Shark Books for Shark Entrepreneurs!

Shark Tank is an American reality television series that premiered August 9, 2009, on ABC. The show is a franchise of the international format Dragons’ Den, which originated in Japan in 2001. Shark Tank shows aspiring entrepreneur — contestants make

Why Most Startups Fail And How To Avoid The Same Fate
Why Most Startups Fail and How To Avoid The Same Fate

While 400,000 new businesses start every year, 470,000 small business will shut their doors in the same period. That’s a net loss of 70,000 businesses a year. Yet, the US has one of the highest rates of entrepreneurship in the

Dear Entrepreneur, are you after a quick-fix, mirage, sweat or goldmine?

I met an interesting young man at the airport lounge the other day. A startup entrepreneur, he was flying to the UK to explore a potential partnership with a Healthcare Services Major. He had developed a novel patent-pending healthcare technology

Entrepreneurs VS Wantrepreneurs,
Entrepreneurs VS Wantrepreneurs, what’s the difference and why it matters.

It seems like everyone is calling themselves an entrepreneur these days. I have to admit, I called myself one when I didn’t know the real meaning. The problem with this, is that it sends the wrong message and dilutes the

How the Rich Say They Got Rich

Even though everyone defines success differently, for most building wealth is an important factor. In How the Rich Get Rich I shared information gleaned from the 400 individual tax returns reporting the largest adjusted gross incomes, which shows how the top 400 earned their money

Wondering how Entrepreneurs Rock the Market? Well, you’re just 7 Steps away from being there.

Entrepreneurs are a curious bunch of innovators, who are self-reliant and focused. They are constantly mastering their own craft and developing their own niche. They do the same things differently, act differently and dare to think beyond the surface. A

Why less than 1% of incubated start-ups get VC funding
Why less than 1% of incubated start-ups get VC funding

Over the last 5 years or so, India has seen the emergence of a number of private and government-supported accelerators and incubators. Many of them have run a few cycles and have now fine-tuned their models and programs. Quite a

3 simple ways to keep your startup organized

According to Bloomberg, 8 out of 10 entrepreneurs who start businesses fail within the first 18 months. Of course, no entrepreneur wants his or her startup to fail. But, as Chris Dixon once wrote, “the default state of startup is failure.” [Source: CDIXON

Entrepreneurs VS Wantrepreneurs, what’s the difference and why it matters.

It seems like everyone is calling themselves an entrepreneur these days. I have to admit, I called myself one when I didn’t know the real meaning. The problem with this, is that it sends the wrong message and dilutes the

Should Start-ups be spending on Designing New Office Spaces?

The startup world is young, vibrant and exciting. Unsurprisingly, it is a common dream amongst entrepreneurs to have their office designed to reflect their energy. It sure is impressive to walk into a startup’s office and find it immaculately and

Tech Mahindra to launch startup garage for in-house entrepreneurs

In a first for a corporate entity, Tech Mahindra is all set to create a ‘startup garage’ for its in-house entrepreneurs. “Within our set-up, we have a number of companies that is working already. But we are about to launch

Quotes That Inspire The Nocturnal Psychedelic Entrepreneurs!

While the majority of the world operates on a 9–5 schedule or even earlier, early birds often shake their heads at late-risers, who seem to miss all the important action of the day. Breaking news, banking hours and even our

Govt allocates Rs 500 crore to support SC/ST, women entrepreneurs

Government has allocated Rs 500 crore for scheduled caste, scheduled tribes and women entrepreneurs in the Budget under the Stand Up India scheme. It will also set up a national hub in the Ministry of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises

F**K it therapeutics for Startup Entrepreneurs

I was once told by an exceptionally successful entrepreneur that reading is his passion. For him books were a great source of inspiration. He was humble enough to give credit for his journey to the books he had read. Reading

My experience as a participant in the prestigious Asia Leaders Summit at Bali

I was fortunate to have been a part of the contingent of startups that was invited to participate in the Asia Leaders Summit at Bali recently. The event was held from 27thto 29thof January 2016, and was packed with enriching

Shark Books for Shark Entrepreneurs!

Shark Tank is an American reality television series that premiered August 9, 2009, on ABC. The show is a franchise of the international format Dragons’ Den, which originated in Japan in 2001. Shark Tank shows aspiring entrepreneur — contestants make

Ratan Tata & University of California Join Hands to Invest in Indian Start-ups

Ratan Tata will jointly invest with the $100-billion investment arm of the University of California, in start-ups and companies in India that focus on the segments of mobile telephony, energy, health care and emerging technologies as reported by Business Standard.

India start-ups at risk as investors close taps, Narendra Modi fund falls short

After pumping billions of dollars into Indian Internet startups in the last 24 months, global investors are cutting that flood back to a trickle as dreams of huge online sales are clouded by soaring valuations and still-distant profits. Even as

What 2016 holds for the Indian Entrepreneurs?

Looking back at 2015, one can safely comment that this was one of the most important years for start-ups, where the focus was not on big companies making bigger news but that of small time individuals making it big. 2015

Startups to pitch business ideas before clutch of investors like Ratan Tata and Ronnie Screwvala

As many as 200 startups will pitch business ideas before a global panel of investors including Ratan Tata and Ronnie Screwvala at a conclave during the first week of January next year in Mumbai. The ‘TiECON Mumbai 2016’, India’s Leading

Late Stage Funding Dries Up for Start-Ups: Merisis

Late stage money for many start-ups in the country is drying up, with Series B and C funding down about 25-30 per cent over last year, according to investment banking firm Merisis Advisors. Investors are now instead looking at more

“Entrepreneurs Are Rocket Scientists” — Cut That Bullshit!

The idea of being entrepreneur is ever appealing. However, it takes a lot of determination, will power and of course good many efforts to keep the ball rolling. While looking at any startup entrepreneur story, any new entrepreneur might think

Starting a business is a marathon: 5 expert tips to avoid burnout

Stress and entrepreneurship go hand in hand. In addition to the high-pressure moments — such as an investor pitch or launch day — the day-to-day lifestyle takes its toll. Getting a business off the ground is hard work and the

India needs to encourage entrepreneurship, new ventures: Ratan Tata

Former chairman of Tata Group Ratan Tata today said India needs to transform itself into a place that supports entrepreneurship and should cultivate an environment that enables setting up of new businesses. He also advised budding entrepreneurs to think about

IvyCamp Announces Partnership With IIT Bombay to Collaborate on Entrepreneurship and Innovation Platform

IvyCamp, an initiative of IvyCap Ventures and the Society for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SINE), a business incubator of IIT Bombay today announced a strategic alliance to leverage the IvyCamp Platform to connect and create value for entrepreneurs and innovators across

2 Indian-Americans Among Forbes Richest Entrepreneurs Under 40 List

Two Indian-origin businessmen have been ranked by Forbes magazine among the richest entrepreneurs in America under the age of 40, a list that has been topped by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Vivek Ramaswamy, 30, a former hedge fund manager, has

Tricks to Appear Smart During Meetings

Like everyone, appearing smart during meetings is my top priority. Sometimes this can be difficult if you start daydreaming about your next vacation, your next nap, or bacon. When this happens, it’s good to have some fallback tricks to fall

India needs 10,000 more angel investors to build a thriving startup ecosystem

Only a very few aspiring entrepreneurs from among 1000s are able to convert their ideas into a business.  And one of the key reasons for this is the lack of access to capital that is required to start something new.

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