6 Reasons why saying NO is important for startup founders

What do you do when someone writes a hate post about your favorite cricket player? You boo him. In fact, saying you did not like something, resented it, hated it, is the easiest thing online. But can you do the same when faced with critical questions in an important meeting with a co-founder or client or investor? Most people find it difficult...

Students from IITs, IIMs and other elite colleges prefer startups over big brands for internships

There is pretty significant rise in number of students doing internship at startup companies over the past few years. Going by figures, there are 30% more students from IIT Bombay and almost 100% from IIM Bangalore who went for internships at start up companies in the last three years. So what is it about these budding entrepreneurial ventures that...

25 Things you should know before launching a startup

Entrepreneurship is like a man riding a lion. People think, 'This guy's brave.' And he's thinking, 'How the hell did I get on a lion, and how do I keep from getting eaten? 1. The freedom and sense of ownership that comes with launching a startup is unparalleled. To be able to use one’s skills and implement ideas with nobody...

Vinod Dham (Biography) – Father of Pentium Chip

Internationally renowned as Father of Pentium Chip, Vinod Dham was keen to become a Physicist and had even enrolled for the B.Sc. Physics programme at Delhi University and when at the eleventh hour his elder brother advised him to pursue engineering instead. His brother told him about the financial merits of doing engineering over pure physics and persuaded him to take up engineering as...

Why are best of Indian entrepreneurs from Silicon Valley?

If is one looks at all the successful startups in the world, 70 percent of them would trace their origin to Silicon Valley. The Valley has a legacy of producing some of the best Indian entrepreneurs in the world - Vinod Dham, Vinod Khosla, Bharat Desai, Gururaj Deshpande, Vivek Ranadive, Abhi Talwalkar, KB Chandrashekhar and more who took their...

Quotes to Fuel the Entrepreneurial Flames

Entrepreneurs spark with creativity, motivate us to action and inspire us to greatness. They offer us insights into the spirit behind innovation and genius. And they act as fuel to the blue-flame fire that burns deep within every true entrepreneur ! Quotes - Entrepreneurs are fascinated with them. The 33 quotes below are some of the best of the best, they...

Wise words by an Entrepreneur

The title is not at all misleading. I do have my bright moments when all the good enlightening thoughts come to my mind. As long as this state of mind remains like this, felt it will be best to jot it down for your benefit as well as later reference for myself. Read ahead fellow entrepreneurs! #1 – Always look...

Mitticool Refrigerator!

Mansukhbhai Prajapati, a Gujarat based craftsman has caught everyone’s attention with his “Mitticool”. The President of India presented him with the national award for the same in the year 2009. Scientists and journalists from across the world have visited his unit to see how he makes eco-friendly products at a low cost.This eco hero is a school drop out...

The difference between winners and losers can be stated in 5 words – ‘I did not have time’; Learn to manage time!

The difference between winners and losers can be stated in 5 words - ‘I did not have time’. Go and ask somebody for a favor and the inevitable reply would be "Yaar time nai hai!!" ‘ Can we go for a movie?’ …‘yaar time nai hai’ ‘Assignment?’.. …‘yaar time nai hai’ Most of the people don’t have time for almost every task they are...

The “Calorie-Counter”

Cyrus Driver was your regular Air Force child. So, going for engineering was the natural choice. Cyrus joined IIT Bombay. But he had always been fascinated by big businessmen and entrepreneurs. He felt that they were “Rockstars” in the real sense. And so, he joined IIM-Ahmedabad, the best B-school of India. After getting his degree in the year 2000, he...