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Top 5 Most Promising Indian Startups in 2018
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Top 5 Most Promising Indian Startups in 2018

India is now a clear contender to become the capital of startups. Foreign investment and governmental initiatives such as start up India are all driving forces encouraging and promoting the start up culture in India. In this article we are going to take a look at the 'Top 5 most promising startups in India 2018'.   1. Zerodha Zerodha is an Indian financial service company that provides equity investments, retail and institutional broking, commodities and currency trading, and mutual funds, all brokerage free. The Zerodha was founded by Nithin Kamath in 2010 as he wanted to change the landscape of Indian broking industry by breaking down the hurdles he was confronted to during his time as a trader. He wanted to overcome all obstacles traders and investors face in India when it ...
Why Starting Your Startup Now Is The Best Idea
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Why Starting Your Startup Now Is The Best Idea

Startup? Funding? Incubation? Mentoring? If these terms excite you, then it’s about time you give starting your own venture a serious thought. The journey isn’t a walk in the park, but if you have faith in yourself and your idea, it will all be worth it in the end. Starting-up today ain’t as hard as it was couple of decades ago and that’s exactly what this article is all about. Having an awesome business idea is one thing, but knowing how to correctly file taxes, or understanding the difference between LLP and a Sole proprietorship, or getting a hold on social media and offline marketing can quickly become overwhelming. There are number of several factors that an entrepreneur needs to look into, before taking the plunge. Here are a couple of them: Importance of Funding for a startup: ...
Startup India Will Encourage Youths To Be Job Givers
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Startup India Will Encourage Youths To Be Job Givers

The central government's Startup India scheme will give a new dimension to entrepreneurship in the country wherein youngsters will be encouraged to become job givers rather than job seekers, Jammu and Kashmir minister Priya Sethi has said. Speaking at the Central University of Jammu on Jammu Kashmir Future Talks yesterday, the state education and tourism minister said the initiative was a result of the Modi government's commitment to make India a developed country by 2022. "We need to give a right direction to our students and make them realise their dreams. Jammu and Kashmir is a vibrant state with multi-regional geographical and economic features, which itself is a boon and can be best utilised for giving young entrepreneurs opportunities to make their mark," she said. Addressing th...
Global IT firm Ericsson Willing to Mentor Startups in India
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Global IT firm Ericsson Willing to Mentor Startups in India

Global IT firm Ericsson today said it is willing to extend helping hand to mentor start-ups in India. "The start-up economy in India is booming. In the next couple of years, it will be huge," Ericsson India Global Services managing director Amitabh Ray told Pixr8 on the sidelines of Infocom ICT seminar here. He said Ericsson is studying how the start-up ecosystem is being built in India. "We want to see how the start-ups are doing and what kind of disruptions can it bring. If we find that any start-up needs mentoring, we can think of it," Ray said. When pointed out 99 per cent of the start-ups were failing, he added VCs hire people who were expert in killing companies which do not have a future in order to stop the drainage of resources. To a query, he said Ericsson does not ha...
Startup Chhattisgarh Launched For Boosting Entrepreneurship
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Startup Chhattisgarh Launched For Boosting Entrepreneurship

To give a fillip to Prime Ministers vision of Startup India, the state government today launched Startup Chhattisgarh initiative here to foster entrepreneurship and promote innovation. Youths have no dearth of ideas. Lots of creative ideas take shape in their mind. They should convert them into business ideas according to the need of market to provide facilities to people at lower rates in a convenient manner," Chief Minister Raman Singh said after the event. "They need to be fearless to bring their ideas into commercial products," he said. The function was held at Shri Shankaracharya Institute of Professional Management & Technology in Sejbahar area, which was attended by a large number of entrepreneurs and youths. As part of the initiative, 14 special camps will be set up in ...
Startup Cricket League- An IPL for Startups in India
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Startup Cricket League- An IPL for Startups in India

Startup Cricket League, SCL is India's first sporting event which is tailor made for startups to celebrate entrepreneurship and sportsmanship by taking a day off from their everyday problem solving trivium. Everyone loves a good game of cricket. We being Indians are exceptionally crazy about the sport. This craziness when combined with the frenzy and energy of the startup ecosystem gave birth to Startup Cricket League, IPL for Startups in India. The journey of a startup is all about the opportunities. SCL is a platform for Startups to pitch their ideas to the investors and mentors. It is also an expo for Startups to showcase their products to the hot shots of Startup Community and a bigger outreach for your product which it deserves. However, the most interesting highlight of the ev...
Building a Startup in Pakistan: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
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Building a Startup in Pakistan: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

Startups and entrepreneurship are the buzz words in today’s world. The seemingly overnight successes of Google, Facebook, Twitter & Uber have inspired people, especially young university graduates, to stop working for others and go out to try their luck. Over the last 5 years, we have seen exponential growth in the number of startups across the world. Being a founder of a potentially million dollars startups at a young age is the most cool you can get these days. To attain a high level of achievement you will need to take advantage of platforms that can support you in reaching your potential. You can find out more about why this is important at this website. Moreover, it is important that startups market themselves in an effective fashion. Starting a business also is based on business rela...
Ola To Create Entrepreneurship Opportunities in UP, Signs MoU Govt
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Ola To Create Entrepreneurship Opportunities in UP, Signs MoU Govt

Mobile app for transportation, Ola has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of Uttar Pradesh in order to generate entrepreneurship opportunities along with skill development for 50,000 men and women across the next five years. Ola will also work with the state government to introduce innovative and customised mobility solutions like Ola Auto, Ola Share and Ola Shuttle across the state in the coming months. By bringing more transportation solutions onto its app using technology, Ola is looking to serve citizens across Uttar Pradesh, giving them instant access to reliable and convenient mobility. "The state of Uttar Pradesh is growing as an economic centre for the country faster than ever before. The compounded annual growth rate of UP in the last three years ha...
There is Something Extraordinary Happening in The World
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There is Something Extraordinary Happening in The World

Most of us haven’t quite realized there is something extraordinary happening. A few months ago I freed myself from standard-procedure society, I broke the chains of fear that kept me locked up into the system. Since then, I see the world from a different perspective: the one that everything is going through change and that most of us are unware of that. Why is the world changing? In this post I’ll point out the 8 reasons that lead me to believe it. 1- No one can stand the employment model any longer We are reaching our limits. People working with big corporations can’t stand their jobs. The lack of purpose knocks on your door as if it came from inside you like a yell of despair. People want out. They want to drop everything. Take a look on how many people are willing to risk entre...
The 4 Questions You Need to Ask When Starting a Business
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The 4 Questions You Need to Ask When Starting a Business

So you decided you want to be an entrepreneur. There are high failure rates, the nonstop work, and if you’re one of the lucky few whose business takes off, you get to shoulder the responsibility of other people’s livelihood depending on you. Of course, there is the flexibility to work when you choose, the perk of being your own boss, and the rewarding feeling of building something meaningful. You’ve weighed the pros and the cons and are convinced that being an entrepreneur is the way to go. But now you’re probably wondering, what type of business do I start? Here are the four questions I would suggest you consider before deciding what type of business you want to start:   1. Why are you deciding to start the business? This is the most important question to answer before you...
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Apple releases first Arabic version of Siri

Reuters- Apple Inc on Tuesday released a version of its virtual personal assistant Siri for Arabic speakers in the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, potentially making its iPhones more attractive in a largely affluent market of more than 30 million people. The move, part of Apple's latest software updates, means people in those countries will be able to use Siri in their native tongue on iPhones, iPads and the Apple Watch. It follows Google, whose Android phones' voice search function already offer some support in Arabic. "This is part of the consumerisation and personalisation of IT-based services that we're seeing at all levels of the industry," said Paul Black, director of telecoms and media at IDC Middle East, Turkey and Africa. Apple and its primary smartphone competitor...
7 Signs You’re Meant to Be an Entrepreneur – Dan Scalco
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7 Signs You’re Meant to Be an Entrepreneur – Dan Scalco

Being your own boss is not for everyone. While entrepreneurship comes with freedom and flexibility, there is also a great deal of responsibility and an even greater need for discipline. Curious as to whether or not you would cut it as an entrepreneur? Here are seven telltale signs:   1. You’re a self-starter. Taking initiative is crucial in entrepreneurship. No one is standing over your shoulder telling you to get things done. Vacation days don’t require a written request. There’s nowhere to clock in or out. Without extreme self-control and natural drive, work can fall to second to the many distractions of life. A good indication that you’re a self-starter is your past involvement with groups or causes that didn’t provide you any monetary gain. In college, did you start an ...