending on biz In the last two months, I've visited more than 50 colleges and trained over 5,000 students on generating and converting ideas into businesses. Some very interesting trends have emerged. High on websites With the emergence of Facebook, Google, etc, we have seen a lot of interest among students to start a website-related business. The ideas include

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Venture online

By at September 13, 2011 | 3:36 pm | 0 Comment

Venture online With more and more Indians having access to computers and internet, there are increasing opportunities to start an internet venture. While the costs of starting have come down, it is important to keep some of the basics in mind before plunging into internet entrepreneurship. 1. Who is my customer? There are over 10 crore Indians who have access to

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100 days test for your business idea

By at August 16, 2011 | 12:39 pm | 0 Comment

100 days test for your business idea What is an entrepreneur without his or her idea? Among the several issues that an entrepreneur faces, the biggest challenge is to bring the idea to shape. So what does a person do once he has got an idea? 1. Write it down: An idea in your mind is a baby inside the mother’s womb. Nobody can touch it and understand its beauty

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Nurture Talent Academy partners with BITS Pilani Conquest 2011

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

Nurture Talent Academy partners with BITS Pilani Conquest 2011 With increased enthusiasm and interest among young Indians to take up entrepreneurship, Nurture Talent Academy and BITS Pilani’s Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership have come together to guide, mentor and train startups during Conquest 2011. Conquest 2011, an international business challenge and

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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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Meet Amit Grover Founder of NutureTalent.com: India’s First Institute for Startup

By at August 3, 2011 | 9:50 am | 0 Comment

Meet Amit Grover Founder of NutureTalent.com: India’s First Institute for Startup Socialwoot Ask: How the Career Journey Started? Or Who Inspired You to Start Business / Entrepreneurship? My journey as an entrepreneur started after I met almost a 1000 entrepreneurs. I was in Onida and handling the investment portfolio of my Chairman, Gulu Mirchandani. As a part

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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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The era of entrepreneurs

By at June 30, 2011 | 10:03 pm | 1 Comments

The era of entrepreneurs n over 60 years of India’s independence, we have witnessed a gradual transition in the society. With India’s growing supremacy on the global stage in the 21st century, it is the era of the entrepreneur. It is the entrepreneur in the shape of a Narayana Murthy who brings smiles to families of lakhs of Indians, in the body of Ratan Tata who

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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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How to start an Incubation center?

By at December 13, 2010 | 12:08 am | 5 Comments

How to start an Incubation center? Entrepreneurship in India is on the verge of explosive growth. This also throws new opportunities for the eco-system to take shape. Angel investors, venture capital, media, startup clubs, service providers, mentors and training companies are going to grow. And one important cog in the wheel is the incubator – the place where

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Social Entrepreneurship – Emerging Scenario in India

By at October 4, 2010 | 12:02 am | 0 Comment

With such wide variety of enthusiastic entrepreneurs taking up the responsibility as social entrepreneurs, I am personally very optimistic about the future of the nation. Let me take up few points related to social entrepreneurship: 1. What is social entrepreneurship? Social entrepreneurship is about having a social objective as a goal of the venture. The objectives

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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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