Category Archives: Startups

YellowBulbs: A Marketplace That Fulfils Your Creative Marketing Needs On Demand

It’s a race! A race among brands, among companies, and among sectors, too! Yes, we live in a world where competition is fierce and the need for perfection just keeps on getting bigger every day. And, all to serve the ever-demanding consumers with the best.

To add to the challenge — achieve this creatively. Creativity is what sells even if you are an established brand.

With digital taking the world by storm and consumer’s attention span dropping drastically second by second, the need for brands to catch this attention is key. The evolution of digital has not only changed the way consumers behave but has also revolutionised the way marketing industry works. Thus, creating an ever-rising need for creative ideas that could make a brand stand out and have an ever-lasting impression on their consumers’ minds.

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Kerela govt rolls out Student Entrepreneurship Policy for schools

After promoting entrepreneurship across colleges, the Governement of Kerela now takes a step further as it launches the flagship Student Entrepreneurship Policy for the school students of the state.

The state also runs Startup Village which is India’s  first telecom technology business incubator. The launch is the second stage of last year’s initiative of offering incentives to college students wanting to set up business start-ups.

Under this second phase, this policy will encourage innovation and innovative business ideas by youngsters especially school going students starting from standard 8th. These students will be encouraged from the tender age by giving them the opportunity to explore original thinking and learn computer programming languages in depth which will give them a great foundation to begin a startup from first year in college and have a successful company by their fourth year in college.

Additionally, the state will also come up with a new project that offers 100 teams of five college students each a Startup Tool Box, which will have high-end computers, smartphones and other technology items required to create a startup company.

Master in entrepreneurship as iSEED launches in Gurgaon

Entrepreneur is the buzzword in India these days, where in people are choosing their passion over lavish jobs and creating some amazing businesses. In order to cater to this new generation of entrepreneurs, a development school, iSEED has been launched. With an aim to train to you to execute your business professionally.

iSEED – the Indian School for Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development, one of its kind institute will offer full time one year post-graduate level program in Entrepreneurship. The announcement was made in the presence of K.H. Muniyappa, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises.

Founded by a group of professionals from institutes of national repute, iSEED’s vision is to be a world-class educational hub offering a variety of long and short-term programs for budding entrepreneurs and startups at various stages of their journey. iSEED will have a sprawling campus in Gurgaon and will commence its flagship 1-year Post Graduate Program in Entrepreneurship from June 2014. The Institute’s short-term courses for budding entrepreneurs and start-ups will begin this year. Continue reading Master in entrepreneurship as iSEED launches in Gurgaon

NASSCOM launches first co-working warehouse in Bangalore

NASSCOM has been upbeat about start-ups in India and taking this passion forward, as a part of its 10,000 Startups initiative has inaugurated the first co-working warehouse. Located in Bangalore, the warehouse has been setup in collaboration with Government of Karnataka.

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The warehouse is aimed at providing a well-connected world class office space for tech startups and to be a center of innovation, collaboration and entrepreneurship. NASSCOM has already received about 2000 Expression of Interests for the warehouse as it was part of the 10,000 Start-ups application process. Further, the selection would be finalised by a selection committee comprising of stakeholders from the government as well as the industry.

Highlighting the facets of the 10,000 Start-ups program and the warehouse, KK Natarajan , Chairman, NASSCOM said, “Within the first 150 days of its inception, the 10,000 startup program has received an overwhelming response and achieved numerous milestones in this short journey. The launch of the warehouse facility for startup companies in Karnataka is yet another milestone to create, sustain and boost the entrepreneurship culture within the state.”

Specifications of the Startup Warehouse:

  1. Total area –10,000 sq. ft.(approx.)
  2. No. of seats – 70 (approx.)
  3. Infrastructural specifications –
  • 100% power backup
  • Leased internet line
  • 4+ meeting rooms

 

Are you a startup and looking for incubation? Apply for VentureNursery’s 4th season

iGrow had recently reported that VentureNursery started the third session of incubation for five startups, a thirteen week session. Along with, starting the third session, the incubators have opened up applications for the fourth session which is slated to begin on October 1, 2013.

venturenurseryThe incubation centre is currently focused on six sectors including Media & Entertainment, Retail, e-Commerce, Consumer Technology, Education and CleanTech. The centre is a mix of Angels-in-Residence and Charter Angels, Advisors-in-Residence and Executives-in-Residence to provide complete support to the start-ups.

Tata Elxsi’s incub@TE signs first startup

One of India’s leading design company, Tata Elxsi, has signed its first startup for its recently launched incubation centre incub@TE. The centre has appointed Big V Telecom, an emerging tech start-up that offers customized Business Telephony Solutions for businesses and consumers. Currently operational with its solution in select region, the company now looks at scaling its presence across India and also various international markets.

Founded and led by Keshor Daga, Big V has won the “Most Innovative franchise business in the service sector” award by BIG Research in partnership with NDTV Profit; “Most Innovative Managed Services” during Aegis Graham Bell Awards 2012; and “Business Excellence Awards” by the Institute of Economic studies.

IIM, Calcutta & DU announce incubation centres

Startups are now becoming the apple of everybody’s eye, its the idea that needs to click. The business ideas are now being given new heights and as young as college students are now being promoted to share their ideas.

The recent inception plans have come from one of India’s prestigious educational centres including IIM Calcutta and even Delhi University. Both institutes have announced the plans of opening up incubation and acceleration centres that will promote ideas and thus transforming them into businesses.

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Season 3 of VentureNursery starts with 5 startups

India has been a country which has produced some of world’s greatest and successful entrepreneurs, is now seeing a new generation of startups. Five such startups will soon get their share of incubation, thus becoming a successful venture, as VentureNursery begins its third season.

India’s first angel-backed accelerator had received over 150 submissions from 29 cities.

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PowerStores raises $2 million

The Goa-based ecommerce platform offering web design solutions, PowerStores has raised $2 million from Hong Kong based investor reports TechCircle.in.

Founded by Cory York and Indrajit Chowdhury in 2011, the company allows web designers to build themes and sell them to their own customers. The website offers templates which dedsigners can further design for both web and mobile platforms.

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Coming Soon: Chennai to have ‘women only’ cyber cafe

Going beyond all the boundaries, restrictions and disrespect for women, there are still people in the country who are making an extra effort to uplift women of the country and helping them fulfill their entrepreneurial dreams.

Chennai, after special buses, railway coaches and colleges, will soon have women-only cyber cafes that will ensure secure accessibility to them. These are being planned by a startup focussed at women – EmpowHer, with an aim to create safe, comfortable and information-rich spaces for women.

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