It is a little over ten years now, since I started working with the Startup Ecosystem here. Much has changed – and I’d say for the better. Funding has improved. Startups are mainstream. And Entrepreneurs are celebrated. Yet, when I look at some of the companies and startups that we showcased at Proto.in ( Between […]
Standard and Poor says America is getting POOR. Economists ,capitalists,governments and people are discussing the fallout of such a situation. But what does it mean for an entrepreneur.In case somebody has misssed recent article by Jug Suraiya in TOI ,here it isÂ http://blogs.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/jugglebandhi/entry/debt-do-us-partÂ .Wherein the associate writer mentions that in this knowledge economy ,US started producing everying […]
Looking for “fundable(?) tech startup ideas”? Ycombinator lists 30. http://ycombinator.com/ideas.html Which one you want to take?
I recently came across this report titled “The Mobile Development Report“, published by CKS on a research commissioned by Nokia for developmental use of mobile networks in emerging economies. The report focuses on social transformations around a new technology and its adoption. The report beautifully documents lives and ways Indians in tier 2 cities and […]
To all who are interested in social entrepreneurship A good list of social entrepreneurship resources See their fellows (only US based), but for the ideas that can be implemented anywhere in the world if relevant at http://www.draperrichardsfoundation.org/fellows/index.html ->There are too many things possible in social entrepreneurship in India and worldwide.
Another day, another idea. This time, it is TrendWatching. I define TrendWatching as a disciple where one observes (not sees), engages people in conversations (not interviews), identifies what is popular (not market research) and finally using these popular social objects to help businesses. Why TrendWatching? Market research as we know it is dead. I have […]
How does Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), a renowned research US university foster research and a spirit of innovation among its students and faculty? How does CMU do tech transfer? What is unique about the US university system that helps in creating startups and companies? Is there something that India can learn from the US University […]